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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Sponsors

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Bulbtronics

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Tear Repair

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Sureshot Redemption

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Extreme Engineering

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Family Fun Corp.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Max Flight

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Embed

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

American Changer

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

Aquaventronics

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

Soft Play

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Store on Wheels

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

Penny Press

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

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.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Brunswick Bowling

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Art Attack

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Knight Equipment

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Spectrum Sports

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

Perfect Fry

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

Rio Syrup

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Laser Star

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

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.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Poly Products

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

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