Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

Bowling and Family  Entertainment Centers – Rolling Toward Increased Profits

Bowling and Family Entertainment Centers – Rolling Toward Increased Profits

May 22, 2015 No Comments

By Vicki Hogue-Davies Two family entertainment centers, HeyDay and Fiesta Fun Center, scored strikes when they recently made bowling part of their mix of attractions. Located in Norman, Okla., HeyDay added 24 lanes of bowling on two separate floors. Fiesta Fun Center, in St. George, Utah, added 20 lanes, 16 in the main area and […]

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Getting Interest in Skating Spinning – Tips to Get Guests Roller Skating

Getting Interest in Skating Spinning – Tips to Get Guests Roller Skating

April 20, 2015 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Despite competition from games and technology, after-school sports, and other extracurricular activities, roller skating rink operators interviewed for this article said that they still have a loyal customer base. Like most pastimes, roller skating has gone in and out of fashion, but operators said that it is enjoying a comeback. Besides being […]

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Securing a Piece of the  Food-Profits Pie – Food Trends at Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers

Securing a Piece of the Food-Profits Pie – Food Trends at Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers

April 20, 2015 No Comments

By Karen Appold At facilities that offer mini-golf and go-karts, food can be part of a guest’s experience and part of your revenue. Jason Durbin, manager, Putt-Putt FunHouse, Webster, Texas, advised offering a variety without going overboard. “We market our most profitable food items and always push those items; however there are always customers looking […]

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The Well-Managed Center – Training Tips from Owners and Managers

The Well-Managed Center – Training Tips from Owners and Managers

February 13, 2015 No Comments

Mini golf and go-karts are all about fun, and owners and managers agree that training employees should be fun too. Candace Reim, franchise owner of Monster Mini Golf in Avon and Lafayette, Ind., said that her training strategy focuses on bringing the fun to customers. “We pride ourselves on our customer service and fun, entertaining […]

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The Insurance Climate and Tips for Finding the Best Insurance

The Insurance Climate and Tips for Finding the Best Insurance

February 13, 2015 No Comments

Like any entertainment venue, bowling centers need insurance. But often it can be difficult to find an insurance company willing to provide the comprehensive coverage necessary. Bowling centers nationwide had some tips to share about the current insurance market and how to find the best coverage possible. At Kearny Mesa Bowl in San Diego, Calif., […]

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Pinstack – Plano, Texas

Pinstack – Plano, Texas

February 12, 2015 No Comments

Spectrum Sports International Announces Pinstack Rock Wall Installation   Spectrum Sports International has installed a unique climbing wall at the new Pinstack bowling and family entertainment center in Plano, Texas.  The climbing wall features six routes with various slope angles to accommodate many skill levels.  Auto-belays reduce operating costs and add a layer of safety.  […]

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Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

February 12, 2015 No Comments

By Karen Appold Entertainment Properties Group, Inc. has opened their first Pinstack location in West Plano, Texas, with the Sacoa PlayCard System to manage attractions and redemption throughout this new 50,000-square-foot flagship dining and entertainment complex. Their premiere venue features 150 deluxe games and indoor mega attractions of laser tag, bumper cars, climbing walls and […]

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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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Sponsors

Art Attack

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

Bulbtronics

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

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.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Store on Wheels

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Spectrum Sports

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

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.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Formula K Raceways

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Extreme Engineering

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Laser Star

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

American Changer

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Spectrum
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