Archive for January, 2011

Spotlight on Promotions: Top Tips for Marketing Leisure Entertainment Facilities

January 26, 2011 No Comments

January 26, 2011 There’s no question that advertising can play a key role in attracting visitors to leisure entertainment facilities—and keeping them coming back. However, marketing is an equally effective, less costly way to get the job done—providing initiatives extend beyond merely distributing colorful literature and sticking with similar “old school” methodologies. One of the […]

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Top Tips for Obtaining the Best Insurance Package

January 16, 2011 No Comments

January 16, 2011 While they hopefully happen only rarely, visitor and employee accidents and property damage do occur at leisure entertainment facilities of all types, from family fun parks and miniature golf courses to museums and zoos. Insurance is essential to minimizing the financial consequences of such incidents, but the cost of coverage itself can […]

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Starting an Inflatable Party Rental Business
What to Embrace and What to Avoid

January 16, 2011 No Comments

Flexibility and a large, varied target market make starting an inflatables rental business a viable option for many would-be operators. “Done right, it definitely works,” said Richard Atchison, owner of 3-year-old Jump N Bounce Fun in Naugatuck, Conn. “The money can be incredible.” Atchison believes that doing his homework truly helped him to put Jump […]

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The Greening of Museums: <br />An Environmentally Friendly Approach to Art, Science and History Institutions

The Greening of Museums:
An Environmentally Friendly Approach to Art, Science and History Institutions

January 16, 2011 No Comments

As the notion of “going green” permeates most every aspect of 21st century life, more and more museums are finding ways to play a part in the movement. And for most of the “greenest” museums in the country, playing it ecologically safe also means saving money. At the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, Pa., the […]

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Stoelting Teams Up with Discovery Ice Cream to Create Robotic Dessert Experience

January 16, 2011 No Comments

Stoelting Foodservice Equipment has collaborated with Discovery Ice Cream to offer a new experience in ice cream consumption. The Discovery Ice Cream Robotic kiosks have been developed over a five-year period by a diverse team of leading engineers, innovators and robotics and ice cream experts. With this new collaboration between Stoelting and Discovery Ice Cream, […]

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Concessions and Carts:
Trends in Location-Targeted Food Service at Zoos and Aquariums

January 16, 2011 No Comments

Visitors love to be at live exhibits during feeding times. Penguins upstage each other in pursuit of fish, pandas lounge looking disinterested and cuddly nibbling on bamboo, and everyone wonders if the person feeding the sharks or the lions is going to get bitten. For visitors, catching animals when they dine may mean spending the […]

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Signature Miniature Golf Holes are Available from Harris Miniature Golf Courses Inc.

January 16, 2011 No Comments

Harris Miniature Golf has Signature Miniature Golf Holes. The company also specializes in design, themes, splash ponds, indoor miniature golf, custom rock work, natural rock waterfalls, black light miniature golf and more. By working with the company, clients get 45 years of experience, skilled construction crews, references, marketing assistance and other benefits.

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Funovation Installs Laser Maze Challenge™ in New York

January 16, 2011 No Comments

Funovation’s newest Laser Maze Challenge™ has been installed at Rab’s in Staten Island, N.Y.  The attraction offers players the challenge of negotiating a web of lasers for the best score.

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GameALERT Offers Remote Tracking for Token-based FECs

January 16, 2011 No Comments

GameALERT, a division of TokensDirect, introduces a real-time business information system for token-based family entertainment centers.  With this web-based, low-cost system, operators can track revenue, game performance and potential problems remotely.   GameALERT tracks activity, volume of tokens received, and tickets paid out to provide an accurate snapshot of individual game performance. Games are monitored […]

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Secure Surrounds are Available from MoneyTree ATM

January 16, 2011 No Comments

MoneyTree ATM has secure ATM surrounds that create high visibility in crowd situations, are weather and vandal resistant and feature lighted top signs on all four sides. These surrounds work well for permanent installation or special events and provide for maximum street-side exposure with a high level of security. Additionally, your customers can choose to […]

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Sponsors

Cost of Wisconson

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Tear Repair

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Laser Star

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Max Flight

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Spectrum Sports

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

American Changer

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

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.

Soft Play

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Perfect Fry

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Formula K Raceways

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Penny Press

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Rio Syrup

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Store on Wheels

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Bulbtronics

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Art Attack

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

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.

Extreme Engineering

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Poly Products

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Embed

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

Aquaventronics

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Knight Equipment

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

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