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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Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Max Flight

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

Rio Syrup

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Formula K Raceways

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Tear Repair

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Spectrum Sports

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Laser Star

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Aquaventronics

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Store on Wheels

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Embed

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

Penny Press

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Art Attack

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Extreme Engineering

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

Perfect Fry

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

Poly Products

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

Soft Play

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

American Changer

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

Knight Equipment

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Bulbtronics

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Family Fun Corp.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

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.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
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Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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