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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Brunswick Bowling

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Aquaventronics

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Formula K Raceways

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Spectrum Sports

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Store on Wheels

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Tear Repair

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

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.

Laser Star

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

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.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Penny Press

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Perfect Fry

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Poly Products

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Cost of Wisconson

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

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.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Max Flight

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Soft Play

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

Rio Syrup

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

American Changer

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

Art Attack

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Family Fun Corp.

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

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.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

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