Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

Safety with a Smile <br /> Staff Training Strategies

Safety with a Smile
Staff Training Strategies

August 27, 2015 No Comments

During the summer months, kids and adults alike will be spending their days having fun trying their hands at popular activities including miniature golf and go-karting. Managers at venues that offer these attractions go to great lengths to ensure safety as well as fun for their guests. Staff training strategies vary depending on the size […]

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Entertainment Centers with Laser Tag: <br />Money-Saving Maintenance Ideas

Entertainment Centers with Laser Tag:
Money-Saving Maintenance Ideas

August 27, 2015 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey   Laser tag involves electronic components that can become maintenance headaches for entertainment centers. John McFarlane, manager of The Lost City in Holland, Mich., knows this all too well. “If we’re unable to repair a pack, or we run out of parts, our 32-player system becomes a 31-player system,” he said. […]

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How to Throw a Safety Strike
Tips on Choosing Bowling Insurance and Preventing Claims

August 27, 2015 No Comments

By Karen Appold As a business owner, you need to protect your investment. Obviously, you need to choose a good insurance company for the unfortunate times when something goes wrong. Several things should be top of mind when selecting an insurer for your bowling center. Mark Voight, president and CEO of seven bowling centers in […]

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FAB 5 VIP Bash Was a Hit

FAB 5 VIP Bash Was a Hit

July 21, 2015 No Comments

In late June, Party Center Software co-hosted the FAB 5 VIP Bash with some industry partners during the International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas. The company teamed up with TrainerTainment, Creative Works, Bowling Music Network and Redemption Plus to put on the event. These vendors have worked together to host the customer appreciation event multiple […]

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Monster Fun Comes to Orange Connecticut

Monster Fun Comes to Orange Connecticut

July 21, 2015 No Comments

Monster Mini Golf, located in Orange, Conn., just installed a 24-player Helios Laser Tag System and a Creative Works Arena. Monster Mini Golf is the highly successful miniature golf franchise located in over 34 cities in 15 states. With such a successful track record across the country, Monster Mini Golf in Orange, Conn., is setting […]

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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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Sponsors

Brunswick Bowling

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Extreme Engineering

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Art Attack

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

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.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Bulbtronics

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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.

Laser Star

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Store on Wheels

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Sureshot Redemption

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

American Changer

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Spectrum
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