Archive for December, 2011

Employee Impressions

December 20, 2011 2 Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel What can you expect from employees? How much of a difference can their actions make? What impressions will guests take away from a day at your facility? What Kind of Impressions? My wife, Susan, and I were in Santa Monica, California recently. We stopped for lunch at a popular, build your […]

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Business Strategies: Catering to Children at Leisure Entertainment Facilities

December 19, 2011 No Comments

December 19, 2011 When it comes to catering to children at leisure entertainment facilities, being a bit different goes a long way, whether in terms of the menu, projects or programming. On the foodservice front, novelty appears to be a big selling point. Last summer, Albuquerque, N.M.-based Albuquerque Biological Park, which encompasses the Rio Grande […]

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Business Strategies: Innovations in Coin-Op Games for Leisure Entertainment Facilities

December 7, 2011 No Comments

December 6, 2011 Offering the latest options ranks among the best ways for leisure entertainment facilities to win big with coin-operated games. Vendors continue to innovate in this area, so there is no shortage of new possibilities from which to choose. For some vendors, innovation comes in the form of games with next-generation interactive features […]

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Sponsors

Spectrum Sports

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Store on Wheels

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

American Changer

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tear Repair

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Aquaventronics

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Poly Products

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Penny Press

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Bulbtronics

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Extreme Engineering

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

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.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Brunswick Bowling

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

Laser Star

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Rio Syrup

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Perfect Fry

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Max Flight

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Art Attack

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

Soft Play

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Knight Equipment

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Spectrum
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Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.