Archive for February, 2012

Flights of Fancy – The Creation and Maintenance of Butterfly Gardens

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Delicate and graceful are two words often used to describe butterflies. And finding a balance between maintaining attractions that spotlight these poetic, winged creatures, as well as promoting them, can be a practice in all things Mother Nature. At CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point in San Mateo, Calif., the butterfly garden may not be a major […]


Business Strategies: Finding and Maintaining Relationships with the Best Food and Food Equipment Vendors

February 14, 2012 No Comments

Food service now ranks as such an integral component of, and profit generator for, many leisure entertainment facilities, making it more important than ever to offer high-quality fare. Finding the best food and food equipment vendors, as well as cultivating and maintaining long-term relationships with these entities, will help venues of all kinds to attain […]


The $17,000 Rubber Band

February 14, 2012 2 Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel There are times when a small item or incident can have a giant impact on people, whether at work or at home. I am always looking for lessons learned from such events. Here is one incident example for all of us to consider. Worker’s Comp A Worker’s Comp insurance representative told […]

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Formula K Raceways

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.


Flashing cotton candy cones.


Fresh food and sandwich options.

Laser Star

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

Rio Syrup

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Tear Repair

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.


Manufacturer of waterslides

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.


Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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


Evaporative snow systems.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Cost of Wisconson

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Perfect Fry

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

California Portable Dance Floor Company


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


Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Max Flight

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

Extreme Engineering

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

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.

Penny Press

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.


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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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


Laser maze challenge

Store on Wheels

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.


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.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Knight Equipment

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Poly Products

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change 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.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Spectrum Sports

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

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.


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

American Changer

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

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