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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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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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Store on Wheels

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

Extreme Engineering

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Formula K Raceways

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Rio Syrup

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Soft Play

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Spectrum Sports

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Penny Press

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Cost of Wisconson

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Max Flight

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

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.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Knight Equipment

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Tear Repair

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Aquaventronics

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Bulbtronics

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

Perfect Fry

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Poly Products

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Art Attack

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

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.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

American Changer

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Laser Star

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys