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Food Service Spotlight AZA Report – Controlled Quality: Keeping Food Service Payroll Costs Down Observing and anticipating attendance and sales patterns is a crucial aspect of controlling food service payroll costs at zoos and aquariums. Although certain events – such as spring break or a new exhibit – may be “no-brainers” in terms of staffing […]

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Sponsors

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Aquaventronics

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Perfect Fry

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

Poly Products

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

Rio Syrup

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Store on Wheels

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

American Changer

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Art Attack

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Bulbtronics

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Spectrum Sports

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Soft Play

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Laser Star

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

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.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Embed

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Formula K Raceways

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Tear Repair

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Knight Equipment

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Extreme Engineering

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Max Flight

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

Penny Press

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Johnny Rockets
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