Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

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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Should You Be Fueling Up or Plugging In?   <br>Gas Versus Electric Go-Karts

Should You Be Fueling Up or Plugging In?
Gas Versus Electric Go-Karts

March 11, 2016 No Comments

What drives an individual to take a spin in a go-kart at an amusement center? Some might say it’s the need for speed – which in turn ignites the debate over whether gas or electric go-karts deliver the most bang for a consumer’s buck. So which is preferable? It depends on who you ask. At […]

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Bowling Center Profile: High 5 Entertainment

Bowling Center Profile: High 5 Entertainment

February 22, 2016 No Comments

Scott and Jenny Emley always dreamed of launching a family business. This past January, their dream became a reality with the launch of High 5 Entertainment in Lakeway, Texas, a multi-faceted recreation center that is a family business in all senses of the word — serving clients “from age 2 to 102,” said Scott Emley […]

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Fun to Spare<br>  An Innovative Take on Laser Tag Takes Hold in Minnesota

Fun to Spare
An Innovative Take on Laser Tag Takes Hold in Minnesota

February 22, 2016 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova The residents of Owatonna, Minn., got an extra Christmas present last year – a brand-new, state-of-the-art laser tag arena, unveiled in late December inside the three-year-old Spare Time Entertainment Center. Residents of this city an hour south of Minneapolis can work off those holiday calories by chasing each other through a sound-enhanced, […]

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A Laser Focus on Fun  <br>Creating the Best Parties at Laser Tag Centers

A Laser Focus on Fun
Creating the Best Parties at Laser Tag Centers

February 5, 2016 No Comments

Laser Tag parties are great fun for birthday celebrations. But in a crowded field of available laser tag venues, what are the elements that create the best parties? Venue managers and owners tag stellar customer service and great packages as key to being the best. At Speedy’s Fast Track in Houston, Texas, Vice President of […]

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With What Size Staff Should Your Center Roll? <br> Roller Skating Management Strategies

With What Size Staff Should Your Center Roll?
Roller Skating Management Strategies

January 4, 2016 No Comments

By Amy Freeman It’s a common question: Is it better to have a lot of people working a shift or to operate with a lean crew? Both options have benefits and drawbacks. Overstaffing means you’re prepared if you get a sudden rush of people. Working with a small team can help save money. Managers and […]

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Sponsors

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Laser Star

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Brunswick Bowling

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

American Changer

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Art Attack

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Spectrum Sports

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Bulbtronics

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Store on Wheels

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

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