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Funovation® Announces New Laser Maze Challenge® Installations

October 24, 2014 No Comments

Funovation® has installed its Laser Maze Challenge® at three new Glowgolf locations.  Players can now experience the Laser Maze at the Glowgolf stores in West Des Moines, Iowa, Bloomington, Ind. and Wesley Chapel, Fla.  Funovation® now has 213 Laser Mazes worldwide. (For more information, visit www.funovation.com.)

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Live Oak Bank Provides Financing and New Capital for GameTime Project

October 24, 2014 No Comments

Live Oak Bank, headquartered in Wilmington, N.C., announced that it has funded a multi-million dollar transaction to Florida FEC operator GameTime. The deal involved the refinancing of existing loans and providing 100 percent of the new capital needed to remodel GameTime’s flagship location in South Miami, Fla. “We are committed to making a difference in the […]

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F2FEC Announces Venue for Inaugural Event

October 24, 2014 No Comments

The first F2FEC, a conference for the benefit of entertainment center professionals, will be held at the Pointe Hilton Tapitio Cliffs Resort February 24-26, 2015, in Phoenix, Ariz. F2FEC, an acronym for Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference, is a North American event for the benefit of manufacturers, suppliers and operators under the expansive family entertainment […]

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Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc. (JFTC) and Flagship Carpets to Become One Resource

October 24, 2014 No Comments

Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc. (JFTC) and Flagship Carpets have announced an alignment of the two companies to become one resource for their customers. “It is something no one has ever done, and we will be able to serve our customers like never before,” said JFTC President Jane Farrell. Farrell and her team will […]

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Adventure Golf Services Announces New Golf Driving Cage

October 24, 2014 No Comments

The GolfCourt® Hitting Bay, a golf driving cage to improve golf skills, is available from Adventure Golf Services. “This is a unique golf design that, when compared to other golf driving cages, has an improved appearance with multiple golfing activities.  The first unit is scheduled for installation on a new cruise ship being launched this […]

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Skin Wars Winner to Represent European Body Art

October 24, 2014 No Comments

With the conclusion of the first season of Skin Wars on GSN, European Body Art would like to congratulate Natalie Fletcher on being the first Skin Wars Champion. Aside from the $100,000 cash prize, Natalie received a deal to represent European Body Art’s brand-new line of iridescent airbrush makeup.

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Intercard Opens New Asia-Pacific Sites

October 24, 2014 No Comments

New Installs to Take Place in Australia and the Philippines Intercard Inc., a leader in cash management solutions for the amusement industry, recently announced new agreements with customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Q Power Station arcade, located in the trendy Makati area of Manila, Philippines, has replaced its cashless system with Intercard’s new iWave Readers, […]

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Walt Disney Imagineer Mike Withers Joins AIMS International Board

Walt Disney Imagineer Mike Withers Joins AIMS International Board

October 24, 2014 No Comments

AIMS International has announced that Michael Withers, vice president of Ride Engineering at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, Calif., has been elected to its board of directors. AIMS International is a non-profit association dedicated to improving amusement Industry safety through its leadership in education. In making the announcement, AIMS Board President Roger Berry said, “Mike […]

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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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Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

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

Art Attack

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Bulbtronics

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

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.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

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.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Poly Products

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Max Flight

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Formula K Raceways

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Knight Equipment

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Store on Wheels

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Soft Play

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Tear Repair

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

Perfect Fry

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Extreme Engineering

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

American Changer

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Laser Star

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Aquaventronics

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Penny Press

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

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.

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