Archive for Industry News

Brunswick Outfits New Indoor Fun Center in the Heart of Outdoors Wonderland

November 2, 2011 No Comments

A Brunswick project, Moose Alley bowling and family entertainment center in Rangely, Maine, opened last spring as a 10-lane center that also houses a three-table billiards room with shuffleboard and darts, a prize redemption arcade, a private party room for gatherings of up to 50 people, and an extensive snack bar with full bar and […]

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A Look at Lazer Frenzy

A Look at Lazer Frenzy

November 2, 2011 No Comments

The Lazer Frenzy from Creative Works Theme Factory lazer maze is heating up arcades around the country with its great ROI results from operators reporting in with sales figures. After winning the IAAPA best new product award, Lazer Frenzy has been placed in multiple entertainment facilities around the globe including bowling centers, fun centers, theme […]

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R & R Creates Three Waterpark Projects for the 2011 Season

R & R Creates Three Waterpark Projects for the 2011 Season

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Celebrating their 30th year in the theme park design business, R & R Creative Amusement Designs Inc. of Anaheim, Calif., designed and directed three projects at waterpark attractions last summer. At Mulligan Family Fun Center in Murrieta, Calif., the company created the thematic designs for a new Western-themed water play tower. At Hyland Hills Waterworld, […]

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Soft Play Debuts Largest Project in Company History at Great Waves Waterpark in Alexandria, Va.

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Soft Play, LLC, the manufacturer of commercial playground systems, debuted their latest and largest project in company history at Great Waves Waterpark at Cameron Run Regional Park in Virginia last summer. Soft Play utilized state-of-the-art Dura Frame technology to create the largest play structure of its kind in the world. “We were looking to make a big impact,” […]

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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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Sponsors

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Bulbtronics

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Poly Products

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Perfect Fry

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Extreme Engineering

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Tear Repair

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Max Flight

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

American Changer

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Spectrum Sports

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Aquaventronics

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

Embed

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Penny Press

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Rio Syrup

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Laser Star

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Knight Equipment

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Formula K Raceways

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

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.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Art Attack

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

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.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Store on Wheels

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

Soft Play

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

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Cannonball Blaster
Funovation