Archive for February, 2013

News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

February 26, 2013 No Comments

New Tool Helps Decrease Employee Theft, Wait Times Entertainment facility solutions provider CenterEdge Software (www.centeredgesoftware.com) has released a new mobile app that mimics a card reader for use in attractions access control. The new app allows employees to scan barcodes on tickets, customer cards or wristbands to make sure customers have paid for the tickets […]

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Popular Dole® Soft Serve Orange and Pineapple Flavors Reformulated for a Delicious Improvement

February 13, 2013 No Comments

Two popular Dole® Soft Serve flavors, orange and pineapple, have been reformulated for even fruitier flavor and have a vegan stamp of approval and quality. This shelf-stable soft serve product from Kent Precision Foods Group, simply mixes with tap water and is available in five fruit flavors – pineapple, orange, strawberry, raspberry and mango.  Dole […]

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February/March 2013

February 10, 2013 No Comments

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Fun Pro Insures the Halloween Attractions Market

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Are you seeking to insure your Halloween attractions for 2013? Look to Fun Pro, the “A” Rated (by A.M. Best) insurance program tailored for the haunted attractions industry. Fun Pro’s customized coverage focuses on, but are not limited to, Haunted Houses, Dark Attractions, Corn Mazes, Forest Trails, Pumpkin Patches (including u-pick) and Christmas Tree farms. […]

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Themes that Generate Screams<br/>Haunted Attraction Trends for 2013

Themes that Generate Screams
Haunted Attraction Trends for 2013

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Gone are the days when darkly lit hallways with creaky floorboards were the key components to a successfully scary haunted attraction. Over-the-top shocks and gory horrors, with a mix of special effects, are now drawing large crowds looking for a scream with their Halloween. For terror created outside the box, Scream Team Productions, a Murrieta, […]

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Creating a Safe Haven
Best Practices to Market an Inflatable Rental Business

February 10, 2013 No Comments

The American Academy of Pediatrics Journal recently published an article focusing on a study conducted by The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus, Ohio.  The study objective was to investigate bouncer-related injuries to children in the United States from 1990 – 2010.  While the popularity of inflatable amusements has significantly increased throughout that time […]

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When Dining Is More than a Meal <br/>Unique Food Offerings from Museums

When Dining Is More than a Meal
Unique Food Offerings from Museums

February 10, 2013 No Comments

The experiential value of visiting a museum isn’t restricted to the exhibit area. The same kind of ingenuity that draws interest to the artifacts on display enters into developing enticing entrees on the museum eatery menus.  Like the exhibits, food items get an occasional facelift too, for the sheer flavor, fun and artistry of it, […]

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Quick-Coin Snacks <br/>Food and Beverage Vending at Zoos and Aquariums

Quick-Coin Snacks
Food and Beverage Vending at Zoos and Aquariums

February 10, 2013 No Comments

When you’re at a zoo or aquarium and hunger hits, it’s not always convenient to find a nearby food kiosk or concession stand, and if all you want is a quick snack or a bottle of water, waiting on line for 20 minutes or more can be tiresome, especially with children in tow. That’s why […]

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Tokens Direct Has New Conservation Token Designs in Stock

February 10, 2013 No Comments

TokensDirect has available new conservation token designs available from stock for faster shipment.  Ideal for use with “Quarters for Conservation” programs, these attractive tokens feature a penguin, a giraffe or a jaguar on the front with wording to direct them to vote for a conservation project on the back.  These standard designs can be minted […]

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After Dark Lights Up Interest for Universal Space (UNIS)

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Launched in Europe early this year at the EAG London, After Dark from Universal Space (UNIS) is a well-priced, top-of-the-range deluxe video machine with motion platform that is creating high interest. Aimed at young teens and above, this video game offers a fully functioning steering wheel, guns with motion and a motion platform (DLX version).  […]

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Sponsors

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Poly Products

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

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.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Knight Equipment

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

Embed

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

Bulbtronics

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Art Attack

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

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.

American Changer

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Rio Syrup

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Penny Press

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Perfect Fry

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Brunswick Bowling

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

Store on Wheels

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Aquaventronics

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

Tear Repair

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Soft Play

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Spectrum Sports

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Formula K Raceways

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

Max Flight

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Laser Star

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Extreme Engineering

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

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