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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Sponsors

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Knight Equipment

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

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Max Flight

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

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.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Family Fun Corp.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Poly Products

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Extreme Engineering

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Laser Star

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Penny Press

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Store on Wheels

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Rio Syrup

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

Embed

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

Art Attack

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

American Changer

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

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.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
Embed
LAI
American Conference