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Laser Maze Challenge at Wilderness at the Smokies

Laser Maze Challenge at Wilderness at the Smokies

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Funovation® has installed another custom Laser Maze Challenge. You can now “snake your way through the Copperhead laser maze” at Tennessee’s largest year-round water park resort, Wilderness at the Smokies.

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Creative Works Inc. Completes Eastern Shore Lanes Project

June 3, 2012 No Comments

Creative Works Inc., put its stamp on a new entertainment facility in Spanish Fort, Ala., that just opened its doors to the public in April. Eastern Shore Lanes, which sits just outside Mobile, is a multi-attraction facility that provides a number of different options for guests including bowling, billiards, an arcade and laser tag. Creative […]

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Former President and COO of Sega GameWorks and Dave and Buster’s Vice President of Amusement Operations Teams Up with The Foland Group.

Former President and COO of Sega GameWorks and Dave and Buster’s Vice President of Amusement Operations Teams Up with The Foland Group.

June 1, 2012 No Comments

The Foland Group recently announced that the company has joined forces with industry veteran Cory Haynes. Haynes formerly held the positions of President and COO of Sega Entertainment and Vice President of Amusement/Midway Operations for Dave and Buster’s Inc., and brings over 30 years of experience in the location-based amusement and gaming industry to the […]

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Jacobs Joins Digital Centre America Inc.

Jacobs Joins Digital Centre America Inc.

June 1, 2012 No Comments

Digital Centre America Inc. has announced the appointment of Paul Jacobs to the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing.  Mr. Jacobs will oversee the sales and marketing of Digital Centre’s full product line of photo booths to the Americas. Jacobs is a veteran of over 40 years in the coin-op amusement industry. His experience […]

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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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Sponsors

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Bulbtronics

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Penny Press

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Laser Star

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

American Changer

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Store on Wheels

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

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.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Aquaventronics

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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.

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.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Rio Syrup

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Poly Products

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Brunswick Bowling

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Max Flight

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Knight Equipment

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

Art Attack

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Soft Play

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Tear Repair

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Formula K Raceways

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

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