Archive for 2012

Customers Favor Music and Redemption

Customers Favor Music and Redemption

February 16, 2012 No Comments

In the last decade, coin-op amusement companies have witnessed many changes in their industry as well as changes in the demand for different types of games. Where traditional games once were a major attraction in bars, taverns and other venues, it is the internet jukebox and redemption games which offer higher quality merchandise that are […]


Innovative Thinking Fuels a Changing Industry

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Bulk Vending Machine and Merchandise Trends These mechanical and electronic wonders help feed and entertain us and quench our thirst.  Vending machines, including bulk and full line, deliver everything from soft drinks, snacks and toys to entertainment in the form of music and games.  Today, more operators have expanded their offering to include a greater […]


Creating Redemption Profits

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Strategies from Family Entertainment Centers Redemption prizes are creating a lot of excitement among customers visiting family entertainment centers.  Not surprising since, depending on the game, patrons can win everything from toys and trinkets to laptop computers and Apple iPads.  This rise in popularity in redemption games and prizes has become a significant contributor to […]


Tips from the ILTA

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Create the Right Package: The target market for corporate events is, in general, middle management. Middle management tends to be in the 30-50-year-old range. As such, they are not as young as they once were and do not grasp the “complexities” of a laser tag game as easily as a pre-adolescent or a teenager does. […]


Facility Focus: X-Site Amusement and Entertainment Center

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Location: Indianapolis, Ind. Owners: Ken Fraley and Gene Brown Open in June of 1999 by owners Ken Fraley and Gene Brown, X-Site Amusement and Recreation Center of Indianapolis, Ind., still offers great and exciting laser tag experiences and events. “After being a business owner in the gas and convenience store business for 20-plus years, Ken […]

The Profitability Picture – Drivers for Visitation and Spending

The Profitability Picture – Drivers for Visitation and Spending

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Even though the economy has everyone tightening their belts, people still want to have fun. Go-kart and mini-golf centers have risen to the challenge, and have come up with creative ways to “drive” people to their centers and keep their businesses running in spite of it all. Here’s a picture of what’s happening at a […]


Rolling Toward Profits with Coin-op – How Arcades Complement Bowling

February 16, 2012 No Comments

While the increasing popularity of bowling itself bodes well for bowling centers’ business, operators would still do well to look into other features to better service their guests and improve their business picture. A properly managed arcade is one such feature, owners and managers of these facilities have discovered. At the 30,000-square-foot Fountain Bowl in […]


Creating Events That Create Revenues

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Regardless of the industry within which you operate, one thing is for sure, we are in the middle of a major change.  Technology, government, unemployment, pop-culture, etc. are all drastically changing the way we do business and the demands of our consumers.  Families today are actively looking for ways to save money.  By creating special […]


February 16, 2012 No Comments

With over 100 years of combined industry experience, the Industry Owls are seasoned veterans who have seen it all, the good, the bad and the ugly, when it comes to making the right decision for picking vendors. Just slightly behind your employees and your guests, suppliers and vendors are a major key influencer in the […]

Sunway Lagoon Expands with Malaysia’s First WhiteWater Abyss™

Sunway Lagoon Expands with Malaysia’s First WhiteWater Abyss™

February 16, 2012 No Comments

WhiteWater has been commissioned to provide Sunway Lagoon with Malaysia’s first  Abyss™ attraction. Sunway Lagoon will offer one of the world’s largest Abyss™ waterslides on the highest slope in Asia, as well as hundreds of dazzling LED lights. The Abyss™ will take up to six riders through a thrilling series of open and enclosed sections with gripping twists […]

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Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Knight Equipment

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.


Evaporative snow systems.


Manufacturer of waterslides


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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

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.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Art Attack

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

California Portable Dance Floor Company


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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

American Changer

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Penny Press

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.


Laser maze challenge

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Spectrum Sports

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Laser Star

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

Formula K Raceways

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

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.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts


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.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.


Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Soft Play

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


Flashing cotton candy cones.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

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.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Rio Syrup

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


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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Max Flight

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Tear Repair

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.


Fresh food and sandwich options.


Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Poly Products

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

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