Archive for Industry News

Tropical Palm Trees Offers a Unique Shower System

January 5, 2012 No Comments

Tropical Palm Trees has introduced the newest innovation to their line of artificial outdoor trees, The “Oasis” Shower Palm.  This exciting new product is ideal for pool and beach areas. Guests will appreciate this convenient way to clean off sand, oil and chlorine. The unit is engineered to withstand extreme conditions and harsh environments.

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Embed Names Jason Kort Marketing Director

January 5, 2012 No Comments

Embed, a leading provider of debit card and point of sale systems for the amusement and family entertainment industry, has announced the appointment of Jason Kort as marketing director. Kort’s initial focus will be working with customers on ways to improve and enhance their Embed user experience from a marketing perspective. Additionally, Kort will work […]

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Innovators of Interactive Play Join Largest USA Waterslide Manufacturer

January 5, 2012 No Comments

SplashTacular, Inc., the largest United States‐based waterslide manufacturer, has selected industry veterans Mark Weston and Anthony Imbrogno, creators of FunTraptions™ products and brand, to become part of the company’s expanding team of professionals, a team that offers a full range of waterpark products, from signature rides and slides, to sophisticated play structures, interactive water features […]

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Sacoa Playcard System and Ordyx Announce Partnership at the IAAPA Expo

January 5, 2012 No Comments

Sacoa POS powered by Ordyx integrates a full restaurant POS with all the available debit card system functionalities of the Sacoa Playcard System. The partnership between the two companies was announced at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo. Ordyx provides customers with the capability of manager approvals from outside the restaurant, SMS notifications, handheld compatibility, inventory […]

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Falgas Is Again a Winner at the IAAPA Attractions Expo

Falgas Is Again a Winner at the IAAPA Attractions Expo

January 5, 2012 No Comments

Falgas Comercial S.L., a world-leading kiddie ride manufacturer, proudly accepted the Brass Ring Award for Best New Coin-Operated Kiddie Ride for the third consecutive year at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo. The 2011 winner, the 4X4 Safari Car, is the latest in a series of kiddie rides that combine the traditional ride experience with the […]

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Hersheypark Performer Wins IAAPA Award

January 5, 2012 No Comments

A Hersheypark performer, Lindsay Karchawer, was recognized as the 2011 Best Female Performer at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo. Karchawer, a native of Goshen, N.Y., was a performer in the cast of “Rock the Jukebox!” Karchawer also performed in “Christmas in Chocolate Town, A Holiday Dinner Musical,” last year at the Hershey Lodge. Both shows […]

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Flooring Solutions Are Available from Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc.

January 4, 2012 No Comments

Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc., offers vinyl tile, which is engineered for commercial applications, durable and aesthetically attractive. The tiles are available in 26 styles and many patterns and colors for customers seeking an area to appear as grass, stone, water, sparkles, concrete, solids or wood. This flooring is a solution for birthday party […]

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Birthday University Announces New Format for 2012

Birthday University Announces New Format for 2012

January 4, 2012 No Comments

Birthday University (BU) has announced a new format for 2012.  BU has been touring internationally for the past 12 years, educating thousands of commercial business owners how to deliver a more unique, higher value party that yields greater profitability.  This evolution has now spun into adult and corporate group events as well as enhancing the […]

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Fun Spot Attractions® Moves into Waterparks with SplashTacular®, Inc.

Fun Spot Attractions® Moves into Waterparks with SplashTacular®, Inc.

November 21, 2011 No Comments

Fun Spot Attractions Owner and President, John Arie recently made a crucial strategic decision for the company. Although the company’s locations in both Orlando and Kissimmee enjoyed excellent growth and profitability, he decided, along with his family and team, that the timing was perfect to take his family entertainment venue to the next level by […]

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Innovators of Interactive Play Join Largest USA Waterslide Manufacturer

November 17, 2011 No Comments

SplashTacular, Inc., the largest United States‐based waterslide manufacturer, has selected industry veterans Mark Weston and Anthony Imbrogno, creators of FunTraptions™ products and brand, to become part of the company’s expanding team of professionals, a team that offers a full range of waterpark products, from signature rides and slides, to sophisticated play structures, interactive water features […]

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Sponsors

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Aquaventronics

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Tear Repair

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

American Changer

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Knight Equipment

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Laser Star

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Store on Wheels

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Max Flight

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Extreme Engineering

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

Perfect Fry

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Penny Press

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

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.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Art Attack

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

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.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Poly Products

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Spectrum Sports

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Rio Syrup

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Bulbtronics

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

Embed

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

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.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Soft Play

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

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Funovation
Empex Water Toys