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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Tear Repair

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Penny Press

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Embed

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Rio Syrup

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

American Changer

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Laser Star

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

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.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Soft Play

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

Store on Wheels

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Poly Products

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Art Attack

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Formula K Raceways

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Knight Equipment

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Aquaventronics

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Sureshot Redemption

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Family Fun Corp.

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

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.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Extreme Engineering

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

Bulbtronics

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Cost of Wisconson

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

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.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Max Flight

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel 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.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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