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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Knight Equipment

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Aquaventronics

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Spectrum Sports

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

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.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Soft Play

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

American Changer

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

Tear Repair

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Penny Press

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Formula K Raceways

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Max Flight

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Rio Syrup

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Extreme Engineering

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

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.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Store on Wheels

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

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.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Art Attack

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

Perfect Fry

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

Laser Star

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Poly Products

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

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