Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

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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Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

February 12, 2015 No Comments

By Karen Appold Entertainment Properties Group, Inc. has opened their first Pinstack location in West Plano, Texas, with the Sacoa PlayCard System to manage attractions and redemption throughout this new 50,000-square-foot flagship dining and entertainment complex. Their premiere venue features 150 deluxe games and indoor mega attractions of laser tag, bumper cars, climbing walls and […]

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Laser Tag Manufacturers and Suppliers Alliance Announced

January 6, 2015 No Comments

Lazer Runner and Zone Laser Tag, the two largest laser tag companies who supply over 52 percent of the world laser tag locations with quality equipment, have announced the formation of an alliance open to the premier laser tag suppliers. This new group is the Laser Tag Manufacturers and Suppliers Alliance (LTMSA) and includes not […]

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Safe and Sound-Advice on Preventing Injuries and Accidents to Create a Secure Center

Safe and Sound-Advice on Preventing Injuries and Accidents to Create a Secure Center

October 22, 2014 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Keeping bowling center staff and customers safe starts with keeping an eye on the weather, according to Maria Giambrone, personnel and facility manager at Northern Lights Recreation in Harbor Springs, Mich. “We live in an area that has an average of 120 inches of snow annually,” she explained. “We use a […]

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Tips for Guest Comfort -Buying the Best Furnishings and Trash Cans

Tips for Guest Comfort -Buying the Best Furnishings and Trash Cans

October 22, 2014 No Comments

By Michael Sadowski Your guests may not think about the seating, trash cans or other furnishings at your miniature golf course or go-kart racing facility. But these elements can be the most important aspects of making sure the visitor experience remains the best you can possibly provide. And when it comes to making sure facilities […]

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Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Guests – Floor Covering Purchase and Maintenance Advice

Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Guests – Floor Covering Purchase and Maintenance Advice

October 22, 2014 No Comments

By Genie Davis With so many wheels rolling across the carpet at roller skating centers, choosing the correct kind and color of carpet for floors and walls, as well as establishing sound maintenance techniques, are both important to keep skaters and operators happy. At Roller King Skating & Blading in Roseville, Calif., Manager and Owner […]

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Sponsors

Extreme Engineering

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Bulbtronics

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Brunswick Bowling

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

American Changer

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Store on Wheels

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Laser Star

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

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.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Formula K Raceways

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Art Attack

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Spectrum
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