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Palace Entertainment Announces Sale of 14 Family Entertainment Centers and Waterpark in Deal with Apex Parks Group

October 7, 2014 No Comments

Festival Fun Parks, LLC dba Palace Entertainment announced recently that it has completed the sale of 14 family entertainment centers and one waterpark to Apex Parks Group. The 14 family entertainment centers sold include park locations of Boomers!, Malibu Grand Prix, Mountasia and SpeedZone. All four brands focus on family fun that is close to […]

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Dole® Soft Serve Is Ideal for Patrons with Dietary Restrictions

August 3, 2014 No Comments

Dole® Soft Serve is a dairy-free treat bursting with five unique fruit flavors including pineapple, orange, strawberry, raspberry and mango. Dole Soft Serve allows operators to satisfy the cravings of patrons with dietary restrictions by serving up a treat that’s creamier than sorbet and lacking the tart taste of frozen yogurt. According to a Milward […]

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Comic-Con® International 2014 Showcases Mobile Zipline by Extreme Engineering

July 31, 2014 No Comments

At the 2014 Comic-Con® in San Diego, Calif., comic book and super hero fans across the globe enjoyed ziplining across Gotham City™ on Extreme Engineering’s Fly Wire™ Zipline. The version at Comic-Con® was themed to be part of Batman’s® hometown, Gotham City™, and it allowed the mayor of San Diego and the complete cast of […]

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Gage Bowls Adds Laser Maze Challenge and New Bowling Lanes

July 30, 2014 No Comments

Along with new bowling lanes, Gage Bowls in Topeka, Kansas, in partnership with Arcade Games and Vending, has added a Vault-themed Laser Maze Challenge® to their growing list of attractions. In addition to the new Laser Maze Challenge®, Gage Bowls offered free summer bowling for kids as part of the Kids Bowl Free registration program. […]

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Foundations Entertainment University Is Offering New One-Day Lite Workshop 
on August 19 in Atlanta, Georgia

July 28, 2014 No Comments

A special one-day Foundations Entertainment University Lite will be held August 19, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, just prior to Birthday University’s two-day Master Degree Program. The one-day program will encompass a more focused look at the aspects of planning, designing, developing and operating a location-based entertainment business or family entertainment center (FEC) for long-term success. […]

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Monkey Joe’s Chooses Party Center Software

July 28, 2014 No Comments

Monkey Joe’s, an inflatable play center franchise with more than 50 locations, has chosen Party Center Software as the new provider for POS, party booking and facility management solutions. The company is in the midst of the roll-out process, with a large number of locations already operating with this new software. Party Center Software provides […]

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Bowling: Brunswick Open Letter to the Bowling Industry

July 24, 2014 No Comments

Brunswick Open Letter to the Bowling Industy (1)

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Global Restaurant Brand Johnny Rockets Announces Expansion into Hawaii and Guam

Global Restaurant Brand Johnny Rockets Announces Expansion into Hawaii and Guam

April 14, 2014 No Comments

An area development agreement has been signed with Johnny Rockets and Fun Foods LLC to bring Johnny Rockets restaurants to Hawaii and Guam. Fun Foods LLC is a sister company of the Fernandez Entertainment group of companies that include E. K. Fernandez Shows, Inc., and Fun Factory, Inc.  These companies have been creating meaningful memories […]

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Correction

April 4, 2014 No Comments

Here is the correct 2014 Who’s Who Buyer’s Guide listing for The Mountain: THE MOUNTAIN 59 Optical Ave. Keene, NH  03431 (800) 545-9684 sales@themountain.com wholesale.the mountain.com One-hundred percent cotton tees, hand-dyed and screen printed by the most skilled artisans within the trade. A perfect tee for everyBody!

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Funovation® Completes New Projects

April 4, 2014 No Comments

Funovation® has completed two new projects in partnership with KidZania. At KidZania Santa Fe, in Mexico City, kids work their way through a Laser Maze at an archeological dig site on their way to uncovering lost artifacts and treasures.   At KidZania Monterrey, players must work their way through a Laser Maze that is part of […]

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Sponsors

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Embed

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

Bulbtronics

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Poly Products

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tear Repair

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

Laser Star

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

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.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Knight Equipment

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Penny Press

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Sureshot Redemption

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Aquaventronics

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

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.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

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.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Perfect Fry

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

American Changer

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Store on Wheels

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

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.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Extreme Engineering

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Family Fun Corp.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Rio Syrup

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Max Flight

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Brunswick Bowling

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

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