Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

When the Focus Is Fun <br> The Best Arcade Games for Laser Tag Centers

When the Focus Is Fun
The Best Arcade Games for Laser Tag Centers

April 6, 2017 No Comments

When they’re not chasing each other around the arena, laser tag patrons head to the arcade for the kind of stimulating games they can’t play at home: air hockey, gun simulations and anything that may win them a prize. “They like things they haven’t seen before,” said Manager Clay Blackwell of his customers at Frankie’s […]

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Pies for  Sky-High Sales <br> Making the Best Pizza

Pies for Sky-High Sales
Making the Best Pizza

April 6, 2017 No Comments

Pizza is a popular grab-and-go food option at roller skating centers, and there are many pizza options available to choose from. Some roller skating centers opt for buying pre-made pizza, like Rola-Rena Roller Skating Center in Green Bay, Wis. “We have a local pizza place, Hansen’s Pizza, make our pizzas for us,” said Owner Mary […]

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Ideas for Great Events<br> Party Advice for Bowling Centers

Ideas for Great Events
Party Advice for Bowling Centers

April 6, 2017 No Comments

By Karen Appold When hosting a birthday party, there are lots of things a bowling center can do to make it a huge success. Allison Jennings, general manager, WOW! Zone Family Entertainment Center, Mankato, Minn., schedules a host to work at each party. The host is responsible for keeping all activities on track, ordering food […]

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Advice for the Best Arcades <br>Tips from Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Locations

Advice for the Best Arcades
Tips from Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Locations

February 13, 2017 No Comments

Arcades are a fun attraction at many mini-golf and go-kart facilities, drawing in customers of all ages. How the arcade is set up and maintained can make a big difference in profitability by driving traffic, drawing in visitors and keeping them at the games. Arcades that are attractive, clean and have a variety of games […]

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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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Sponsors

Brunswick Bowling

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

Store on Wheels

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Laser Star

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

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.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

American Changer

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Extreme Engineering

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Sureshot Redemption

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Spectrum Sports

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Art Attack

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

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