Archive for May, 2013

Armando Lanuti Joins Party Center Software

May 30, 2013 No Comments

Party Center Software is proud to announce Armando Lanuti is joining the Party Center Software sales team as they look to grow further in the FEC marketplace! With a diverse background in the restaurant and retail industries, educated in both Computer Science and Business at Purdue University, Armando has been in the Family Entertainment Industry […]


News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

May 29, 2013 No Comments

Palace Entertainment Parks Are Red Cross Donation Sites for Midwest Storm Relief Fund In light of the recent tornadoes that occurred in Oklahoma and Texas, all Palace Entertainment parks will collect donations for American Red Cross Disaster Relief.  Guests will be able to make donations at registers upon entering the park beginning Saturday, May 25 through […]


June 2013

May 20, 2013 No Comments


Six Tips to Stay Sanitary

May 20, 2013 No Comments

“We have ‘clean checks’ throughout the day and make sure to wipe down all the equipment daily, and as needed.” – Jamie Brown, Full Blast Waterpark, Battle Creek, Mich. “Our top priority, other than safety, is cleanliness. It is important to make sure your chlorine and ph levels are always correct and we also send […]


Shining Light on Working with Lighting Vendors: Five Tips

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Stay Smart and Local. Find knowledgeable, close-by vendors who stress safety first. Ensure the Price is Right: Weigh the costs carefully. Hit the Shows. Visit trade events to meet the experts. Do Your Homework. Read up on technology and map out a change game plan so you can ask intelligent questions when speaking with vendors. […]

Tips for Making the Scene with Lighting

Tips for Making the Scene with Lighting

May 20, 2013 No Comments

A Haunted House attraction measures its success by the number of loud cries and screams emitted by its visitors. To achieve their goal of terror, these attractions count on the talents of live actors, custom make up, set designs and specialized lighting. D’Ann Dagen is president of La-De-Da Productions, Inc. and the producer of Hangman’s […]


California Portable Dance Floor Company Offers New Products

May 20, 2013 No Comments

California Portable Dance Floor Company (CPDFC) is now offering a new full sheet vinyl seamless 3-foot-by-4-foot section in the company’s Rustic Cedar design and peel-and-stick vinyl floor covering in many colors. The Rustic Cedar design product is a full 3-foot-by-4-foot sheet of vinyl in each section. These dance floor sections can be used indoors as […]


Getting the Biggest Bounce from Inflatables: Five Tips

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Make a List. Start by defining what you hope to accomplish, factoring in any restrictions such as space and height. Check it Twice. When listing your requirements, be specific. Talk the Talk. Do your research, including talking to others with inflatables and attending trade shows to find the right manufacturer. Make a Quick Study. Evaluate […]

Making the Bounce the Main Attraction <br/>Fun Center Inflatables Profit Strategies

Making the Bounce the Main Attraction
Fun Center Inflatables Profit Strategies

May 20, 2013 No Comments

You can create magical castles, houses, animals and almost anything else you can imagine with air and vinyl. Inflatables enable attractions to build or enhance a theme without major construction or expense. Here’s how some savvy operators are using them to target certain groups and add to their bottom lines. Some of the newer entertainment […]


Stoelting Launches Smart Technology:
ConnectI2U Wi-Fi Enabled Machines Deliver Custom Status Updates and Alerts

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Stoelting, a leading manufacturer of frozen treat equipment for the foodservice industry, has introduced, a subscriber website that monitors, tracks and reports on Stoelting machines equipped with IntelliTec2™ controls. The Wi-Fi enabled control has the ability to communicate anywhere in the world that has internet access, and is Stoelting’s newest technology engineered to improve […]

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Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Perfect Fry

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

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.

American Changer

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Laser Star

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.


Manufacturer of waterslides


Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Art Attack

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.


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

Tear Repair

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.


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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

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.


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Rio Syrup

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.


Fresh food and sandwich options.

Soft Play

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Spectrum Sports

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.


Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Penny Press

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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


Flashing cotton candy cones.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Store on Wheels

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


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Extreme Engineering

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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


Laser maze challenge

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.


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.

Max Flight

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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


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

Knight Equipment

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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


Evaporative snow systems.

Poly Products

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Extreme Engineering
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.