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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Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Bulbtronics

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

American Changer

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

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Embed

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Penny Press

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Spectrum Sports

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Knight Equipment

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Tear Repair

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

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.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Aquaventronics

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Formula K Raceways

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Art Attack

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

Poly Products

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

Soft Play

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Perfect Fry

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Max Flight

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Store on Wheels

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

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.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Rio Syrup

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

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.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Laser Star

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys