Archive for 2013

Food for Thought
How Large Parks Are Meeting Guests’ Culinary Expectations

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Food and beverage has always been a significant part of the theme park business. But, today it seems to be bigger than ever, as we are seeing some interesting trends in the growth and expansion of food and beverage at large parks. These trends include more upscale restaurants, grander theming, an eye toward healthier offerings, […]

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John Evans Recognized by Two Industry Organizations

April 4, 2013 No Comments

John Evans Jr., senior vice president of Gold Medal, was recently honored with a Doctorate of Foodservice (DFS) award during ceremonies held at the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) show. The award recognized “elected leaders of major foodservice industry associations for their commitment and dedication to their respective organizations and the industry […]

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David Geoghegan Joins the Garner Holt Productions Team

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Garner Holt Productions welcomes industry veteran David Geoghegan to their sales, marketing and business development team. Geoghegan brings an extensive history in the themed entertainment, museum, commercial audio visual and casino industries. He has also been director of sales at Gilderfluke, Medialon, Alcorn McBride and 360 Systems.

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Our Annual Food Service Issue

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Taking a break to eat adds immeasurable enjoyment to the guest experience, and past surveys have indicated that food and beverage can account for between 30 and 40 percent of revenues. Understanding this segment of your business is therefore crucial, and each spring we examine food service in a variety of leisure entertainment settings. For […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

April 2, 2013 No Comments

Barron Games Offers the X-Putt Nano Barron Games International exhibited early this year the X-Putt Nano, an addition to the company’s product line that was first debuted at IAAPA 2012. The X-Putt Nano incorporates the same great features as the original X-Putt, but is over 50 percent smaller. The size of this unit makes it […]

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Seen at Pizza Expo

Seen at Pizza Expo

April 1, 2013 No Comments

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

March 25, 2013 No Comments

Extreme Engineering to Operate Zipline During Spring Break at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk    Extreme Engineering will be operating the award-winning and thrilling mobile Fly WireTM Zipline during Spring Break at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, March 23 through April 7, 2013. The company is a large supplier of climbing walls, ziplines, Extreme AirsTM and adventure […]

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It’s Not About Quality at Disney

March 20, 2013 6 Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel I enjoy web-based industry discussion groups. They often contemplate topics that are near to my heart. A recent post asked if the quality at Disney World was going downhill. Let us take that topic global. It Is Not About Disney Instead of questioning the quality at any Disney park, we should […]

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Extreme Engineering to Operate Zipline During Spring Break at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

March 19, 2013 No Comments

Extreme Engineering will be operating the award winning and thrilling mobile Fly WireTM Zipline during Spring Break at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, March 23rd through April 7th 2013. The company is a large supplier of climbing walls, ziplines, Extreme AirsTM and adventure products. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, located in Santa Cruz, Calif., has been […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

March 18, 2013 No Comments

Redemption Plus Is Exclusive Supplier for XBowling, Two Innovative Companies Join Forces Redemption Plus, a leading provider of toys, tools and training for the amusement, educational, fundraising, and retail markets, has finalized an agreement with Sports Challenge Network to be the exclusive merchandise supplier for xbowling. xbowling brings unique features and innovations to bowling with […]

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Sponsors

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

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.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Tear Repair

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Perfect Fry

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Penny Press

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Store on Wheels

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Aquaventronics

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

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.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Max Flight

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Soft Play

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

Bulbtronics

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Embed

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

Art Attack

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

Laser Star

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Poly Products

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

Rio Syrup

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

Knight Equipment

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

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.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Extreme Engineering

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Spectrum
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