Outdoor Vs. Indoor Attractions: 3 Things to Consider with Your Next Attraction

RCI Adventure Attractions

The process of adding a new attraction to your business is always exciting, whether it’s a hotel or resort, a zoo, a water park or any other type of business that can benefit from the installation of entertainment attractions. The addition of entertainment attractions provides more for your guests to explore, increases revenue over time, and adds a bit of a refreshed feeling for your facility.

But even before the attraction is installed, you have one major decision to make: will it be indoors or outdoors? Perhaps you already know – and it’s over and done – but if you’re undecided, you’ve got a few factors to consider and they go as follows:

  • How much space do you have indoors vs. outdoors?
  • Will the scenery outside be enhanced with an attraction?
  • What is the weather situation annually?

RCI, the global leader in installing entertainment attractions, chose to focus on these 3 particular questions as your answers to each of them will really help decide the best course of action. Time to deliberate!

The Amount of Space Available

First, do you have the available space to add an outdoor or indoor entertainment attraction? If not, the addition of another attraction just doesn’t make any sense. Is there a viable option indoors above arcade games, or would the attraction in question be better suited outside and sit comfortably with ample room there? Planning is key and can obviously help avoid many “disasters” down the road. 

If you already have a spot mapped out to provide indoor fun for guests, perfect. If not, collaborate with others involved in making major decisions for your facility to discuss the pros and cons of having it installed in various spots, whether that be inside or outside of your business.

Enhanced Scenery

Enhanced scenery may pertain more to locations that heavily focus on the preservation of wildlife or natural wonders like zoos and cavern sites, but even if you have a family entertainment center and want to up your outdoor appearance, placing the attraction outside so your guests can have fun while spending time in the fresh air is a great way to add curb appeal to your facility. 

We have had several clients who have chosen to install their Sky Trail®, Sky Tykes® and Clip ‘n Climb® attractions where they can be appreciated alongside nature! The attractions never seem to detract from their surroundings and instead contribute to the visual experience in a positive way.

Check out our Cave of the Winds and Island in Pigeon Forge testimonials to see (and hear) just how their outdoor attractions have worked for them.

Outdoor attractions are also great for zoos, cruise lines, and hotels and resorts, just to name a few, and have provided these businesses with fun outdoor activities for their customers.

Weather: Stable Vs. Unpredictable

A huge factor that will affect the placement of your next entertainment attraction is the climate. Is the location of your business generally warm, cold or entirely out of whack? Depending on your answer, you may want to reconsider your decision.

While outdoor attractions allow participants to make the most out of a nice day and experience the beautiful sights, indoor attractions are not impacted by the weather nearly as much and can be open for longer, even year-round if that is how your facility operates. On the other hand, if the climate is generally stable where you are and you feel confident that an attraction outside could get a lot of consistent use, go for it!

Well, do you have an idea where your next attraction will reside? It is a decision that requires a fair amount of thought and at the end of the day, you have to do what works best for you and your business.

Why Partner with RCI?

If you have any questions about having entertainment attractions installed inside or outside of your business, contact RCI. Our company is the global leader in designing, manufacturing, and installing fun and interactive entertainment attractions across the globe. Founded in 1989, RCI has installed products in 33 countries. We’re committed to providing thrills to people of all ages and abilities through our extensive and unique product lines of aerial attractions, Clip ‘n Climb® climbing activities, a ropes course, obstacle courses, mazes, and more.

When you partner with RCI, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that our team of engineers, designers, installers, sales professionals and customer service representatives have your best interests in mind. We’ll work with you each step of the way to ensure you have a great experience with us, and that the end product meets your expectations.

Contact RCI Today to Schedule an Appointment

The installation of adventure and entertainment attractions – whether indoor or outdoor – can help transform your business and pave the way for a successful future. After the installation of our products, many of our partners have experienced quick returns on their investment and a spike in attendance. Ready to learn more? Contact RCI today!

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