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Twisted Monkey FX, Inc. Moves to Mansfield, Texas

Twisted Monkey FX, Inc. Moves to Mansfield, Texas

November 1, 2011 No Comments

Twisted Monkey FX, Inc.’s move is complete and set-up is well under way at the company’s new showroom and warehouse in Mansfield, Texas. The company will also be increasing its presence at the 2012 Halloween & Attraction Show.  Twisted Monkey FX supplies customers with high-quality, professional-grade special effects equipment that is backed up by its […]

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CFX: A Leader in Silicone Masks, Props, Effects and Characters

November 1, 2011 No Comments

Composite Effects, an award-winning silicone mask, props and effects production company servicing the film, television, haunted attraction and theme park industries, has become the number-one silicone mask maker in the country since its inception in 2006. If you would like to have your attraction’s iconic character brought to life, CFX can make that a reality. […]

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Tourist Attractions & Parks Hosts Lively, Well-Attended Educational Seminar…

Tourist Attractions & Parks Hosts Lively, Well-Attended Educational Seminar…

November 1, 2011 No Comments

…Covering Waterpark Food Service at the World Waterpark Association’s 31st Annual Symposium & Trade Show

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Stoelting to Exhibit 3D Glasses Cleaner at IAAPA

Stoelting to Exhibit 3D Glasses Cleaner at IAAPA

October 28, 2011 No Comments

Stoelting Cleaning Equipment will be introducing its new 2500-3D, a state of the art 3D glasses cleaner, at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla., in Booth #3064. The 2500-3D is an aqueous batch cleaning system that automatically cleans 3D glasses to a high degree of cleanliness, removing light oils such as finger prints […]

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Canada’s Horseshoe Resort Opens Giant Human Maze

Canada’s Horseshoe Resort Opens Giant Human Maze

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Horseshoe Resort, a ski area in Barrie, Ontario (north of Toronto), recently added a new feature to its summer Adventure Park – a 6,000-square-foot giant maze. The Red Horse Maze was custom built to reflect the personality and uniqueness of Horseshoe Resort, with the Native American Legend of Red Horse inscribed on 16 of the […]

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Fun Pro Insurance at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo

Fun Pro Insurance at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Fun Pro Insurance is planning some of the most interactive and fun-filled events during IAAPA 2011 at booth 5418. Stop by the booth to sign up for the Social Network Scramble. Attendees can keep their smart phones at the ready as they walk the show floor to find items and answers to win cash. For […]

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Empex Aquacircus® Debuts at Beackpark, Fortaleza, Brazil

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Aquacirco has just opened at the innovative Beachpark Waterpark in Fortaleza, Brazil. The South American continent’s largest waterpark, Beachpark has created a 12,000-square-foot Aquacircus® complete with a Big Top. The site includes 170 different water events and spray features on a colorful, soft, non-slip surface. For the project, Empex Watertoys® provided their latest concept “Aquacircus®,” […]

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John Evans Opens New Era as President of NAC

September 1, 2011 No Comments

John Evans, Senior Vice President of Gold Medal®Products Co., is now president of the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) for a two-year term. He has served on the board for 27 years, was the chair of the regional vice president committee for 14 years, and has been working in the concession industry for 30 years. […]

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Climbing Wall Installed at the Descanso Beach Club

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Santa Catalina Island Company has installed a 32-foot climbing wall tower from Spectrum Sports International of Utah at the Descanso Beach Club as part of a continued expansion of the popular area.  The climbing wall towers over the zip line base camp, with views of the ocean and canyon from the top of the wall.  […]

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Building a Strong Foundation for Your Entertainment Center
What You Should Be Doing Before You Purchase that First Game or Attraction

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Featured Projects: Funhaven, Ottawa, Canada and ZCor Entertainment, Minnetonka, Minn. Funhaven Family Entertainment Center, Ottawa, Canada Target Opening Date: December 2011 “You need to be able to sustain your business at the worst times.” This is the answer that I was given when I asked Dave Ellis of Ellis Entertainment Partners what he felt was […]

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Sponsors

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.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

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.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Perfect Fry

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Soft Play

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

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.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Embed

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

American Changer

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

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.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Laser Star

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Art Attack

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

Max Flight

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Spectrum Sports

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

Rio Syrup

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Knight Equipment

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

Extreme Engineering

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Poly Products

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Bulbtronics

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Cost of Wisconson

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Aquaventronics

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

Tear Repair

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

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