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Frostline® Soft Serve Is a Lactose-Free Treat with Profitable Possibilities

Frostline® Soft Serve Is a Lactose-Free Treat with Profitable Possibilities

March 13, 2013 No Comments

Frostline® Soft Serve products are a lactose-free frozen treat operators can offer patrons while enjoying the benefits of dry mix cost savings, economical shipping and greater yields per case. Frostline products are creamy, fat free and have no lactose ingredients. These products are also free of cholesterol and gluten, making it appealing to many patrons […]

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Popular Dole® Soft Serve Orange and Pineapple Flavors Reformulated for a Delicious Improvement

February 13, 2013 No Comments

Two popular Dole® Soft Serve flavors, orange and pineapple, have been reformulated for even fruitier flavor and have a vegan stamp of approval and quality. This shelf-stable soft serve product from Kent Precision Foods Group, simply mixes with tap water and is available in five fruit flavors – pineapple, orange, strawberry, raspberry and mango.  Dole […]

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Fun Pro Insures the Halloween Attractions Market

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Are you seeking to insure your Halloween attractions for 2013? Look to Fun Pro, the “A” Rated (by A.M. Best) insurance program tailored for the haunted attractions industry. Fun Pro’s customized coverage focuses on, but are not limited to, Haunted Houses, Dark Attractions, Corn Mazes, Forest Trails, Pumpkin Patches (including u-pick) and Christmas Tree farms. […]

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Tokens Direct Has New Conservation Token Designs in Stock

February 10, 2013 No Comments

TokensDirect has available new conservation token designs available from stock for faster shipment.  Ideal for use with “Quarters for Conservation” programs, these attractive tokens feature a penguin, a giraffe or a jaguar on the front with wording to direct them to vote for a conservation project on the back.  These standard designs can be minted […]

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After Dark Lights Up Interest for Universal Space (UNIS)

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Launched in Europe early this year at the EAG London, After Dark from Universal Space (UNIS) is a well-priced, top-of-the-range deluxe video machine with motion platform that is creating high interest. Aimed at young teens and above, this video game offers a fully functioning steering wheel, guns with motion and a motion platform (DLX version).  […]

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Barron Games Exhibits the X-Puttt Nano

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Barron Games International exhibited the X-Putt Nano at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., early this year. This is a new addition to the company’s product line that was first debuted at IAAPA 2012. The X-Putt Nano incorporates the same great features as the original X-Putt, but is over 50 percent smaller. The size […]

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Apple Industries Hires Industry Veteran Paul Jacobs as Vice President of International Sales

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Paul Jacobs has joined Apple Industries as vice president of International Sales and Marketing, where he will lead the company’s ongoing sales and marketing of its line of advanced Face Place digital photo booths to Europe, Asia and Latin America. “The presence of Paul Jacobs, whose leadership has been known and respected worldwide in our […]

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ASD Launches New Show

February 10, 2013 No Comments

ASD has announced the launch of the Miami Wholesale Expo at the Miami Airport Convention Center in Florida. The show is slated for September 30 through October 2, 2013. This event was created in response to market demand for a wholesale merchandise event for vendors specializing in fashion accessories, travel/leisure products, health and beauty items, […]

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The Industry Loses Former BPAA CEO Don Harris

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Don Harris, former executive director of the BPAA,  passed away December 23, 2012, from complications of a stroke.  He was 60.  He headed the BPAA from January 1996 through September 1999, a time during which he breathed new life into International Bowl Expo, making it a premier bowing industry event.

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Keith Bax Joins National Ticket Company

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Keith Bax has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing for National Ticket Company. A former vice president of Marketing for Research Data, Inc. and Conquest Graphics, he brings a wealth of marketing, business analysis and complex solutions development experience to his new role.

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Sponsors

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

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.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

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.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Knight Equipment

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Rio Syrup

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

Perfect Fry

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

American Changer

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Bulbtronics

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Soft Play

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

Poly Products

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Laser Star

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Aquaventronics

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Formula K Raceways

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Penny Press

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Max Flight

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Art Attack

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

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.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Spectrum Sports

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Embed

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tear Repair

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

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