Archive for Industry News

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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Flooring Solutions Are Available from Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc.

January 4, 2012 No Comments

Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc., offers vinyl tile, which is engineered for commercial applications, durable and aesthetically attractive. The tiles are available in 26 styles and many patterns and colors for customers seeking an area to appear as grass, stone, water, sparkles, concrete, solids or wood. This flooring is a solution for birthday party […]

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Birthday University Announces New Format for 2012

Birthday University Announces New Format for 2012

January 4, 2012 No Comments

Birthday University (BU) has announced a new format for 2012.  BU has been touring internationally for the past 12 years, educating thousands of commercial business owners how to deliver a more unique, higher value party that yields greater profitability.  This evolution has now spun into adult and corporate group events as well as enhancing the […]

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Fun Spot Attractions® Moves into Waterparks with SplashTacular®, Inc.

Fun Spot Attractions® Moves into Waterparks with SplashTacular®, Inc.

November 21, 2011 No Comments

Fun Spot Attractions Owner and President, John Arie recently made a crucial strategic decision for the company. Although the company’s locations in both Orlando and Kissimmee enjoyed excellent growth and profitability, he decided, along with his family and team, that the timing was perfect to take his family entertainment venue to the next level by […]

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Innovators of Interactive Play Join Largest USA Waterslide Manufacturer

November 17, 2011 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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First Mobile Zip Line Introduced by Spectrum Sports International

First Mobile Zip Line Introduced by Spectrum Sports International

November 14, 2011 No Comments

IAAPA Attractions Expo Attendees Will Be Able to Ride the Patent-pending Mobile Zip Line that Features Several Safety Innovations Spectrum Sports International will formally debut the first commercially available HYPERLINK “http://www.spectrumsports.com/prod-zipline-mob.php”mobile zip line at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo. The introduction follows three years of product development, a complete engineering review, and a season of […]

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Customers Can Make Edible Candy Art with the Tasty Tubes™ Factory

Customers Can Make Edible Candy Art with the Tasty Tubes™ Factory

November 3, 2011 No Comments

The Tasty Tubes™ Factory is a vending machine that is also an amusement game. There is no attendant needed for this coin-operated attraction. There are no free refills, fantastic flavors and colors and there is no mess as players layer candy inside of a tube.

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Extreme Engineering Is Debuting Two New Products at IAAPA: The Zippin Zone™ and Balloon Battles

Extreme Engineering Is Debuting Two New Products at IAAPA: The Zippin Zone™ and Balloon Battles

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, the largest supplier in climbing walls, Extreme Airs™ and adventure products in the world, will be debuting two new products for the entertainment industry, the Zippin Zone™ mobile zipline and the Balloon Battles cannon launcher, at the IAAPA Attractions Expo. The Zippin Zone™ zipline uses many of the company’s patented safety features, such […]

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News from Coast to Coast Entertainment

News from Coast to Coast Entertainment

November 2, 2011 No Comments

At the recent GTI China show in Guangzhou, China, Sayreville, N.J.’s Coast to Coast Entertainment along with their exclusive worldwide partner for the new Friction two-player shooting video game, China Star Games, announced that they have assigned the exclusive territory for Mainland China the sole rights for sales of the hit game. The company has […]

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Betson Enterprises Awarded Video Gaming Distributor License

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Betson Enterprises, the largest worldwide distributor of coin-operated equipment and a division of H. Betti Industries Inc., has announced that they have been issued an Illinois Video Gaming distributor license. As a result of a decision by the Illinois Gaming Board, Betson will be able to market and sell Video Gaming Terminals in the Illinois […]

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Sponsors

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Extreme Engineering

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Art Attack

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto 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.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Aquaventronics

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Knight Equipment

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Bulbtronics

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Cost of Wisconson

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Penny Press

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

Poly Products

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Max Flight

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Soft Play

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Spectrum Sports

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

American Changer

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Store on Wheels

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Rio Syrup

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Sureshot Redemption

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Formula K Raceways

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

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.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Brunswick Bowling

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Tear Repair

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

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