Archive for 2013

Apple’s New “Scene Machine” Photo Booth Proves a Hit at Dubai’s DEAL Show

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Apple Industries/Face  Place recently announced that “The Scene Machine” photo booth enjoyed  a highly successful debut at DEAL 2013. “DEAL is the Middle  East’s leading amusement  expo and the premiere showcase for visitors across the Middle  East to learn about and purchase new equipment,”  said Apple CEO Allen Weisberg, who attended the show. “That’s why […]

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Perky’s Pizza Inks Agreement with Al-Hokair Group

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Majed Al-Hokair, vice chairman of the board for Al-Hokair Group and Jim Howell, president of Perky’s Pizza have signed an agreement to further develop the Perky’s Pizza brand in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, by adding 15 new locations between the two countries. On his recent visit to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E, […]

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The FEC Issue

May 20, 2013 No Comments

From serving the most delicious pizza and getting the biggest bounce from inflatables to adding attractions such as candlepin bowling and laser tag and minimizing injury risk, the family entertainment center industry is always changing and adjusting to the times. Some FEC practices and attractions may fade away, but there will always be new trends […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Brady Distributing and Legacy Property Group Launch New Gaming Venue – Game-X Brings Trend-Setting High-Tech Excitement to Downtown Atlanta Brady Distributing  is the premier distributor of arcade games and vending machines in the Southeastern United States.  Recently they have worked with Legacy Property Group, supplying their industry expertise and exceptional products, to Game-X, a $4 […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

May 13, 2013 No Comments

WhiteWater Announces Breakthrough Attraction in Latin America WhiteWater is pleased to announce Latin America’s first water coaster featuring Linear Induction Motor (LIM) technology at Xocomil Waterpark in Guatemala. The AdrenaLIM Blaster, which features cutting-edge linear induction technology, was installed to celebrate IRTRA Xocomil’s 50th anniversary and features the largest drop in the world. Xocomil’s newest addition […]

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News Flash from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

May 6, 2013 No Comments

Splashdown Beach Expansion Underway for 2013 Season Mega Funworks Inc., dba SplashDown Beach Waterpark, recently received planning and zoning board approvals for a $12 million dollar expansion. The development will begin immediately with the addition of two new rides for the summer of 2013. The Mega Funworks team has collaborated with Zamperla Rides and HIT […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

April 30, 2013 No Comments

Triple Turn Now Ready for Shipping NAMCO’s new redemption game, Triple Turn, is now ready for shipping. The flashy, multi-tiered ticket dispensing game was first shown at the 2012 IAAPA Attractions Expo to positive response, with show attendees lining up to see what the buzz was about at the NAMCO booth. The concept of Triple […]

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The Same Thinking

April 22, 2013 6 Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel I made a mistake. I committed the error of not following my own philosophy. Let me tell you more. Not a Glorious Start We had a slow draining sink in our master bathroom at home. Certainly, something every Mr. Fix-It believes they can handle. The repairs did not go well and […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

April 21, 2013 No Comments

Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas Expands Management Team Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas has solidified its management team with the additions of Chris Hicks as revenue manager and Matthew Watts as resale manager. Both bring extensive operations, ticketing, concessions, retail and systems experience in the waterpark and amusement industry and large-scale operations to the $50 million […]

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

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

April 16, 2013 No Comments

Stoelting, a leading manufacturer of frozen treat equipment for the foodservice industry, introduces ConnectI2U.com, a subscriber website that monitors, tracks and reports on Stoelting machines equipped with IntelliTec2TM 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 operators’ […]

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Sponsors

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Poly Products

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Soft Play

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

American Changer

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

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.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Store on Wheels

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Bulbtronics

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

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.

Rio Syrup

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

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.

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.

Tear Repair

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Penny Press

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Perfect Fry

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Cost of Wisconson

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Embed

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Family Fun Corp.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Laser Star

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Max Flight

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Brunswick Bowling

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Knight Equipment

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Aquaventronics

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

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