Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

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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Seven Top Tips for Smart Equipment Buying

April 4, 2013 No Comments

  Know your market and who you want to be in terms of food as it relates to your attraction. Define what your market will support in terms of food operations. Look for ways to leverage your location to expand food operations. Right build: Don’t over or under equip your kitchen. Consider all costs, including […]

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Food Equipment to Get Eatery Earnings Rolling

Food Equipment to Get Eatery Earnings Rolling

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Whether putting or racing, patrons are attracted to the sight and smell of great food—no matter if the facility offers basic snacks or something more comprehensive. What’s offered, of course, depends on a number of factors, ranging from demographics and layout to location. One element that is common across facilities, though, is the need for […]

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Food At the Bowling Center:
Aiming For the Perfect Game

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Serious bowlers know that getting the right spin on the ball depends on using the right ball. A game of skill, a product, a service, is only as good as the sum of its parts and that goes for food, too. Satisfying hungry customers boils down to finding the best ingredients, achieving the right style […]

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Finding the Best of the Best
Vendors that Keep Laser Tag Operations Humming

February 10, 2013 No Comments

The laser tag industry has some of the most political and confusing sales strategies in the entertainment world. I mentioned last year that there were some ways of dealing with the hype and pushing through to find what works best for your business. This year we’re going to spend some time dissecting what is really […]

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Sponsors

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

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.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Extreme Engineering

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Spectrum Sports

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Art Attack

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

American Changer

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

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.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Brunswick Bowling

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Bulbtronics

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Laser Star

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

Store on Wheels

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Sureshot Redemption

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

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