Archive for Industry News

Lazer Runner: Still a Hot Opportunity for FECs

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Lazer Runner’s Pay-Per-Play program was designed to make purchasing and paying for a Lazer Runner Laser Tag System as easy as possible. The program features no fixed monthly payments, no interest charged and paying the balance from the income that Lazer Runner generates. Locations can save a bundle on this best-selling laser tag system. Visit […]

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General Manager Announced for Legoland® Florida

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Legoland® Florida, scheduled for a fall 2011 opening, recently announced the appointment of Adrian Jones to the general manager’s position. During the construction phase,  Jones will work closely with John Ussher, Merlin Entertainments’ general manager of Development for Legoland.

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Dutch Wonderland Announces Promotion

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, Pa., has announced the promotion of Stephanie Good to manager, Ride Operations. Good began her career with Wonderland Amusement Management, LLC, as a ride operator in 2000.

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Waves for Success to Offer Workshop at IAAPA

September 15, 2010 No Comments

If you want to hire the best teenagers and young adults, train them well and motivate them to provide the quality service you demand, then join Waves for Success as they offer a full-day workshop at the IAAPA Attractions Expo. Visit the company’s booth at the show, and its Web site, for more information. (For […]

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CORE Cashless Announces New Director of Sales and Marketing

August 1, 2010 No Comments

CORE Cashless has announced that Tim Timco will work as the company’s new director of sales and marketing. Tim has more than 30 years experience in the admission and ticketing segment of the mass amusement and entertainment industries, with 11 of those years in an executive management position.  He comes to CORE after serving two […]

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VendEver Promotes Williamson to Vice President

August 1, 2010 No Comments

VendEver, co-maker of the Cotton Candy Factory with Feiloli Electronic Company, announced recently that Vaughn Williamson, director of Technical Services, has been promoted to vice president of the company. Williamson has 30 years of experience in the coin-op industry with both vending and amusement, having worked at every level from operator to distributor to manufacturer. […]

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Amusement Expo 2011 Gains IAAPA Education Programming Support

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Leaders from the American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA), the Amusement & Music Operators Association (AMOA) and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) recently jointly announced future plans for Amusement Expo 2011, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 1-3, 2011. The conference and trade show for the coin-operated […]

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CLM Entertainment Renews Contract with IAAPA to Provide Risk Management Services for Asian Attractions Expo and IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Rhode Island-based CLM Entertainment has been chosen by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) as the amusement ride and device safety inspection and supervision company for the Asian Attractions Expo in Kuala Lumpur and the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla. “Our team of inspectors will be assessing the rides and attractions […]

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Feiloli Debuts Asian Version of Cotton Candy Factory at GTI Expo

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Feiloli Electronic Company of Taiwan, co-maker of the Cotton Candy Factory with United States-based VendEver, debuted the Asian version of their popular machine at the GTI Expo in Taipei, to large crowds of attendees. The machine was launched first in the United States at Amusement Expo in March. (For more information, circle 248 on card.)

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Bandai Namco Invests in New Division

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Bandai Namco has announced the formation of a new international Prize Merchandise division, which will be based in London. Alan Smith, who has extensive experience working across the toy, licensing and leisure sectors, is heading up the division. (For more information, circle 250 on card.)

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Sponsors

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Formula K Raceways

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

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.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Art Attack

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Penny Press

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Embed

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Tear Repair

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

Bulbtronics

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

American Changer

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

Laser Star

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Spectrum Sports

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Soft Play

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Max Flight

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

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.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Extreme Engineering

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Poly Products

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Perfect Fry

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Aquaventronics

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Rio Syrup

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Knight Equipment

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Store on Wheels

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Johnny Rockets
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