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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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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Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Penny Press

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

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Sureshot Redemption

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


Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Formula K Raceways

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Tear Repair

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


Flashing cotton candy cones.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Poly Products

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Knight Equipment

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


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

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.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines


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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Store on Wheels

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


Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.


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

Art Attack

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Rio Syrup

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


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.


Fresh food and sandwich options.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Soft Play

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

Extreme Engineering

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


Evaporative snow systems.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Laser Star

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

American Changer

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

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.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Perfect Fry

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


Manufacturer of waterslides


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

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.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.


Laser maze challenge

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.


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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Max Flight

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

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