Archive for Industry News

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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Personalize Any Function

Personalize Any Function

November 1, 2011 No Comments

California Portable Dance Floor Co. gives you the ability to customize your dance floor to fit any occasion with its Versa Floor sections and its patented extrusion design. Each section has a removable end piece. Remove the abrasive resistant acrylic top piece, and you can insert anything you can imagine and have printed into each […]

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What’s New in Portable Dance Floors

What’s New in Portable Dance Floors

November 1, 2011 No Comments

California Portable Dance Floor Co. gives you options with their newest product. You can take your 16’ x 16’ laminate floor, add their new conversion kit and turn it into a 24’ diameter round floor with their Patent Pending Extrusion Design. The conversion kit consists of 16 curved sections and 16 curved borders. Available in […]

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Sponsors

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Formula K Raceways

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Aquaventronics

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Perfect Fry

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

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.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Art Attack

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

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.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Spectrum Sports

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Max Flight

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

American Changer

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

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.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Tear Repair

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Knight Equipment

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

Embed

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Laser Star

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Penny Press

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Store on Wheels

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

Rio Syrup

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

Poly Products

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Bulbtronics

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Extreme Engineering

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

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.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

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.

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys