Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

A Message from ILTA Membership Services

April 1, 2011 No Comments

Dear Readers, Spring is here and change is in the air! Speaking with our members, laser tag facilities are still cranking along making profits and business is growing in most parts of the country. With a plethora of conventions and seminars these past few months, many operators are trying out all kinds of innovations they’ve […]

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Food for Thought: Listening to the Fun Food Experts

April 1, 2011 No Comments

Increasing food sales at miniature golf and go-kart parks requires taking inventory of more than just the food items on hand.  It starts with evaluating your food service operation and the type of attraction it complements to balance the menu with the venue.  Customers want quality, taste, price and interesting items.  From getting the most […]

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Customer Service Translates into a Perfect Game for Pro-Shop Owners

April 1, 2011 No Comments

If  Tony Reyes had to point out what makes a pro-shop successful, he would say customer interaction. As a PBA athlete and pro-shop owner at 4th Street Bowl in San Jose, Calif., he knows that his customers count on him not only for the right equipment but for tips and instruction on how to be […]

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Pro-Shops Offer Bowling Center Customers Both Sound Equipment and Sound Advice

April 1, 2011 No Comments

Bowling centers know that if their customers enjoy the game, they will come back for more. To inspire their customers to become better bowlers, many centers have added a pro-shop.  Run as independent entities, the pro shop offers bowlers advice not only on what equipment to use, but also advice and sometimes coaching on how […]

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Food at Bowling Centers: Advice to Maximize Your Profits

April 1, 2011 No Comments

Consumer discretionary income has dwindled with the economy, and furthermore has been divided by even more cost-effective and attractive offers from your competitors.  Consumers are developing into better shoppers and have become much more conscious of how they spend their money.  As a businessperson, it is vital to put your establishment at the forefront of […]

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Off-Season Maintenance – Tips to Make the Most of Winter

February 2, 2011 No Comments

When golf balls quit rolling on the mini course and go karts slow to an idle and stop in the pond after Labor Day, activities in the park don’t wind to a halt just because the patrons are gone. It just changes and shifts from recreation to renovation, presenting challenges to overcome and maintenance steps […]

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Rolling a Strike with Food and Beverage – Making Real Money With Real Food

February 2, 2011 No Comments

The beauty of bowling is you don’t have to be a pro to throw a few games and have some fun. Bowling also packs a lot of value into one activity, it’s interactive, gets you moving and is still relatively affordable. Adding to its widespread appeal: you don’t even have to leave the building for […]

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Facility Focus

January 16, 2011 No Comments

Facility: The Web Extreme Entertainment Location: Westchester, Ohio Owner: Jerry Weber With many industries suffering in today’s economy, most laser tag facilities have been holding steady and even reporting an increase in sales over last year. With the continued growth and health of these locations, some operators are actually opening multiple facilities or expanding their […]

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International Laser Tag Association: <br />Marketing Outside Your Target

International Laser Tag Association:
Marketing Outside Your Target

January 16, 2011 No Comments

Laser tag facilities are often thought of to be strictly birthday or group destinations. While most facilities tend to focus on the most common group elements: birthday parties, church or scout group, corporate teambuilding, lock-ins and casual walk in traffic, there are whole other virtually untapped markets. With some creative ingenuity and a little effort, […]

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When the Product Is Fun
How to Increase Birthday Party Revenue

January 16, 2011 No Comments

While revenue is the bottom line in any business, you cannot lose sight of the product you are selling. And one of the products roller skating centers sell are birthday celebrations. How do you keep the birthday good times rolling while making a larger profit? Two Roller Skating Association International members shared some insight regarding […]

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Adventure Golf

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Amusement attractions insurance.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Cost of Wisconson

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Bulbtronics

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Spectrum Sports

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Formula K Raceways

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Laser Star

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Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Art Attack

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Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

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.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Store on Wheels

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

American Changer

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