Archive for May, 2012

News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

May 23, 2012 No Comments

  Western Hemisphere’s Largest Observation Wheel to Deliver Unrivaled Views of Las Vegas Skyline and Introduce Experiential Retail and Dining Destination Skyvue Las Vegas Observation Wheel Completes First Phase of Construction, Breaks Ground on Retail and Dining District SkyVue, an iconic 500-square-foot observation wheel rapidly taking shape on the Las Vegas Strip, has completed the […]


News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

May 5, 2012 No Comments

Gold Medal Voted the Best Place to Work Gold Medal Products Co. was recently recognized by an independent panel representing various businesses as a Best Place to Work in Cincinnati. This is the second year in a row Gold Medal has received a Manny Award from a business publication, last year was for New Product Development/Innovation. […]

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May 2, 2012 No Comments

The Company affiliation of Michael H. Plouffe and Thomas A. Plouffe was stated incorrectly in the April/May 2012 print edition of TAP. The two are from Specialty Insurance, and were photographed at the Gibsonton Trade Show.



Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Family Fun Corp.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Poly Products

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


Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Soft Play

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

Knight Equipment

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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


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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Penny Press

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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


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.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

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.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Laser Star

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

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.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.


Manufacturer of waterslides

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Perfect Fry

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines


Laser maze challenge

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Max Flight

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.


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

Spectrum Sports

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Rio Syrup

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Extreme Engineering

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


Flashing cotton candy cones.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

American Changer

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Tear Repair

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

Store on Wheels

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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


Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.


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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.


Fresh food and sandwich options.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.


Evaporative snow systems.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

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