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Laser Star Amusements Wins Award at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo

Laser Star Amusements Wins Award at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo

January 5, 2012 No Comments

Michael Peretz (left), and Dr. David Peretz holding the 2011 Brass Ring Award presented by the IAAPA Awards Committee at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo. Laser Star Amusements was proud to be the recipient of the 2011 IAAPA Brass Ring Award for Best New Coin Operated/Redemption Game for its Tasty Tubes Factory. The device allows […]

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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™

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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

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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

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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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Sponsors

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Spectrum Sports

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

Store on Wheels

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Perfect Fry

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Tear Repair

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Art Attack

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching 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.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Laser Star

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Embed

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Cost of Wisconson

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

American Changer

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

Max Flight

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

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.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

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.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Rio Syrup

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

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.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

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.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Extreme Engineering

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Penny Press

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Poly Products

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Knight Equipment

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Bulbtronics

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Stoelting
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Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys