One amusement park tries the smaller is better approach

Adriana Cargill Sep 5, 2018
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This "robotic bartender" is one of the several attractions at Two Bit Circus, a place that's trying to reinvent the feel of old-fashioned carnivals ... but with a touch of the digital age. Adriana Cargill/Marketplace

One amusement park tries the smaller is better approach

Adriana Cargill Sep 5, 2018
This "robotic bartender" is one of the several attractions at Two Bit Circus, a place that's trying to reinvent the feel of old-fashioned carnivals ... but with a touch of the digital age. Adriana Cargill/Marketplace
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Giant theme parks often compete for visitors with ever bigger attractions and wilder rides. But in California, one amusement company thinks smaller is better. Two Bit Circus is trying to reinvent old-fashioned carnivals by opening a so-called “micro-amusement park.” The 50,000 square foot park can fit up to 700 visitors. It’s a gamble in a time when many traditional circuses and family fun centers are struggling or closing. Two Bit is betting its mash-up of classic carnival fun, new tech, and interactivity will appeal to today’s consumers. 

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