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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Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Soft Play

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Spectrum Sports

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

Bulbtronics

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Hoffman Mint

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Knight Equipment

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Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Tube Pro

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

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Formula K Raceways

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Coast to Coast

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Friedman Group Ins.

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Fast Corp Vending

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Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

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S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Tokens Direct

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Birthday University

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Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Wapello Fabrications

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Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Laser Star

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Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Poly Products

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Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

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American Changer

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Family Fun Corp.

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

Art Attack

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Extreme Engineering

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Aquaventronics

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Max Flight

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Rio Syrup

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Namco

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Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

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.

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.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Store on Wheels

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

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.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Cost of Wisconson

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

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