Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

From Date Night to Family Time: <br />Top Tips for Expanding the Customer Base

From Date Night to Family Time:
Top Tips for Expanding the Customer Base

January 16, 2011 No Comments

Beverly Hendricks has witnessed the romantic magic of miniature golf. Recently, Hendricks and her colleagues at Embassy Miniature golf in San Antonio, Texas, had the chance to host the ultimate “date night”: a proposal on the 18th hole of the course. “He sent us an e-mail, explaining that he was about to pop the question,” […]

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Lazer Runner: Still a Hot Opportunity for FECs

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Lazer Runner’s Pay-Per-Play program was designed to make purchasing and paying for a Lazer Runner Laser Tag System as easy as possible. The program features no fixed monthly payments, no interest charged and paying the balance from the income that Lazer Runner generates. Locations can save a bundle on this best-selling laser tag system. Visit […]

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ILTA Facility Focus: The New “Legend” is Born

ILTA Facility Focus: The New “Legend” is Born

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Facility: Laser Legend Location: Live Oak, Texas Owner: Jason Overman It is not an everyday opportunity to be a part of a living legend, let alone create one.  Jason Overman, owner of Laser Legend, was looking to create an atmosphere like no other in the Lone Star State.  This recently opened 10,000-square-foot entertainment facility is […]

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Laser Tag Pricing and Promotion: <br/>Knowing the Score

Laser Tag Pricing and Promotion:
Knowing the Score

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Promoting your laser tag center to your community should keep you looking for new and exciting ways to do something different.  Adjusting your ticket pricing and specials allow for a fairly passive way to appeal to both new and current customers.  Using your Web site, in-store marketing, and your staff to communicate this information is […]

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Rinks as Gathering Places: <br/>How to Become a Community Partner

Rinks as Gathering Places:
How to Become a Community Partner

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Operating a roller skating rink can bring joy to a community, along with a steady revenue stream to the owner, if the approach taken is imaginative, unique and it follows a solid business plan.      “A lot of people say roller skating is dying,” said Jeannie Saya, owner of CalSkate in Rohnert Park, Calif. The 24,000-square-foot […]

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Why Floor Coverings Matter:<br/>Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Guests at Bowling Centers

Why Floor Coverings Matter:
Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Guests at Bowling Centers

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Bowling center owners and managers know that to attract customers, and keep them coming back, the bowling centers have to provide a fresh, clean and attractive facility, from the ceiling down to the floors, including the carpeting that covers those floors. As a partner of Wynnewood Lanes in Ardmore, Pa., since 1977, Tom Thomas understands […]

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BPAA Food and Beverage:
Money in Your Pocket

October 30, 2010 No Comments

It is no secret that over the last decade, the food and beverage portion of the bowling industry has truly become a profit center within individual bowling centers, contributing largely to the bottom line of some.  This is accomplished through several avenues: Day-to-day food and beverage operations; Birthday parties, corporate parties and special events; Catering, […]

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Tips to Earning More with Batting Cages

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Have batting cages in a visible location. If cages are visible, they get more use. Provide a variety of cages (softball, baseball) and a mix of pitch speeds. Place a token or change machine at the cage area, making it easy for customers to spend and play more. Develop relationships with coaches and managers of […]

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Batter Up: Mini-Golf and Go-Kart <br/>Facilities Score with Batting Cages

Batter Up: Mini-Golf and Go-Kart
Facilities Score with Batting Cages

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Mini-golf and go-kart facilities often feature batting cages to add an extra layer of fun for their guests, as well as a way to bring in more money to the facility.  Don Coleman, owner of Ride-A-Kart Family Amusement Park in Estes Park, Colo., said that the presence of batting cages at his center adds an […]

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Redemption Merchandise:
What’s Hot and What’s Not

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Everyone is always looking for the next “Super Hot” toy or trend. This is true of redemption merchandise as well as the volatile retail market. As most of us in the amusement industry understand, we follow the retail merchandise trends. We all try to stay on top of the latest licenses and we look to […]

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Sponsors

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

American Changer

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Extreme Engineering

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

Art Attack

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Bulbtronics

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Spectrum Sports

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Laser Star

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

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.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Sureshot Redemption

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

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.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

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.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Store on Wheels

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys