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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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Penny Press

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Perfect Fry

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Knight Equipment

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

American Changer

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

Art Attack

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Formula K Raceways

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending 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.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Tear Repair

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Rio Syrup

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Laser Star

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Store on Wheels

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Max Flight

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Soft Play

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

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.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Extreme Engineering

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Embed

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Spectrum Sports

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Poly Products

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Bulbtronics

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Aquaventronics

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

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