Archive for Industry News

Spotlight on Interactive Dark Rides
A Conversation with Triotech

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Triotech is a company with promising products that have universal appeal. In a conversation with Tourist Attractions and Parks, Triotech’s President and CEO Ernest Yale and its Vice President of Business Development and Sales Gabi Salabi touched on a few of the new projects and innovations from the company. Yale said the product that has […]

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Connecting the Dots on State Prize Per Play Limit Laws

November 2, 2013 No Comments

There are now more than 20 states that have laws that limit the maximum value of a prize that can be won per play from a redemption or merchandise dispensing game. The limits vary from 75 cents/play in Florida to $5 in Georgia to $10 in Ohio and so on to $35. The domino effect […]

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UNIS Debuts Game at IAAPA France

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Universal Space Video Game (UNIS) experienced a busy IAAPA France in September, debuting the well-received FunFair Bash. The company’s representatives also met plenty of operators from France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and other Euro zones. It was reported that the operators especially enjoyed FunFair Bash’s multi-tiered levels that  reward skillful gameplay. (For more information, call […]

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TokensDirect Offers Custom and Standard Tokens with Anti-Microbial Properties

November 2, 2013 No Comments

TokensDirect will feature a full line of standard and custom tokens with factory direct pricing, low minimum order quantities and fast turnaround times in IAAPA booth #921.  In addition to factory direct convenience and pricing, laboratory studies show that copper alloys (including brass, bronze, copper nickel and nickel bronze,) which are commonly used for arcade […]

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Vendor Spotlight: Flagship Carpets, Calhoun, Ga.

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Flagship Carpets, located in Calhoun, Ga., has been the leading supplier of carpet to the family entertainment industry for over 30 years.  Flagship is family owned and operated with over 50 years and four generations of textile manufacturing experience. Though experience is invaluable in the carpet industry, Flagship also understands that to provide our customers […]

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Asheville’s Fun Depot, Asheville, N.C. and Creative Works, Inc.

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Creative Works, Inc., is a full-service theme creator, prop builder and attractions provider to theme parks, museums, family entertainment centers, restaurants, tourist attractions and other venues. For over 15 years, they have brought ideas to life with a talented team of designers, sculptors, craftsmen, and artisans, known throughout the industry as the “Theme Team,” and are proud […]

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An Industry Perspective
The Ride Theft Question

November 2, 2013 No Comments

One of the most frustrating and ongoing battles an FEC operator faces is controlling theft on their attractions.  While it often starts as giving a friend a free ride, it can quickly progress to multiple ride attendants taking a few dollars for a ride at the attraction and pocketing it, stealing admission dollars from the […]

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RUSH Laser Tag Arenas Continues to Raise the Bar

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Art Attack is pleased to announce the continued growth of its RUSH Laser Tag Arenas division. In the past few years the designers and fabricators at Art Attack have been developing new laser tag arenas that are unique and trendsetting in the industry.   In the last few months alone the company has built six […]

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A Strategy to Bump up Profits <br/>Bumper Cars Are a Winning Attraction for FECs

A Strategy to Bump up Profits
Bumper Cars Are a Winning Attraction for FECs

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Wow, have bumper cars come a long way. While you may still be able to ride in bumper cars that have long poles leading to an electric ceiling at some classic theme parks, the latest and greatest bumper cars don’t even have a steering wheel. These trendy, state-of-the-art bumper cars are bright, colorful, round, futuristic-looking […]

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Bingemans Chooses Brunswick Bowling for Area’s Largest Bowling Venue

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Bingemans, one of Southwestern Ontario’s most popular family entertainment centers, has opened the Kingpin Bowlounge, a 28-lane, 43,000-square-foot venue. The new addition is the largest bowling center in the Waterloo Region and features state-of-the-art Brunswick technology as well as a Playdium Game Center and the largest outdoor patio in the area. The location was founded […]

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Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Perfect Fry

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

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Family Fun Corp.

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Spectrum Sports

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Bulbtronics

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Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Laser Star

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Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Store on Wheels

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Wapello Fabrications

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Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Tube Pro

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Look Solutions

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Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Formula K Raceways

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Poly Products

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Tear Repair

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Aquaventronics

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Penny Press

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Embed

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

American Changer

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Art Attack

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

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.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Sureshot Redemption

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Rio Syrup

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Max Flight

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Soft Play

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Knight Equipment

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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.

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