Archive for Industry News

Water Maze Opens in Alabama

August 1, 2012 No Comments

Alabama Splash Adventures waterpark in Bessemer, Ala., debuted the Aqua Maze last June. Constructed by Amaze ‘n Mazes, the attraction drew more than 1,700 children and adults on opening day. Startling blasts of water from a variety of sources helped keep guests cool as they searched for the labyrinth’s exit. “The maze momentum  just keeps […]

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Commemorative TAP Scrapbook

July 2, 2012 No Comments

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New Fashion Prizes Are Available from Novelty Redemption

New Fashion Prizes Are Available from Novelty Redemption

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Your customers can stay fashionably on-trend with merchandise from Novelty Redemption. With a design team focused solely on product creation, the company can offer the latest trends in fashion accessories at low prices. The accessories line features popular new trends such as Titanium Athletic bracelets and necklaces, Bling Fashion Slapz Watches, Spiky Silicone Bracelets and […]

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Locations Are Turning to Embed for Site Conversions

Locations Are Turning to Embed for Site Conversions

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Embed, a leading provider of debit card and point-of-sale systems for the amusement and family entertainment industry, has announced that more than 20 locations have converted their systems and switched to Embed in the last 16 months. The Embed Systems are used to manage the cashless operation of games as well as the extensive redemption […]

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Laser Maze Challenge at Wilderness at the Smokies

Laser Maze Challenge at Wilderness at the Smokies

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Funovation® has installed another custom Laser Maze Challenge. You can now “snake your way through the Copperhead laser maze” at Tennessee’s largest year-round water park resort, Wilderness at the Smokies.

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Creative Works Inc. Completes Eastern Shore Lanes Project

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Creative Works Inc., put its stamp on a new entertainment facility in Spanish Fort, Ala., that just opened its doors to the public in April. Eastern Shore Lanes, which sits just outside Mobile, is a multi-attraction facility that provides a number of different options for guests including bowling, billiards, an arcade and laser tag. Creative […]

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Former President and COO of Sega GameWorks and Dave and Buster’s Vice President of Amusement Operations Teams Up with The Foland Group.

Former President and COO of Sega GameWorks and Dave and Buster’s Vice President of Amusement Operations Teams Up with The Foland Group.

June 1, 2012 No Comments

The Foland Group recently announced that the company has joined forces with industry veteran Cory Haynes. Haynes formerly held the positions of President and COO of Sega Entertainment and Vice President of Amusement/Midway Operations for Dave and Buster’s Inc., and brings over 30 years of experience in the location-based amusement and gaming industry to the […]

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Jacobs Joins Digital Centre America Inc.

Jacobs Joins Digital Centre America Inc.

June 1, 2012 No Comments

Digital Centre America Inc. has announced the appointment of Paul Jacobs to the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing.  Mr. Jacobs will oversee the sales and marketing of Digital Centre’s full product line of photo booths to the Americas. Jacobs is a veteran of over 40 years in the coin-op amusement industry. His experience […]

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Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Now Offers the Laser Maze Challenge™

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Now Offers the Laser Maze Challenge™

June 1, 2012 No Comments

Funovation® continues creating smiles around the world with a new Laser Maze Challenge™ at the Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise. Custom made for each customer, all Laser Maze Challenge locations are unique with no two mazes the same.

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Show Photo Correction

Show Photo Correction

May 2, 2012 No Comments

The Company affiliation of Michael H. Plouffe and Thomas A. Plouffe was stated incorrectly in the April/May 2012 print edition of TAP. The two are from Specialty Insurance, and were photographed at the Gibsonton Trade Show.

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Sponsors

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Art Attack

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Laser Star

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Spectrum Sports

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Poly Products

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

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.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

American Changer

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

Soft Play

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

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.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Bulbtronics

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

Rio Syrup

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Aquaventronics

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Store on Wheels

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Perfect Fry

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Max Flight

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Embed

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Tear Repair

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Extreme Engineering

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Penny Press

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

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.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Family Fun Corp.

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

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.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

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