Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

BPAA Unveils New Entertainment Center Management School

September 11, 2012 No Comments

First of Its Kind Program Designed for Non-Traditional Bowling Centers The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA), the voice of the bowling industry, has announced the addition of the School of Entertainment Center Management (ECM) to its Bowling University program. The unique new school is designed for those who are, or who could become, high-level […]

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Is Your Business “App”-tly Represented?

September 11, 2012 No Comments

Everybody Seems to Have an App, Should You? Quick, without looking, how many apps do you have on your phone or tablet? It seems that not too long ago phones were, well, just phones.  Then texting, photos and video.  And now, apps.  Not just one or two apps.  In fact, it seems you can’t get […]

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Utilizing Your Laser Tag System to Enhance Your Business

Utilizing Your Laser Tag System to Enhance Your Business

August 1, 2012 No Comments

Last year we took a look at the technology of laser tag and discussed the advances that have allowed the equipment to be lighter and more durable, what advances allow the existence of laser skirmish gear, and many other technological advances that allow the systems of today to flourish. While individual laser tag companies do […]

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Deals and Employee Training Bolster Summertime Guest Spending

August 1, 2012 No Comments

Mini-golf and go-karts have long been popular summertime activities throughout the United States. While this remains the case, facilities are going the extra mile to distinguish themselves from the competition, increase guest spending this season and offset any weather-related decreases in guest traffic. Offering deals and packages tops the list of tactics for accomplishing such […]

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Training Is Not Optional

August 1, 2012 No Comments

With a variety of delivery systems, every proprietor can take advantage of great educational programs How does employee training benefit your company? What difference does it make? Can it really make you more competitive? Yes, it can. For one, employee training improves your ability to adapt to changes in the marketplace. Because your staff is […]

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Bowling Center Renovations Bring New Amenities and a Modern Vibe

June 3, 2012 No Comments

A group of college students walks into a bowling center near campus, but rather than leaving after playing a few games as in the past, they kick back in a separate lounge area, eating snacks and watching a baseball game on a flat-screen TV set. At another facility, a group of women enjoy a friend’s […]

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Bowling Is Better Together – How Technology Is Reinventing the Game

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Bowling is arguably one of America’s most popular pastimes with almost 70 million people bowling at least one game a year over the past 10 years.  Bowling is a sport with few boundaries to its enjoyment.  Whether a person is 6 years old or 106 years old, they can enjoy the game.  With a little […]

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Creative Works Inc. Completes Eastern Shore Lanes Project

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Creative Works Inc., put its stamp on a new entertainment facility in Spanish Fort, Ala., that just opened its doors to the public in April. Eastern Shore Lanes, which sits just outside Mobile, is a multi-attraction facility that provides a number of different options for guests including bowling, billiards, an arcade and laser tag. Creative […]

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Laser Tag and FECs – An Attraction Takes Hold in a Changing Market

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Laser Tag has been a part of the family entertainment center experience for a number of years, but especially in the last five years that experience has changed dramatically.  Typically considered to be simply a “flavor” attraction, laser tag has proven its strength to FEC owners and has become an expected attraction in centers today.   […]

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Ten Tips for Creating Perfect Kids’ Birthday Parties

June 2, 2012 No Comments

Listen. Customers will tell you what they really want. Be flexible. Allow parents to customize packages to meet their budgets and expectations. Provide a point person. A party coordinator or hostess will ensure that the group has dedicated customer service. Offer innovation. A fresh and exciting party will be memorable for kids. Mind the bottom […]

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Sponsors

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Extreme Engineering

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Bulbtronics

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

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.

Laser Star

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

Art Attack

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

American Changer

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Spectrum Sports

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

Johnny Rockets
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Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys