Archive for Industry News

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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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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Poly Products

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Laser Star

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

Soft Play

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Aquaventronics

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Spectrum Sports

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

Rio Syrup

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Bulbtronics

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

American Changer

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Max Flight

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Store on Wheels

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

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.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Embed

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

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.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Perfect Fry

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Art Attack

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Penny Press

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Tear Repair

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Johnny Rockets
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