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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Poly Products

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

Laser Star

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Max Flight

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

Soft Play

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Sureshot Redemption

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

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.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

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.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Perfect Fry

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Penny Press

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

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Rio Syrup

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Art Attack

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Bulbtronics

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Tear Repair

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

American Changer

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

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.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Aquaventronics

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Extreme Engineering

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

Knight Equipment

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Spectrum Sports

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

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Funovation
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Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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