Archive for October, 2010

Food Line Speed:
Keeping Guests Focused on the Meal, Not the Wait

October 30, 2010 No Comments

For amusement park guests, standing in the food line is probably not the best part of the day. But a combination of serving methods, equipment and staff training can usher guests through the line at optimum speed. Amidst so much excitement and fun, decision making may not be a strong point many guests bring to […]

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2010 IAAPA Exhibitor List

October 30, 2010 No Comments

This is not a complete list of IAAPA Attractions Expo exhibitors. The companies shown here are advertisers in this issue, and have IAAPA show specials and new products.

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The Tasty Tubes Factory Produces Edible Artwork

October 30, 2010 No Comments

It is a vending machine that is an amusement game, and it is an amusement game that is a vending machine. The Tasty Tubes Factory is a coin-operated amusement vending machine that makes edible artwork. This candy vending machine with great amusement value will never become obsolete, and earns like an amusement game. It is […]

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Barron Games International Unveils
New Products at the IAAPA Attractions Expo

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Barron Games International, industry innovators specializing in redemption air hockey tables, kiddie rides and customized games, will be unveiling exciting new products at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010 this month. New products include: BOLT, a next generation, two-player redemption table with a sleek fluorescent yellow finish; the new Jungle Hoki Baby, an adorable jungle-themed table; […]

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LAI Games Offers Zero Percent Financing on Mini Games through Firestone Financial

October 30, 2010 No Comments

LAI Games USA, a leading manufacturer of coin-operated prize vending games, ticket redemption games, photo booths, and coin-operated kiddie rides, has announced a new financing program through Firestone Financial. The program applies to LAI’s “Mini” game lineup: the Snapshot photo booth; the Mini Little Masterpiece game; and Mini Stacker. A free box of paper will […]

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Santa’s Workshop Moved to Sureshot Redemption

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Sureshot Redemption is ready for the holidays with the perfect gifts and crane kits.  New to the catalog is an oversized 43-piece Deluxe Tool Set (#32983) that is 23 inches by 27 inches in size.  The Cat Construction Express Train Set (#31250) is 2 feet in length and makes a great addition to redemption counters. […]

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VendEver Announces Zero Percent Financing for Cotton Candy Factory

October 30, 2010 No Comments

VendEver, co-maker of the Cotton Candy Factory with Feiloli Electronic Company, recently announced zero percent financing for one year for the Cotton Candy Factory vending machine through Vend Lease Company. This program will provide no interest financing on the purchase price through the VendEver nationwide distribution network, and is being offered until November 30, 2010. […]

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Bay Tek Games Offers Bike Rally

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Bay Tek Games has announced the release of Bike Rally. This re-themed, self merchandising game is charged with a motorcycle theme that will expand the reach to a variety of different locations.   Bike Rally takes players to three rally hot spots: Laconia, N.H.; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Sturgis, S.D. Players are offered prizes at each […]

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Operators Name Best-Earning Machines of 2010

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Although he was just a kid at the time, Joseph Peluso remembers Pac Man Fever. “When this business first started, Pac Man was really big,” said Peluso, manager of Game Time Amusements in North Bergen, N.J. “You could put a video game in a pizza place and it would bring in $200 dollars a week.” […]

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Bulk Vending:
Why Inexpensive Prizes Will Always Draw Customers

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Bulk vending machines earn the loyalty of customers with their fun and inexpensive merchandise. Representing only 1 percent of the vending industry, bulk vending machines remain popular attractions at bowling centers, restaurants, mini-malls and movie theaters. As owner of Rick’s Vending for 21 years, Rick Krikorian locates bulk vending machines in four counties throughout central […]

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Sponsors

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Bulbtronics

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Store on Wheels

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

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.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Poly Products

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

Penny Press

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Extreme Engineering

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Tear Repair

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Embed

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Knight Equipment

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Laser Star

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Aquaventronics

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

American Changer

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Cost of Wisconson

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

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.

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.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Rio Syrup

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Art Attack

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Max Flight

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Spectrum Sports

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Sureshot Redemption

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Spectrum
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