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LBA Launches Leisure Development Pulse, an online showcase of new attractions

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Leisure Business Advisors LLC (LBA) has officially launched its free online multimedia service showcasing new attractions worldwide. The initial installment focuses on new theme parks and amusement parks.

Leisure Development Pulse integrates video, maps, data and web links. Its goal is to provide an interactive information hub for leisure attraction developers and enthusiasts. Industry trends are also discussed, based on this information and LBA’s consulting experience.

Specific information presented typically includes name, location, type, status, year opened, size, and development cost. A video, map, or aerial photo is integrated into the web page for easy viewing. External links are provided and vary depending on available sources. These may include the attraction’s website, news coverage, trade journal profile, visitor observations, additional images, and roller coaster list. A link to the attraction’s Wikipedia page is also provided for further exploration and user submissions.

“Many leisure attraction developers are new to our industry and want a better understanding of what’s currently being built” said John Gerner, LBA’s managing director. “Leisure Development Pulse provides that starting point. It gives them key information and perspective, along with videos and photos. We also want to make the service fun so that everyone can enjoy it and learn from it. That’s why we made it easy to navigate. Just choose a starting point and keep pressing the ‘Next’ button. You’re off on an around-the-world multimedia tour of new theme parks and amusement parks.”
About LBA
Leisure Business Advisors LLC ( is a consulting firm for new attractions worldwide. LBA provides planning services for developers, and begins by conducting the feasibility study. This is typically the first step of the development process and is generally required by financing sources.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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