Archive for October, 2010

Out-of-Home Leisure and Entertainment
Is Poised for a 7-Year Run: Are You Ready?

October 30, 2010 No Comments

January 1, 2011 could mark the start of a steady climb out of the United States economic recession.  Leading financial experts seem to agree that we have hit bottom and the curve is heading in a positive direction.  Well, let’s be more specific.  There will be sectors of the economy that will see the benefits […]

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Empex Playground Debuts in Beijing

Empex Playground Debuts in Beijing

October 30, 2010 No Comments

An Empex water playground has debuted in the state-of-the-art Beijing Happy Magic Watercube Indoor Waterpark. Designed by Forrec, the Beijing Watercube has made a fine transition from a former Olympic venue into an indoor waterpark for all seasons. The Empex water playground is an area within the waterpark that caters to children up to age 12, and complements the […]

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Waterpark Executives: <br/> Parks Aren’t Taking a Bath in the Current Economy

Waterpark Executives:
Parks Aren’t Taking a Bath in the Current Economy

October 30, 2010 No Comments

The 2010 season came to a close in September for many outdoor waterparks. As I look back over this year’s Waves articles, I have seen some interesting trends emerging. We continue to see that this industry, unlike many others, is somewhat recession resistant. Many entertainment facilities, including waterparks, have actually seen an increase in attendance […]

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Sponsors

Family Fun Corp.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Laser Star

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

Max Flight

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Store on Wheels

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

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.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Brunswick Bowling

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

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Extreme Engineering

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Penny Press

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

Poly Products

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Embed

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Rio Syrup

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

American Changer

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Knight Equipment

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

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.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Art Attack

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
Embed
LAI
American Conference