Archive for July, 2011

The Importance of Carpet and Turf at Leisure Entertainment Facilities

July 26, 2011 No Comments

For most if not all leisure entertainment facilities, the question of whether or not to install carpet and turf is a “no-brainer.” However, what many owners and managers do not think about is how the right product can truly enhance the guest experience. Indoor carpet certainly cushions guests’ steps, thereby making it more comfortable to […]

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Business Strategies: High-Tech Elements at Leisure Entertainment Facilities

July 18, 2011 No Comments

As technology becomes an ever-more-prevalent and important part of consumers’ lives, the appeal of high-tech elements at leisure entertainment facilities continues to increase. So, too, does the variety of options operators can implement, all of which have significant potential to bolster business. Laser tag ranks high on this list. Operators said it not only boosts […]

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Extreme Engineering’s Marketing Manager, Philip Wilson, Is Nominated as a Marketing Committee Member for IAAPA.

July 1, 2011 No Comments

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) recognized Extreme Engineering, four-time consecutive winner of “Best New Product” and a leader in extreme, interactive products, as the company to align with in innovative marketing concepts. Philip Wilson, marketing manager for Extreme Engineering, has been nominated as a committee marketing member for IAAPA. Wilson’s role […]

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The Truth About Evacuation Drills

July 1, 2011 No Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel In my 45 years in this business, I have heard it hundreds of times, “We can never complete evacuation drills because we can never schedule the whole crew together for training at one time.” Evacuation training does not have to be worrisome. Here are some tips about evacuations. Why Would You […]

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Sponsors

American Changer

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Bulbtronics

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

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.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Soft Play

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

Tear Repair

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

Rio Syrup

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

Formula K Raceways

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Extreme Engineering

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Penny Press

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

Aquaventronics

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

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Poly Products

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Perfect Fry

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Embed

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

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.

Max Flight

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Johnny Rockets
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