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 […]

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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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Show Photo Correction

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.

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Sponsors

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Penny Press

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

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.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Knight Equipment

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Poly Products

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Extreme Engineering

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Sureshot Redemption

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

Rio Syrup

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Art Attack

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Perfect Fry

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

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.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Aquaventronics

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Tear Repair

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

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.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Max Flight

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Family Fun Corp.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Formula K Raceways

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

American Changer

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Embed

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Laser Star

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

Bulbtronics

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Soft Play

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

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