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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Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Bulbtronics

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Sureshot Redemption

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Laser Star

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

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.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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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.

Penny Press

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Art Attack

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Embed

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Poly Products

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Knight Equipment

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

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.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Aquaventronics

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

Spectrum Sports

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

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.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Store on Wheels

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Soft Play

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

American Changer

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Perfect Fry

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Tear Repair

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

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