Monday, 28 August 2017

Andy Alligators Brings Family Fun to the Neighborhood

To most residents of Norman Oklahoma, Andy Alligators is a place to escape, enjoy time with their families and experience an adventure—without having to leave the community.

In 2007, the Allison family recognized a need for a family entertainment center in their hometown. “At the time there wasn’t anywhere like that in Norman,” explains Kyle Allison, General Manager of Andy Alligators. “We wanted to build something that was family driven, and we had 25-years of experience running Allison’s Fun Inc., which involved planning and hosting events like company picnics—we’d provide the entertainment, tables, tents, rides, etc., so it was a natural fit.”

Andy Alligators is open year-round and consists of go-karts, an arcade, climbing wall, bumper cars, laser tag, and a recently added waterpark. In addition to the many attractions, the fun park features a fast-casual family restaurant. “A lot of people will come because of a specific attraction, but we’ve structured our packages to help them enjoy everything,” adds Kyle.

“One of the things that makes Andy Alligators unique, is that we rely on return customers more-so than tourism; most of our visitors are local families,” he explains. “We really focus on guest experience.”


Word-of-mouth is a key piece of Andy Alligators’ marketing strategy, as well as local advertising, and hosting special themed events at the park—one of their most popular being Pirates and Princesses Night. “We’ll also do advertisements on our sound system,” adds Kyle, “it always helps drive attendance at those events.”

Creating a family friendly atmosphere is a big key to Andy Alligators’ success—and music is a crucial element to creating the perfect vibe. “Our music is fun, vibrant, and really creates that atmosphere and energy,” says Kyle. “When people come to visit, it’s important that they’re emerged in that atmosphere and that our music selection excites the audience. It’s great when a song comes on and gets the kids dancing—it’s an easy and inexpensive way to amplify the fun.”

“One of my favorite things about running Andy Alligators is getting out into the park and seeing all the kids having fun and enjoying what we created. We do so much behind the scenes works, it’s nice to see all the families having fun,” he adds.


To learn more about Andy Alligators, visit andyalligators.com

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