Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

Laser Tag Manufacturers and Suppliers Alliance Announced

January 6, 2015 No Comments

Lazer Runner and Zone Laser Tag, the two largest laser tag companies who supply over 52 percent of the world laser tag locations with quality equipment, have announced the formation of an alliance open to the premier laser tag suppliers. This new group is the Laser Tag Manufacturers and Suppliers Alliance (LTMSA) and includes not […]

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Safe and Sound-Advice on Preventing Injuries and Accidents to Create a Secure Center

Safe and Sound-Advice on Preventing Injuries and Accidents to Create a Secure Center

October 22, 2014 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Keeping bowling center staff and customers safe starts with keeping an eye on the weather, according to Maria Giambrone, personnel and facility manager at Northern Lights Recreation in Harbor Springs, Mich. “We live in an area that has an average of 120 inches of snow annually,” she explained. “We use a […]

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Tips for Guest Comfort -Buying the Best Furnishings and Trash Cans

Tips for Guest Comfort -Buying the Best Furnishings and Trash Cans

October 22, 2014 No Comments

By Michael Sadowski Your guests may not think about the seating, trash cans or other furnishings at your miniature golf course or go-kart racing facility. But these elements can be the most important aspects of making sure the visitor experience remains the best you can possibly provide. And when it comes to making sure facilities […]

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Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Guests – Floor Covering Purchase and Maintenance Advice

Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Guests – Floor Covering Purchase and Maintenance Advice

October 22, 2014 No Comments

By Genie Davis With so many wheels rolling across the carpet at roller skating centers, choosing the correct kind and color of carpet for floors and walls, as well as establishing sound maintenance techniques, are both important to keep skaters and operators happy. At Roller King Skating & Blading in Roseville, Calif., Manager and Owner […]

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Mixing it Up – How Laser Tag Centers Benefit from Additional Attractions

October 22, 2014 No Comments

For birthday parties and corporate teambuilding, laser tag is a winning choice. But is the light-speed sport a sufficient motivator for entire families to spend time (and money) at a center? Many laser tag centers are choosing to diversify, adding other attractions to draw customers who might not come otherwise—and to keep fans entertained while […]

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Bowling: Brunswick Open Letter to the Bowling Industry

July 24, 2014 No Comments

Brunswick Open Letter to the Bowling Industy (1)

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Laser Tag: Creative Works Holds Educational Event

March 1, 2014 No Comments

The most recent LaserTAG360 EVENT from Creative Works was held in early February in Indianapolis, Ind. Entrepreneurs and current business owners from all over North America attended the two-day educational session to learn about adding a laser tag attraction to a new or existing entertainment facility. It was the seventh time the company has organized […]

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Laser Tag: Big and Small Changes to Improve the Bottom Line

March 1, 2014 No Comments

The fun of laser tag games is holding steady for customers of all ages nationwide. But each laser tag entertainment arena has their own tips and techniques to improve their bottom line. At Rascals Family Fun Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, Manager Glen Peterson focuses on mainly locally based customers of all ages with his South […]

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Roller Skating: Setting the Scene for Success  <br/>Tips for Best Music, Lighting, Carpeting and Paint Practices at Roller Skating Centers

Roller Skating: Setting the Scene for Success
Tips for Best Music, Lighting, Carpeting and Paint Practices at Roller Skating Centers

March 1, 2014 No Comments

While many skating centers feature new lighting technology like lasers and black lights, VanHouten said that the disco ball is still king of the rink. “The old standard is still the disco ball,” she said. “Everybody always wants to make sure the disco ball’s going.” Moonlight Rollerway has made some advancements in lighting, according to […]

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Six Tips to Sell More Food

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Get the Picture. Remember that people respond to visual cues. Show pictures of your food choices on big screen TVs and post food posters and photographs throughout the center. Go All Out. Line baskets with wax paper for a fancier look, and make sure paper plates are good quality for food with a higher perceived […]

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Sponsors

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Store on Wheels

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Spectrum Sports

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Extreme Engineering

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

Laser Star

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

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.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching 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.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Art Attack

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

American Changer

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

Bulbtronics

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

Spectrum
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