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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Formula K Raceways

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Spectrum Sports

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Bulbtronics

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Extreme Engineering

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Soft Play

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

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.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Rio Syrup

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Poly Products

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

Penny Press

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

Store on Wheels

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

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.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Max Flight

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Knight Equipment

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

Laser Star

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

Art Attack

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

American Changer

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Tear Repair

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Aquaventronics

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Embed

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

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