Archive for 2013

Kristin Ortmann Joins Kent Precision Foods Group

Kristin Ortmann Joins Kent Precision Foods Group

October 10, 2013 No Comments

Kristin Ortmann has joined the Kent Precision Foods Group marketing team.  Ortmann is the assistant marketing manager overseeing internal and external customer website communication and development. Ortmann, a Quincy University alumnus with a B.S. in marketing, has spent most of her life in the foodservice industry.  She started helping in her grandparents catering business in […]

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Extreme Engineering Outfits Disneyland’s ESPN Zone with a Climbing Wall

Extreme Engineering Outfits Disneyland’s ESPN Zone with a Climbing Wall

October 8, 2013 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, a large supplier of zip lines, climbing walls, Extreme Airs™ and adventure products, was scheduled to outfit Disneyland’s ESPN Zone in Anaheim, Calif., with a new climbing wall. “We have been working with Disney and their great team at ESPN Zone to enhance the arcade area with an Extreme Engineering climbing wall.  The […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 3, 2013 No Comments

Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine an Amusement Park Dinner Sponsor at the IGES Show The 2013 International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® is fast approaching November 5-9 and the show’s management is excited to share the details of its very first 2013 Annual (complimentary) Amusement Park Gift Shop Buyers’ Dinner and Meeting. Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine […]

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Correction

September 19, 2013 No Comments

The contact information for LMap was listed incorrectly in the Index of Advertisers in the Sept./Oct. 2013 print edition. Here is the correct information: 818-475-7622, www.LMAP.COM/TAP

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Correction

September 19, 2013 No Comments

In the September/October 2013 print issue’s Index of Advertisers, the contact information for Johnny Rocket Group, Inc. was listed incorrectly. The correct information is: www.johnnyrockets.com, 1-949-625-1696

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The First, Best Lesson

September 6, 2013 6 Comments

    By Allen F. Weitzel     I recently ran across some photos from my early industry days. Back then, I worked for a general manager that took his management staff on field trips to observe various parks in operation.  We studied every operational phase.  Those photos reminded me of many lessons learned.   […]

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A Solid Strategy to Beat the Heat <br/>Boosting Summer Attendance with Water Elements

A Solid Strategy to Beat the Heat
Boosting Summer Attendance with Water Elements

September 2, 2013 No Comments

When the weather sizzles, crowds wither away at many zoos and aquariums. Facilities that offer splash pads, spray parks and waterparks have discovered that if they provide a way to cool off, customers will brave the heat, stay longer and spend more. Particularly at zoos where most exhibits are outdoors, a spike in the mercury […]

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How a Young Industry Caters to Its Young <br/>Strategies to Entertain Under-18 Customers

How a Young Industry Caters to Its Young
Strategies to Entertain Under-18 Customers

September 1, 2013 No Comments

In 2005, Erik Guthrie opened the Laser Tag Museum in order to preserve the almost 30-year history of laser tag. The museum now features an extensive collection of equipment, merchandise and memorabilia from dozens of laser tag facilities from all over the world. “Laser tag has grown to be a worldwide experience now enjoyed in […]

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Top Five Tips for Booking Events

September 1, 2013 No Comments

Be flexible. The more you’re willing to work with a client, the more likely they are to come back – and to refer a friend. Use social media. More people go online to plan events. That’s why getting the word out on sites like Facebook and Twitter can help link your facility with potential customers […]

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Spilling the Secrets <br/>Strategies to Promote Successful Roller Rink Events

Spilling the Secrets
Strategies to Promote Successful Roller Rink Events

September 1, 2013 No Comments

While birthday parties are still an important revenue source, roller skating rinks from the Rockaways to Venice Beach are finding innovative methods to draw unusual events to their locations.  For example, at Portland’s Oaks Park Amusement Park and Roller Rink, Emily MacKay, the promotions and events manager, is taking advantage of Washington State’s new marriage […]

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Sponsors

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Poly Products

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Art Attack

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM 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.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Knight Equipment

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Bulbtronics

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Spectrum Sports

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Family Fun Corp.

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

Laser Star

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

American Changer

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Extreme Engineering

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Aquaventronics

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

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.

Soft Play

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Max Flight

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Rio Syrup

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Store on Wheels

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

Tear Repair

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Embed

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Penny Press

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Perfect Fry

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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