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Portland Mall Attraction Offers U.S. Bowling Corp. Equipment

Portland Mall Attraction Offers U.S. Bowling Corp. Equipment

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Twelve U.S. Bowling Corp.-supplied lanes are now open to patrons of the Pioneer Square Mall in Portland, Ore. at the Punchbowl Social attraction. The company also offers pinspotters, auto scoring, mini-bowling, bumper and gutter systems, video masking units, parts and supplies, ball rack and hood systems, lane machines, seating, tables and couches and more. (For […]

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Hosting the Big Bash

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Birthday parties. Corporate parties. Tournament parties. All are “strikes” in the eyes of bowling center owners and managers. Here, they discuss their biggest bash of the past year. To celebrate the grand opening of its center, Norcross, Ga.,-based Brunswick’s hosted 300 local VIPs for an exclusive preview event supporting Bert’s Big Adventure (a non-profit organization […]

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Night Lighting for Waterparks

Night Lighting for Waterparks

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Empex Watertoys recently introduced AQUALUZ, creative oscillating night lighting for waterparks. The Cronwell Platamon Resort in Greece was the first resort to install the product and the facility now experiences colorful night lighting that accents both the watertoys and play structures and the various spray effects. (For more information, visit www.watertoys.com, or call Wyeth Tracy […]

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Themed Water Playground

Themed Water Playground

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Empex Watertoys has introduced the AQUATRAC, a water playground themed to a race track. Complete with Aquaracers, creative interactive racing cars that shoot water by turning the steering wheel, the Aqatot pit crew and other interactive racing accessories, this area is bound to supply endless entertainment for amusement parks, waterparks, racetracks and resorts. (For more […]

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Greece’s Cronwell Platamon Resort Adds Empex Water Playground

Greece’s Cronwell Platamon Resort Adds Empex Water Playground

November 1, 2013 No Comments

Empex Watertoys® has completed a new children’s waterpark at the Cronwell Group’s Platamon Resort in Greece. With a dynamic colorful Aquadek structure as the centerpiece and interactive watertoys and play features surrounding it, the area has transformed an existing hotel into a destination resort for tourists. To increase the time available for water play, colorful […]

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Spaworld Osaka adds Empex Custom Water Features

Spaworld Osaka adds Empex Custom Water Features

November 1, 2013 No Comments

Spaworld Osaka in Japan has added a water playground by Empex Watertoys. The custom Aquadek with slides surrounded by interactive Empex water features has added a new colorful dimension to an existing indoor aquatic center. Empex provides expertise to the local architectural firms in Japan to create interactive water enjoyment for young families. (For more […]

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Leslie Hutcheson Joins IAAPA as New FEC Programs Manager

Leslie Hutcheson Joins IAAPA as New FEC Programs Manager

November 1, 2013 No Comments

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has welcomed new staff member Leslie Hutcheson to its global headquarters staff in Alexandria, Va. Hutcheson joins IAAPA as manager of family entertainment center (FEC) programs. In this role, she will serve as the primary contact for the association’s FEC members and will develop programs, products […]

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Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc. Appoints Vice President of Sales and Product Development

Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc. Appoints Vice President of Sales and Product Development

November 1, 2013 No Comments

Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc., of Dalton, Ga., has appointed Wes Wimpy to the post of vice president sales and product development. Wimpy joined the company in May and will be responsible for customer communications and developing new products in both artificial turf and commercial carpets.  He will introduce new carpet choices at November’s […]

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Party Center Software Announces the Online Waiver Center

November 1, 2013 No Comments

Party Center Software is staged to release their next big module for their software suite:  the  Online Waiver Center.  This new feature, expected to be available by the IAAPA Attractions Expo this month, will provide facilities with the ability to have their customers sign liability waivers online and store waivers for future use.  Gone are […]

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Valleyfair Purchases New Auto Ride from Gould Manufacturing

Valleyfair Purchases New Auto Ride from Gould Manufacturing

November 1, 2013 No Comments

After 36 years of heavy use, Valleyfair Park in Minnesota is replacing the original Antique Auto Ride purchased from Gould Manufacturing in 1976. The new ride will debut on the park’s May 12, 2014 opening day. The auto ride has been so popular that the park decided to build an entirely new track in a […]

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Sponsors

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Perfect Fry

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Bulbtronics

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Laser Star

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

American Changer

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Rio Syrup

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

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.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Poly Products

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Cost of Wisconson

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

Penny Press

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Art Attack

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

Max Flight

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Tear Repair

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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.

Spectrum Sports

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Knight Equipment

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Store on Wheels

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Aquaventronics

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Soft Play

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Embed

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

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