Archive for 2011

Extreme Engineering Is Debuting Two New Products at IAAPA: The Zippin Zone™ and Balloon Battles

Extreme Engineering Is Debuting Two New Products at IAAPA: The Zippin Zone™ and Balloon Battles

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, the largest supplier in climbing walls, Extreme Airs™ and adventure products in the world, will be debuting two new products for the entertainment industry, the Zippin Zone™ mobile zipline and the Balloon Battles cannon launcher, at the IAAPA Attractions Expo. The Zippin Zone™ zipline uses many of the company’s patented safety features, such […]

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Staying a Bounce Ahead:
Making an Informed Next-Purchase Decision

November 2, 2011 No Comments

By Linda M. Barba Could John Scurlock, the mechanical engineer whose serendipitous creation of the first inflatable structure in 1959, have imagined the many innovative varieties of bouncers that would one day be available?  It’s very likely even the inventor would be surprised his first “space walk” – born from an inflatable tennis court cover […]

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Campground Trends: A Walk in the Park How State Parks Keep Campers Active and Entertained

November 2, 2011 No Comments

For those who enjoy the outdoors and long for a fantastic camping adventure, State Parks are often the destination of choice.  With the wide variety of available activities, such as hiking, fishing and nature programs, these scenic parks attract both families and individuals who wish to take in the spectacular views and relax amidst nature. […]

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A Walk in the Park:
How State Parks Keep Campers Active and Entertained

November 2, 2011 No Comments

For those who enjoy the outdoors and long for a fantastic camping adventure, State Parks are often the destination of choice.  With the wide variety of available activities, such as hiking, fishing and nature programs, these scenic parks attract both families and individuals who wish to take in the spectacular views and relax amidst nature. […]

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Caring for Trees at Zoos: <br />Enhancing Aesthetics and Preserving a Healthy Ecosystem

Caring for Trees at Zoos:
Enhancing Aesthetics and Preserving a Healthy Ecosystem

November 2, 2011 No Comments

When guests visit zoos, they do not always notice the trees immediately, but when they seek out shelter from the heat or when they enjoy the realistic design of an exhibit, they start to see the important role trees play. As Parks Director for the Cape May County Zoo and Park, in Cape May Court […]

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Walking the Line:
Food Concessionaries Balance Novelties and Staples

November 2, 2011 No Comments

By Jennifer Byrne Connie McKinney will not be sold on deep fried butter. Even though the hot new concession item was the big buzz at the 2011 Iowa State Fair, McKinney is less than wowed by the notion of a whole stick of butter dipped in batter, deep-fried, and coated in a sugary glaze. “I […]

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The Importance of Branding:
Answering the Question of Why Guests Should Visit Your Attraction

November 2, 2011 No Comments

By Frank Seninsky, President/CEO, Amusement Entertainment Management and Scott Borowsky, President and Executive Editor, Tourist Attractions & Parks In today’s tough economy, every out-of-home business is trying to capture the consumers’ leisure entertainment dollars while the consumer is watching every penny and always looking for a deal.  So why should people come to your place […]

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News from Coast to Coast Entertainment

News from Coast to Coast Entertainment

November 2, 2011 No Comments

At the recent GTI China show in Guangzhou, China, Sayreville, N.J.’s Coast to Coast Entertainment along with their exclusive worldwide partner for the new Friction two-player shooting video game, China Star Games, announced that they have assigned the exclusive territory for Mainland China the sole rights for sales of the hit game. The company has […]

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Betson Enterprises Awarded Video Gaming Distributor License

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Betson Enterprises, the largest worldwide distributor of coin-operated equipment and a division of H. Betti Industries Inc., has announced that they have been issued an Illinois Video Gaming distributor license. As a result of a decision by the Illinois Gaming Board, Betson will be able to market and sell Video Gaming Terminals in the Illinois […]

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Fiesta Plush Toys  Announces New Plush Styles for the Prize Redemption Market, Featuring Hello Kitty® and Other Sanrio Characters, and a Mameshiba Licensing Agreement With Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc.

Fiesta Plush Toys Announces New Plush Styles for the Prize Redemption Market, Featuring Hello Kitty® and Other Sanrio Characters, and a Mameshiba Licensing Agreement With Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc.

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Fiesta Plush Toys is introducing new plush styles for the prize redemption market, featuring Hello Kitty® and other iconic Sanrio characters. In other news, Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc. has signed a new licensing agreement with Fiesta, to produce a collection of plush toys for the prize redemption market, featuring Mameshiba characters. The initial offering of […]

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Sponsors

Laser Star

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Embed

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

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.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Soft Play

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Bulbtronics

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Tear Repair

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

American Changer

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Spectrum Sports

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Formula K Raceways

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

Poly Products

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

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.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Rio Syrup

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Perfect Fry

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

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.

Penny Press

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Aquaventronics

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Max Flight

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Store on Wheels

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

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