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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Sponsors

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Family Fun Corp.

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

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.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Store on Wheels

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

Embed

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Art Attack

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Knight Equipment

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

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.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Laser Star

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Max Flight

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Penny Press

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Bulbtronics

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

American Changer

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Spectrum Sports

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

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.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Extreme Engineering

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Poly Products

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Tear Repair

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

Rio Syrup

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Soft Play

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

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