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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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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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Perfect Fry

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Formula K Raceways

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Rio Syrup

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

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.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Max Flight

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Embed

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

American Changer

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Cost of Wisconson

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Brunswick Bowling

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Extreme Engineering

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Art Attack

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

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.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Spectrum Sports

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

Knight Equipment

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Bulbtronics

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Laser Star

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

Tear Repair

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Poly Products

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Soft Play

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

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.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Aquaventronics

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Penny Press

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

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