Archive for Industry News

Amaze’n Mazes to Install Second International Aqua Maze Project

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Colorado-based Amaze’n Mazes has finalized plans for a second international aqua maze, to open in St. Kitts in late March or early April, at SaddleHill Adventure Park.  The first aqua maze in the world opened June 2012 in Bessemer, Ala., and the first international aqua maze opened in November in Dunsborough, Australia.

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Gold Medal Purchases New Building

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Experiencing double-digit sales growth and preparing for the aggressive pursuit of new opportunities, world-wide concession leader Gold Medal has purchased a 42,000-square-foot building in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Correction

Correction

January 10, 2013 No Comments

Due to an editing error, the incorrect photo of a bull-themed game was published in the Brothers Grimm Games News Brief on page 12 of the January 2013 print edition. There is no affiliation between Brothers Grimm Games and Huffer Amusements. The Rope-a-Bull game is available from Brothers Grimm Games.

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News from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE)

January 3, 2013 No Comments

Marla  Calico, director of education at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), was inducted into the IAFE Hall of Fame at its convention last November. Calico is the former general manager of the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, Mo. Also at the convention, the 2012 Heritage Award winners were announced. The winners were […]

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Ride Development Company (RDC) Introduces New LED Bumper Cars

Ride Development Company (RDC) Introduces New LED Bumper Cars

January 3, 2013 No Comments

Ride Development Company (RDC), a leading bumper car manufacturer in the United States, recently introduced a new line of LED illuminated bumper cars at the 2012 IAAPA Exhibit in Orlando, Fla. The new cars, “Krazee Wh!rl™” and “Krazee Voltz™” complement RDC’s array of current electric floor and battery powered bumper cars. General Manager Tami Dean […]

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ICE is shipping the milk jug toss game

ICE is shipping the milk jug toss game

January 3, 2013 No Comments

ICE is shipping Milk Jug Toss from its busy production facility. The all-time carnival hit is now a skill redemption game and is quickly grabbing operator’s attention with its earnings potential. The game debuted at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012 in Orlando, Fla. “The game was incredibly well received at IAAPA.  Our good customers from everywhere […]

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Year-round Destination Made Possible with an Indoor Waterpark

Year-round Destination Made Possible with an Indoor Waterpark

January 2, 2013 No Comments

Jay Peak Resort has changed the face of Vermont tourism to more than a winter playground. It’s now a year-round luxury destination with beautiful accommodations, an array of all-season activities, and the massive Pump House Indoor water park, an incredible 40,000-square-foot facility with a stunning OpenAire retractable roof enclosure. The impressive structure accommodates a double […]

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Empex Presents a New AQUACIRCUS with AQUABATS

Empex Presents a New AQUACIRCUS with AQUABATS

November 1, 2012 No Comments

Empex Watertoys® has developed a new design layout for their award-winning AQUACIRCUS® concept that is suitable for smaller venues in hotels and resorts, theme parks and waterparks. The central feature is a highly interactive waterslide intensive Aquadek with a series of hand wheels empowering the kids to create the action. Wheels spin, rotors turn, gears […]

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A Safe, New Concept: Soaring Eagle Ziplines

November 1, 2012 No Comments

The Soaring Eagle Zipline is a new concept in zipline-type rides that has many advantages over the traditional versions of the attractions. Extremely safe, the ride allows for two participants to ride at one time. Additionally, riders load and unload at the same location, and only one operator is required. Soaring Eagle Ziplines can cycle […]

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Huge Retractable Aluminum-Domed Waterpark Is Under Construction in the Ukraine

Huge Retractable Aluminum-Domed Waterpark Is Under Construction in the Ukraine

November 1, 2012 No Comments

Construction of the biggest aluminum-domed indoor waterpark is near completion in Donetsk, Ukraine, paving the way for an exciting new entertainment venue that’s unlike anything Europe has seen before. The 61,000ft²  / 5,667m² Aquatoria, slated to become the largest retractable aluminum-domed indoor waterpark in the world, is being built by Canadian company OpenAire, Inc., a […]

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Sponsors

Extreme Engineering

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Aquaventronics

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

Max Flight

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

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.

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.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Poly Products

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Knight Equipment

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Penny Press

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Spectrum Sports

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Soft Play

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

American Changer

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Tear Repair

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

Embed

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Store on Wheels

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Bulbtronics

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Perfect Fry

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Brunswick Bowling

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Laser Star

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Art Attack

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Rio Syrup

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

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