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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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Store on Wheels

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

Embed

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Spectrum Sports

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Rio Syrup

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Aquaventronics

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Soft Play

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Max Flight

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Laser Star

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

Tear Repair

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

American Changer

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

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.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Poly Products

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Bulbtronics

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Knight Equipment

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

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.

Extreme Engineering

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

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.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Penny Press

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Art Attack

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Perfect Fry

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

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