Archive for Industry News

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Now Offers the Laser Maze Challenge™

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Now Offers the Laser Maze Challenge™

June 1, 2012 No Comments

Funovation® continues creating smiles around the world with a new Laser Maze Challenge™ at the Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise. Custom made for each customer, all Laser Maze Challenge locations are unique with no two mazes the same.

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Show Photo Correction

Show Photo Correction

May 2, 2012 No Comments

The Company affiliation of Michael H. Plouffe and Thomas A. Plouffe was stated incorrectly in the April/May 2012 print edition of TAP. The two are from Specialty Insurance, and were photographed at the Gibsonton Trade Show.

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Excellence in Family Entertainment Center Awards Announced

April 5, 2012 No Comments

Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine, along with Foundations Entertainment University, in mid-March announced the winners of the first annual Excellence in Family Entertainment Center Awards. Ten FECs, and a children’s museum for its website, were recognized for setting new standards for excellence in the industry. Award winners were announced during the 2012 Amusement Expo in […]

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Empex Watertoys Inaugurates a New Terrace Spraypark

Empex Watertoys Inaugurates a New Terrace Spraypark

March 21, 2012 No Comments

International Spraypark Product News Empex Watertoys® has added another terrace spraypark in Singapore at the Changi Mall. Space being at a premium, shopping malls in Singapore are using all available real estate to add new attractions to draw customers. Terraces and rooftops, once unused spaces, are now utilized for creative sprayparks to delight and cool […]

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Glo Cone International Is a Hit on Katy Perry Tour

Glo Cone International Is a Hit on Katy Perry Tour

March 15, 2012 No Comments

Glo Cone International created sales and excitement on Katy Perry’s 2011 California Dreams North American Tour. The pop singer, songwriter and actress played approximately 52 shows in United States and Canadian cities between June and November. Glo Cone retailed its FDA-approved flashing cotton candy cone for the tour, said Gary Lauber, owner and partner with […]

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Sunway Lagoon Expands with Malaysia’s First WhiteWater Abyss™

Sunway Lagoon Expands with Malaysia’s First WhiteWater Abyss™

February 16, 2012 No Comments

WhiteWater has been commissioned to provide Sunway Lagoon with Malaysia’s first  Abyss™ attraction. Sunway Lagoon will offer one of the world’s largest Abyss™ waterslides on the highest slope in Asia, as well as hundreds of dazzling LED lights. The Abyss™ will take up to six riders through a thrilling series of open and enclosed sections with gripping twists […]

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Operating Strategies: A Passion for Industry Growth

Operating Strategies: A Passion for Industry Growth

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Behind the bright and inviting family entertainment centers and innovative redemption and video games, kiddie rides and prize-dispensing machines from Universal Space (UNIS®) is an underlying passion for the industry, according to Steven Tan. “We have a lot of passion for this industry. The industry has become truly global the past few years, where we […]

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Digital Centre Launching Five New Products

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Digital Centre, in its 15th anniversary year, is introducing five new and versatile products. These successful photo booths include a wide range of features, such as gigantic Photo Strips, Video Confessions option, Real Portable Booths, new Strip Kiosk concept, customizable software, Social Networks capabilities and more.

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Extreme Engineering Wins Its Sixth Industry Award from IAAPA

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, a leader in climbing walls, ziplines, Extreme Airs and jumper products, was awarded its sixth award at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo trade show. The Zippin Zone zipline and Balloon Battles received plenty of praise in the four days of the show.  Director of Marketing Philip Wilson said from the results of the […]

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Universal Orlando Resort to Offer More New Entertainment Experiences in 2012

February 16, 2012 No Comments

In 2012, Universal Orlando Resort will debut more adventure, excitement, laughter and awe-inspiring moments than ever before. The new experiences will begin debuting in February, including a new Blue Man Group show; The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. a Superstar Parade and the nighttime show Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories. And coming […]

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Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Rio Syrup

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Spectrum Sports

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Formula K Raceways

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Knight Equipment

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Aquaventronics

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Extreme Engineering

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Poly Products

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

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.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Cost of Wisconson

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Bulbtronics

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Max Flight

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

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.

Soft Play

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Penny Press

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Embed

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

American Changer

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

Laser Star

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Store on Wheels

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Tear Repair

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

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.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Perfect Fry

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

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