Archive for 2011

January 2011

January 16, 2011 No Comments

Spotlight on Gibsonton 14    The Outlook for Carnivals in Changing Times Carnivals face unique operating challenges, and their success depends on factors such as the weather, price of fuel, number of available workers, and changes in state and federal laws. Despite these demands, traveling carnivals are ready to hit the road with their rides, games […]

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Adding Value in 2011

January 16, 2011 No Comments

In our Business Strategies feature, we examine how crucial it is to add value to your attraction. All types of out-of-home experiences need to constantly reevaluate and reassess everything from the décor and entertainment offerings to staff training and pricing, to stay competitive and create a welcoming, fun environment guests want to return to again […]

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Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Extreme Engineering

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Soft Play

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

Art Attack

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Embed

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Tear Repair

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

Bulbtronics

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Store on Wheels

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Aquaventronics

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

Penny Press

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Max Flight

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Formula K Raceways

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Cost of Wisconson

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

American Changer

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Poly Products

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

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.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

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.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Spectrum Sports

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Knight Equipment

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Rio Syrup

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

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