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Global Restaurant Brand Johnny Rockets Announces Expansion into Hawaii and Guam

Global Restaurant Brand Johnny Rockets Announces Expansion into Hawaii and Guam

April 14, 2014 No Comments

An area development agreement has been signed with Johnny Rockets and Fun Foods LLC to bring Johnny Rockets restaurants to Hawaii and Guam. Fun Foods LLC is a sister company of the Fernandez Entertainment group of companies that include E. K. Fernandez Shows, Inc., and Fun Factory, Inc.  These companies have been creating meaningful memories […]

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Correction

April 4, 2014 No Comments

Here is the correct 2014 Who’s Who Buyer’s Guide listing for The Mountain: THE MOUNTAIN 59 Optical Ave. Keene, NH  03431 (800) 545-9684 sales@themountain.com wholesale.the mountain.com One-hundred percent cotton tees, hand-dyed and screen printed by the most skilled artisans within the trade. A perfect tee for everyBody!

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Funovation® Completes New Projects

April 4, 2014 No Comments

Funovation® has completed two new projects in partnership with KidZania. At KidZania Santa Fe, in Mexico City, kids work their way through a Laser Maze at an archeological dig site on their way to uncovering lost artifacts and treasures.   At KidZania Monterrey, players must work their way through a Laser Maze that is part of […]

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LaserTAG360 EVENT Coming Soon May 13-14, 2014

March 25, 2014 No Comments

Creative Works (www.theWOWeffect.com) will be having their eighth LaserTAG360 EVENT in Indianapolis on May 13-14, 2014.  Designed for family entertainment centers (FECs) and stand-alone sites, this educational seminar is focused on teaching the keys to adding a laser tag attraction to a new or existing entertainment facility. With 17 years of experience designing, building, operating […]

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Make Your 2014 Fright Event Even More Memorable

Make Your 2014 Fright Event Even More Memorable

March 1, 2014 No Comments

They’re creepy.  They’re kooky, mysterious and spooky.  They’re The Mountain’s® Halloween tees! Help increase your apparel sales for the Halloween season with high-quality, 100 percent cotton T-shirts from The Mountain®. These shirts are hand dyed and screen printed in the United States. You’ll have a variety of designs to choose from without a doubt! From […]

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Frostline® Frozen Treats Same Great Product with a New Look

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Frostline® Frozen Treats, a leader in dry mix soft serve, has a brand new look, but you can still offer your customers great-tasting, guilt-free treats at a fraction of the cost of dairy alternatives. And with nearly 40 years of history in foodservice, you can trust the Frostline name for quality and taste. Offer delicious, […]

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Today’s Top Trends

March 1, 2014 No Comments

 By Scott C. Borowsky and Frank Seninsky Looking for and tracking the ups, downs and sideways movements of collected information and data can identify what is referred to as a trend or a pattern. A trend is also what is popular at a certain point in time. The following are trends that we have noticed […]

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GameALERT Reports Bill Changer and Game Problems

March 1, 2014 No Comments

The GameALERT system from Tokens Direct reports what other systems do not, automatically sending alert messages whenever a changer is out of service. The system solves problems caused by, for example, an accidentally unplugged machine. In this scenario, patrons may walk away from the changer rather than reporting a disabled unit to a manager. The […]

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Betson Enterprises Announces Distribution Agreement with Three Square Market

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Betson Enterprises, a leading world-wide distributor of coin-operated amusement and vending equipment and coin-operated parts and service, is proud to announce that a distribution agreement has been reached with Three Square Market, a leading provider and innovator of micro market technology. As an authorized distributor, Betson will market, finance, promote and distribute Three Square micro […]

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Free Computer Monitor with GameALERT® Systems

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Give your floor staff access to a GameALERT dashboard without the need for a new computer. Beginning in 2014, new GameALERT systems from TokensDirect ship with a free computer monitor and keyboard, providing direct access to real-time problem alerts for staff members. For a family entertainment center (FEC) with 30 games and two changers, GameALERT […]

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Sponsors

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Store on Wheels

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

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.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Knight Equipment

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Rio Syrup

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Bulbtronics

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

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.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Perfect Fry

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Max Flight

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

American Changer

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

Laser Star

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Tear Repair

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Penny Press

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Soft Play

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Embed

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

Poly Products

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Art Attack

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Aquaventronics

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

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