Archive for November, 2011

November 2011

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IAAPA COVER FEATURE A Games and Food Prototype – New Florida Johnny Rockets Blasts Off Toward Fun Times and tastes change and smart businesses adapt to those shifts.  A classic case in point is happening at the Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise, Fla.  There, Johnny Rockets franchise owners Kyle and Ken Eldridge have teamed up […]

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Park Visitor Health and Safety: <br />A Focus on Feeling-Good Guests

Park Visitor Health and Safety:
A Focus on Feeling-Good Guests

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Amusement park officials want visitors not only to enjoy the rides and attractions but to feel safe as well. Many parks have Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) on staff as well as employees trained and certified as first responders who are there for sickness, injuries and heat-related issues. Coney Island Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, welcomes more […]

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Wattman Mini Express Now Equipped with New Anti-Collision System

Wattman Mini Express Now Equipped with New Anti-Collision System

November 2, 2011 No Comments

The new Anti-Collision System (ACS) from Wattman Trains and Trams improves the safety of the general public when the train is used in busy or confined areas. It works by using state-of-the-art ultrasonic detectors to sense objects, persons and obstructions that may loom in the path of the train. When an obstruction is detected, the […]

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Dressing the Park: The Significance of Guest Dress Codes

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Many of the industry’s larger parks and resorts focus heavily on the family vacation market—a segment that remains one of the travel industry’s largest.  While there are many ways to reach out to family vacationers, many amusement operators emphasize family friendly shows and attractions as their main tool.  These can be very effective, but another […]

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Janice Weiss: A Long and Distinguished Career of Achievement and Professionalism

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After 39 years with Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine, Janice Weiss, publisher emeritus and a valuable member of the advertising sales team, is retiring. During her career Weiss has logged countless hours making phone calls, traveling to trade shows, snapping photographs and building relationships with vendors who have become more family members than clients. Her […]

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Ilica Spa and Wellness Resort Expands with Aquatoy City

Ilica Spa and Wellness Resort Expands with Aquatoy City

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Ilica Spa and wellness Resort in Cesme, Turkey, recently opened Aquatoy City, a new waterpark addition to the facility. Situated on the crystal blue Agean Sea, not far from the main city of Izmir, the project in this popular resort area includes a central restaurant and spa facility, new waterslide complex, leisure pool, lazy river and children’s […]

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Cotton Candy Vending / Intermatic Manufacturing, Inc. Announces Staff Promotions

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Cotton Candy Vending/Intermatic Manu-facturing, Inc.’s Michael Annett has been promoted to Manager of Product Development and Bill Britton has moved up to become Product Support Specialist. Annett earned his degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Ulster, where he also gained his post-graduate diploma in Electronics and Signal processing. He has been part of […]

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Steve Hickerson and Infinity Bol, LLC, Have Merged Forces with PinWorx Bowling International, LLC

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The union of Steve Hickerson and Infinity Bol, LLC with PinWorx Bowling International, LLC, forms the largest amusement bowling product line in the world. Hickerson will be heading PinWorx’s Amusement Bowling Division. He is a veteran to the amusement bowling industry and was instrumental in setting up the North American sales, service and distribution for Mendes/Bowlingo […]

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Betson Expands Florida Sales Team with FEC Veteran Lou Cappetta

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Betson Enterprises has welcomed Lou Cappetta to their growing Florida amusement sales team. Cappetta will be responsible for sales in the Southern part of the state for all amusement products. He brings many years of sales and management experience in the amusement redemption FEC business dating back to Seaside Heights on the New Jersey Shore […]

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Sanrio, Inc. Announces Licensing Agreement with Fiesta

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Sanrio, Inc. has signed a new licensing agreement with Fiesta to produce a collection of plush toys for the prize redemption market. The initial offering of prize redemption plush toys will include Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru™, Chococat®, Keroppi®, My Melody® and TuxedoSam™ in six different sizes ranging from 6.5 inches to 27.5 inches.  These products are […]

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Sponsors

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Tear Repair

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

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.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

American Changer

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

Bulbtronics

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Embed

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Formula K Raceways

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Penny Press

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Perfect Fry

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Rio Syrup

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Extreme Engineering

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Store on Wheels

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

Max Flight

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Spectrum Sports

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Poly Products

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Cost of Wisconson

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

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.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Soft Play

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Art Attack

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Aquaventronics

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Laser Star

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

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Funovation
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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