Archive for 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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

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.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Rio Syrup

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Tear Repair

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Poly Products

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Extreme Engineering

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Laser Star

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

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.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Max Flight

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

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.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

American Changer

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Perfect Fry

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Art Attack

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Knight Equipment

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

Soft Play

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Aquaventronics

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

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.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Bulbtronics

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Penny Press

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

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.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Formula K Raceways

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Spectrum
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