Archive for Industry News

Extreme Engineering Offers New Fly Wire Zipline and Zipline Technology

November 1, 2012 No Comments

Extreme Engineering will be showcasing at the IAAPA Attractions Expo the new Fly Wire Zipline and Decelinator, which has been nominated for best technology applied. Attendees can participate on the most thrilling zipline in the world, with riders traveling over 21 miles per hour the length of a football field. The company will also be hosting […]

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Billings Productions, Inc., Develops New Dinosaur Company Division

November 1, 2012 No Comments

Billings Productions, Inc., has developed a new division for its prehistoric creatures, The Dinosaur Company.  Founded in 2004 by Larry and Sandra Billings, the company provides realistic animatronic dinosaurs for the education and entertainment of the public out of Allen, Texas. The company has found success built on  Larry’s engineering background and Sandra’s intuitive business […]

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Britton Gallagher Acquires Wisconsin Agency

November 1, 2012 No Comments

Britton Gallagher has acquired Beckman Insurance Agency of Wisconsin. The acquisition is part of the firm’s strategic growth plan in the amusement industry. “This purchase clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the (amusement) industry,” said Drew Tewksbury, vice president and program manager of Britton Gallagher’s amusement insurance program. Beckman Insurance Agency has been serving the […]

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Creative Works Celebrates 15th Anniversary

September 12, 2012 No Comments

The entertainment industry celebrates with Creative Works its 15th year in business.  When most vendor companies in this industry open and close their doors within three years, this company has outlasted and grown nearly four times.  Since 1997, Creative Works has had one vision – to deliver the WOW effect one client at a time.  […]

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Locations Can Benefit from Portable Dance Floor Options

Locations Can Benefit from Portable Dance Floor Options

September 12, 2012 No Comments

Ca. Portable Dance Floor Co.’s NEW 24’ diameter round floor was installed by PBG Events in N.Y. Hall of Science, Queens, N.Y. Turn your CPDFC square floor into a 24’ diameter round or an oval dance floor in our composite laminate style. Having a portable dance floor gives you options. You can move your floor, […]

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Polaris GEM Premium Electric Vehicles  Ideal for Venue Operations

Polaris GEM Premium Electric Vehicles Ideal for Venue Operations

September 12, 2012 No Comments

Utility vehicles offer solutions to move people, cargo and complete essential tasks Polaris® GEM® premium electric vehicles provide venues solutions for parking and security, grounds and facility maintenance and guest service needs. The six-model lineup provides venues with reliable transportation options for up to six people and the ability to haul payloads of up 1,100 […]

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Glo’ Zone Station: An Entrepreneurial Spirit Fuels a New FEC in New Zealand

September 11, 2012 No Comments

The road from Henderson to Albany is only 15 miles, but for Stephen and Darya, this journey was so much more than that. This New Zealand couple already owned and operated a mini-golf facility in Henderson (just west of Auckland), and they were researching the possibility of opening a new entertainment center. Their original site, […]

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Revention Partners with Cashless and Entertainment Systems Supplier Embed

September 11, 2012 No Comments

Embed, a leading provider of cashless payment and revenue management systems for the amusement and family entertainment industry, has recently partnered with Revention as a POS provider for their growing base of pizza and restaurant anchored entertainment locations.  Currently installed at more than 1,000 locations worldwide, Embed Systems are used to manage the cashless operation […]

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Glo’Zone Station Opens in New Zealand

Glo’Zone Station Opens in New Zealand

August 1, 2012 No Comments

Stephen and Darya Hanham, who already owned and operated a mini-golf facility in Wes Auckland, were researching the possibility of opening a new center.  Their original site, called Transylvania, was doing very well as a stand-alone indoor golf course, but Stephen and Darya were enthralled by the idea of having an all-in-one, multi-attraction FEC. After […]

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Toy Industry Veteran Joins Redemption Plus

August 1, 2012 No Comments

Redemption Plus, a leading provider of toys, tools and training for the amusement industry, has announced the addition of Kyler Tarwater.  Tarwater will join the Account Executive team, developing new business opportunities as well as strengthening existing relationships among customers in the family entertainment center market. Tarwater has an extensive background in multiple segments of […]

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Perfect Fry

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

American Changer

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

Knight Equipment

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

Poly Products

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

Laser Star

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Spectrum Sports

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

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.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Aquaventronics

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Brunswick Bowling

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Tear Repair

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Soft Play

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Art Attack

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

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.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Extreme Engineering

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Max Flight

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

Penny Press

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Bulbtronics

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Store on Wheels

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Rio Syrup

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Formula K Raceways

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Embed

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

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.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

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