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News from the Waterpark Industry

November 2, 2011 No Comments

The World Waterpark Association (WWA) Board of Directors recently announced that it selected SplashTacular, Inc. to receive the 2011 Industry Innovation Award for Suppliers for its 360Rush waterslide. The award recognizes supplies who have developed new concepts, products or services that benefit WWA members, their customers and the water attractions industry. In other news, SplashTacular’s […]

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Wattman Mini Express Now Equipped with New Anti-Collision System

Wattman Mini Express Now Equipped with New Anti-Collision System

November 2, 2011 No Comments

The new Anti-Collision System (ACS) from Wattman Trains and Trams improves the safety of the general public when the train is used in busy or confined areas. It works by using state-of-the-art ultrasonic detectors to sense objects, persons and obstructions that may loom in the path of the train. When an obstruction is detected, the […]

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Janice Weiss: A Long and Distinguished Career of Achievement and Professionalism

November 2, 2011 No Comments

After 39 years with Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine, Janice Weiss, publisher emeritus and a valuable member of the advertising sales team, is retiring. During her career Weiss has logged countless hours making phone calls, traveling to trade shows, snapping photographs and building relationships with vendors who have become more family members than clients. Her […]

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Ilica Spa and Wellness Resort Expands with Aquatoy City

Ilica Spa and Wellness Resort Expands with Aquatoy City

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Ilica Spa and wellness Resort in Cesme, Turkey, recently opened Aquatoy City, a new waterpark addition to the facility. Situated on the crystal blue Agean Sea, not far from the main city of Izmir, the project in this popular resort area includes a central restaurant and spa facility, new waterslide complex, leisure pool, lazy river and children’s […]

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Cotton Candy Vending / Intermatic Manufacturing, Inc. Announces Staff Promotions

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Cotton Candy Vending/Intermatic Manu-facturing, Inc.’s Michael Annett has been promoted to Manager of Product Development and Bill Britton has moved up to become Product Support Specialist. Annett earned his degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Ulster, where he also gained his post-graduate diploma in Electronics and Signal processing. He has been part of […]

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Steve Hickerson and Infinity Bol, LLC, Have Merged Forces with PinWorx Bowling International, LLC

November 2, 2011 No Comments

The union of Steve Hickerson and Infinity Bol, LLC with PinWorx Bowling International, LLC, forms the largest amusement bowling product line in the world. Hickerson will be heading PinWorx’s Amusement Bowling Division. He is a veteran to the amusement bowling industry and was instrumental in setting up the North American sales, service and distribution for Mendes/Bowlingo […]

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Betson Expands Florida Sales Team with FEC Veteran Lou Cappetta

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Betson Enterprises has welcomed Lou Cappetta to their growing Florida amusement sales team. Cappetta will be responsible for sales in the Southern part of the state for all amusement products. He brings many years of sales and management experience in the amusement redemption FEC business dating back to Seaside Heights on the New Jersey Shore […]

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Sanrio, Inc. Announces Licensing Agreement with Fiesta

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Sanrio, Inc. has signed a new licensing agreement with Fiesta to produce a collection of plush toys for the prize redemption market. The initial offering of prize redemption plush toys will include Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru™, Chococat®, Keroppi®, My Melody® and TuxedoSam™ in six different sizes ranging from 6.5 inches to 27.5 inches.  These products are […]

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Tri-City Court Club Teams with SplashTacular

Tri-City Court Club Teams with SplashTacular

November 2, 2011 No Comments

A new waterslide and “day at the beach”-themed aquatic play unit from SplashTacular are generating a lot of excitement for members of the Tri-City Court Club in Kennewick, Wash. “This has been amazing,” said Janelle Klashke, the club’s general manager. “Our members are thrilled.” The new water features topped off a $2 million waterpark addition […]

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Digital Centre Expands IAAPA Presence

November 1, 2011 No Comments

Digital Centre is increasing its booth size significantly this year at the IAAPA Attractions Expo to accommodate the company’s new line of Photo Booths that mark a new trend in the industry. This new line of photo booth concepts has been created to fill the needs of both party rental companies and the amusement industry. […]

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Sponsors

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

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.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Tear Repair

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Poly Products

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Embed

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

Bulbtronics

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Aquaventronics

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.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Knight Equipment

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Laser Star

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

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.

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.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Soft Play

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

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.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Max Flight

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

Perfect Fry

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Extreme Engineering

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Penny Press

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Rio Syrup

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Formula K Raceways

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

American Changer

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Store on Wheels

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

Spectrum Sports

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

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