Archive for September, 2013

Foundations Entertainment University’s (FEU) 29th Class in Chicago, Ill.

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The mid-July Foundations Entertainment University’s (FEU) 29th Class in Chicago, Ill., with presenters pictured at front in blue shirts. The group included attendees from all over North America. FEU has been educating professionals and potential members of the family and leisure entertainment industry for 10 years, and has over 850 graduates worldwide.

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Express ATM Offers Reliable ATM Options to Increase Cash Flow

September 1, 2013 No Comments

Express ATM, headquartered in North Carolina, with regional offices throughout the United States, caters to theme parks, waterparks, zoos, family entertainment centers and many other tourist related venues. The company will develop a program specific to a location’s needs. From outdoor ATM options to vinyl machine wraps, the team at Express ATM is dedicated to […]

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Funovation Offers a New Line of Laser Maze Challenge Trailer Units

Funovation Offers a New Line of Laser Maze Challenge Trailer Units

September 1, 2013 No Comments

Funovation Inc. is unveiling a new line of Laser Maze Challenge Trailer Units.  Spurred by the desire to bring mobility to their patented Laser Maze technology, the company designed the Trailer Maze with accessibility in mind. “This is a unique and exciting opportunity for our operators to reach people who have never experienced a Laser […]

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Sacoa Announces Installations for 2013 and Beyond

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Developer of the Playcard system, Sacoa has had a productive first half of the year, with several installations taking place in the United States, among them the Xtreme World Fun Center at the Boing Jump Center, in Tampa, Fla. The center offers about 50 games equipped with Sacoa’s wireless Colorshot readers, and using the company’s […]

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Grandson of Carousel International Corporation Founder Chronicles the Company’s History in Book

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Steven E. Veatch, grandson of Carousel International Corporation founder Norwood E. Veatch Sr., has published a book about this uniquely American success story. The volume “Okay, Just One Ride,” chronicles how the company evolved from a small video game business in the 1960s to a multimillion-dollar kiddie ride enterprise. Veatch’s company, which closed in 2007, […]

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Eight New Maze Attractions Open in the United States and Abroad in 2013

Eight New Maze Attractions Open in the United States and Abroad in 2013

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Six new custom-designed and built mazes from Colorado-based Amaze’n Mazes were opened between February and July, with two more scheduled for September. With the arrival of these eight new mazes, the company’s total rises to 57. Mazes were installed in Texas, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. The company has also installed mazes near Budapest, Hungary and […]

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The Possibilities in a Turning Tide

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According to the World Waterpark Association (WWA), the Summer 2012 estimated attendance at North American waterparks was about 85 million, and average attendance growth per year over the last five years at these same parks in the United States, Canada and Mexico was 2.2 percent. The numbers illuminate how capitalizing on the simple appeal of […]

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Two Character Attributes

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A Fresh Take. Characters need familiar elements, but above all need to offer something novel. Stamina to Spare. Performers need the energy to bring life to a scene night after night, sometimes for more than a month.

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Top Advice for Picking Characters

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The haunted house business can be expensive, so for owners, it’s important to pick characters that have staying power. “Every time we come up with an attraction, we have to live with it for two or three years,” said Scott Simmons, the creative director and co-owner of Pittsburgh, Pa.’s ScareHouse. There have been years when […]

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Creating Scares to Spare <br/>How Haunted Attractions’ Owners Dream Up and Set Loose Effective Characters

Creating Scares to Spare
How Haunted Attractions’ Owners Dream Up and Set Loose Effective Characters

September 1, 2013 No Comments

Is anyone scared of vampires anymore? Sure, they suck the life out of humans and usher them into an eternity as an undead ghoul. That’s scary. But the Twilight series has also turned them into sensitive boys from the Pacific Northwest who fall in love too easily. That’s not scary. But zombies: those are still […]

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Extreme Engineering

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Aquaventronics

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

American Changer

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

Perfect Fry

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Playsmart

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GloCones

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Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Rio Syrup

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Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Tear Repair

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

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.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Spectrum Sports

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

Art Attack

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Store on Wheels

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Embed

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Poly Products

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Bulbtronics

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

Formula K Raceways

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Soft Play

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Laser Star

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Max Flight

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

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.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Penny Press

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

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