Archive for November, 2016

Clip ‘n Climb To Open 100th Center

November 28, 2016 No Comments

Clip ‘n Climb will open its 100th center in December, this time in Amsterdam, Holland. The business is predicting significant further international expansion of the brand in 2017. The company’s climbing walls were conceived in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2005. Since, demand for the walls has increased each year and growth over the past two […]

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Extreme Engineering Introduces Dual Harness Cloud Coaster, Wins Award at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo

Extreme Engineering Introduces Dual Harness Cloud Coaster, Wins Award at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo

November 28, 2016 No Comments

Extreme Engineering debuted a dual harness version of its cart-less coaster, the Cloud Coaster, that it introduced last year, and earned First Place Best Exhibit 1,201 square feet or larger at IAAPA 2016. CEO Jeff Wilson called the new version an example of their focus on family-friendly guest experiences.   A parent can go with a […]

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Oak Island Creative Launched 20-year Anniversary Celebration, and New Products, at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo

November 23, 2016 No Comments

Oak Island Creative marked two decades of being in the business of creating memories for guests around the world at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo. The company, owned by John Hawkins,  is known for experiential events, world-class attractions and one-of-a-kind products.   From its family of brands, the company also introduced Holiday Creative and the […]

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LaserTag.com by Zone Introduces Helios Pick-up Pads

November 23, 2016 No Comments

LaserTag.com by Zone has introduced Helios Pick-up Pads, a new arena device option for the Helios Pro Laser Tag system. The Pickup Pad activates when a player steps onto the brightly colored floor pad. The player then gets to choose or purchase from a list of special powers, such as rapid fire and invincibility. Those […]

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Dodgeball2You Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

Dodgeball2You Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

November 23, 2016 No Comments

At the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla., first time exhibitor Dodgeball2You of Lutz, Fla., was awarded second place for Best News Product in the show’s Brass Ring Award competition.  

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Spectrum Sports Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

Spectrum Sports Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

November 23, 2016 No Comments

Spectrum Sports won a First Place Brass Ring Award at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo. The award recognized the company with the Best New Product Patron Participation Ride/Attraction for its Klime Wallz Mobile Edition.  

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Fresh and From Scratch<br>How Amusement Parks Are Raising the Stakes to Offer Better Food

Fresh and From Scratch
How Amusement Parks Are Raising the Stakes to Offer Better Food

November 22, 2016 No Comments

The locavore trend has arrived at your local amusement park. Fresh, locally sourced foods and customized menu items are transforming a culinary landscape long dominated by frozen hot dogs, processed chicken fingers and generic soda pop. “Fresh and from scratch – that’s what people want these days,” said Frank Padilla, director of food operations at […]

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Fernandez Family Brings Johnny Rockets to Hawaii

November 11, 2016 No Comments

Hawaii’s first ever Johnny Rockets restaurant is now open in Pearl City, Hawaii, thanks to a partnership formed by Linda Fernandez, president of Fun Factory, Inc., the indoor entertainment arm of the Fernandez family of companies, and Scott Fernandez, president of E.K. Fernandez Shows, which produces fairs and carnivals throughout the Hawaiian islands.  The partnership […]

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To the Entire Coin-Op Industry Who Knew and Loved Michael Damtew

To the Entire Coin-Op Industry Who Knew and Loved Michael Damtew

November 11, 2016 No Comments

    There will be a Memorial Toast at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo in honor of our dear departed industry friend Michael Damtew. We lost Michael in August after he suffered a sudden heart attack. The toast will be open to anyone who would like to attend, and we will raise a glass of wine […]

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November 2016 eNewsletter

November 2016 eNewsletter

November 1, 2016 No Comments

TAP Magazine eNewsletter Original Story Industry Perspectives: Trends in Bowling Centers for 2017 & Beyond Bowling centers nationwide are making changes. 2017 brings plenty of both new and traditional features as centers “spare” no expense to get patrons in the door and coming back for more. At Palos Verdes Bowl in Torrance, Calif., Manager Charlotte […]

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