Archive for August, 2010

Feiloli Debuts Asian Version of Cotton Candy Factory at GTI Expo

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Feiloli Electronic Company of Taiwan, co-maker of the Cotton Candy Factory with United States-based VendEver, debuted the Asian version of their popular machine at the GTI Expo in Taipei, to large crowds of attendees. The machine was launched first in the United States at Amusement Expo in March. (For more information, circle 248 on card.)

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Bandai Namco Invests in New Division

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Bandai Namco has announced the formation of a new international Prize Merchandise division, which will be based in London. Alan Smith, who has extensive experience working across the toy, licensing and leisure sectors, is heading up the division. (For more information, circle 250 on card.)

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Street Beat Shop Talk

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Tony Shamma, vice president of sales for American Vending Sales in Elk Grove, Ill., has learned some valuable lessons from TouchTunes, a digital jukebox manufacturer, when it comes to attracting and keeping business. He spoke exclusively with Tourist Attractions and Parks. Tourist Attractions & Parks: What’s the most popular request from clients when it comes […]

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The Haunt Trifecta: Sound, Lighting and Special Effects

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Well, our season is just around the corner. Some of us may even be starting the build out for what promises to be a great year. So what will set us apart from not only our competition, but even our last year’s haunt? The currents trends seem to focus on a new Haunt Trifecta; sound, […]

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Selling the Perfect Party: <br />Trends and Tips from the Amusement Rental Business

Selling the Perfect Party:
Trends and Tips from the Amusement Rental Business

August 1, 2010 No Comments

People of all ages like to join in the fun at parties, and companies in the amusement and inflatable rental business are able to meet the demand through an ever-expanding selection of products on the market. Inflatable bounce houses, which started the industry with moonwalks and other space-age themed attractions, remain a popular choice, said […]

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For Amusement Parks, A Visible Security Presence

For Amusement Parks, A Visible Security Presence

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Once guests enter the gates of an amusement park, they expect to enter a world of fantasy and fun.  Far from their minds should be worries about security or safety.  Security officers at amusement parks walk a fine line. They need to show guests that they are there ready to help without interfering with the […]

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LAI Games Teams Up with Imaging Spectrum to Bring Low-cost Photo Booth Paper to Operators

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LAI Games, a leading manufacturer of coin-operated games and photo booths, has teamed up with the digital imaging experts at Imaging Spectrum, Inc. to offer low-cost paper to the operators of their line of photo booths. The low price per print results in higher profits for operators through decreased operating costs. (For more information, circle […]

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Sponsors

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Tear Repair

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Embed

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

Bulbtronics

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

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.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Max Flight

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Spectrum Sports

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Art Attack

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

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.

Aquaventronics

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

Store on Wheels

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

Laser Star

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Penny Press

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Soft Play

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Extreme Engineering

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Cost of Wisconson

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Perfect Fry

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

American Changer

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Rio Syrup

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Knight Equipment

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Poly Products

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

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