Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine and Foundations Entertainment University Announce the Winners of the 2013 Excellence in Family Entertainment Center Awards

April 4, 2013 No Comments
Mindy McSparin, CFO (Chief Family Officer) and wife of Matt McSparin and Matt McSparin, CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) and managing partner of Edison’s Entertainment Complex, received the 2013 Excellence in Family Entertainment Centers Award for Best New FEC.

Mindy McSparin, CFO (Chief Family Officer) and wife of Matt McSparin and Matt McSparin, CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) and managing partner of Edison’s Entertainment Complex, received the 2013 Excellence in Family Entertainment Centers Award for Best New FEC.

Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine along with Foundations Entertainment University presented awards for the Best New Family Entertainment Center and the Best Remodeled Family Entertainment Center, in a continuing effort to recognize the high standards for excellence that are being set in the industry. Award winners were announced during the 2013 Amusement Expo held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in March.
Over 2,800 votes were cast representing various FEC owner/operators, staff, suppliers and manufacturers, guests and more. Edison’s Entertainment Complex in Edwardsville, Ill., won for Best New Center, with 36 percent of the votes in the category. Funplex Amusement Center in East Hanover, N.J., won for Best Remodeled Center, with 54 percent of the votes in the category.
Runners up included: (Best New FEC) iPlay America, Freehold, N.J.; Zoomers Amusement Park, Fort Myers, Fla.; The Wow Factory, Coconut Creek, Fla.; and Funhaven, Ottawa, Canada. (Best Remodeled FEC) Springfield Incredible Pizza Company, Springfield, Mo.; Latitude 30, Jacksonville, Fla.; Laser Tag of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, La.; and Colonial Bowling & Entertainment Center, Lawrenceville, N.J.
Frank Seninsky, CEO, and Jerry Merola, CFO, both of Amusement Entertainment Management and presenters for Foundations Entertainment University, were on hand to present the awards.
“All of the nominees are deserving of recognition for their outstanding contributions to family entertainment,” said Seninsky. “The five nominees in each category were chosen for their outstanding service, attractions and overall excellence in providing families and communities with a truly remarkable experience. Congratulations to Edison’s and Funplex for exemplifying overall excellence in entertainment and being recognized for their achievements by both the industry and their guests.” –

Frank Seninsky and Jerry Merola, representing Foundations Entertainment University, presented the Excellence in Family Entertainment Center Award for Best Remodeled FEC to Randy Lahn, owner of the Funplex in East Hanover, N.J. Also pictured is Matt McSparin, owner and managing partner of Edison’s Entertainment Complex.

Frank Seninsky and Jerry Merola, representing Foundations Entertainment University, presented the Excellence in Family Entertainment Center Award for Best Remodeled FEC to Randy Lahn, owner of the Funplex in East Hanover, N.J. Also pictured is Matt McSparin, owner and managing partner of Edison’s Entertainment Complex.

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