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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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Bulbtronics

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Soft Play

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Max Flight

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Knight Equipment

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

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.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Art Attack

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Penny Press

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

American Changer

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Tear Repair

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

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.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Store on Wheels

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Spectrum Sports

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Laser Star

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

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

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.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Perfect Fry

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Family Fun Corp.

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

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.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Poly Products

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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