Archive for February, 2012

February 16, 2012 No Comments

With over 100 years of combined industry experience, the Industry Owls are seasoned veterans who have seen it all, the good, the bad and the ugly, when it comes to making the right decision for picking vendors. Just slightly behind your employees and your guests, suppliers and vendors are a major key influencer in the […]

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Sunway Lagoon Expands with Malaysia’s First WhiteWater Abyss™

Sunway Lagoon Expands with Malaysia’s First WhiteWater Abyss™

February 16, 2012 No Comments

WhiteWater has been commissioned to provide Sunway Lagoon with Malaysia’s first  Abyss™ attraction. Sunway Lagoon will offer one of the world’s largest Abyss™ waterslides on the highest slope in Asia, as well as hundreds of dazzling LED lights. The Abyss™ will take up to six riders through a thrilling series of open and enclosed sections with gripping twists […]

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Designing a Waterpark to Meet the Needs of All Ages

February 16, 2012 No Comments

The idea of a “one size fits all” waterpark is great in principle. However, it’s not easy to appeal to a child’s desire for adventure while at the same time addressing a parent’s concern for safety. Below are some strategies for meeting the needs of a wide variety of visitors. Create attractions and activities that […]

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Activities For Every Age – Demographic Considerations and the Attraction Mix

Activities For Every Age – Demographic Considerations and the Attraction Mix

February 16, 2012 No Comments

With features like “Kiddie Cove” and the “Lazy River,” indoor and outdoor waterparks put great effort into creating activities that appeal to young children and their parents. However, an equal number of slides with names like “Cyclone” and “Banzai” offer older kids and adults the thrills they seek. The job for park operators is to […]

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Disney’s Calculated Bet – Avatar at Florida’s Animal Kingdom

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Okay, two quick questions: Who is Jake Sully and what is a Na’vi? Not quite sure? That shouldn’t be surprising because you’re probably in good company as it relates to the number of average Americans who don’t know the answer without first Googling it.  While we haven’t found any official polls on how many Americans […]

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Operating Strategies: A Passion for Industry Growth

Operating Strategies: A Passion for Industry Growth

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Behind the bright and inviting family entertainment centers and innovative redemption and video games, kiddie rides and prize-dispensing machines from Universal Space (UNIS®) is an underlying passion for the industry, according to Steven Tan. “We have a lot of passion for this industry. The industry has become truly global the past few years, where we […]

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Digital Centre Launching Five New Products

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Digital Centre, in its 15th anniversary year, is introducing five new and versatile products. These successful photo booths include a wide range of features, such as gigantic Photo Strips, Video Confessions option, Real Portable Booths, new Strip Kiosk concept, customizable software, Social Networks capabilities and more.

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Extreme Engineering Wins Its Sixth Industry Award from IAAPA

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, a leader in climbing walls, ziplines, Extreme Airs and jumper products, was awarded its sixth award at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo trade show. The Zippin Zone zipline and Balloon Battles received plenty of praise in the four days of the show.  Director of Marketing Philip Wilson said from the results of the […]

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Universal Orlando Resort to Offer More New Entertainment Experiences in 2012

February 16, 2012 No Comments

In 2012, Universal Orlando Resort will debut more adventure, excitement, laughter and awe-inspiring moments than ever before. The new experiences will begin debuting in February, including a new Blue Man Group show; The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. a Superstar Parade and the nighttime show Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories. And coming […]

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Coast to Coast Offers 95 cent Plush Mix

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Coast to Coast Entertainment is offering a new 95 cent crane mix that will add bright colors and fullness to your cranes. Available is a mix with plush and inflated Knobby Balls and a second mix with plush with smooth, inflated Cartoon Character Balls. “By using a mix with a combination of plush and balls, […]

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Sponsors

California Portable Dance Floor Company

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.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Bulbtronics

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Poly Products

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Laser Star

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Aquaventronics

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Max Flight

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

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.

Store on Wheels

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Spectrum Sports

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

Knight Equipment

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

Perfect Fry

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

American Changer

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Formula K Raceways

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Soft Play

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Art Attack

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Extreme Engineering

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

Rio Syrup

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Tear Repair

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Embed

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Penny Press

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys