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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Penny Press

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Extreme Engineering

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

American Changer

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

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.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Laser Star

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Art Attack

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Spectrum Sports

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Max Flight

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Knight Equipment

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Embed

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

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.

Rio Syrup

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Poly Products

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Sureshot Redemption

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

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