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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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Laser Star

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Bulbtronics

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Extreme Engineering

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

Rio Syrup

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Tear Repair

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

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.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Knight Equipment

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

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.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Embed

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Poly Products

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Spectrum Sports

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Perfect Fry

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Penny Press

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Art Attack

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Soft Play

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Brunswick Bowling

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

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.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Aquaventronics

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

American Changer

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

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.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Sureshot Redemption

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

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