Archive for March, 2011

Business Strategies: The Care and Maintenance of Leisure Entertainment Facilities

March 30, 2011 No Comments

March 30, 2011 For leisure entertainment facilities, ensuring that attractions remain clean and properly refurbished is as critical an element in cultivating repeat business as offering the right mix of “fun” and food service options. Given a choice, few visitors will return to a facility that appears dirty and run-down, and as the old adage […]

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Spotlight on Business Growth: Improving the Outlook For 2011

March 23, 2011 No Comments

March 23, 2011 While the worst part of what has almost unanimously been called the worst recession since the Great Depression is seemingly over, smart owners and managers of leisure entertainment facilities are looking for new ways to improve their profitability picture in 2011 and beyond. And adopting such a stance, rather than counting on […]

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Top Profit-Generating Food Menu Items at Leisure Entertainment Facilities

March 15, 2011 No Comments

March 15, 2011 Whether they are truly hungry and/or thirsty, or not, most guests of leisure entertainment facilities will purchase something to eat during their visit. While a wide variety of menu items have the potential for strong sales, some yield a higher profit than others. For many operations, the top-earning fare is that which […]

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Industry Focus: Adding New Attractions to Leisure Entertainment Facilities

March 7, 2011 No Comments

March 7, 2011 The question of whether to add a new attraction is one that all owners and operators of leisure entertainment facilities ask themselves at one time or another. One good indicator that such a move may be appropriate is an absence of anything similar in the immediate area, noted David Peretz, founder and […]

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Focus on Improving Guest Satisfaction in 2011

March 1, 2011 No Comments

March 1, 2011 With so many options from which to choose, few consumers will even consider returning to a leisure entertainment facility at which they had a less-than-positive experience. And while bearing this in mind is important no matter the economic climate, it is especially critical today: Despite the recovery, consumers continue to exercise great […]

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Sponsors

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Store on Wheels

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Penny Press

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Spectrum Sports

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Art Attack

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

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.

Poly Products

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Knight Equipment

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

Max Flight

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Embed

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

Laser Star

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

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.

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.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Extreme Engineering

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

American Changer

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Rio Syrup

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

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