Archive for November, 2013

Vendor Spotlight: Flagship Carpets, Calhoun, Ga.

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Flagship Carpets, located in Calhoun, Ga., has been the leading supplier of carpet to the family entertainment industry for over 30 years.  Flagship is family owned and operated with over 50 years and four generations of textile manufacturing experience. Though experience is invaluable in the carpet industry, Flagship also understands that to provide our customers […]


Asheville’s Fun Depot, Asheville, N.C. and Creative Works, Inc.

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Creative Works, Inc., is a full-service theme creator, prop builder and attractions provider to theme parks, museums, family entertainment centers, restaurants, tourist attractions and other venues. For over 15 years, they have brought ideas to life with a talented team of designers, sculptors, craftsmen, and artisans, known throughout the industry as the “Theme Team,” and are proud […]


An Industry Perspective
The Ride Theft Question

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One of the most frustrating and ongoing battles an FEC operator faces is controlling theft on their attractions.  While it often starts as giving a friend a free ride, it can quickly progress to multiple ride attendants taking a few dollars for a ride at the attraction and pocketing it, stealing admission dollars from the […]


RUSH Laser Tag Arenas Continues to Raise the Bar

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Art Attack is pleased to announce the continued growth of its RUSH Laser Tag Arenas division. In the past few years the designers and fabricators at Art Attack have been developing new laser tag arenas that are unique and trendsetting in the industry.   In the last few months alone the company has built six […]

Loveland Loves Laser Tag <br/>Why Some Believe the City Is Poised to Become the United States’ Laser Tag Capital

Loveland Loves Laser Tag
Why Some Believe the City Is Poised to Become the United States’ Laser Tag Capital

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Less than an hour north of Denver, Loveland, Colo., is a scenic retreat in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Fort Collins, a hub for vacationers, craft beer lovers and tourists clamoring to see, among other attractions, the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining. The aptly nicknamed Sweetheart City is also home to […]


Commemorating the Live Music Era

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Dominic Cangelosi, owner of Moonlight Rollerway Skating Rink in Glendale, Calif.,  recently donated his vintage Hammond B3 organ to the National Museum of Roller Skating in Lincoln, Neb. Museum Director James Vannurden explained, “Rinks have always had music.  This is Dominic’s personal organ that he would bring to wherever the National Indoor Championships were being […]

Laced up for Success<br/>Operational Tips from Roller Skating Centers

Laced up for Success
Operational Tips from Roller Skating Centers

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When you run a roller skating facility, your goal is to keep the families coming and ensure that a new generation grows up loving to skate. The roots of Skate Daze in Omaha, Neb., go back to the 1940s when the father of current owner Scott Cernik, traveled the Midwest with a portable rink.  Now […]


Rounding the Corner Toward Success
New Trends Indicate Significant Roller Skating Industry Growth

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The family entertainment center industry is growing at an ever-increasing pace. In fact, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions estimates the FEC industry has growth of approximately 25 new facilities each and every year – and the roller skating industry is no exception. In interviews with several roller skating rink owners, we found […]


Making a Go of Go-Karting
Strategies to Drive Increased Interest

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No matter their age, many guests of family entertainment centers jump at the chance to ride the go-karts. But that doesn’t mean operators shouldn’t implement, and aren’t implementing, strategies for driving increased interest in and profitability from this activity. Go-karts are a major draw to, and centerpiece attraction at, Rogue Valley Family Fun Center in […]


A Question and Answer Interview with Tami Dean, General Manager, Ride Development Company (RDC)

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Tourist Attractions & Parks:  What are current equipment trends in the bumper car industry? Tami Dean: Over the years, there has been a marked trend toward tube system bumper cars rather than the traditional dodgem electric cars. The tube cars are simply more durable and easier to maintain.  Recently, some owners and operators are asking […]

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Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

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.


Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

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.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Perfect Fry

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Laser Star

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

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.


Evaporative snow systems.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.


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.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Tear Repair

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.


Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.


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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Spectrum Sports

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

Knight Equipment

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.


Laser maze challenge

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.


Manufacturer of waterslides

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Store on Wheels

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


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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

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.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Penny Press

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


Fresh food and sandwich options.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

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.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.


Flashing cotton candy cones.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Art Attack

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Rio Syrup

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Poly Products

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

American Changer

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.


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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

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Rebound Unlimted, Inc.