Archive for August, 2014

September/October 2014

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Waves: Getting Guests to Wade into a Story

Waves: Getting Guests to Wade into a Story

August 19, 2014 No Comments

Great Ideas for Waterpark Theming By Karen Appold Waterparks offer hours of fun for their guests. By incorporating a theme into a waterpark, you can increase the fun factor and enhance the appeal. Themes can be extended to a park’s name, names of rides, décor, food items and more. Big Surf Waterpark, in Tempe, Ariz., […]

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September/October 2014

August 19, 2014 No Comments

 THE LARGE PARK REPORT Universal Studio’s Summer Coup – The Immersive Design of Diagon Alley Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley made a big summer splash at Universal Orlando. WAVES: A SPECIAL REPORT Getting Guests to Wade into a Story – Great Ideas for Waterpark Theming Waterpark theming can increase the fun factor and enhance the appeal of […]

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The Profiles in Excellence Issue

August 19, 2014 No Comments

Each fall you can open the pages of Tourist Attractions & Parks to find a new crop of company profiles. These small stories, dubbed Profiles in Excellence, can open you to big success. The section offers informational snapshots of some of the top vendors in the industry, companies that are also advertisers in this issue. […]

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Dole® Soft Serve Is Ideal for Patrons with Dietary Restrictions

August 3, 2014 No Comments

Dole® Soft Serve is a dairy-free treat bursting with five unique fruit flavors including pineapple, orange, strawberry, raspberry and mango. Dole Soft Serve allows operators to satisfy the cravings of patrons with dietary restrictions by serving up a treat that’s creamier than sorbet and lacking the tart taste of frozen yogurt. According to a Milward […]

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Sponsors

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

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.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Tear Repair

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Store on Wheels

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Perfect Fry

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Formula K Raceways

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

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.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Extreme Engineering

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

Soft Play

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Poly Products

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Art Attack

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Rio Syrup

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

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.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

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.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Laser Star

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Max Flight

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Bulbtronics

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

American Changer

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Look Solutions

Fog 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.

Knight Equipment

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Spectrum Sports

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

Johnny Rockets
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