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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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Bulbtronics

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

American Changer

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Poly Products

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Formula K Raceways

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

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.

Store on Wheels

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Rio Syrup

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

Aquaventronics

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Tear Repair

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Spectrum Sports

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Knight Equipment

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Max Flight

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

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.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Penny Press

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Soft Play

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

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.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Laser Star

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Embed

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Art Attack

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

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys