Archive for May, 2014

Inspect What You Expect

May 19, 2014 8 Comments

  By Allen F. Weitzel   This past holiday season, my wife and I visited an amusement facility that I previously managed.  The attraction advertised a display of artist-decorated holiday trees throughout the facility.  It was a night event featuring the trees, lights and decorations.   The Visit   I knew some of staff working […]

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Tear Repair

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

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.

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.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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.

Formula K Raceways

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

American Changer

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

Perfect Fry

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Bulbtronics

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

Poly Products

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Sureshot Redemption

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Spectrum Sports

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Max Flight

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Soft Play

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Store on Wheels

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Rio Syrup

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Family Fun Corp.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Laser Star

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

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.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Knight Equipment

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Aquaventronics

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Penny Press

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Art Attack

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

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