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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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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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FreeStyle Slides Offers World’s Tallest Inflatable Water Slide

FreeStyle Slides Offers World’s Tallest Inflatable Water Slide

February 13, 2017 No Comments

Having created many of the “world’s firsts” in the slide industry, such as the inflatable Yacht Slide, Inflatable Wave Pools and Building Evacuation Slides, FreeStyle Slides was ready to take on its greatest challenge – the Hybrid XL, a 73.5-foot drop slide for a pop-up waterpark in Perth, Australia, called Splash City. The park is […]

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Helios Races to Cajun Fast Tracks

Helios Races to Cajun Fast Tracks

January 5, 2017 No Comments

        Cajun Fast Tracks, located in Breaux Bridge, La., recently installed a 20-player Helios Laser Tag system for their go-karting facility. Cajun Fast Tracks, a new and exciting family entertainment center in the Lafayette area, opened its doors with an adrenaline-rushing attraction mix of go-karting, laser tag, arcade, XD Theater 6D ride, […]

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Bay Tek Announces Mark Lenske as International Sales Manger

Bay Tek Announces Mark Lenske as International Sales Manger

December 29, 2016 No Comments

Bay Tek has announced that Mark Lenske will be Bay Tek’s international sales manager. Lenske is an industry veteran with 27 years of experience. Over the last 14 years, Lenske has worked as the company›s midwest account manager handling customers such as Shaffer Distributing, Moss Distributing and others. Lenske›s responsibilities will be focused on international sales […]

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Intercard Adds Director of Customer Service

Intercard Adds Director of Customer Service

December 29, 2016 No Comments

Intercard, Inc., a leader in cash management solutions for the amusement and casino industries, recently hired Jon Kuhn as director of customer service. In this newly created position Kuhn will direct and oversee all aspects of the organization’s customer service program, including working closely with customers to ensure their service requirements are delivered in a […]

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Brunswick Bowling Announces New Roles to Support Resurging Modernization Sales

December 29, 2016 No Comments

Brunswick officials have announced multiple changes to the United States sales team in order to further support customer demand across the Capital Equipment division. Effective immediately, Derek Ransom has been named regional modernization sales manager and Mike DuCharme has been appointed area sales manager/manager of United States electronic sales. “Fueled by the demand for Sync […]

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Hot Off of the Presses: Triotech in 2017

December 29, 2016 No Comments

16 IAAPA Attractions Expo, including the 2017 launch of The Flyer, a first-of-its-kind scaleable flying theater attraction in San Francisco. The key features of the attraction are: 3D content in both CGI and live footage; wider motion range; and seat-based motion instead of platform-based motion.  The theater is scalable and can go in locations that […]

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F2FEC –  Poised to Make Change Happen

December 27, 2016 No Comments

The Amigos started F2FEC to support our peers in the industry who care about doing better and making a difference. F2FEC exists to work alongside those who share a common goal and vision to see the industry differently, help each other make better decisions, and most of all, to be prepared for the challenges and […]

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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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Sponsors

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.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Laser Star

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Rio Syrup

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

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.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Store on Wheels

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Perfect Fry

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

Art Attack

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Soft Play

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

American Changer

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Poly Products

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Aquaventronics

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Knight Equipment

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Bulbtronics

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Penny Press

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

Max Flight

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Family Fun Corp.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Tear Repair

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Brunswick Bowling

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Extreme Engineering

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

Embed

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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