What IS this podcast all About?

Welcome to “To Own & Run Family Fun For Profit”, the podcast for anyone interested in owning a family entertainment business or franchise. Hosted by industry expert Tim Murphy, each episode provides insights and advice on how to make a family entertainment business successful.

Listeners will discover the importance of offering the right products, food services, and retail items to attract customers and keep them coming back. The podcast also delves into the crucial role of pricing products and services correctly to make a profit while retaining potential customers.

Tim will share his experiences and insights on how to create a fun and inviting atmosphere for customers of all ages and how to keep the park clean and well-maintained. Guests on the show will provide their expert opinions and share tips on marketing, team building, and hosting successful parties.

For anyone interested in owning a family entertainment business or franchise, “To Own & Run Family Fun For Profit” is the podcast for you. Tune in to learn how to turn your passion for fun into a profitable business!

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Meet The Host, TIM MURPHY

Tim Murphy is CEO of APX Operating Company LLC, dba Boomers Parks, under the ownership of Cerberus private equity ($60B AUM). Boomers Parks owns six family entertainment centers and two water parks with locations in California, Florida, and New Jersey.

As CEO of Boomers Parks since 2020, Tim took these eight parks from bankruptcy to profitability in just a year – in the middle of a global pandemic. When Boomers acquired these parks, they were operating at a $10 million loss. Tim transformed the customer experience and added new revenue streams to generate a 180% increase in revenue in 2021 and had a similar trajectory in 2022.

Tim launched his 35+ year career at Walt Disney World and has since served more than 150 entertainment, restaurant, and food & beverage brands across more than 10,000 locations in C-suite and senior positions.

Additionally, Tim is a Board Director with Coney Park & Happy City – Family Entertainment & Amusement Parks, part of The Carlyle Group ($273B AUM), a private equity firm that operates 150+ family entertainment centers and amusement parks in Latin America.

Tim has worked with top-tier entertainment and restaurant brands including Disney, Rebounderz Trampoline Parks, Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, etc.), Red Lobster, Jimmy John’s, Applebee’s, Sonny’s Bar-B-Q, Denny’s, El Pollo Loco, Hardee’s, Golden Corral, and Firehouse Subs.

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Every week one lucky listener that subscribes and posts a review on iTunes will win an entry into the $15,000 Value Grand Prize Drawing for a Private VIP Day with Tim Murphy himself.

VIP day with Tim offers a unique opportunity for you to connect with industry experts, gain fresh insights and ideas, and discover actionable solutions for increasing customer engagement, enhancing your facilities, or exploring new marketing strategies for your family fun center. With Tim’s help, he can provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed in the competitive family entertainment market.