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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Brunswick Bowling

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Family Fun Corp.

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

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.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

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.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Poly Products

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Knight Equipment

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

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.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Max Flight

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Spectrum Sports

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

American Changer

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

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.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Embed

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

Tear Repair

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Bulbtronics

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

Rio Syrup

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

Penny Press

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

Soft Play

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Store on Wheels

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

Aquaventronics

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Sureshot Redemption

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Perfect Fry

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Extreme Engineering

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Art Attack

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

Laser Star

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys