Archive for September, 2013

Stadium and Arena Food <br/>Chefs Swing for the Fences with Unique Eats and Fan Favorites

Stadium and Arena Food
Chefs Swing for the Fences with Unique Eats and Fan Favorites

September 1, 2013 No Comments

An executive chef at a stadium or arena knows that there is more to feeding 80,000 guests than grilling a few hot dogs.  Today’s executive chefs balance fun and typical stadium and arena food with healthy alternatives so that all fans can enjoy snacks and meals that suit their tastes and dietary preferences. Buffalo, N.Y.-based […]

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Copper Plated Zinc Tokens Are in Stock Now

Copper Plated Zinc Tokens Are in Stock Now

September 1, 2013 No Comments

Copper plated zinc tokens allow you to avoid paying more for brass tokens, and TokensDirect has plenty of this affordable option. These tokens work in most coin mechs, although their light weight may affect weigh count accuracy. Since the tokens are copper plated, they are naturally anti-microbial and won’t rust. Call the company at 1-800-514-6312 […]

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Operator’s Choice
The Coin-op Capsule Toy Question

September 1, 2013 No Comments

There are some things in life that are just taken for granted. Coin-operated machines filled with colorful capsule toys could be one of them. The amusement industry is slowly moving away from the nostalgic mechanisms. Adults of a certain age remember the joy of popping a coin or two into a glass, bubble-like, coin-operated machine […]

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Why Game Diversification Pays Off

September 1, 2013 No Comments

Offering variety of gaming can be costly, but worth it, according the waterpark managers. That means investing in popular games. “For the adults, we see significant play on Big Buck Hunter (a shooting game), Deal or No Deal and Wheel of Fortune with our older audience,” said Tor Anderson, director of aquatics for Edgewater Hotel […]

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A Ripple Effect for Increased Revenue
How Arcades Are Adding to the Fun at Waterparks

September 1, 2013 No Comments

A day at the waterpark no longer just involves sliding down slides, lounging in the lazy river and maybe making a trip to the snack bar. Arcades have become an integral part of the waterpark experience, not only providing an amenity so children, and adults, have something different to add to the overall experience, but […]

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Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Knight Equipment

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Brunswick Bowling

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Spectrum Sports

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Store on Wheels

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

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.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Sureshot Redemption

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Bulbtronics

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Art Attack

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Tear Repair

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

Laser Star

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Penny Press

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Aquaventronics

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Perfect Fry

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

American Changer

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and 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.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Rio Syrup

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Poly Products

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

Max Flight

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

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.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Soft Play

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

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