Archive for 2017

Organizers Report an Industry Success: The 2017 Laser Tag Convention

Organizers Report an Industry Success: The 2017 Laser Tag Convention

March 24, 2017 No Comments

The March 2017 Laser Tag Convention was an impressive show for all who attended. Quality buyers came from across the globe and laser tag exhibitors reported a highly successful trade show. The Laser Tag Convention was recently held in sunny Dallas, Texas, the birthplace of the laser tag industry, where operators, developing entrepreneurs, equipment suppliers, […]

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Condolences to the Duke Family

March 23, 2017 No Comments

The Tourist Attractions and Parks president and staff extend their deepest condolences and sympathy to Brian Duke and his family on the loss of 23-year-old son Allen Duke. Allen Duke was struck and killed by an SUV on March 18 in Durango, Colo. He is also survived by his mother Emi, sister Brianna and twin […]

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Premier Polysteel Offers the Chaise Lounge

Premier Polysteel Offers the Chaise Lounge

March 21, 2017 No Comments

Your guests can relax in style on a Premier Polysteel chaise lounge. These chairs offer an unmatched strength for the toughest environments and include a 20-year warranty. Featuring a rugged steel design, these 100 percent PVC-coated lounge chairs will surpasses all expectations. Great on sand or next to the pool, your guests will appreciate the […]

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Studio41b Installs a Mine Shaft-Themed Escape Room

Studio41b Installs a Mine Shaft-Themed Escape Room

March 17, 2017 No Comments

  Studio41b recently installed Trapped Below, a mine shaft-themed escape room, at Extreme Escape in San Antonio, Texas.  Players must ride an elevator down into an old, abandoned mine in search of a priceless treasure that John D. Rockefeller is reported to have hidden there.    The experience is 60 minutes and involves a mysterious […]

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Funovation® Partners with Fun Spot to Put the Laser Maze Challenge® on Trampolines

February 20, 2017 No Comments

Funovation has announced its latest distribution agreement with Fun Spot® to bring its Laser Maze Challenge® featuring Beam Buster® to trampoline parks across the globe. Whether players are dodging and weaving their way through a field of lasers in the Laser Maze Challenge or breaking as many beams as possible in Beam Buster, the addition […]

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Testimonial

February 15, 2017 No Comments

“The latest publication is great! We are so honored to be featured on the cover!”  – Chelsea Eckert, Golden Wheel Amusements, Chugiak, Alaska

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Scaring Up Business <br>Halloween Events at Large Parks

Scaring Up Business
Halloween Events at Large Parks

February 13, 2017 No Comments

By Chad Emerson While it’s still the quiet winter months for many large parks and resorts, that doesn’t mean busy planning isn’t underway.  Though the summer months garner much of the interest, Halloween season is one of the fastest growing (and one of the most profitable) times of the year for large parks.  This issue, […]

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People Are On the Move at Helix Leisure

February 13, 2017 No Comments

Helix Leisure, parent company of Embed, LAI Games and The Locker Network, has announced the hiring of key personnel to support the exponential growth they have experienced in the past year, and to ensure the company meets its commitments to a growing customer base. Rosa Tahmaseb is the new managing director for the Helix Leisure […]

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February/March 2017

February 13, 2017 No Comments

Articles The Large Park Report Scaring Up Business – Halloween Events at Large Parks Although the summer months garner much of the interest, Halloween season is one of the fastest growing, and one of the most profitable, times of the year for large parks. Waves Waterplay Safety Tips for a Season of Fun How waterparks […]

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Working Generations, Young and Old

February 13, 2017 12 Comments

  Business success requires workers of all ages and experience.  In this world of political correctness, technology and social media, getting different age groups of workers to mix and work well together is not easy.  Here are some procedures that can smooth out that process.   Starting Up   At my first park, each director […]

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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