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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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Extreme Engineering Introduces Dual Harness Cloud Coaster, Wins Award at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo

Extreme Engineering Introduces Dual Harness Cloud Coaster, Wins Award at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo

November 28, 2016 No Comments

Extreme Engineering debuted a dual harness version of its cart-less coaster, the Cloud Coaster, that it introduced last year, and earned First Place Best Exhibit 1,201 square feet or larger at IAAPA 2016. CEO Jeff Wilson called the new version an example of their focus on family-friendly guest experiences.   A parent can go with a […]

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Oak Island Creative Launched 20-year Anniversary Celebration, and New Products, at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo

November 23, 2016 No Comments

Oak Island Creative marked two decades of being in the business of creating memories for guests around the world at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo. The company, owned by John Hawkins,  is known for experiential events, world-class attractions and one-of-a-kind products.   From its family of brands, the company also introduced Holiday Creative and the […]

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LaserTag.com by Zone Introduces Helios Pick-up Pads

November 23, 2016 No Comments

LaserTag.com by Zone has introduced Helios Pick-up Pads, a new arena device option for the Helios Pro Laser Tag system. The Pickup Pad activates when a player steps onto the brightly colored floor pad. The player then gets to choose or purchase from a list of special powers, such as rapid fire and invincibility. Those […]

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Dodgeball2You Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

Dodgeball2You Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

November 23, 2016 No Comments

At the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla., first time exhibitor Dodgeball2You of Lutz, Fla., was awarded second place for Best News Product in the show’s Brass Ring Award competition.  

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Spectrum Sports Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

Spectrum Sports Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

November 23, 2016 No Comments

Spectrum Sports won a First Place Brass Ring Award at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo. The award recognized the company with the Best New Product Patron Participation Ride/Attraction for its Klime Wallz Mobile Edition.  

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Fernandez Family Brings Johnny Rockets to Hawaii

November 11, 2016 No Comments

Hawaii’s first ever Johnny Rockets restaurant is now open in Pearl City, Hawaii, thanks to a partnership formed by Linda Fernandez, president of Fun Factory, Inc., the indoor entertainment arm of the Fernandez family of companies, and Scott Fernandez, president of E.K. Fernandez Shows, which produces fairs and carnivals throughout the Hawaiian islands.  The partnership […]

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To the Entire Coin-Op Industry Who Knew and Loved Michael Damtew

To the Entire Coin-Op Industry Who Knew and Loved Michael Damtew

November 11, 2016 No Comments

    There will be a Memorial Toast at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo in honor of our dear departed industry friend Michael Damtew. We lost Michael in August after he suffered a sudden heart attack. The toast will be open to anyone who would like to attend, and we will raise a glass of wine […]

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Extreme Engineering  and S&S Partner to Sell  the Cloud Coaster

Extreme Engineering and S&S Partner to Sell the Cloud Coaster

October 25, 2016 No Comments

Extreme Engineering and S&S Sansei have partnered together to sell the award-winning Cloud Coaster, the world’s first cart-less roller coaster.  S&S Sansei is a leader in coaster sales and design and Extreme Engineering is a leader in engineering attractions.  It was an easy decision to have two revolutionary companies sell the future in family-friendly attractions.  Come see the […]

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Revention Partners with Sacoa PlayCard System

October 25, 2016 No Comments

Revention announced recently its partnership with Sacoa PlayCard System, a leading global supplier of revenue management systems for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries. Sacoa currently offers the following integrations for this first joint venture with Revention: login, card balance, card recharge, debit card, refund balance, card sell and zero card. These features will allow […]

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Sponsors

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling 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.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Perfect Fry

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Max Flight

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Sureshot Redemption

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Aquaventronics

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

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.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Knight Equipment

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Rio Syrup

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

Store on Wheels

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

American Changer

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

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.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Bulbtronics

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Formula K Raceways

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Soft Play

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Poly Products

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Art Attack

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

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.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Laser Star

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Spectrum Sports

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

Tear Repair

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

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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