Archive for November, 2011

November 2011

November 2, 2011 No Comments

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

November 2, 2011 No Comments

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

November 2, 2011 No Comments

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

November 2, 2011 No Comments

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

American Changer

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Bulbtronics

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

Laser Star

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Soft Play

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

Tear Repair

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

Rio Syrup

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Art Attack

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Extreme Engineering

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Penny Press

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

Aquaventronics

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

Store on Wheels

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Poly Products

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Perfect Fry

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Embed

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

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.

Max Flight

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys