Archive for March, 2012

Business Strategies:
Using Lighting to Improve the Appearance of Leisure Entertainment Facilities

March 27, 2012 No Comments

Increasingly, owners and operators of leisure entertainment facilities are taking into account that lighting, like most design components, plays a significant role in “making” or “breaking” the appearance of their venues and, in turn, the visitor experience. Consider the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, N.Y., where an outdoor lighting installation […]

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Empex Watertoys Inaugurates a New Terrace Spraypark

Empex Watertoys Inaugurates a New Terrace Spraypark

March 21, 2012 No Comments

International Spraypark Product News Empex Watertoys® has added another terrace spraypark in Singapore at the Changi Mall. Space being at a premium, shopping malls in Singapore are using all available real estate to add new attractions to draw customers. Terraces and rooftops, once unused spaces, are now utilized for creative sprayparks to delight and cool […]

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Business Strategies:
Top Tips for Maintaining Foodservice Equipment

March 20, 2012 No Comments

Foodservice equipment represents a sizeable investment for any leisure entertainment facility that offers freshly prepared snacks or meals rather than those that come out of a vending machine. Protecting and leveraging this investment necessitates proper equipment maintenance. Such maintenance starts with regular cleaning. Almost every manufacturer provides a recommended cleaning schedule for each piece of […]

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Glo Cone International Is a Hit on Katy Perry Tour

Glo Cone International Is a Hit on Katy Perry Tour

March 15, 2012 No Comments

Glo Cone International created sales and excitement on Katy Perry’s 2011 California Dreams North American Tour. The pop singer, songwriter and actress played approximately 52 shows in United States and Canadian cities between June and November. Glo Cone retailed its FDA-approved flashing cotton candy cone for the tour, said Gary Lauber, owner and partner with […]

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Business Strategies: Adding Profits with New Attractions and Rides

March 12, 2012 No Comments

It’s no secret that adding even one new attraction or ride to a leisure entertainment facility necessitates what could be a sizeable financial outlay. However, such a move offers significant payback in the form of return on investment and increased profits. For some owners and operators, the enhanced profit potential comes from the ability of […]

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Positive Encouragement

March 12, 2012 6 Comments

My favorite form of gratification and amazement is seeing what great things employees are able to accomplish when they are trained and encouraged to perform. The Leader’s Job As I preach in my “Train The Trainer” classes, a leader often has to provide encouragement to rookies on the job, letting them know that they can […]

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Business Strategies: Theming Your Leisure Entertainment Facility for Maximum Impact

March 5, 2012 No Comments

“Theming” is a great way for leisure entertainment facilities to enhance their guests’ experience and distinguish themselves from similar operations, providing it is well thought out and thoroughly executed. While there is nothing inherently wrong with selecting a theme based at least in part on instinct or personal preference, other considerations can, and probably should, […]

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Sponsors

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Cost of Wisconson

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

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.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Rio Syrup

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Spectrum Sports

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Poly Products

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Art Attack

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

Knight Equipment

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

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.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

American Changer

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Laser Star

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

Store on Wheels

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

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.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Embed

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

Penny Press

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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LAI
American Conference