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Dodgeball2You Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

Dodgeball2You Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

November 23, 2016 No Comments

At the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla., first time exhibitor Dodgeball2You of Lutz, Fla., was awarded second place for Best News Product in the show’s Brass Ring Award competition.  

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Spectrum Sports Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

Spectrum Sports Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award

November 23, 2016 No Comments

Spectrum Sports won a First Place Brass Ring Award at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo. The award recognized the company with the Best New Product Patron Participation Ride/Attraction for its Klime Wallz Mobile Edition.  

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Fernandez Family Brings Johnny Rockets to Hawaii

November 11, 2016 No Comments

Hawaii’s first ever Johnny Rockets restaurant is now open in Pearl City, Hawaii, thanks to a partnership formed by Linda Fernandez, president of Fun Factory, Inc., the indoor entertainment arm of the Fernandez family of companies, and Scott Fernandez, president of E.K. Fernandez Shows, which produces fairs and carnivals throughout the Hawaiian islands.  The partnership […]

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To the Entire Coin-Op Industry Who Knew and Loved Michael Damtew

To the Entire Coin-Op Industry Who Knew and Loved Michael Damtew

November 11, 2016 No Comments

    There will be a Memorial Toast at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo in honor of our dear departed industry friend Michael Damtew. We lost Michael in August after he suffered a sudden heart attack. The toast will be open to anyone who would like to attend, and we will raise a glass of wine […]

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Extreme Engineering  and S&S Partner to Sell  the Cloud Coaster

Extreme Engineering and S&S Partner to Sell the Cloud Coaster

October 25, 2016 No Comments

Extreme Engineering and S&S Sansei have partnered together to sell the award-winning Cloud Coaster, the world’s first cart-less roller coaster.  S&S Sansei is a leader in coaster sales and design and Extreme Engineering is a leader in engineering attractions.  It was an easy decision to have two revolutionary companies sell the future in family-friendly attractions.  Come see the […]

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Revention Partners with Sacoa PlayCard System

October 25, 2016 No Comments

Revention announced recently its partnership with Sacoa PlayCard System, a leading global supplier of revenue management systems for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries. Sacoa currently offers the following integrations for this first joint venture with Revention: login, card balance, card recharge, debit card, refund balance, card sell and zero card. These features will allow […]

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Extreme Engineering and S&S Sansei Partner to Sell the Cloud Coaster

Extreme Engineering and S&S Sansei Partner to Sell the Cloud Coaster

October 6, 2016 No Comments

Two great companies, one amazing attraction!  Extreme Engineering and S&S Sansei have partnered together to sell the award winning Cloud Coaster, the world’s first cart-less roller coaster.  S&S Sansei is a leader in coaster sales and design and Extreme Engineering is a leader in engineering attractions.  It was an easy decision to have two revolutionary companies sell the […]

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AmericanWave Machines Awarded Contract for BSR Cable Park and Resort

October 4, 2016 No Comments

  American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), announces the company is on contract for what will be one of the largest inland surfing and watersports facilities in the country at BSR Cable Park and Resort near Waco, Texas.  Ranked a number one Cable Park in the United States, the resort features cabins, a cable park and the BSR Super Slide […]

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Special Video Feature: Tourist Attractions & Parks at the IATP 4th Annual Conference and Trade Show

Special Video Feature: Tourist Attractions & Parks at the IATP 4th Annual Conference and Trade Show

October 3, 2016 No Comments

In this video interview at the International Association of Trampoline Parks 4th Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville, Tenn., Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine President and Executive Editor Scott C. Borowsky discusses the industry and the magazine. The event was held September 13-15, 2016. Conducting the interview is industry […]

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Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Brought High Tech Fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong’s Summer Splash

Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Brought High Tech Fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong’s Summer Splash

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Last summer, Funovation Inc., pioneer and global provider of the Laser Maze Challenge, extended its own unique brand of fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong, an award-winning theme park, at its signature seasonal campaign, Summer Splash 2016. The company made a bright splash with the attraction, Amaze-ing Lasers, which featured three side-by-side mazes with different game play options.  Players […]

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Sponsors

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Laser Star

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Formula K Raceways

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Embed

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

Aquaventronics

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Bulbtronics

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

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.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Max Flight

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Store on Wheels

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Spectrum Sports

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

Soft Play

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

Rio Syrup

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Art Attack

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Perfect Fry

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

American Changer

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Extreme Engineering

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Family Fun Corp.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

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.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Penny Press

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Tear Repair

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Knight Equipment

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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