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

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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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Penny Press

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

Rio Syrup

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Store on Wheels

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Knight Equipment

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Spectrum Sports

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Tear Repair

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

Soft Play

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Laser Star

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Aquaventronics

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

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.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

American Changer

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Brunswick Bowling

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Poly Products

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Max Flight

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Perfect Fry

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

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.

Art Attack

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Formula K Raceways

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Extreme Engineering

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

Bulbtronics

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Embed

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

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