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Offering an Integrated Experience: How Planning and Thoughtful Facility Design Create Repeat Visitors

Offering an Integrated Experience: How Planning and Thoughtful Facility Design Create Repeat Visitors

January 4, 2012 No Comments

Whether you are considering adding an additional attraction to your facility or are designing a facility with multiple attractions from scratch, how you integrate your attractions together is very important. Attractions that looked patched together detract from the appeal of your facility and can cost you money. Worse is if your customer base doesn’t see […]

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Sponsors

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Knight Equipment

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Tear Repair

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Embed

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Soft Play

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending 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.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Art Attack

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Max Flight

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

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.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Laser Star

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

Perfect Fry

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Formula K Raceways

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Bulbtronics

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.

Poly Products

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

Rio Syrup

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

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.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Aquaventronics

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

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.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Spectrum Sports

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

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