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High-Energy Solutions to Help Individuals Evolve and Rethink Their Businesses – The Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference (F2FEC)

High-Energy Solutions to Help Individuals Evolve and Rethink Their Businesses – The Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference (F2FEC)

May 2, 2015 No Comments

The first Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference (F2FEC) was held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 24-26, 2015. Focusing on the entertainment center business and its future, as well as the people who make their living in the industry, the conference was the brainchild of industry experts Ben Jones, Rick […]

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GestureTek Unveils New CUBE v5™ Interactive Floor Projection System

GestureTek Unveils New CUBE v5™ Interactive Floor Projection System

March 27, 2015 No Comments

GestureTek Inc., a leader in gesture-driven user interface technology, has announced the launch of the next generation of the CUBE, the v5, a turnkey, portable, plug and play interactive projection display system for retail engagement, advertising, exhibits, entertainment and touring promotions. GestureTek is the inventor of multiple forms of camera-enabled gesture recognition technology for interactive […]

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Pinstack – Plano, Texas

Pinstack – Plano, Texas

February 12, 2015 No Comments

Spectrum Sports International Announces Pinstack Rock Wall Installation   Spectrum Sports International has installed a unique climbing wall at the new Pinstack bowling and family entertainment center in Plano, Texas.  The climbing wall features six routes with various slope angles to accommodate many skill levels.  Auto-belays reduce operating costs and add a layer of safety.  […]

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Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

February 12, 2015 No Comments

By Karen Appold Entertainment Properties Group, Inc. has opened their first Pinstack location in West Plano, Texas, with the Sacoa PlayCard System to manage attractions and redemption throughout this new 50,000-square-foot flagship dining and entertainment complex. Their premiere venue features 150 deluxe games and indoor mega attractions of laser tag, bumper cars, climbing walls and […]

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Industry Conference Is Sold Out

February 6, 2015 No Comments

F2FEC is sold out. With support and dedication from the conference’s alliance and media partners, this invitation-only conference has achieved its attendance goals. The inaugural F2FEC experience for the entertainment center sector is being held February 24-26, 2015 in Phoenix at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. F2FEC, or the Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference, is […]

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International News – Extreme Engineering Provides Zip Lining at De Palm Island Resorts Aruba

International News – Extreme Engineering Provides Zip Lining at De Palm Island Resorts Aruba

January 15, 2015 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, a large supplier in zip lines, climbing walls and Extreme Airs™ has sold a zip line project, including Extreme Air™ Jumpers, to De Palm Island Resorts located in Aruba. De Palm Island Resorts offers an all-inclusive experience where guests pay one entry price to experience everything from a waterpark and food to beverages […]

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DOLE Offers New  Lemon Soft Serve

DOLE Offers New Lemon Soft Serve

January 13, 2015 No Comments

DOLE Soft Serve is adding Lemon soft serve mix to its flavor repertoire in January 2015. Made by the brand that does fruit best, vegan-friendly Lemon DOLE Soft Serve is free of fat, lactose, dairy, gluten and cholesterol and made with natural colors and flavors. (To order, contact your foodservice broker, call 800-442-5242 or visit http://dolesoftserve.com.)

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Frostline Frozen Treats® Adds New Flavor: Birthday Cake

Frostline Frozen Treats® Adds New Flavor: Birthday Cake

January 13, 2015 No Comments

Frostline Frozen Treats® has added a new flavor packet, Birthday Cake, to its product line of soft serve, frozen yogurt and frozen beverage mixes. The unveiling comes at a time where soft serve consumption sees a decline due to colder temperatures. Businesses can motivate winter soft serve sales by rotating seasonal flavor staples with specialty flavors […]

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Laser Tag Manufacturers and Suppliers Alliance Announced

January 6, 2015 No Comments

Lazer Runner and Zone Laser Tag, the two largest laser tag companies who supply over 52 percent of the world laser tag locations with quality equipment, have announced the formation of an alliance open to the premier laser tag suppliers. This new group is the Laser Tag Manufacturers and Suppliers Alliance (LTMSA) and includes not […]

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Party Center Software Sponsors Foundations in 2015

January 6, 2015 No Comments

Party Center Software has signed on to be a Gold Sponsor for Foundations University in 2015. Foundations University hosts education-focused workshops that review every aspect of developing family entertainment businesses. These three-day programs are geared toward entrepreneurs who want to open a new facility, or existing owners who are expanding or renovating their locations. “We […]

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Sponsors

Bulbtronics

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

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.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Store on Wheels

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Penny Press

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Spectrum Sports

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

American Changer

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

Art Attack

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Embed

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

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.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Perfect Fry

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Poly Products

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Extreme Engineering

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Soft Play

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

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.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Max Flight

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Rio Syrup

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Tear Repair

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Formula K Raceways

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Knight Equipment

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Laser Star

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Spectrum
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Cannonball Blaster
Funovation