Archive for 2014

Wilderness Resort Adds Wild West-inspired Laser Tag Arena

Wilderness Resort Adds Wild West-inspired Laser Tag Arena

February 21, 2014 No Comments

What would the Wild Wild West be like if it had a LASER twist? Wilderness Resort’s newest attractions, an OK Corral-inspired Laser Tag Arena and Deputy Marshall Training-themed Laser Maze Challenge from Funovation, asks just that.  Now visitors can challenge their family and friends to a Western-style Laser Tag “showdown,” and see if they have the […]

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Funovation Announces New Installation

Funovation Announces New Installation

February 18, 2014 No Comments

Funovation is excited to announce its newest Laser Maze Challenge® at The Island Mirror Maze in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  This is Funovation’s fourth time partnering with Montgomery Amusement Management – previous collaborations include Fort Fun in Gatlinburg, Tenn., Monterey Mirror Maze in Monterey, Calif. and Backstage Mirror Maze in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (For more information, […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

February 17, 2014 No Comments

Frostline® Frozen Treats Introduces its Brand New Look and Fresh New Merchandising Frostline® Frozen Treats recently updated the brand’s look for its family of frozen treat dry mix products.  This includes a new brand identity and fresh innovative packaging.  With 40 years of history in food service, operators can continue to depend on the Frostline […]

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Frostline® Frozen Treats Introduces its Brand New Look and Fresh New Merchandising

Frostline® Frozen Treats Introduces its Brand New Look and Fresh New Merchandising

February 17, 2014 No Comments

Frostline® Frozen Treats recently updated the brand’s look for its family of frozen treat dry mix products.  This includes a new brand identity and fresh innovative packaging.  With 40 years of history in food service, operators can continue to depend on the Frostline brand to communicate excellent quality, consistency and flavor. Operators can continue offering […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

February 10, 2014 No Comments

Gold Medal Products: Multi-Million Dollar Growth under New Vice President At Gold Medal Products in the last 20 years, international sales totals have grown 14-fold, creating double-digit increases year after year, thanks in part to David J. Garretson, the newly appointed Vice President International Sales. Since 1990, Garretson has helped Gold Medal’s global presence expand, […]

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Funovation Adds Guatemala Installation

Funovation Adds Guatemala Installation

February 6, 2014 No Comments

With the installation of the Laser Maze Challenge® at Divermax inside the SanKris Mall, Funovation is proud to add Guatemala to the list of countries where it is creating smiles.   The unique shape of the Maze is sure to challenge even the most seasoned player and is even more fun when you play with a […]

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Global Safety Standards Group ASTM F24 to Hold Meetings in Florida

February 3, 2014 No Comments

ASTM F24, the committee on amusement rides and attractions that produces global safety standards for the amusement industry, will be holding three days of meetings from Wednesday, February 12 through Saturday February 15, 2014 at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.    Approximately 50 separate meetings attended by about 250 will be held. Each meeting […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks

January 31, 2014 No Comments

Frostline® Frozen Treats: Same Great Product with a New Look Frostline® Frozen Treats, the leader in dry mix soft serve, has a brand new look, but you can still offer your customers great-tasting, guilt-free treats at a fraction of the cost of dairy alternatives. And with nearly 40 years of history in foodservice, you can […]

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UNIS Launches the Squirt A Gator Skill Game

UNIS Launches the Squirt A Gator Skill Game

January 30, 2014 No Comments

Following the popularity of Ducky Splash in 2013, UNIS has launched for 2014 the Squirt A Gator, a two-player skill game for kids and adults. This bright, fun and eye-catching machine is easy to install, as no plumbing is required. Squirt A Gator, while it could be seen as a Ducky Splash sequel, has an […]

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The Anatomy of Training Leaders

January 29, 2014 4 Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel Once again I am jumping on the training bandwagon; reminding our readers of the importance of training their leaders.  I want to explain the anatomy of a winning leadership class.  The perfect formula eluded me until about eight years ago, when I started reporting to a VP with a training philosophy […]

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Sponsors

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Rio Syrup

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Knight Equipment

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Tear Repair

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

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.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Max Flight

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Bulbtronics

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

Laser Star

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching 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.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Aquaventronics

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Perfect Fry

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Embed

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Penny Press

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

American Changer

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Poly Products

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Store on Wheels

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Extreme Engineering

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Soft Play

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Art Attack

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Spectrum Sports

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

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Spectrum Sports
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Funovation
Empex Water Toys