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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Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Formula K Raceways

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

American Changer

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

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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.

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.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Perfect Fry

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Art Attack

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Bulbtronics

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Soft Play

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Aquaventronics

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

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.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Family Fun Corp.

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

Max Flight

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Knight Equipment

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

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.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Penny Press

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Tear Repair

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

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.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Laser Star

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Rio Syrup

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Store on Wheels

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Brunswick Bowling

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

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