Archive for February, 2011

Tips to Improve Your Business: Preventative and Routine Maintenance for Leisure Entertainment Facilities

February 21, 2011 No Comments

February 21, 2011 Handling maintenance isn’t the most exciting part of owning and/or operating a leisure entertainment facility, that honor probably goes to such tasks as selecting new rides and attractions or coming up with new promotions. However, proper preventative and routine maintenance is a must, for the safety of all guests, as well as […]

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Tips to Improve Your Business: Getting the Menu Right at Leisure Entertainment Facilities

February 14, 2011 No Comments

February 14, 2011 Most, if not all leisure entertainment facilities offer some type of foodservice component, but many operate it as an afterthought, giving little real consideration to the type of items available there. However, this is a short-sighted method of operation, because by many industry estimates, a well-thought-out, quality foodservice component can account for […]

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February/March 2011

February 2, 2011 No Comments

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It’s a Wrap: Halloween 2010 <br/>Reflections on Last Season and the Future

It’s a Wrap: Halloween 2010
Reflections on Last Season and the Future

February 2, 2011 No Comments

For thrill-seekers desiring to look fear in the eye, the Halloween season is eagerly anticipated. Across the country, haunted attractions aim to provide the most intense, heart-thumping experience to spook these gluttons for terror.  A look into the 2010 season reveals some hits and misses of this past year and sheds light into new ways […]

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Friedman Insurance Offers Specialized Insurance for Inflatable Rental Companies, Family Fun Centers and Related Amusement Attractions

February 2, 2011 No Comments

Friedman Insurance works independently for its customers and searches the insurance markets to find the best in price and coverage it can find.  The company only works with “A” rated insurance carriers for strong market stability and reliable claims service.  Choosing an insurance professional to talk to and ultimately represent you doesn’t need to be […]

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How Amusement Rental Companies Help Clients Get the Party Planning Right

February 2, 2011 No Comments

Matt Gershaw, general manager of All Season Rent-All in Greenwood Village, Colo., frequently deals with the customer demographic affectionately known as “Bridezilla.” Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that Gershaw considers patience to be the most important attribute in a party planner. “Patience and a willingness to listen are definitely important,” said Gershaw. “You have to […]

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Harnessing Technology to Improve the Guest Experience at Zoos and Aquariums

Harnessing Technology to Improve the Guest Experience at Zoos and Aquariums

February 2, 2011 No Comments

The Internet, social media and smart phones are common tools for obtaining information in everyday life. However, technology is also helping zoos and aquariums inform and educate their guests and the public on animals that live both on land and beneath the sea. The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre in British Columbia, Canada, has always […]

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Special Events Ride a Wave of Popularity at Maritime Museums

Special Events Ride a Wave of Popularity at Maritime Museums

February 2, 2011 No Comments

When guests attend private events at maritime museums, they are looking to enjoy a unique party experience. The private events also give museums the opportunity to showcase their galleries and educate the guests on regional maritime history and the importance of preserving the marine environment. In 2005, the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum purchased 34,000 square […]

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Amusement and Waterpark Food Service <br/>Responding to Last Season’s Decreased Guest Spending

Amusement and Waterpark Food Service
Responding to Last Season’s Decreased Guest Spending

February 2, 2011 No Comments

Amusement park and waterpark guests’ per cap spending has been sliding up and down from park to park in the last few years. To enliven spending on food, value for the dollar is one of the main ingredients on many projected park menus for the 2011 season. Though the economy hit in-park spending hard at […]

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Toy and Sticker Sales Reflect Popular Culture and Faithful Old-Fashioned Favorites

February 2, 2011 No Comments

Bulk vending, which represents less than 1 percent of the total vending industry, can be a successful business venture when given the right amount of planning and sales expertise. Toys and stickers are a common choice to fill bulk vending machines, which are primarily located in grocery stores, restaurants, Laundromats and malls. To attract the […]

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Sponsors

American Changer

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Knight Equipment

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

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.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Extreme Engineering

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Poly Products

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Max Flight

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Art Attack

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

Embed

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Rio Syrup

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Spectrum Sports

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Sureshot Redemption

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

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.

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.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Penny Press

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Laser Star

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
Embed
LAI
American Conference