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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Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

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

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A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

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Quality coin counters and sorters.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

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Custom carpets and rugs.

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Gold Medal Products Co.

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Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

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Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Challenger Industries

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Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

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Laser Tag Systems

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

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SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

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

Fast Corp Vending

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Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Aquaventronics

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

Tube Pro

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Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Rio Syrup

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California Portable Dance Floor Company

American Changer

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

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Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Art Attack

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Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Hoffman Mint

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Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Extreme Engineering

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

Max Flight

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Poly Products

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Perfect Fry

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Family Fun Corp.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

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