Archive for 2010

Will That Be Paper or Plastic?

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Amusement and Vending Machine Companies Discuss the Benefits of Paper versus Cashless Systems

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Laser Tag and Food Service: <br />Something to Chew Over

Laser Tag and Food Service:
Something to Chew Over

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Players in your laser tag arena have just spent the last 12 minutes zapping each other in the most exciting game of their lives. Many of these players have played at least one game so far and now the hunger pains are kicking in. What does your facility have to offer in the way of […]

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Better Safe than Sorry: Keeping Staff Safe, Aware and Alert

September 15, 2010 No Comments

No matter the industry, security and safety training are paramount to a business’ success. It’s a challenge that every owner, especially that of a small business, must find a solution to, in order to keep their staff safe, aware and alert—roller skating owners and operators are no different. Creating a safe environment for skating center […]

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Rules of the Game: <br />Inside the Dirty Job of Keeping Bowling Alleys Clean

Rules of the Game:
Inside the Dirty Job of Keeping Bowling Alleys Clean

September 15, 2010 No Comments

For 20 years, Jon Perper has been giving seminars about how bowling alley owners can keep their venues pristine. Sure, it may seem fairly simple. But Perper, president of Playdrome Bowling & Entertainment Centers with three locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, said keeping up appearances is a lot more complicated than it looks. “There’s […]

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Countering the Behavior of the Oblivious Customer

September 15, 2010 No Comments

An important part of running a great bowling center is to ensure that the center is safe for both employees and guests. Bowling center operators already know the potential hazards within their centers and the things that are to be done to avoid these hazards. Perhaps one of the biggest hazards in a bowling center […]

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Negotiating a Tenant Retail Lease

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Tenant leases are a tricky thing with lots of complicated phrases and boiler plate paragraphs.  One of the most important things when negotiating a lease is let the professionals in your court help you to negotiate the lease; it’s what they do for a living.  Do you have a good accountant?  Do you have a […]

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Business Systems: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

September 15, 2010 No Comments

What’s the difference between long-term, successful business owners and the unsuccessful, unhappy, beaten down, dreams squashed and my-savings-are-gone owners?  Sometimes it’s a lack of planning, education or close-mindedness.  It could be a capital shortfall, construction overruns, poor timing with the opening or bad location. Many times its arrogant leadership, outdated management philosophy or simply bad […]

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Sound, Lighting and Special Effects Keep the Balls Rolling at Bowling Centers

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Whether the music is disco or country, the lights black or energy-efficient, adding special effects and sounds to a traditional bowling center can transform a night of pin busting into fun beyond the strikes and spares. Day or night, lanes lighted with black lights create an aura of fun for kids and adults as they […]

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Getting the Timing Just Right

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Which Comes First, The Site or the Feasibility Study?

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Are You Shrinking Your Market?

August 1, 2010 No Comments

For Birthday Party Success, Take a Hard Look at Your Practices

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Sponsors

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Store on Wheels

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Aquaventronics

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

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.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Tear Repair

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Rio Syrup

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

Perfect Fry

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Knight Equipment

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

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.

American Changer

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Spectrum Sports

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Embed

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

Soft Play

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Art Attack

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Poly Products

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Bulbtronics

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag 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.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Penny Press

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Max Flight

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Laser Star

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Formula K Raceways

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Extreme Engineering

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Johnny Rockets
LMap Powered by Silvercrest
Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation