Archive for October, 2012

The Idea Machine

October 23, 2012 No Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel                         The masses have spoken. I received several emails suggesting that I tackle the subject of how to get suggestions heard and/or how to successfully implement change within an entrenched organization. They are sister subjects. I will try to cover […]



Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Spectrum Sports

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Max Flight

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Extreme Engineering

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

Soft Play

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

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.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Penny Press

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Tear Repair

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Poly Products

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Perfect Fry

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

American Changer

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.


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

Laser Star

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

Knight Equipment

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.


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.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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


Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.


Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Formula K Raceways

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

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.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

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.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.


Fresh food and sandwich options.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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


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


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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.


Manufacturer of waterslides

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.


Evaporative snow systems.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.


Flashing cotton candy cones.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.


Laser maze challenge

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Art Attack

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

Extreme Engineering
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.