Archive for January, 2013

From Quick Snacks to Full Meals <br/>Trends in Zoo Carts and Concessions

From Quick Snacks to Full Meals
Trends in Zoo Carts and Concessions

January 3, 2013 No Comments

With so much to see at zoos, it is no wonder that many guests want to stop for only a quick meal or snack while they make their way from exhibit to exhibit.  Zoos accommodate their guests’ appetites with sit-down, stand-alone and food cart stations that sell everything from full meals to quick snacks. Operated […]

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ICE is shipping the milk jug toss game

ICE is shipping the milk jug toss game

January 3, 2013 No Comments

ICE is shipping Milk Jug Toss from its busy production facility. The all-time carnival hit is now a skill redemption game and is quickly grabbing operator’s attention with its earnings potential. The game debuted at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012 in Orlando, Fla. “The game was incredibly well received at IAAPA.  Our good customers from everywhere […]

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Bulk Vending Prizes and Toys
Taking a Calculated Approach to Stocking Best Bests

January 3, 2013 No Comments

If there’s a single issue about which vending machine and coin-op machine operators can concur, it’s this: The prevalent trend in capsule toys and non-capsule toys prizes is that no trend exists; what’s hot and what’s not truly differs not only from company to company, but from location to location. If another issue on which […]

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Facility Focus <br/>Branchburg Sports Complex, Branchburg, N.J.

Facility Focus
Branchburg Sports Complex, Branchburg, N.J.

January 3, 2013 No Comments

Opened in November of 2010, Branchburg Sports Complex (BSC) in Branchburg, N.J., is a rare kind of entertainment center. Part Family Entertainment, part Sports Complex and part Fitness Center, you won’t find many other facilities anywhere quite like this 78,000-square-foot monster! We recently spent some time speaking with owner Mark Lauber about his facility and […]

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Year-round Destination Made Possible with an Indoor Waterpark

Year-round Destination Made Possible with an Indoor Waterpark

January 2, 2013 No Comments

Jay Peak Resort has changed the face of Vermont tourism to more than a winter playground. It’s now a year-round luxury destination with beautiful accommodations, an array of all-season activities, and the massive Pump House Indoor water park, an incredible 40,000-square-foot facility with a stunning OpenAire retractable roof enclosure. The impressive structure accommodates a double […]

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Sponsors

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

American Changer

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

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.

Bulbtronics

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Poly Products

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

Perfect Fry

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

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.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Soft Play

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Knight Equipment

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Max Flight

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

Store on Wheels

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor 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.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Penny Press

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Spectrum Sports

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Art Attack

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Extreme Engineering

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Brunswick Bowling

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

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.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

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.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Rio Syrup

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Laser Star

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Tear Repair

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Aquaventronics

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Johnny Rockets
LMap Powered by Silvercrest
Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys