Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

Helios Races to Cajun Fast Tracks

Helios Races to Cajun Fast Tracks

January 5, 2017 No Comments

        Cajun Fast Tracks, located in Breaux Bridge, La., recently installed a 20-player Helios Laser Tag system for their go-karting facility. Cajun Fast Tracks, a new and exciting family entertainment center in the Lafayette area, opened its doors with an adrenaline-rushing attraction mix of go-karting, laser tag, arcade, XD Theater 6D ride, […]

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Keeping Sales Spinning <br> Selling More Food at Roller Skating Centers

Keeping Sales Spinning
Selling More Food at Roller Skating Centers

December 29, 2016 No Comments

There’s nothing quite like the scent of freshly popping popcorn to set people’s mouths to watering. They may go to a roller skating facility first and foremost to skate, yet when the right incentives are present skaters soon have more on their minds than simply spinning around the rink. Facility owners and managers know this […]

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Fixing for Success  <br>Top Maintenance Tips for Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers

Fixing for Success
Top Maintenance Tips for Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers

December 29, 2016 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova For go-kart centers, the biggest maintenance issue is keeping those karts in working condition. Mini-golf installations are less likely to suffer mechanical issues, but more challenging to keep neat and clean, according to a survey of facility owners and managers. The classic American pastimes of go-karting and mini-golf come with their own […]

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He Hu Darz <br> A Center with a Tough Name Where the Fun Is Easy

He Hu Darz
A Center with a Tough Name Where the Fun Is Easy

December 29, 2016 No Comments

By Susan Mease Laser tag has been around since the 1980s, and while the equipment has evolved over the ensuing 30 years, the game has remained essentially a shoot-em-up.  However, with the opening of He Hu Darz in Middlesboro, Ky., on Thanksgiving Day 2016, laser tag now offers teamwork development, learning objectives and an educational […]

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Gazing into the Crystal Bowling Ball <br>Trends and the Future

Gazing into the Crystal Bowling Ball
Trends and the Future

December 29, 2016 No Comments

By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson The new year might be time for a fresh look at your center and what it means to your community.  These center managers and owners share how they are serving their communities and meeting the needs of their customers. Terry Saracino, general manager of T-Bowl Lanes II in Wayne, N.J., has […]

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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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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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100 Years of Mini golf celebration and fundraiser

100 Years of Mini golf celebration and fundraiser

May 25, 2016 No Comments

Click Here to get your 100 Years of Mini Golf Promotion Tool Kit Participate to drive business and raise money for Give Kids The World. A Win-Win!

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Centers with Themed Elements to Spare <br> Trends in Bowling Center Design

Centers with Themed Elements to Spare
Trends in Bowling Center Design

May 25, 2016 No Comments

By Genie Davis From a retro-look to a knight’s castle theme, bowling centers nationwide rely on a wide variety of design and theming strategies to keep balls rolling down the lanes. Regardless of the decor choices made, the best bowling center designs appeal to customer demographics or offer unique attributes that make a center stand […]

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Where Simple Menus Sell More Food  <br>How Hunger Gets Zapped at Laser Tag Centers

Where Simple Menus Sell More Food
How Hunger Gets Zapped at Laser Tag Centers

April 12, 2016 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Laser tag can make people hungry. When families spend the morning chasing each other through the flashing lights of the laser arena at Whirlydome, a family entertainment center in Orlando, Fla., they work up an appetite for pizza, burgers and wings, said Manager Nikita Patel. But as at laser tag facilities everywhere, […]

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Sponsors

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Bulbtronics

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Extreme Engineering

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Formula K Raceways

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Art Attack

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

American Changer

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

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.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Store on Wheels

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Laser Star

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

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.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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