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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Sponsors

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Laser Star

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

Max Flight

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

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.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Knight Equipment

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Cost of Wisconson

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Embed

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Penny Press

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Extreme Engineering

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Poly Products

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

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.

Store on Wheels

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Art Attack

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

American Changer

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
Embed
LAI
American Conference