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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Soft Play

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

Aquaventronics

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Spectrum Sports

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

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.

Poly Products

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

American Changer

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Art Attack

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Max Flight

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Extreme Engineering

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Bulbtronics

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

Perfect Fry

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water 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.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Rio Syrup

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Laser Star

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Knight Equipment

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Store on Wheels

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

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.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Formula K Raceways

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Tear Repair

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Penny Press

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Johnny Rockets
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