Archive for January, 2014

Lazer Maze Challenge® Is Added at Jonesville, Mich., Bowling Center

Lazer Maze Challenge® Is Added at Jonesville, Mich., Bowling Center

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Jonesville Lanes (L & J Lanes) in Jonesville, Mich., is the latest bowling center to add a Laser Maze Challenge® to their amusement offerings. Officially opened in October, 2013, L & J Lanes’ Laser Maze features Funovation’s Time Portal graphics, lighted door entry and newest innovation, Video Capture.  While a small footprint attraction, The Laser Maze Challenge® offers just […]

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A “Frenzy” Has Arrived in Fort Dodge

A “Frenzy” Has Arrived in Fort Dodge

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Fort Frenzy Family Entertainment Center is bringing fun to Fort Dodge, Iowa.  The new facility is opening its new custom Earth Quest themed laser tag arena designed by Creative Works (www.thewoweffect.com), a turnkey attraction.  When players step into this unique arena, they leave their normal lives behind them and enter an alternate universe.  Players are […]

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Building the Membership or Frequent Player Base

Building the Membership or Frequent Player Base

January 1, 2014 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Laser tag players young and old like to return to play again and again. That’s why many laser tag facilities implement membership or “frequent player” programs. With these programs, members can often track their game statistics, and even build their laser tag skills. “The most important aspect of the membership cards […]

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Glowing Reviews<br/>The Lighting and Glow Product Picture at  Roller Skating Centers

Glowing Reviews
The Lighting and Glow Product Picture at Roller Skating Centers

January 1, 2014 No Comments

When explaining the popularity of the “glow phenomenon” at roller skating rinks, Nick Champa said it’s not exactly rocket science. “Have you ever seen what it looks like when someone waves a glow stick around in the dark?” asked Champa, owner of Champ’s Entertainment Complex in Lexington, Ky. “A glow stick will put a kid […]

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SplitShot Mini Golf: A New, Fun Modular Design Driven by Customer Need

SplitShot Mini Golf: A New, Fun Modular Design Driven by Customer Need

January 1, 2014 No Comments

SplitShot Mini Golf proves that design follows need. SplitShot creates more fun for each putt on the course according to Kreg Krupa, Adventure Golf Services account executive.  “Our potential buyers express their desire to purchase a low cost, portable miniature golf with more fun than other available models. “We sell many low cost miniature golf […]

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Two Essential Fun Food Attributes

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Sell the Same. Repeat visitors expect consistency and a high quality meal each visit. Make The Price Right. Meal costs should comfortably accommodate families and small groups.

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Fun Food Strategies for the Fun of It

January 1, 2014 No Comments

By Julie Ritzer Ross While healthier fare continues to garner guests’ attention, staples like pizza and fun foods remain the most popular menu options at go-kart and mini-golf facilities. Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center in Batavia, Ill., definitely sells more salads and wraps, especially chicken wraps, than it did one or two years ago, noted Manager […]

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Rolling Toward Fun <br/>Strategies to Target the Adult Customer

Rolling Toward Fun
Strategies to Target the Adult Customer

January 1, 2014 No Comments

By Marylou Fusco In our fast-paced, technology-heavy age bowling centers may seem like quaint throwbacks to a less sophisticated time. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Today’s bowling centers are not your parents’ bowling centers with their whitewashed walls and bad lighting. The current crop of bowling centers are still focused on […]

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The Ultimate Traveling Show <br/>Tips From and Trends For Successful Carnival Companies

The Ultimate Traveling Show
Tips From and Trends For Successful Carnival Companies

January 1, 2014 No Comments

It started out small in 1947 when Mannie and Melba Davis – along with Mannie’s parents Joe and Martha – leased their first five rides from the former Eyerly ride company in Salem, Ore. Building on those five rides, a family business was created, traveling along the West Coast from California to Texas for several […]

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Surf’s Up
How a One-of-a-Kind Attraction in New England
Could Change Tomorrow’s Waterparks

January 1, 2014 No Comments

by Natalie Hope McDonald It is not unusual to see thrill seekers leaping through the air at the SkyVenture indoor skydiving attraction in New Hampshire, but no one would have expected to see folks hanging ten in Nashua. That was until Rob and Laurie Greer came up with the concept for an indoor Surf Park, […]

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Sponsors

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Rio Syrup

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Tear Repair

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Store on Wheels

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Formula K Raceways

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Embed

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

Bulbtronics

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

Aquaventronics

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Laser Star

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Max Flight

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

American Changer

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Art Attack

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Knight Equipment

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

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.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Poly Products

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

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.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Extreme Engineering

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Spectrum Sports

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Penny Press

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Soft Play

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

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Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.