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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Brunswick Bowling

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

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.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Store on Wheels

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Extreme Engineering

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

American Changer

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

Rio Syrup

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

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.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

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.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Bulbtronics

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Art Attack

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

Soft Play

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Laser Star

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

Max Flight

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Poly Products

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Perfect Fry

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Aquaventronics

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Penny Press

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Embed

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Spectrum Sports

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

Johnny Rockets
LMap Powered by Silvercrest
Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys