Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

A Smashing Success, Here and Abroad <br />  The Bumper Car Industry

A Smashing Success, Here and Abroad
The Bumper Car Industry

July 1, 2015 No Comments

There’s something that’s just plain fun about bumper cars, whether enjoyed by children at a birthday party, as a part of an adult celebration, or for a family night out. In short, bumper cars mean success for entertainment businesses both in the United States and internationally. Tami Dean, president of Ride Development Company in Independence, […]

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Laser Tag News – Helios Laser Tag Added at Northern Lights

Laser Tag News – Helios Laser Tag Added at Northern Lights

June 2, 2015 No Comments

Randy Crim and Maria Giambrone, owners of Northern Lights Recreation Center, located in Harbor Springs, Mich., recently signed a contract for a 22-player Helios Laser Tag System at the LaserTag 360 Event held in Indianapolis. Northern Light Recreation is upgrading their bowling facility to add laser tag to their already great list of attractions. The […]

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A League of Its Own – New Family Entertainment Center Takes  the Concept to Exciting Levels

A League of Its Own – New Family Entertainment Center Takes the Concept to Exciting Levels

June 2, 2015 No Comments

By Karen Appold With 10 years in business and the completion of five entertainment properties in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and California, Entertainment Properties Group was no stranger to the industry. But the company’s executives yearned to do something a little different when considering their next venture. “We had been looking for a location for […]

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Bowling Industry News – BlueArc Capital Management Acquires Brunswick Bowling Products

May 27, 2015 No Comments

Brunswick Bowling Products announced recently that it has been acquired by BlueArc Capital Management LLC, a private investment firm based in Atlanta, Ga. Brunswick, a worldwide market leader in bowling products, is based in Muskegon, Mich. BlueArc completed the acquisition with investments from Gladstone Investment Corporation, a publicly traded business development company in McLean, Va., […]

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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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Sponsors

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Brunswick Bowling

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Store on Wheels

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Spectrum Sports

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

Bulbtronics

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Art Attack

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

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.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Laser Star

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

American Changer

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Spectrum
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