Archive for October, 2017

Triotech Names Cirque Du Soleil Alumni  as Vice President Creation

Triotech Names Cirque Du Soleil Alumni as Vice President Creation

October 26, 2017 No Comments

Ernest Yale, founder, president and CEO of TRIOTECH, has announced the appointment of Nol Van Genuchten as Vice President Creation. “Nol will play a key role at TRIOTECH by overseeing all the creative aspects of the attractions and experiences we create,” said Yale. “He will help define the company’s creative direction.” After leaving Cirque du […]

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Lazer Gate in Massachusetts Upgrades to Helios Pro

Lazer Gate in Massachusetts Upgrades to Helios Pro

October 25, 2017 No Comments

Lazer Gate, located in Fall River, Mass., has replaced their existing Zone Laser Tag equipment with a 45-player Helios Pro Laser Tag system. Lazer Gate is one of Zone’s oldest clients and has a variety of attractions they’ve installed over the years. Indoor bounce houses, Spin Zone bumper cars, Mini-Golf, Laser Trap laser maze, and […]

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Extreme Engineering to Unveil All-New Cloud Coaster

Extreme Engineering to Unveil All-New Cloud Coaster

October 25, 2017 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, 2017 IAAPA Attractions Expo Booth 3065, will be unveiling the all-new Cloud Coaster roller coaster during the show. There will be a sneak peak during an official press conference on Wednesday, November 15, at 2 p.m.  The  company will also be announcing several new projects and products coming in 2018.

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Funovation Offers First in a Series of Theme Packs

Funovation Offers First in a Series of Theme Packs

October 23, 2017 No Comments

Customers of Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® with Beam Buster®, now have the ability to update their Laser Mazes with a Halloween theme pack that includes themed interior components, updated game play music and sound effects, and seasonal backgrounds for their external monitors. Available throughout the month of October, the theme pack is sure to delight […]

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The Focus is Still Family and  Quality for Sacoa, Inc.

The Focus is Still Family and Quality for Sacoa, Inc.

October 19, 2017 No Comments

By Susan Mease Family and quality are the touchstones of Sacoa Entertainment, just as they have been since Mauricio Mochkovsky happened into the arcade business in the late 1950s in Argentina.  From those early days of route sales, Mauricio and his three sons moved into their first family entertainment center in Mar del Plata which […]

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An Exciting Evolution <br>Trends in Trampoline Parks

An Exciting Evolution
Trends in Trampoline Parks

October 18, 2017 No Comments

It’s no secret that indoor trampoline and adrenaline parks have become a global contender in the family entertainment industry. First-generation indoor trampoline parks included a basic layout of interlocking trampolines in a warehouse or big box space where families could bring their kids for a couple of hours to bounce, flip, and ‘catch some air.’ […]

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Keeping Parks Cooking  <br>The Best Kitchen Equipment and Design Features

Keeping Parks Cooking
The Best Kitchen Equipment and Design Features

October 18, 2017 No Comments

For many patrons, food and drink is an integral part of the amusement park experience. Even those who can barely stand to pull themselves away from the attractions that brought them to the facility in the first place need sustenance eventually. The trick then for culinary staff is to deliver fare that is both delicious […]

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Treasures that Take the Prize <br>Trends in Arcade Redemption Prizes

Treasures that Take the Prize
Trends in Arcade Redemption Prizes

October 18, 2017 No Comments

Everybody loves to be a winner, and as trends in redemption prizes prove, both traditional and of-the-moment prize types are big hits with players at family fun centers and arcades. At Boomers in Cathedral City, Calif., Operations Manager Gennesse Aguirre said her FFC’s most popular redemption prizes are disappearing ink and Whoopee cushions. “They’re both […]

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Renovation Stories <br>Painting the Perfect  Upkeep Picture

Renovation Stories
Painting the Perfect Upkeep Picture

October 18, 2017 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Roller skating is a retro activity, but it’s still a popular pastime for skaters old and young. That’s partly because rink owners and managers make an effort to keep their facilities fresh and modern to appeal to a new generation of families. “The two most important things are the floor and the […]

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An Industry in Focus: Operating in the Positive

October 18, 2017 No Comments

By Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky “Positive’ is the operative word. BPAA had a great show this year and exhibit space for IAAPA November sold out earlier than in recent years. One reason: IAAPA has been pushing to build up the food exhibitors’ space. This is an indicator that food is becoming a larger focus […]

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