Archive for September, 2010

Keeping the Fun Accident Free

Keeping the Fun Accident Free

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Usually, the two most popular activities at a family fun center are miniature golf and go-karts.  And, amazingly enough, most insurance claims stem from these two activities.  So, how can you work to keep your facility safe while keeping the experience for your guests enjoyable? Having owned a family fun center with both of these […]

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Rejuvenate Your Business and Give it Something to Market

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Competition for the leisure dollar is at its highest level these days and this scenario does not look like it will ever go away.  The public is always looking for something new and exciting and the amusement entertainment industry should always be on their radar screen.  You do not have to go to the lengths […]

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General Manager Announced for Legoland® Florida

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Legoland® Florida, scheduled for a fall 2011 opening, recently announced the appointment of Adrian Jones to the general manager’s position. During the construction phase,  Jones will work closely with John Ussher, Merlin Entertainments’ general manager of Development for Legoland.

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Dutch Wonderland Announces Promotion

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, Pa., has announced the promotion of Stephanie Good to manager, Ride Operations. Good began her career with Wonderland Amusement Management, LLC, as a ride operator in 2000.

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Waves for Success to Offer Workshop at IAAPA

September 15, 2010 No Comments

If you want to hire the best teenagers and young adults, train them well and motivate them to provide the quality service you demand, then join Waves for Success as they offer a full-day workshop at the IAAPA Attractions Expo. Visit the company’s booth at the show, and its Web site, for more information. (For […]

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Redefining the Family Vacation Experience  <br>The Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark

Redefining the Family Vacation Experience
The Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Nestled among the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, in the Lake George Area of New York, you can find the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park. While the region offers the perfect opportunity for couples, families and group road-trippers to experience everything from outdoor adventure to peaceful solitude, the lodge offers the ideal location […]

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September/October 2010

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September/October 2010

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Features Waves 16    The Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark – Redefining the Family Vacation Experience The picturesque and pristine Adirondack Mountain region in upstate New York offers the perfect opportunity for couples and families to get away from daily stress. And in the Lake George area, vacationers will find the Six Flags Great Escape […]

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Gaining Insights from the Season

September 15, 2010 No Comments

After a busy summer, fall can be an extremely productive time to reevaluate your operating procedures and analyze the season’s lessons, both successes and missteps. In this issue, we offer a wide range of articles to assist you in keeping your business on track and earning throughout the year. In the Waves section, we bring […]

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How Two Large Parks are Dealing with Today’s Tough Times

September 15, 2010 No Comments

As the weather gets cooler and children return to school, the peak summer season is winding down for many theme parks and resorts.  That makes now a good time to look back and consider how some of the industry’s larger parks continue to deal with an economic downturn that seems to linger on like an […]

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Sponsors

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

Picnic tables, grills, park benches, planters, trash containers and more.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Extreme Engineering

Industry leader in zip lines, climbing walls, jumper systems and adventure products.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

International Special Events (ISERA)

Risk purchasing group, a better way to purchase liability insurance, specializing in inflatables and much more.

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

Fun Pro is an insurance program especially designed for party planners and party rental businesses.

Art Attack

Theming, miniature golf, parade floats, 3D props, air-brushed murals, signage and art panels.

Rio Syrup

Over 250 flavors, syrups and concentrates for shaved ice, sno cones, shushes, food colors. Now featuring Hawaiian Flower Cups.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

Premier vending supply for all of your vending equipment and supply needs.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

Family Fun Corp.

Waterpark walls for rivers, bumper boat and splash down pools.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground equipment.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Tear Repair

Tear-Aid industrial strength patches to repair holes and tears.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Spectrum Sports

Climbing walls, ropes courses, go-karts and more.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Sureshot Redemption

One-stop source for prize redemption counters at entertainment centers.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

Planning consultants for wet/dry attractions, mini-golf, go-kart tracks and laser arenas.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Formula K Raceways

Go-karts, kiddie cars and bumper boats, go-kart parts and tires.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Bulbtronics

A premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

Embed

Provides innovative IT products and services with a primary focus on card-based solutions and database applications for the leisure and retail industries.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Namco

Namco America is a premier manufacturer of coin-op arcade attractions, ranging from the hottest titles like Crazy Typhoon and Jumpin’ Jackpot to classic game-room experiences such as the Pac-Man 25th Anniversary upright that features Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. Specialized pieces such as Wonka Sweetland and Flamin Finger are favorites too! For arcade gaming fun, Namco America is your answer.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Enchanted Castle Studios

Fiberglass statuary and figures for restaurants, mini-golf, theme parks and other attractions.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

Designers of unique themed parks, attractions and environments for the entertainment business.

Castle Golf, Inc.

Planning, design and construction of miniature golf courses and family fun parks.

Aquaventronics

Research and development of interactive water games for use in the commercial amusement industry.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

Wristbands with no hidden costs, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Cost of Wisconson

Creators of simulated environments, duplicate structures, sculpted figures, exhibits, water features, mini-golf and more.

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Knight Equipment

Drive cables for ferris wheels, Tilt-A-Whirls, Rock-O-Planes and many others.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Gold Medal Products Co.

Concession equipment, foods and beverages, popcorn, pretzels and snack foods.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

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Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.