Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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, […]


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 […]

Creating the Perfect Place to Play: <br/>Color and Music at Bowling Centers

Creating the Perfect Place to Play:
Color and Music at Bowling Centers

January 16, 2011 No Comments

Today’s bowling centers are a hub for corporate events, birthday parties and social get-togethers. To attract such a diverse following, bowling centers have to be about fun and entertainment.  Everything from the décor to the music that plays throughout the center has to express a sense of fun. As owner of Sempeck’s Bowling and Entertainment […]

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A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Cost of Wisconson

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

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.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

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.


Laser maze challenge

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Art Attack

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Store on Wheels

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

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.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Spectrum Sports

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions


Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

American Changer

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.


Evaporative snow systems.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Extreme Engineering

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


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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

Brunswick Bowling

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

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