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Amusement Expo 2012 Will Offer Premier Educational Opportunities and Awards

Amusement Expo 2012 Will Offer Premier Educational Opportunities and Awards

January 5, 2012 No Comments

Amusement Expo: March 14-16, 2012 Foundations Entertainment University: March 12-13, 2012 The American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) and the Amusement & Music Operators Association (AMOA)’s Amusement Expo 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center is the premier trade event for the coin-op and out-of-home entertainment industries. For 2012, the event has retained Foundations Entertainment University […]

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First Mobile Zip Line Introduced by Spectrum Sports International

First Mobile Zip Line Introduced by Spectrum Sports International

January 5, 2012 No Comments

Spectrum Sports International debuted the first commercially available mobile zip line at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo. The introduction followed three years of product development, a complete engineering review and a season of testing in four markets. The Mobile Zip Line employs several innovative features. The Rotating Safety Gate eliminates fall exposure until riders are […]

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Empex Watertoys Wins the 2011 WWA Innovation Award for “Aquacircus”

Empex Watertoys Wins the 2011 WWA Innovation Award for “Aquacircus”

January 5, 2012 No Comments

Empex Watertoys® and Beachpark Waterpark were presented with the prestigious World Waterpark Association’s (WWA) Industry Innovation Award at the 2011 WWA trade show and convention. The award was presented for the latest design from Empex called Aquacircus, an interactive water playground with a dynamic interactive play structure, interactive Aquanetic™ water features and spray clowns called […]

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SplashTacular Launches Double Bowlseye™

January 5, 2012 No Comments

SplashTacular, winner of the 2011 Industry Innovation Award for Suppliers from the World Waterpark Association (WWA), recently announced the launch of their new family raft ride, the patent-pending Double BowlsEye™. The Double BowlsEye is a contemporary take on a high-speed family raft chase.  Riders gaze down the 60-foot launch platform to see two 54-inch enclosed […]

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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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Sponsors

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Cost of Wisconson

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Perfect Fry

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Soft Play

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Tear Repair

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Bulbtronics

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Laser Star

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Art Attack

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable 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.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Aquaventronics

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Knight Equipment

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Rio Syrup

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Store on Wheels

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Penny Press

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

American Changer

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Poly Products

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

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.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Spectrum Sports

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Johnny Rockets
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