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

American Changer

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

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.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Extreme Engineering

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Poly Products

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

Laser Star

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

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.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Cost of Wisconson

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

Knight Equipment

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Max Flight

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Embed

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Art Attack

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Penny Press

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

Store on Wheels

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

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.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.