Archive for June, 2012

News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

June 14, 2012 No Comments

  Fourth Fromm/Seninsky Class to be Held in New Jersey, August 6-10, 2012 CRT/LCD Video, Redemption and Crane Game Repair Workshop Comes to the Northeast Industry experts Randy Fromm and Frank Seninsky are once again merging their talents to present their fourth, five-day amusement operator and game technician training workshop to take place in Newark, […]

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Inflatables Safety: Taking Hold of Solid Practices

June 4, 2012 No Comments

Not long ago, a New Jersey couple rented an inflatable from Edison, N.J-based Air Castles and Slides for a backyard party. On the day of the event, guests good-naturedly teased the wife about the document she had placed on one of the tables, a certificate attesting to her having completed an inflatables operating safety course […]

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Wait Line Entertainment: Strategies to Build Anticipation for Big Scares

Wait Line Entertainment: Strategies to Build Anticipation for Big Scares

June 3, 2012 No Comments

The mind inside the head of a haunted house proprietor can be a delightfully scary place. Devising new ways to scare the living daylights out of patrons in preparation for the Halloween season can be a blast and each wants to pass that thread of enjoyment on. “I don’t care if they scream, laugh, cry, […]

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How Interactive Exhibits and a Local Focus Are Transforming Children’s Museums

How Interactive Exhibits and a Local Focus Are Transforming Children’s Museums

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Children’s museums, which attract more than 30 million visitors annually, according to research conducted by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) in 2007, are places of wonder for the youngest among us.  These museums are also a growing industry.  According to ACM, in the mid-1970s, there were 38 children’s museums across the nation.  That number […]

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Big Cat Fever – Zoo Exhibits Educate While Promoting Visitation

Big Cat Fever – Zoo Exhibits Educate While Promoting Visitation

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Mysterious and powerful, lions, tigers and other big cats are always top attractions at zoos.  While zoo visitors love to see the wild animals, few understand the work it takes to ensure the well-being and safety of both the cats and their human guests. Cincinnati Zoo is home to lions, Malayan tigers, white tigers, snow […]

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How the Right Kitchen Equipment Keeps FEC Kitchens Cooking

June 3, 2012 No Comments

The kids are packed in the car and the family is on their way. Friends are meeting up for a night of bowling, arcade games and laser tag. In any scenario, family entertainment center owners and managers know what patrons want when heading out for hours of entertainment. Without fail, what is anticipated is fun, […]

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Six Top Tips for Hiring and Training Great Order Takers and Servers

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Hire wisely. You can train nice people to do almost anything, but you can’t train people to be nice. Have an effective food delivery system. Make sure the staff fully understands it and is capable of executing the assigned tasks. Preach patience. Staff needs to be periodically reminded not to show frustration. Put guests first. […]

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Insights on Bowling Food Service

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Best Operating Tips from the Nation’s Centers Food and beverages typically account for a full one-third of bowling center revenues. Regardless if they are snack bars and luncheonettes or full service restaurants and lounges, all bowling centers face the challenge of serving customers engaged in bowling across many lanes. From menu selection to service models, […]

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New Fashion Prizes Are Available from Novelty Redemption

New Fashion Prizes Are Available from Novelty Redemption

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Your customers can stay fashionably on-trend with merchandise from Novelty Redemption. With a design team focused solely on product creation, the company can offer the latest trends in fashion accessories at low prices. The accessories line features popular new trends such as Titanium Athletic bracelets and necklaces, Bling Fashion Slapz Watches, Spiky Silicone Bracelets and […]

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A Study in Profits

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Examining the Audience to Succeed with Redemption Games For operators to be profitable with redemption games, they have to know the market they serve.  Games and prizes that work well in taverns and bars might not bring a sufficient return on investment in a venue that targets younger families. Operators, who understand their demographic, experience […]

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Sponsors

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

American Changer

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

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.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Art Attack

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

Rio Syrup

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

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.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Bulbtronics

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

Laser Star

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Aquaventronics

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Spectrum Sports

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Perfect Fry

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

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.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Soft Play

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Tear Repair

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Max Flight

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Knight Equipment

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Poly Products

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Embed

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

Store on Wheels

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

Penny Press

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

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