Archive for November, 2010

Tips to Improve Your Business: Adding Vending/Coin-Op Amusement Machines at Leisure Entertainment Facilities

November 22, 2010 No Comments

November 22, 2010 Vending and coin-operated amusement machines comprise a viable profit center for many leisure entertainment facilities. However, adding these units without at least some forethought and consideration as to what might constitute the “right” machine or machines is a recipe for big headaches. Several factors merit consideration prior to moving ahead. The most […]

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Tools of the Trade: Training Employees to Provide the Best Customer Service

November 5, 2010 No Comments

November 5, 2010 There is no denying that compelling attractions and/or programs play a key role in attracting visitors to leisure entertainment facilities. However, the quality of guests’ experience there has an equally strong bearing on whether they will return and, quite possibly, what they will tell others about their visit. While excellent customer service […]

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Rio Syrup

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Aquaventronics

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

Bulbtronics

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Embed

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Max Flight

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

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.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Art Attack

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Cost of Wisconson

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Extreme Engineering

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Penny Press

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Tear Repair

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

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.

Soft Play

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Knight Equipment

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Store on Wheels

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Brunswick Bowling

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

American Changer

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Sureshot Redemption

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Perfect Fry

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Laser Star

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Poly Products

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Johnny Rockets
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