Archive for April, 2013

The Spring Spruce-Up <br/>How Zoos Get Ready for the Summer Season

The Spring Spruce-Up
How Zoos Get Ready for the Summer Season

April 4, 2013 No Comments

In San Diego, where the seasons barely change, spring spruce-up at the zoo has little to do with a break in the weather or breaking out the paint brushes. Preparation for the coming tourist season is more about finishing up the new Australia Outback Exhibit – featuring the largest breeding population of koalas outside of […]

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Creating a Fresh Look to Draw New Business

Creating a Fresh Look to Draw New Business

April 4, 2013 No Comments

The refurbishment of an existing facility or attraction can sometimes be more challenging than designing a brand new project. These upgrades can be as simple as fresh paint and landscaping to renew the facility all the way up to a complete re-theme to create a totally new experience for your guests. When approaching a renovation […]

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Daktronics LED Panels Deliver for New Rental Partner Sideline Productions

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Rental partner, Sideline Productions, a Brookings, S.D., based large-screen video rental company, opened for business with the purchase of Daktronics PST-10 modular LED display panels. The company has successfully put the new equipment to use for several events. “We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and delivering a reliable product with superior image quality […]

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Capturing Corporate Parties<br/>Strategies for Building Business from Party Rental Companies

Capturing Corporate Parties
Strategies for Building Business from Party Rental Companies

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Like enduring a long winter, cutting corners can be dreary. But even companies that are watching their spending closely continue to offer morale-boosting events for employees. For rental companies seeking to capture this business, being the chosen provider involves more than offering inflatables. The companies with the means want a tailor-fitted event and yet want […]

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New From Frostline® – Introducing Simply Smoothies Base Mix Products

New From Frostline® – Introducing Simply Smoothies Base Mix Products

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Frostline® Simply Smoothies™ are new, uncomplicated, dry-mix base products from Kent Precision Foods Group that allow operators to serve up smoothies inside any commercial food service operation. Frostline Simply Smoothies base mix is simply blended with water, ice and ingredients such as frozen fruit (or many other ingredients available in a commercial kitchen) and the […]

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Gourmet Popcorn is a 2013 Food Trend

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Popcorn has been a perfect snack for centuries. But now, new flavor sensations are taking over the nation and consumers are craving twists to this whole grain treat. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams recently featured the tasty gourmet popcorn trend, calling the booming business “bursting.”  A CBS News piece in February that featured Gold […]

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Frostline® Soft Serve Is a Lactose-free Treat with Profitable Possibilities

Frostline® Soft Serve Is a Lactose-free Treat with Profitable Possibilities

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Frostline® Soft Serve products are a lactose-free frozen treat operators can offer patrons while enjoying the benefits of dry mix cost savings, economical shipping and greater yields per case. Frostline products are creamy, fat free and have no lactose ingredients. These products are also free of cholesterol and gluten, making it appealing to many patrons […]

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ICE Reincarnates the Skill Wall and Introduces Harpoon Lagoon

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ICE has introduced Milk Jug Toss. The all-time carnival hit is now a skill redemption game and is quickly grabbing operator’s attention with high earnings. The game made its debut at the 2012 IAAPA Attractions Expo and features a life-like carnival canopy top, LED lit playfield and optional bonus marquee. Additionally, the company’s new four-player […]

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Apple Industries Face Place Website Goes Mobile With New Tools and Capabilities

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Apple Industries/Face Place has announced the launch of important upgrades to its Internet platform to support operators, distributors and fans of the company, whether they are accessing the website from a desktop, a laptop, a tablet computer or a smartphone. The faceplacephoto.com site menu now offers intuitive, timesaving features that range from how-to videos to […]

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Apple Introduces New “Scene Machine” Photo Booth

Apple Introduces New “Scene Machine” Photo Booth

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Apple Industries/Face Place debuted the Face Place Scene Machine at March’s Amusement Expo. The machine incorporates chroma key compositing technology well-known in the movie and special effects industry to create the illusion that users have actually become a part of a selected scene.

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Sponsors

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

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.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Soft Play

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Knight Equipment

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Rio Syrup

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

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.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Perfect Fry

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

American Changer

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Spectrum Sports

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Bulbtronics

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Max Flight

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

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.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Aquaventronics

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

Store on Wheels

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Tear Repair

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Embed

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

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.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Penny Press

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Poly Products

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Brunswick Bowling

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Art Attack

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

Laser Star

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Extreme Engineering

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Spectrum
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