Archive for October, 2013

News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 31, 2013 No Comments

IAAPA Welcomes Two New Employees: Brian Kirkland and Nico Reynders The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) welcomes two new staff members to its headquarters and European office team. Brian Kirkland is IAAPA’s director of education programs and services and Nico Reynders joins the IAAPA Europe team as junior program manager. Kirkland is responsible […]

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Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Custom Trailer

Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Custom Trailer

October 31, 2013 No Comments

Funovation’s latest Laser Maze Challenge® is a custom trailer maze designed in partnership with Corkcicle to show off the Chillsner beer product.  The first stop for the Chillsner trailer was the October 10-12, 2013, Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo., where attendees got to drink beer and challenge the Laser Maze. The Chillsner trailer […]

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Michigan Bowling Center Adds a Laser Maze Challenge®

Michigan Bowling Center Adds a Laser Maze Challenge®

October 31, 2013 No Comments

Jonesville Lanes (L & J Lanes) in Jonesville, Mich., is the latest bowling center to add a Laser Maze Challenge® to their amusement offerings.  Officially opened in early October, 2013, L & J Lanes’ Laser Maze features Funovation’s Time Portal graphics, lighted door entry and the newest innovation, Video Capture. While a small footprint attraction, The Laser Maze Challenge® […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 24, 2013 No Comments

Party Center Software Announces the Online Waiver Center Party Center Software is staged to release their next big module for their software suite:  the  Online Waiver Center.  This new feature, expected to be available by the IAAPA Attractions Expo next month, will provide facilities with the ability to have their customers sign liability waivers online […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 10, 2013 No Comments

BowlmorAMF Is Looking for Leaders Are you looking to be part of a company with the opportunity to change an entire industry?  Bowlmor AMF is looking for leaders!  Join us, the largest bowling company in the world, on an exciting journey to grow America’s favorite pastime.  If you are looking for your next, new challenge, […]

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Encourage New and Repeat Visitors with Silvercrest Advertising’s LMAP

Encourage New and Repeat Visitors with Silvercrest Advertising’s LMAP

October 10, 2013 No Comments

First introduced in the food and beverage arena to give franchisees a cost-effective way to offer personalized promotions to area residents, Silvercrest Advertising’s Localized Media Automation Platform’s (LMap) state-of-the-art technology now extends the same benefits to operators of local amusement parks, zoos, waterparks, ice/roller skating rinks, laser tag facilities, go-kart tracks, miniature golf courses and […]

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Foothill Farms® Brand to Consolidate Milani® and TUF® Brands Under One Name Dec. 1, 2013

October 10, 2013 No Comments

Milani® and TUF® brands will be consolidated into the Foothill Farms brand name December 1, 2013.  During this transition, nothing will change except the brand name of the products foodservice operators know and love.  Formulas, taste, quality, UPCs, manufacturing codes and the ordering process will remain the same. Foothill Farms is a registered trademark of […]

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Kristin Ortmann Joins Kent Precision Foods Group

Kristin Ortmann Joins Kent Precision Foods Group

October 10, 2013 No Comments

Kristin Ortmann has joined the Kent Precision Foods Group marketing team.  Ortmann is the assistant marketing manager overseeing internal and external customer website communication and development. Ortmann, a Quincy University alumnus with a B.S. in marketing, has spent most of her life in the foodservice industry.  She started helping in her grandparents catering business in […]

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Extreme Engineering Outfits Disneyland’s ESPN Zone with a Climbing Wall

Extreme Engineering Outfits Disneyland’s ESPN Zone with a Climbing Wall

October 8, 2013 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, a large supplier of zip lines, climbing walls, Extreme Airs™ and adventure products, was scheduled to outfit Disneyland’s ESPN Zone in Anaheim, Calif., with a new climbing wall. “We have been working with Disney and their great team at ESPN Zone to enhance the arcade area with an Extreme Engineering climbing wall.  The […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 3, 2013 No Comments

Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine an Amusement Park Dinner Sponsor at the IGES Show The 2013 International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® is fast approaching November 5-9 and the show’s management is excited to share the details of its very first 2013 Annual (complimentary) Amusement Park Gift Shop Buyers’ Dinner and Meeting. Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine […]

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Sponsors

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Max Flight

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Perfect Fry

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

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.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Bulbtronics

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

Poly Products

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Spectrum Sports

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Rio Syrup

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Formula K Raceways

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Cost of Wisconson

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

American Changer

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Laser Star

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Penny Press

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

Embed

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Soft Play

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Aquaventronics

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Tear Repair

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

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.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

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.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Extreme Engineering

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Store on Wheels

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Spectrum
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Cannonball Blaster
Funovation