Archive for 2011

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

August 1, 2011 No Comments

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

August 1, 2011 No Comments

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

August 1, 2011 No Comments

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

August 1, 2011 No Comments

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

August 1, 2011 No Comments

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

August 1, 2011 No Comments

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

August 1, 2011 No Comments

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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The Importance of Carpet and Turf at Leisure Entertainment Facilities

July 26, 2011 No Comments

For most if not all leisure entertainment facilities, the question of whether or not to install carpet and turf is a “no-brainer.” However, what many owners and managers do not think about is how the right product can truly enhance the guest experience. Indoor carpet certainly cushions guests’ steps, thereby making it more comfortable to […]

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Business Strategies: High-Tech Elements at Leisure Entertainment Facilities

July 18, 2011 No Comments

As technology becomes an ever-more-prevalent and important part of consumers’ lives, the appeal of high-tech elements at leisure entertainment facilities continues to increase. So, too, does the variety of options operators can implement, all of which have significant potential to bolster business. Laser tag ranks high on this list. Operators said it not only boosts […]

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Extreme Engineering’s Marketing Manager, Philip Wilson, Is Nominated as a Marketing Committee Member for IAAPA.

July 1, 2011 No Comments

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) recognized Extreme Engineering, four-time consecutive winner of “Best New Product” and a leader in extreme, interactive products, as the company to align with in innovative marketing concepts. Philip Wilson, marketing manager for Extreme Engineering, has been nominated as a committee marketing member for IAAPA. Wilson’s role […]

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Sponsors

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

American Changer

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

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.

Bulbtronics

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Poly Products

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

Perfect Fry

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Soft Play

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

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.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Max Flight

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

Store on Wheels

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Embed

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Penny Press

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Spectrum Sports

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Art Attack

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Extreme Engineering

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Brunswick Bowling

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

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.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Rio Syrup

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Laser Star

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Tear Repair

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Aquaventronics

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Stoelting
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Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys