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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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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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Sponsors

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Embed

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Aquaventronics

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Rio Syrup

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Formula K Raceways

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

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.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Laser Star

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Art Attack

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Penny Press

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Extreme Engineering

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

Tear Repair

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Store on Wheels

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Bulbtronics

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

American Changer

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

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.

Knight Equipment

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

Soft Play

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Max Flight

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Perfect Fry

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

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.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

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