Archive for Industry News

Excellence in Family Entertainment Center Awards Announced

April 5, 2012 No Comments

Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine, along with Foundations Entertainment University, in mid-March announced the winners of the first annual Excellence in Family Entertainment Center Awards. Ten FECs, and a children’s museum for its website, were recognized for setting new standards for excellence in the industry. Award winners were announced during the 2012 Amusement Expo in […]

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Empex Watertoys Inaugurates a New Terrace Spraypark

Empex Watertoys Inaugurates a New Terrace Spraypark

March 21, 2012 No Comments

International Spraypark Product News Empex Watertoys® has added another terrace spraypark in Singapore at the Changi Mall. Space being at a premium, shopping malls in Singapore are using all available real estate to add new attractions to draw customers. Terraces and rooftops, once unused spaces, are now utilized for creative sprayparks to delight and cool […]

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Glo Cone International Is a Hit on Katy Perry Tour

Glo Cone International Is a Hit on Katy Perry Tour

March 15, 2012 No Comments

Glo Cone International created sales and excitement on Katy Perry’s 2011 California Dreams North American Tour. The pop singer, songwriter and actress played approximately 52 shows in United States and Canadian cities between June and November. Glo Cone retailed its FDA-approved flashing cotton candy cone for the tour, said Gary Lauber, owner and partner with […]

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Sunway Lagoon Expands with Malaysia’s First WhiteWater Abyss™

Sunway Lagoon Expands with Malaysia’s First WhiteWater Abyss™

February 16, 2012 No Comments

WhiteWater has been commissioned to provide Sunway Lagoon with Malaysia’s first  Abyss™ attraction. Sunway Lagoon will offer one of the world’s largest Abyss™ waterslides on the highest slope in Asia, as well as hundreds of dazzling LED lights. The Abyss™ will take up to six riders through a thrilling series of open and enclosed sections with gripping twists […]

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Operating Strategies: A Passion for Industry Growth

Operating Strategies: A Passion for Industry Growth

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Behind the bright and inviting family entertainment centers and innovative redemption and video games, kiddie rides and prize-dispensing machines from Universal Space (UNIS®) is an underlying passion for the industry, according to Steven Tan. “We have a lot of passion for this industry. The industry has become truly global the past few years, where we […]

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Digital Centre Launching Five New Products

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Digital Centre, in its 15th anniversary year, is introducing five new and versatile products. These successful photo booths include a wide range of features, such as gigantic Photo Strips, Video Confessions option, Real Portable Booths, new Strip Kiosk concept, customizable software, Social Networks capabilities and more.

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Extreme Engineering Wins Its Sixth Industry Award from IAAPA

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, a leader in climbing walls, ziplines, Extreme Airs and jumper products, was awarded its sixth award at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo trade show. The Zippin Zone zipline and Balloon Battles received plenty of praise in the four days of the show.  Director of Marketing Philip Wilson said from the results of the […]

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Universal Orlando Resort to Offer More New Entertainment Experiences in 2012

February 16, 2012 No Comments

In 2012, Universal Orlando Resort will debut more adventure, excitement, laughter and awe-inspiring moments than ever before. The new experiences will begin debuting in February, including a new Blue Man Group show; The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. a Superstar Parade and the nighttime show Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories. And coming […]

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Coast to Coast Offers 95 cent Plush Mix

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Coast to Coast Entertainment is offering a new 95 cent crane mix that will add bright colors and fullness to your cranes. Available is a mix with plush and inflated Knobby Balls and a second mix with plush with smooth, inflated Cartoon Character Balls. “By using a mix with a combination of plush and balls, […]

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Markel Announces Agreement to Acquire Thomco

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Markel Corporation and Thompson Insurance Enterprises, LLC dba Thomco recently announced that they have entered into an agreement for Markel to acquire Thomco, which is headquartered in Kennesaw, Ga. “We are very compatible organizations,” said Greg Thompson, Thomco’s chairman. “Both companies have built an excellent reputation for integrity, customer service and underwriting discipline.  Markel prides […]

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Sponsors

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Aquaventronics

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

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.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Spectrum Sports

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Poly Products

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Knight Equipment

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Bulbtronics

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

American Changer

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Laser Star

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Embed

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Family Fun Corp.

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Extreme Engineering

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Tear Repair

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

Soft Play

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Formula K Raceways

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Store on Wheels

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Perfect Fry

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

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.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Max Flight

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

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.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Art Attack

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Rio Syrup

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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