Archive for June, 2012

Keeping FEC Arcades Profitable

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Top Strategies from Coin-Op Machine Operators It is a techie-world, in which we live. In many homes, one can find any number of electronics, from Wii games, to iPhones to iPads. Family Entertainment Centers (FECs) have to bring in the best, most exciting games, in order to stand up to the challenge that in-home entertainment […]

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Bowling Center Renovations Bring New Amenities and a Modern Vibe

June 3, 2012 No Comments

A group of college students walks into a bowling center near campus, but rather than leaving after playing a few games as in the past, they kick back in a separate lounge area, eating snacks and watching a baseball game on a flat-screen TV set. At another facility, a group of women enjoy a friend’s […]

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Bowling Is Better Together – How Technology Is Reinventing the Game

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Bowling is arguably one of America’s most popular pastimes with almost 70 million people bowling at least one game a year over the past 10 years.  Bowling is a sport with few boundaries to its enjoyment.  Whether a person is 6 years old or 106 years old, they can enjoy the game.  With a little […]

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Locations Are Turning to Embed for Site Conversions

Locations Are Turning to Embed for Site Conversions

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Embed, a leading provider of debit card and point-of-sale systems for the amusement and family entertainment industry, has announced that more than 20 locations have converted their systems and switched to Embed in the last 16 months. The Embed Systems are used to manage the cashless operation of games as well as the extensive redemption […]

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Laser Maze Challenge at Wilderness at the Smokies

Laser Maze Challenge at Wilderness at the Smokies

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Funovation® has installed another custom Laser Maze Challenge. You can now “snake your way through the Copperhead laser maze” at Tennessee’s largest year-round water park resort, Wilderness at the Smokies.

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Creative Works Inc. Completes Eastern Shore Lanes Project

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Creative Works Inc., put its stamp on a new entertainment facility in Spanish Fort, Ala., that just opened its doors to the public in April. Eastern Shore Lanes, which sits just outside Mobile, is a multi-attraction facility that provides a number of different options for guests including bowling, billiards, an arcade and laser tag. Creative […]

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Laser Tag and FECs – An Attraction Takes Hold in a Changing Market

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Laser Tag has been a part of the family entertainment center experience for a number of years, but especially in the last five years that experience has changed dramatically.  Typically considered to be simply a “flavor” attraction, laser tag has proven its strength to FEC owners and has become an expected attraction in centers today.   […]

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June 2012

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Ten Tips for Creating Perfect Kids’ Birthday Parties

June 2, 2012 No Comments

Listen. Customers will tell you what they really want. Be flexible. Allow parents to customize packages to meet their budgets and expectations. Provide a point person. A party coordinator or hostess will ensure that the group has dedicated customer service. Offer innovation. A fresh and exciting party will be memorable for kids. Mind the bottom […]

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Special Events Strategies – Creating the Perfect Children’s Birthday Party

Special Events Strategies – Creating the Perfect Children’s Birthday Party

June 2, 2012 No Comments

It’s a natural market. Kids are a major driver of the popularity of mini-golf and go-kart parks. And when it comes to celebrating birthdays, parents want to give their children a memorable event. But creating the perfect celebration can be challenging. After all, there are a myriad of factors, ranging from accommodating multiple age groups […]

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Sponsors

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Bulbtronics

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Knight Equipment

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Art Attack

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Extreme Engineering

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Tear Repair

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

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Store on Wheels

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Penny Press

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

Soft Play

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Aquaventronics

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

Laser Star

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Perfect Fry

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Poly Products

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

Max Flight

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

American Changer

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Rio Syrup

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

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.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Embed

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

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