Archive for Industry News

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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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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Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Laser Star

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Poly Products

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Bulbtronics

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Tear Repair

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Extreme Engineering

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Store on Wheels

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Soft Play

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Perfect Fry

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

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.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

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.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Spectrum Sports

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Knight Equipment

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Max Flight

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

American Changer

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

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.

Rio Syrup

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

Aquaventronics

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Formula K Raceways

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Art Attack

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Penny Press

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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