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

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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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Laser Star

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Store on Wheels

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Art Attack

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Tear Repair

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Knight Equipment

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

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.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Bulbtronics

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Aquaventronics

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service 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.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Soft Play

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Rio Syrup

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Formula K Raceways

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Spectrum Sports

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

Penny Press

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

American Changer

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Perfect Fry

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Max Flight

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Poly Products

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Extreme Engineering

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

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