Archive for August, 2011

Creating the Next Best-Selling Food Items at Leisure Entertainment Facilities

August 23, 2011 No Comments

When it comes to food service, leisure entertainment facilities have a “captive audience” in their visitors that helps to keep the operation profitable. However, periodically introducing new food items with the potential to become best sellers can set the profitability bar even higher. Viable ideas for additions to leisure entertainment facilities’ menus might come from […]

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Top Tips for Maximizing Insurance Coverage

August 16, 2011 No Comments

No matter how vigilant owners and operators of leisure entertainment facilities, party rental companies and the like are when it comes to the safety of their premises and attractions, there remains the possibility of a visitor accident or other occurrence, such as a fire, flood, or theft, which subsequently leads to an insurance claim. This […]

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The Real World Foundations Style: Teaching Attendees How to Do It Right the First Time

The Real World Foundations Style: Teaching Attendees How to Do It Right the First Time

August 14, 2011 No Comments

“The Real World” isn’t just a reality TV show on MTV. Sometimes the best way to do something right the first time, is to learn from the mistakes of others and apply real world experience to your educational checklist before ever breaking ground or buying that first attraction. Jellystone Park at Rustic Creek Ranch, Burleson, […]

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Matching Trainers to Your Core Values

August 12, 2011 12 Comments

This topic will raise some eyebrows and spark comments. Should your trainers be required to train on subjects or philosophies that they strongly disagree with? Some would say, “It is their job. It does not matter if they agree or disagree!” But, let me tell why this may not be the best policy. What Makes […]

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August 2011

August 1, 2011 No Comments

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The Great Cover Up: Maintaining and Providing the Right Tents for Customer Events

The Great Cover Up: Maintaining and Providing the Right Tents for Customer Events

August 1, 2011 No Comments

People love to bring the indoors to the great outdoors.  After all, it’s the best of all worlds.  Fortunately, today’s variety of tents enable them to do just that.  From business functions to social events, here’s how tent rental operations maintain and install the right covering for their clients. “Basically it’s like a game of […]

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Food at Arenas, Stadiums, and Performing Arts Spaces: Catering Operations that Cater to Individual Tastes

Food at Arenas, Stadiums, and Performing Arts Spaces: Catering Operations that Cater to Individual Tastes

August 1, 2011 No Comments

It used to be that feeding a large crowd was as easy as peanuts, crackerjacks, a hotdog and a soda. It still is in many stadiums and arenas, said Chuck Kovach, director of food and beverages for Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pa., where the old favorites are still top sellers. […]

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Launching Good Eats:
Introducing New Menu Items at Waterparks

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Spending the day swimming and splashing at a waterpark can really whet the appetite.  To keep hungry customers satisfied, waterpark concession stands offer an array of meals and drinks to stave off hunger and provide patrons with that extra boost of energy to enjoy the park all day long.   When arranging a menu, those […]

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Digital Centre Is a Photo Booth Leader

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Digital Centre makes photo booths cabins with all the equipment included. The company’s products are installed in all types of locations and by event planners and home users. The company offers durable and reliable photo booths, with new retro design combined with improved software ideal for any high-traffic location.

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Brunswick Rolls Out Major Network System Upgrade

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Brunswick debuted Version 5 of its industry-leading Vector®Plus center network system at the 2011 International Bowl Expo last June. The update included significant enhancements that help bowling center proprietors improve cash management, simplify in-center marketing and further enhance the entertainment value of the bowling experience. Vector Plus 5 will ship standard to all new Vector […]

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Large variety of waterpark needs

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Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

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

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Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Store on Wheels

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

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Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

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Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

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Evaporative snow systems.

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Commercial cooking equipment.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Extreme Engineering

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

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Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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Laser Tag Systems

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ATM machines.

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

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

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Concession supplies.

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Barron Games

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Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

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Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

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Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Bulbtronics

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Laser Star

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Poly Products

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

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Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

American Changer

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

Aquaventronics

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Embed

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Penny Press

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Max Flight

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

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Food programs and food service equipment.

Namco

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Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Spectrum Sports

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Family Fun Corp.

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Knight Equipment

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Cost of Wisconson

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

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