Archive for August, 2011

Bay Tek Games’ CEO Larry Treankler Wins Award

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Bay Tek Games’ CEO Larry Treankler was presented the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year award at the Business Recognition Luncheon early in the summer. This award is presented to a business person who has shown exceptional achievement and admirable community leadership qualities.

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Extreme Engineering Delivers Extreme Thrills to Largo Foods’ Adventure Park in Ireland

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Extreme Engineering, the largest supplier in climbing walls, Extreme Airs™ and adventure products in the world, delivered and installed an extreme zone for Largo Foods, the leading snack food manufacturer in Ireland.  Raymond Coyle, owner and president of Largo Foods, purchased eight Extreme Airs, a full round 35-foot-tall climbing wall and other adventure products for […]

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New Water Feature from SplashTacular Unveiled at Brighton Oasis Park

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An aquatic play unit with new, patent-pending technology opened this summer at Brighton Oasis family aquatic park in Brighton, Colo. This is the first aquatic play unit designed and installed by SplashTacular. The new play unit at Brighton Oasis offers 23 different features and is ADA-compliant.  The three-level structure includes two waterslides and a new, […]

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Digital Centre Photo Booths Were on Fire for the Fourth

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Since late last June, Digital Centre Photo Booths around the country experimented with Fourth of July backgrounds and frames. The units were updated automatically and the booths were a hit at all types of celebrations. The themed elements included flags, custom printed top hats, red, white and blue balloons, Independence Day fireworks and others.

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Commercial Zone Products Offers an Upscale Recycling Alternative

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Commercial Zone Products has introduced the new ArchTec Series. Parkview 1 and Parkview 2 steel slotted covered trash/recycling receptacles add an upscale look to any environment. Openings on both sides offer convenience. The containers feature an environmentally friendly metal trash bin with durable polyethylene dome lid that encourages recycling by including a set of decals […]

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SEGA Amusements and QuibicaAMF Form Strategic Alliance to Expand Service to the Leisure Industry

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SEGA Amusements Europe Ltd. and QubicaAMF Worldwide, two of the largest amusement and bowling equipment providers in the world, are proud to announce the beginning of a newly formed strategic alliance. This fusion between the two leaders will reinforce the distribution coverage and boost investor’s businesses with expanded product offerings to include a complete line […]

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Technology and the Changing Face of Leisure Entertainment

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The simple goal of entertaining guests takes thought, patience, planning and many experts working together toward creating the best and most memorable experiences. Technology is playing a large role in improving facilities and enhancing marketing efforts. In this issue we present our annual examination of how technology is being used to bring out the best […]

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August 2011

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The Magic of High Technology Technically Speaking – How Science Museums Use Technology to Attract Visitors Many science museums are using the latest multimedia tools to attract astute visitors who may already be familiar with the latest and greatest technology. Keeping up with the learning curve isn’t always easy, but the museums profiled in this […]

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Sponsors

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Perfect Fry

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Store on Wheels

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Formula K Raceways

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

American Changer

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

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.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Knight Equipment

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Art Attack

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Tear Repair

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Penny Press

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Laser Star

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Aquaventronics

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Poly Products

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Soft Play

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Rio Syrup

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

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.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession 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.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Max Flight

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Spectrum Sports

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

Bulbtronics

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

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