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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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Max Flight

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Rio Syrup

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

American Changer

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Perfect Fry

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Aquaventronics

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Soft Play

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

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.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Poly Products

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Tear Repair

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Penny Press

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

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.

Formula K Raceways

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Store on Wheels

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Laser Star

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Embed

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Spectrum Sports

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Art Attack

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Bulbtronics

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Family Fun Corp.

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

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