Archive for August, 2012

August 2012

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The Question of Drop-off Inflatables

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Strategies for the Changing Party Landscape Inflatable amusements add an extra dash of fun to everything from a small backyard birthday party to a large corporate event. Amusement companies offer their expertise and often manpower at these events to ensure that all guests have a safe and enjoyable experience. For eight years, Mike Wilbur has […]

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Food Service Spotlight on Major League Baseball – Stepping Up to Bat for Menu Innovations

Food Service Spotlight on Major League Baseball – Stepping Up to Bat for Menu Innovations

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While there is no doubt that hot dogs and peanuts remain ballpark staples, the fact is that the average sports fan has expanded to a more sophisticated palate in recent years. This knowledge has created a challenge for concessionaires to develop an ever-changing menu of fresh and interesting delicacies that appeal to the fans. “Food […]

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Aquarium Exhibit Sound, Lighting and Special Effects – How Guests Benefit from Innovation

Aquarium Exhibit Sound, Lighting and Special Effects – How Guests Benefit from Innovation

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Via touch screens, whether double touch or single touch ELO, visitors to Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Conn., explore the interactive animal habitat exhibit, Shark Smell, and alternately, Life of Inuits in Alaska and Canada, and macro or micro telescopic views inside a fish tank through an Omniscope, invented by an aquarium trustee. BrightSign/Roku processors drive the […]

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Creating Coin-op Pros – Employee Hiring and Training Strategies

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The coin-operated machine industry is one that builds its staff using the core attributes of honesty and diligence. Workers possessing these qualities can be difficult to find, which creates the need to search for employees through more personal means than simply posting an ad. There is so much to teach these workers about the intricacies […]

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Sponsors

Soft Play

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Bulbtronics

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Perfect Fry

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Laser Star

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

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.

Extreme Engineering

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Penny Press

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Spectrum Sports

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Max Flight

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

Aquaventronics

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Tear Repair

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Rio Syrup

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

Poly Products

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Art Attack

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

American Changer

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

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.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Embed

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Store on Wheels

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Knight Equipment

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

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Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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