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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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Extreme Engineering

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Perfect Fry

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Aquaventronics

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

Soft Play

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Store on Wheels

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Art Attack

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Laser Star

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

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.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Embed

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Penny Press

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

Max Flight

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Tear Repair

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Bulbtronics

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

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.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

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.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

American Changer

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

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.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Johnny Rockets
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