Archive for June, 2014

The WOO Factor – Using Windows of Opportunity

June 19, 2014 4 Comments

  By Allen F. Weitzel   I am back!  I took time away to have two full knee replacements.  After forty-plus years of playing racquetball, performing western stunt shows/gunfights, and “climbing amusement park iron,” my knees and doctor said it was time for repair work.   The Idea   Following surgery, many folks asked why […]

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Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Penny Press

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Spectrum Sports

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

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.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

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.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Poly Products

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tear Repair

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

Store on Wheels

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Soft Play

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Knight Equipment

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Perfect Fry

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Max Flight

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

Bulbtronics

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Art Attack

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

Rio Syrup

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Cost of Wisconson

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

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.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

American Changer

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Aquaventronics

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Formula K Raceways

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Laser Star

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

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