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 […]

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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 […]

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June 2013

May 20, 2013 No Comments

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 ConnectI2U.com, 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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Sponsors

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Spectrum Sports

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Bulbtronics

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Penny Press

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

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.

Art Attack

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Soft Play

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

Laser Star

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Brunswick Bowling

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Aquaventronics

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Perfect Fry

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

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.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Store on Wheels

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

American Changer

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Max Flight

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

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.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Knight Equipment

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Tear Repair

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Poly Products

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

Embed

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

Rio Syrup

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

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