White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group gives its predictions for the future of family and location-based entertainment centers.
Well, here we are in the New Year already, so we thought we’d join the tradition of making New Year’s predictions. We’re working on a major white paper on the Future of Community Location-based Entertainment based on extensive research on long-term spending and attendance trends, changes to the post-recession consumer values and behavior and disruptions being caused by the digital world and different forms of real world entertainment competition for the consumers’ time and money. Some of our predictions are snapshot previews from that white paper.
So here we go, predictions for 2012 and beyond for location-based entertainment (LBE) and family entertainment centers (FECs) in no particular order:
All these changes are creating many new and exciting opportunities for white space projects (see White space project opportunities article).