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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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MaxFlight Tackles High Profile International Projects

MaxFlight Tackles High Profile International Projects

November 1, 2012 No Comments

MaxFlight has been involved in several high profile international projects in 2012. In Baku, Azerbaijan, two MaxFlight FS-VC Simulators were installed at the MegaFun entertainment center in the Yeni Hayat complex. When the complex is open, it will be one of the largest family entertainment centers in Europe. In Lempaala, Finland, two MaxFlight FS-VC Simulators were installed […]

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CCI Promotes International Hiring with Work and Travel Program

November 1, 2012 No Comments

The Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI) Greenheart can fulfill seasonal staffing needs through the J-1 Work Travel Program. This cultural exchange program brings international university students to work up to four months at a United States business. CCI also offers businesses the opportunity to travel to international destinations to meet potential candidates and conduct their […]

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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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Sponsors

Max Flight

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Rio Syrup

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

Soft Play

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Penny Press

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

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.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Formula K Raceways

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

Store on Wheels

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

Tear Repair

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Spectrum Sports

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Aquaventronics

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Extreme Engineering

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Bulbtronics

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

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.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

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.

Perfect Fry

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Art Attack

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Poly Products

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Laser Star

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

American Changer

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

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.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation