Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

Strategies for Safe Skating
How Roller Skating Centers Minimize Risk

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Roller skating pros whizzing by can be daunting for less advanced skaters, and the role of the roller skating center is to provide a space for all levels of skaters to move about safely. Employee training in the area of safety is therefore critical. Short of following the weak and wobbly skaters around the rink, […]

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Four Marketing Tips

May 20, 2013 No Comments

“We have a cable commercial that we run and that has done very well for us. I think television can still help promote the sport because people like to see things rather than just read about them.” – Bernie Pelletier, Bayberry Bowling Center, Spencer, Mass. “Sunday nights were pretty dead so we started an all-you-can […]

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Castle Golf Installs New Course in San Diego

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Belmont Park in San Diego will soon get a new attraction, a Castle Golf interactive, 18-hole miniature golf course. Scheduled to open in June, is a unique “in and out” course called Tiki Town Adventure Golf. This course has a tropical island theme, enhanced by a variety of exciting special effects and props. The building’s […]

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Attraction Add-Ons <br/>How a Rebirth in Candlepin Bowling Can Benefit Your Facility

Attraction Add-Ons
How a Rebirth in Candlepin Bowling Can Benefit Your Facility

May 20, 2013 No Comments

For anyone who has been involved with candlepin bowling over the years, developing the game has been somewhat of a challenge as people tend to associate bowling with the more popular 10-pin action that is featured on television and often in movies. Still, candlepin bowling can be an ideal add-on attraction to maximize profits for […]

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Flour Power
From the Crust to the Toppings, Quality Pizza Ingredients Count

May 20, 2013 No Comments

For many visitors to bowling centers, there is nothing better than piping hot pizza to satiate hunger. However, few, if any guests are willing to settle for a mediocre slice or pie, which is why smart bowling center operators go the extra mile to ensure that they offer as perfect a pizza as possible. Pizza […]

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Top Tips for Adding Entertainment Elements to Your Bowling Center

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Bowling Center operators are living in a time of rapid marketplace evolution.  Bowling remains one of the most popular active entertainment options, with over 70 million Americans playing at least once during the last year.  The competition for active entertainment consumers has increased in most major markets over the last decade, as the Pizza Buffet […]

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Hiring a Strong Foundation
How Disney Gives Employees Something to Build On

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Every year, millions of guests visit theme parks across the country.  The competition for their trips is strong and often turns on just a few key factors.  While exciting rides, shows, and food go a long ways toward defining a great experience, there is one other factor that plays a major role in whether guests […]

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Trampoline Systems

Trampoline Systems

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Fun Spot continues to expand its innovative line of engineered trampoline park systems and support its global customerbase with installation and training.  Learn more at www.funspot.com or by calling 706-376-8989.

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Food and Laser Tag <br/>Top Tips to Zap Hunger and Thirst

Food and Laser Tag
Top Tips to Zap Hunger and Thirst

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Laser tag is a dual-personality activity. For some, it serves as birthday party entertainment or a workplace teambuilding event. For other players, the experience is more about the sweat and grit of an athletic competition. Facility operators take those different approaches into consideration when planning their food offerings, stocking snack areas and cafes with everything […]

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Rolling Toward the Future
Current Trends at Skating Centers

April 4, 2013 No Comments

In this time of the constant entertainment provided by tablets and smart phones, roller rinks around the country are still drawing in customers with old-fashioned fun. But the centers are also mindful that change is essential to keeping in tune with current thinking regarding how customers are spending their leisure entertainment dollars. “We have so […]

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Sponsors

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Art Attack

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

American Changer

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Store on Wheels

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

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.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Laser Star

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

Bulbtronics

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Spectrum Sports

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Formula K Raceways

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Extreme Engineering

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

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