Craig Buster

Craig Buster

General Manager at Wild Island

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Location:
250 Ct., Sparks, Nevada, United States
Company:
Wild Island
HQ Phone:
(775) 359-2927

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Craig Buster
General Manager - Coconut Bowl 775.359.2927 x145 cbuster@wildisland.com

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Meet Our Clients - Craig Buster
Education, Industry Info, Meet our Clients Craig Buster - Wild Island Meet Our Clients - Craig Buster Wild Island Family Adventure Park www.wildisland.com April 19, 1993 is an important date for Craig Buster. That was his first day as a go-kart employee at Wild Island Family Adventure Park, but he knew right away that he could have an impact on the facility. "Within two weeks, I decided to go to our owner and tell him I could do a better job and run the place," commented Craig. He did just that, and his bold move was rewarded. The owner terminated Craig's boss and gave Craig his old position, running the three go-kart tracks. As time went on, he gradually took on more responsibilities, running the miniature golf course and the redemption arcade. Within another ten years, Wild Island added a roller coaster and the indoor facility, both of which fell under Craig's supervision. At that point, he was promoted to General Manager of Wild Island, and he's held that roll the past 12 years. As General Manager, Craig is heavily involved in daily operations; working with groups, managing staff, reviewing marketing efforts, and managing new attraction roll-outs. The most challenging aspect of his daily job is also his favorite; mentoring his staff. He has several managers and well over 100 employees that work at Wild Island. Craig also firmly believes in adding a new attraction every three years to prevent the business from becoming stagnant. Craig said that with old buildings, "the amount of maintenance you spend over a 5-10 year period, you probably could have just bought a new building. Looking toward the future, Craig believes the outlook for the industry is bright. During his tenure at Wild Island, Craig has spent a lot of time traveling around the country to visit other facilities. He recommends that any new operators or entrepreneurs do this as well. "It's amazing how many people in this industry will take 4 hours out of their day to walk you around and show you all the little nuances of their facility. In addition, he says that research at trade shows and educational events is paramount to running a successful business. All of the research that Craig has done for his facility has clearly paid off. The business has been consistently growing over the years and adding more family-friendly attractions and activities.

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Meet Our Clients - Craig Buster
Education, Industry Info, Meet our Clients Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:00 Meet Our Clients Craig Buster - Wild Island Family Adventure Park April 19, 1993 is an important date for Craig Buster. That was his first day as a go-kart employee at Wild Island Family Adventure Park, but he knew right away that he could have an impact on the facility. "Within two weeks, I decided to go to our owner and tell him I could do a better job and run the place," commented Craig. He did just that, and his bold move was rewarded. The owner terminated Craig's boss and gave Craig his old position, running the three go-kart tracks. As time went on, he gradually took on more responsibilities, running the miniature golf course and the redemption arcade. Within another ten years, Wild Island added a roller coaster and the indoor facility, both of which fell under Craig's supervision. At that point, he was promoted to General Manager of Wild Island, and he's held that roll the past 12 years.

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