Archive for November, 2011

November 2001 – A Message from the ILTA Executive Director

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Dear Readers, With fall submitting to winter, it is a forgone conclusion that about all of our operators are moving into their busiest season.  From winter until spring arrives in full bloom, birthday parties are filling up your rooms and active teenagers should be milling about waiting for the next game of laser tag.  All […]


Actively Engaging the Customer Base:
Contemporary Marketing and Promotions Strategies

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Marketing and promoting your laser tag center in today’s high speed and digital world can be more than a little daunting.  There are so many options, that sometimes you see centers not do anything for fear of doing the wrong thing.  While it is always wise to conduct marketing research before executing promotions strategies, remember […]


Looking Back and Moving Forward

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Reaching your demographic with precisely the right entertainment options can be a daunting task made easier with the right research and execution. Leisure entertainment facility owners and managers are always striving to draw in and serve customers, a simple goal that takes sometimes complicated and always thoughtful planning. In this issue, we examine how all […]

Bumper Cars: <br />The Payoffs of Offering an Enduring Classic

Bumper Cars:
The Payoffs of Offering an Enduring Classic

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Bumper cars have come a long way since the day of the metal bodied Dodgem and Lusse Auto Scooter.   They’ve bumped and jostled their way into a variety of settings and surfaces, chugging away from amusement parks to indoor venues, some versions altered to maneuver on water or ice. And they’re a real hit as […]


When Birthday Party Programs Sink

November 2, 2011 No Comments

How Frustrations Hamper Party Business Growth at Amusement and Waterparks By uncovering the top 10 frustrations of a large amusement park or waterpark birthday program, you’ll find out why a party program falters. In almost all family oriented recreational business entities, the birthday program is one of its strongest revenue sources.  It’s a program that […]

A Games and Food Prototype: <br />New Florida Johnny Rockets Blasts Off Toward Fun

A Games and Food Prototype:
New Florida Johnny Rockets Blasts Off Toward Fun

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Times and tastes change and smart businesses adapt to those shifts.  Today’s consumers are increasingly looking for multiple experiences.  Consistent with that trend, Johnny Rockets franchise owners Kyle and Ken Eldridge have teamed up with a leading game room provider to offer not only great food, but a fun-filled arcade featuring over 180 games as […]

R & R Creates Three Waterpark Projects for the 2011 Season

R & R Creates Three Waterpark Projects for the 2011 Season

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Celebrating their 30th year in the theme park design business, R & R Creative Amusement Designs Inc. of Anaheim, Calif., designed and directed three projects at waterpark attractions last summer. At Mulligan Family Fun Center in Murrieta, Calif., the company created the thematic designs for a new Western-themed water play tower. At Hyland Hills Waterworld, […]


Soft Play Debuts Largest Project in Company History at Great Waves Waterpark in Alexandria, Va.

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Soft Play, LLC, the manufacturer of commercial playground systems, debuted their latest and largest project in company history at Great Waves Waterpark at Cameron Run Regional Park in Virginia last summer. Soft Play utilized state-of-the-art Dura Frame technology to create the largest play structure of its kind in the world. “We were looking to make a big impact,” […]


News from the Waterpark Industry

November 2, 2011 No Comments

The World Waterpark Association (WWA) Board of Directors recently announced that it selected SplashTacular, Inc. to receive the 2011 Industry Innovation Award for Suppliers for its 360Rush waterslide. The award recognizes supplies who have developed new concepts, products or services that benefit WWA members, their customers and the water attractions industry. In other news, SplashTacular’s […]

One-of-a-Kind Fun: For Alburquerque, the Sole Indoor Waterpark Is a Solid Hit

One-of-a-Kind Fun: For Alburquerque, the Sole Indoor Waterpark Is a Solid Hit

November 2, 2011 No Comments

In the arid climate of New Mexico, in a city of mountains and desert, there is a place where people can surf waves moving at up to 30 mph – in the middle of winter. Opened in 2010, the Radisson Hotel & Waterpark in Albuquerque has literally brought thousands of gallons of aquatic fun to […]

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Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Soft Play

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

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Extreme Engineering

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.


Manufacturer of waterslides

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Cost of Wisconson

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.


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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

American Changer

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Penny Press

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


Laser maze challenge

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.

Knight Equipment

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

Art Attack

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Family Fun Corp.

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Spectrum Sports

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

Poly Products

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.


Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Tear Repair

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


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

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.


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.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.


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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Store on Wheels

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


Fresh food and sandwich options.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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


Flashing cotton candy cones.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Perfect Fry

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Formula K Raceways

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


Evaporative snow systems.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Max Flight

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

Rio Syrup

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

Laser Star

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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


Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

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Extreme Engineering
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.