Archive for Industry News

Foundations Entertainment University Is Offering New One-Day Lite Workshop 
on August 19 in Atlanta, Georgia

July 28, 2014 No Comments

A special one-day Foundations Entertainment University Lite will be held August 19, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, just prior to Birthday University’s two-day Master Degree Program. The one-day program will encompass a more focused look at the aspects of planning, designing, developing and operating a location-based entertainment business or family entertainment center (FEC) for long-term success. […]

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Monkey Joe’s Chooses Party Center Software

July 28, 2014 No Comments

Monkey Joe’s, an inflatable play center franchise with more than 50 locations, has chosen Party Center Software as the new provider for POS, party booking and facility management solutions. The company is in the midst of the roll-out process, with a large number of locations already operating with this new software. Party Center Software provides […]

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Brunswick Open Letter to the Bowling Industry

July 24, 2014 No Comments

Brunswick Open Letter to the Bowling Industy (1)

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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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Sponsors

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Max Flight

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Penny Press

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Perfect Fry

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

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.

Soft Play

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Spectrum Sports

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Aquaventronics

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Laser Star

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Brunswick Bowling

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Embed

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Bulbtronics

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

Tear Repair

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

American Changer

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

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.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

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.

Knight Equipment

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

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.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Extreme Engineering

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Poly Products

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys