Archive for July, 2014

Comic-Con® International 2014 Showcases Mobile Zipline by Extreme Engineering

July 31, 2014 No Comments

At the 2014 Comic-Con® in San Diego, Calif., comic book and super hero fans across the globe enjoyed ziplining across Gotham City™ on Extreme Engineering’s Fly Wire™ Zipline. The version at Comic-Con® was themed to be part of Batman’s® hometown, Gotham City™, and it allowed the mayor of San Diego and the complete cast of […]


Gage Bowls Adds Laser Maze Challenge and New Bowling Lanes

July 30, 2014 No Comments

Along with new bowling lanes, Gage Bowls in Topeka, Kansas, in partnership with Arcade Games and Vending, has added a Vault-themed Laser Maze Challenge® to their growing list of attractions. In addition to the new Laser Maze Challenge®, Gage Bowls offered free summer bowling for kids as part of the Kids Bowl Free registration program. […]


Foundations Entertainment University Is Offering New One-Day Lite Workshop 
on August 19 in Atlanta, Georgia

July 28, 2014 No Comments

A special one-day Foundations Entertainment University Lite will be held August 19, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, just prior to Birthday University’s two-day Master Degree Program. The one-day program will encompass a more focused look at the aspects of planning, designing, developing and operating a location-based entertainment business or family entertainment center (FEC) for long-term success. […]


Monkey Joe’s Chooses Party Center Software

July 28, 2014 No Comments

Monkey Joe’s, an inflatable play center franchise with more than 50 locations, has chosen Party Center Software as the new provider for POS, party booking and facility management solutions. The company is in the midst of the roll-out process, with a large number of locations already operating with this new software. Party Center Software provides […]


Bowling: Brunswick Open Letter to the Bowling Industry

July 24, 2014 No Comments

Brunswick Open Letter to the Bowling Industy (1)



Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Formula K Raceways

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


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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines


Fresh food and sandwich options.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions


Manufacturer of waterslides

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.


Laser maze challenge

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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.

Brunswick Bowling

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.


Evaporative snow systems.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Poly Products

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

American Changer

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

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.


Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Art Attack

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Soft Play

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Rio Syrup

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Spectrum Sports

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Max Flight

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Laser Star

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

Perfect Fry

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Store on Wheels

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.


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.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.


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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.


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

Extreme Engineering

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.


Flashing cotton candy cones.


Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Penny Press

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

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