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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM 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.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Perfect Fry

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

American Changer

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Knight Equipment

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Aquaventronics

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Extreme Engineering

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Penny Press

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Poly Products

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

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.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Bulbtronics

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Soft Play

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Spectrum Sports

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Tear Repair

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Laser Star

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Family Fun Corp.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Rio Syrup

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

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.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Art Attack

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Embed

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Store on Wheels

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

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