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 […]

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Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Spectrum Sports

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

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.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Bulbtronics

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Perfect Fry

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Store on Wheels

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Soft Play

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Art Attack

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Family Fun Corp.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Embed

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Aquaventronics

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Formula K Raceways

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Tear Repair

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Knight Equipment

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Extreme Engineering

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Max Flight

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

Laser Star

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

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.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Sureshot Redemption

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Penny Press

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

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.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

American Changer

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

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