Archive for Industry News

Sacoa Playcard® Offers Integration to Facebook for Online Sales and Party Booking Applications

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Developer of the Playcard® system, Sacoa has announced the integration of their Online Sales and Party Booking applications to Facebook. Both applications can now be accessed from within a Facebook fan page allowing users to interact with them directly from their Facebook accounts. The 2.0 version of Sacoa’s Online Party Booking application allows users to […]

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LAI Games Now Shipping New Skill-based Color Match Prize Merchandiser

March 1, 2014 No Comments

LAI Games is now shipping the new Color Match prize merchandising game. The highly anticipated game got an enthusiastic reception when it made its debut at the 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo. Color Match is an innovative video merchandiser, with addictive game play and an intuitive operator menu that makes game setup a breeze. To play […]

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Five Tips for a Blue Ribbon Prize Counter

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Stay in Eyeshot: Keep merchandise in customers’ line of sight. Place children’s items lower and prizes for adults up higher. Make Choices Count. Keep your redemption counter full and stocked with a variety of items. Hang Prizes High. Colorful items are ideal choices to hang from the ceiling to draw customers’ attention to the redemption […]

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Creative Works Holds Educational Event

March 1, 2014 No Comments

The most recent LaserTAG360 EVENT from Creative Works was held in early February in Indianapolis, Ind. Entrepreneurs and current business owners from all over North America attended the two-day educational session to learn about adding a laser tag attraction to a new or existing entertainment facility. It was the seventh time the company has organized […]

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Six Tips to Sell More Food

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Get the Picture. Remember that people respond to visual cues. Show pictures of your food choices on big screen TVs and post food posters and photographs throughout the center. Go All Out. Line baskets with wax paper for a fancier look, and make sure paper plates are good quality for food with a higher perceived […]

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Allied Bowling Corp. Meets Industry Needs Large and Small

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Allied Bowling is a new and used capital equipment manufacturer of full-size and mini-bowling products. Specializing in supplying the WOW Factor for new family entertainment centers and bowling lounges, the company is focused on the latest and greatest in energy efficient LED products to enhance the customer experience. From LED lit gutters/capping  and pit lights, […]

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Allied Bowling Corp. Adds Alex Gonzalez to the Team

Allied Bowling Corp. Adds Alex Gonzalez to the Team

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Allied Bowling Corp. has announced the addition of Alex Gonzalez to its team. As one of the top string pinsetter mechanics in the nation, Gonzalez brings 25 years of industry experience as a master mechanic rebuilding and installing pinsetters and scoring. Additionally, Gonzalez will be responsible for technical support, will head up the pinsetter remanufacturing […]

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Sacoa Playcard® Teams Up with Switch® Bowling

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Developer of the Playcard® system, Sacoa has announced the conclusion of an integration project with Switch® Bowling. The Switch® Bowling terminal can now accept credits stored on a customer’s playcard as payment as well as check card balances in real time. It also adds credits to the customer’s card, accepting cash or other forms of […]

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Brooklyn Bowl Hires Brunswick Bowling for London and Vegas Locations

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Brooklyn Bowl has partnered with Brunswick Bowling & Billiards to provide bowling design, equipment and installations for two new venues. The combination of top-notch music, memorable food and bowling was the key to success for the Williamsburg flagship, which opened in 2009. Founders and owners Charley Ryan and Peter Shapiro are looking forward to introducing […]

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Word-of-Mouth Advertising: The Drawbacks

March 1, 2014 No Comments

“You reach a bigger audience when you go outside of your own circle. When you don’t, the size of your audience is limited to people who are already customers.” – Karen Kleber, manager, East Windsor Bowling and Recreation Center “I believe that a customer is more willing to express a bad experience than a good […]

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Sponsors

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

Picnic tables, grills, park benches, planters, trash containers and more.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Rio Syrup

Over 250 flavors, syrups and concentrates for shaved ice, sno cones, shushes, food colors. Now featuring Hawaiian Flower Cups.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Spectrum Sports

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

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.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Art Attack

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Formula K Raceways

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Store on Wheels

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Laser Star

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

American Changer

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground equipment.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

Wristbands with no hidden costs, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Gold Medal Products Co.

Concession equipment, foods and beverages, popcorn, pretzels and snack foods.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

Fun Pro is an insurance program especially designed for party planners and party rental businesses.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

Designers of unique themed parks, attractions and environments for the entertainment business.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Bulbtronics

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Aquaventronics

Research and development of interactive water games for use in the commercial amusement industry.

Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Knight Equipment

Drive cables for ferris wheels, Tilt-A-Whirls, Rock-O-Planes and many others.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

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.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Tear Repair

Tear-Aid industrial strength patches to repair holes and tears.

International Special Events (ISERA)

Risk purchasing group, a better way to purchase liability insurance, specializing in inflatables and much more.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Embed

Provides innovative IT products and services with a primary focus on card-based solutions and database applications for the leisure and retail industries.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Family Fun Corp.

Waterpark walls for rivers, bumper boat and splash down pools.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Namco

Namco America is a premier manufacturer of coin-op arcade attractions, ranging from the hottest titles like Crazy Typhoon and Jumpin’ Jackpot to classic game-room experiences such as the Pac-Man 25th Anniversary upright that features Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. Specialized pieces such as Wonka Sweetland and Flamin Finger are favorites too! For arcade gaming fun, Namco America is your answer.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

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