Archive for 2013

Armando Lanuti Joins Party Center Software Team

September 1, 2013 No Comments

Party Center Software has announced the addition of Armando Lanuti to the sales team. Lanuti has a diverse background in the restaurant and retail industries and a Purdue University education in computer science and business. He has been working in the family entertainment industry for more than a decade.

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Creative Works Adds Bart Fisher to Management and Sales Team

September 1, 2013 No Comments

Creative Works has expanded again with the addition of Bart Fisher to its management and sales team.  Fisher has worked as an entrepreneur, owner, client service employee, project manager and teacher. As a “Native Texan-Jayhawk,” now in Indiana, he has worked with business owners and operators of both local retailers and Fortune 500 Corporations. Fisher […]

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Nagashima SpaLand Japan Opens Laser Star’s  Coin-Operated Western Shooting Gallery

Nagashima SpaLand Japan Opens Laser Star’s Coin-Operated Western Shooting Gallery

September 1, 2013 No Comments

In July 2013, Laser Star Amusement completed the installation of a 20-player, coin- operated, 62-target traditional electronic shooting gallery at Nagashima Spaland. The gallery was installed as a supplemental attraction. The 54 linear feet of western themed gallery occupies the underutilized space beneath the foundation of the “Pirate Jumbo Viking” ride. Nagashima Spaland  is Japan’s […]

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

September 1, 2013 No Comments

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

September 1, 2013 No Comments

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

September 1, 2013 No Comments

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

September 1, 2013 No Comments

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

September 1, 2013 No Comments

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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Sponsors

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Tear Repair

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Embed

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

Bulbtronics

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and 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.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Max Flight

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Spectrum Sports

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Art Attack

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

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.

Aquaventronics

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

Store on Wheels

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

Laser Star

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Penny Press

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Soft Play

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Extreme Engineering

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Cost of Wisconson

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Perfect Fry

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

American Changer

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Rio Syrup

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Knight Equipment

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Poly Products

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

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