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Applying Sound Thinking to a Changing Industry

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Encouraging innovation and building up your business to be the best it can be goes hand in hand with listening and responding to what the market is demanding when it comes to creating an organization that will stand the test of time and thrive through adversity. The amusement and leisure entertainment industries have surely faced […]

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November 2012

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November 2012

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COVER STORY Prime Time for Themed Locations – Company Adds Larger-than-Life Prop Creation to Roster of Services Prime Time Amusements (PTA), one of the premier global operators, sellers and event renters of video arcade machines and simulators since 1992, recently launched a new division, called Prop Creations. This article tells the story of the thinking […]

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Sponsors

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Spectrum Sports

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Sureshot Redemption

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Store on Wheels

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Soft Play

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Knight Equipment

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Embed

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Laser Star

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Formula K Raceways

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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.

Penny Press

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

Aquaventronics

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

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.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Tear Repair

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

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.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Bulbtronics

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Poly Products

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Art Attack

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

Rio Syrup

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

Max Flight

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Perfect Fry

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

American Changer

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

Spectrum
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