Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

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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Special Events Strategies – Creating the Perfect Children’s Birthday Party

Special Events Strategies – Creating the Perfect Children’s Birthday Party

June 2, 2012 No Comments

It’s a natural market. Kids are a major driver of the popularity of mini-golf and go-kart parks. And when it comes to celebrating birthdays, parents want to give their children a memorable event. But creating the perfect celebration can be challenging. After all, there are a myriad of factors, ranging from accommodating multiple age groups […]

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Top Strategies to Profit from Food and Beverage

April 5, 2012 No Comments

In a country where food is plentiful and cheap, we tend to snack on the go and during our time spent being entertained. “Since everyone is always rushing around in a hurry these days, there’s often no time for three square meals. So grazing, or snacking on mini-meals, becomes important,” said Marilyn Stephenson, a registered […]

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The New Look of Fast Food
Popular Menus and Kitchen Equipment at Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers

April 5, 2012 No Comments

Whatever you do, just don’t call it junk food. For many fun centers around the country that specialize in go-kart racing and mini golf, fast food is among the most popular options for kids of all ages. That doesn’t mean you’ll find McDonald’s or other giant chains at these venues. Instead, hard-working kitchens are producing […]

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Three Top Tips for Selling Fun Food

April 5, 2012 No Comments

Invest in a colorful menu. Showcase the foods with full-color photos. And if the venue or restaurant has a theme, match the menu graphics and style with that theme. For example, a tropical restaurant might feature a brightly colored menu, while a retro or even diner-themed eatery might play off of 1950s Americana. Include a […]

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Sponsors

Formula K Raceways

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Spectrum Sports

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Bulbtronics

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Extreme Engineering

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Brunswick Bowling

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

American Changer

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Laser Star

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

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.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

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.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Sureshot Redemption

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Store on Wheels

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

Johnny Rockets
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Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys