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LaserTAG360 EVENT Coming Soon May 13-14, 2014

March 25, 2014 No Comments

Creative Works (www.theWOWeffect.com) will be having their eighth LaserTAG360 EVENT in Indianapolis on May 13-14, 2014.  Designed for family entertainment centers (FECs) and stand-alone sites, this educational seminar is focused on teaching the keys to adding a laser tag attraction to a new or existing entertainment facility. With 17 years of experience designing, building, operating […]

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Make Your 2014 Fright Event Even More Memorable

Make Your 2014 Fright Event Even More Memorable

March 1, 2014 No Comments

They’re creepy.  They’re kooky, mysterious and spooky.  They’re The Mountain’s® Halloween tees! Help increase your apparel sales for the Halloween season with high-quality, 100 percent cotton T-shirts from The Mountain®. These shirts are hand dyed and screen printed in the United States. You’ll have a variety of designs to choose from without a doubt! From […]

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Frostline® Frozen Treats Same Great Product with a New Look

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Frostline® Frozen Treats, a leader in dry mix soft serve, has a brand new look, but you can still offer your customers great-tasting, guilt-free treats at a fraction of the cost of dairy alternatives. And with nearly 40 years of history in foodservice, you can trust the Frostline name for quality and taste. Offer delicious, […]

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Today’s Top Trends

March 1, 2014 No Comments

 By Scott C. Borowsky and Frank Seninsky Looking for and tracking the ups, downs and sideways movements of collected information and data can identify what is referred to as a trend or a pattern. A trend is also what is popular at a certain point in time. The following are trends that we have noticed […]

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GameALERT Reports Bill Changer and Game Problems

March 1, 2014 No Comments

The GameALERT system from Tokens Direct reports what other systems do not, automatically sending alert messages whenever a changer is out of service. The system solves problems caused by, for example, an accidentally unplugged machine. In this scenario, patrons may walk away from the changer rather than reporting a disabled unit to a manager. The […]

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Betson Enterprises Announces Distribution Agreement with Three Square Market

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Betson Enterprises, a leading world-wide distributor of coin-operated amusement and vending equipment and coin-operated parts and service, is proud to announce that a distribution agreement has been reached with Three Square Market, a leading provider and innovator of micro market technology. As an authorized distributor, Betson will market, finance, promote and distribute Three Square micro […]

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Free Computer Monitor with GameALERT® Systems

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Give your floor staff access to a GameALERT dashboard without the need for a new computer. Beginning in 2014, new GameALERT systems from TokensDirect ship with a free computer monitor and keyboard, providing direct access to real-time problem alerts for staff members. For a family entertainment center (FEC) with 30 games and two changers, GameALERT […]

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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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Laser Tag: 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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Sponsors

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Art Attack

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Formula K Raceways

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Soft Play

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Knight Equipment

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Extreme Engineering

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Penny Press

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Max Flight

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Embed

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Store on Wheels

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Poly Products

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Laser Star

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

Perfect Fry

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Family Fun Corp.

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

American Changer

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Tear Repair

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Rio Syrup

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Bulbtronics

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Aquaventronics

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

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.

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