Archive for January, 2014

Special 2014 Large Parks Preview

January 1, 2014 No Comments

by Chad Emerson As every new year rolls in, that means an entire year’s worth of highly anticipated new attractions at the industry’s large parks and resorts.  This year is no different as several of the amusement industry’s big players are slated to debut major rides aimed at driving attendance to record levels. This issue, […]

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Party Center Software Announces Staffing Changes and Purchases New Office Building

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Party Center Software hired Armando Lanuti as the director of sales in 2013.  Lanuti has more than a decade of experience in the entertainment industry, working in a number of capacities including operations, consulting, product development and sales management.  In his last role as the vice president of sales for Creative Works, he helped open […]

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Ripley’s Offers New Installations in Australia and New Zealand

Ripley’s Offers New Installations in Australia and New Zealand

January 1, 2014 No Comments

With new installations at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Surfer’s Paradise, Australia and Rainbow Springs in Rotorua, New Zealand, Funovation has been spending quite a bit of time Down Under lately. Surfers Paradise is the most recent Ripley’s location to offer Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace.  Rainbow Springs’ maze, located inside a 40-foot shipping container, is […]

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The Original “Trampoline Thing” Celebrates 20 Years of Fun

January 1, 2014 No Comments

A milestone has been reached for Rebound Unlimited, Inc., as it recognizes the 20th anniversary of The Trampoline Thing Bungee Trampoline. A celebration was held at the company’s 2013 Attractions Expo booth. The Trampoline Thing has always represented the standard in quality. The company also offers 24/7 technical support to its customers. All of the […]

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The New Aqua Maze Is Available from  Amaze ‘N Mazes

The New Aqua Maze Is Available from Amaze ‘N Mazes

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Family water fun is available with the new Aqua Maze from Amaze ‘N Mazes. This attraction features no lines, high capacity, low costs, huge profits, operational ease with one attendant for thousands of guests and the interactive fun of showerheads, a water wall and spray elements. Plus, in cool weather, the maze can be used […]

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Betson to Open Office in Salt Lake City, Utah

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Betson Enterprises, the leading world-wide distributor of coin operated amusement and vending equipment, coin operated parts and service, has recently announced they will be opening their 13th distribution office to be located in Salt Lake City, Utah scheduled to open in February 2014. “We see this region as a strong Family Entertainment market. We will […]

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TokensDirect Introduces New Website

January 1, 2014 No Comments

TokensDirect has completely revamped their website, www.tokensdirect.com, to include photos, rather than illustrations, of stock and custom tokens for amusements/arcades, car washes, coin laundry, vending and more.  The new, user-friendly site includes over 115 new designs, and viewers have the ability to search for tokens by size, use/application and materials/metallurgy, making it fast and simple […]

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New Ideas for a New Year

January 1, 2014 No Comments

It is with optimism for the leisure entertainment industry that we look ahead to a new year. Tourist Attractions & Parks has been covering the amusement industry for over 40 years, and the magazine never stops innovating in its efforts to keep in touch with the many segments of the markets in its coverage universe. […]

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Sponsors

Max Flight

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

American Changer

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Laser Star

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

Penny Press

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

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.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Poly Products

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Knight Equipment

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Rio Syrup

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Extreme Engineering

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Store on Wheels

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Sureshot Redemption

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Art Attack

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

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.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
Embed
LAI
American Conference