Archive for August, 2016

Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Brought High Tech Fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong’s Summer Splash

Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Brought High Tech Fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong’s Summer Splash

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Last summer, Funovation Inc., pioneer and global provider of the Laser Maze Challenge, extended its own unique brand of fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong, an award-winning theme park, at its signature seasonal campaign, Summer Splash 2016. The company made a bright splash with the attraction, Amaze-ing Lasers, which featured three side-by-side mazes with different game play options.  Players […]

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September/October 2016

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Amusement Park Report Crowd Control – How to Keep Parks Safe and Well Organized – From Food to Rides How a selection of parks stay organized by offering advanced services to guests. Bonus Sidebar: Five Tips to Streamline Park Operations The Large Park Report What’s the Future of Waterparks in the Large Parks? In this […]

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Amber Collier Joins Intercard Sales Team

Amber Collier Joins Intercard Sales Team

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Intercard, Inc., recently hired Amber Collier for United States domestic sales.  Collier will focus on U.S.-based business opportunities, where Intercard has experienced double-digit growth year-to-year for the past three years. Collier started her family entertainment center career in 2009 as president and owner of The Zone Family Fun Center Kalispell, Mont. Later, she worked for Apex […]

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Richard Long of Benchmark Games  Retires

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Alexander Kress, president of Benchmark Games, recently announced the retirement of Rich Long, a 42-year industry veteran and long-time member of the company’s sales team. Long began his career in 1974 with Time-Out Family Amusement Centers operating arcades throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Twenty years later and 130 stores total, Long joined LaserTron […]

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Crowd Control  <br>How to Keep Parks Safe and Well Organized – From Food to Rides

Crowd Control
How to Keep Parks Safe and Well Organized – From Food to Rides

August 29, 2016 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald With more than 20 acres and 22 rides, Quassy may not be the largest amusement park in Connecticut, but it’s certainly one of the oldest. Opened in 1908 on the South Shore of Lake Quassapauq, the park has been evolving with the needs of its visitors for more than a century. […]

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Mini-Golf and Go-Karts <br>Tips to Upsell Attractions

Mini-Golf and Go-Karts
Tips to Upsell Attractions

August 26, 2016 No Comments

Upselling attractions can improve guest satisfaction and profits. At mini-golf, go-kart, and family fun centers with these attractions, owners and managers offer their tips for successful upselling, and describe their most popular attractions. At Wilsonville Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle’s Restaurant in Wilsonville, Ore., Shift Manager Audra Harley said her staff is trained to give […]

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Riding High  <br>New Waterpark Attractions

Riding High
New Waterpark Attractions

August 26, 2016 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova From the venerable attractions of Disney to just-opened resorts, waterparks around the country are stepping up their game with thrilling new rides to wow guests old and new. What do many of these rides have in common? Exclusivity and speed. From Colorado’s first simulated beach to groundbreaking aquatic coasters, waterparks are offering […]

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Quick Coin Profits  <br>Keeping Bulk Vending and Redemption Machines Earning

Quick Coin Profits
Keeping Bulk Vending and Redemption Machines Earning

August 26, 2016 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Clean, shiny machines full of fresh, appealing items – that’s the recipe for revenue at bulk vending and redemption game machines, according to a survey of industry veterans. “The best way to keep them earning is to make sure they’re full and clean,” affirmed Jonathan Zale, who owns Vending of Texas in […]

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Bowling Centers: Getting Your Food and Beverage Sales on a Roll

Bowling Centers: Getting Your Food and Beverage Sales on a Roll

August 26, 2016 No Comments

At Big Al’s Inc., in Vancouver, Wash., everything needs to be giant and overwhelming—including food and beverage portions. “Our food matches our brand and has guests saying ‘wow’,” said Thomas King II, food and beverage director at the three facilities, which are an average 65,000 square feet in size. Names of food items on the […]

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2016 Analysis: The First Six Months  Concludes with a Successful Bowl Expo

2016 Analysis: The First Six Months Concludes with a Successful Bowl Expo

August 26, 2016 No Comments

By Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky Bowl Expo 2016 was a spectacular industry direction-changing event. Similar to political conventions where each convention’s candidate sees a big jump in the polls, our industry felt the positive contagious energy and enthusiasm at Bowl Expo 2016 (June 27-30 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas). We Buzz Boyz both agreed it […]

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Sponsors

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Laser Star

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

Max Flight

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Rio Syrup

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Knight Equipment

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Cost of Wisconson

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Embed

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Penny Press

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Extreme Engineering

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Poly Products

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

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.

Store on Wheels

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Art Attack

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

American Changer

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
Embed
LAI
American Conference