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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Store on Wheels

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Max Flight

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Cost of Wisconson

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

American Changer

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

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.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Poly Products

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

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.

Bulbtronics

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Perfect Fry

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Penny Press

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Rio Syrup

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Laser Star

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

Knight Equipment

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

Extreme Engineering

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Embed

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Soft Play

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Art Attack

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

Tear Repair

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Spectrum Sports

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Aquaventronics

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

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Funovation
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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