Archive for September, 2010

Safe and Sound: Keeping Inflatables Securely in Place

September 15, 2010 No Comments

In June of 2009, an Ohio boy made news when a gust of wind caught the poorly anchored inflatable slide in which he had been playing, sending the unit 40 feet into the air with the child clinging to it. While the incident ended on a happy note—quick-thinking adults stabbed and deflated the slide, and […]

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Equal Access: <br />How the Nation’s Zoos and Aquariums Are Serving Guests with Disabilities

Equal Access:
How the Nation’s Zoos and Aquariums Are Serving Guests with Disabilities

September 15, 2010 No Comments

A trip to a zoo or aquarium should be an easy and fun experience for everyone, including those with disabilities.  Since the inception of the American with Disabilities Act in 1990, zoos and aquarium have been finding creative ways to ensure that all visitors enjoy the exhibits. The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores […]

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A Taste of the Past

A Taste of the Past

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Food Programs Enjoy Growing Popularity at Living History Museums

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FECs Turn Up the Heat to Serve Patrons’ Favorite Foods

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Families, even knee deep in a recession, know that they get more bang for the buck by combining a weekly night out to eat with inexpensive out-of-home entertainment at a family entertainment center. As reliable as these venues have become, for groups as well as family outings, so must the food they serve be reliably […]

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Driving Toward Profits: How to Choose the Right Vehicles for Your Vending Business

September 15, 2010 No Comments

How to Choose the Right Vehicles for Your Vending Business

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Will That Be Paper or Plastic?

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Amusement and Vending Machine Companies Discuss the Benefits of Paper versus Cashless Systems

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Laser Tag and Food Service: <br />Something to Chew Over

Laser Tag and Food Service:
Something to Chew Over

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Players in your laser tag arena have just spent the last 12 minutes zapping each other in the most exciting game of their lives. Many of these players have played at least one game so far and now the hunger pains are kicking in. What does your facility have to offer in the way of […]

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Better Safe than Sorry: Keeping Staff Safe, Aware and Alert

September 15, 2010 No Comments

No matter the industry, security and safety training are paramount to a business’ success. It’s a challenge that every owner, especially that of a small business, must find a solution to, in order to keep their staff safe, aware and alert—roller skating owners and operators are no different. Creating a safe environment for skating center […]

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Rules of the Game: <br />Inside the Dirty Job of Keeping Bowling Alleys Clean

Rules of the Game:
Inside the Dirty Job of Keeping Bowling Alleys Clean

September 15, 2010 No Comments

For 20 years, Jon Perper has been giving seminars about how bowling alley owners can keep their venues pristine. Sure, it may seem fairly simple. But Perper, president of Playdrome Bowling & Entertainment Centers with three locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, said keeping up appearances is a lot more complicated than it looks. “There’s […]

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Countering the Behavior of the Oblivious Customer

September 15, 2010 No Comments

An important part of running a great bowling center is to ensure that the center is safe for both employees and guests. Bowling center operators already know the potential hazards within their centers and the things that are to be done to avoid these hazards. Perhaps one of the biggest hazards in a bowling center […]

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Sponsors

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Rio Syrup

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

Aquaventronics

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Formula K Raceways

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

American Changer

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tear Repair

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

Laser Star

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Extreme Engineering

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

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.

Poly Products

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Soft Play

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

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.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Max Flight

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Art Attack

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Bulbtronics

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Penny Press

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Store on Wheels

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Spectrum Sports

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Knight Equipment

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Perfect Fry

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

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