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To the Entire Coin-Op Industry Who Knew and Loved Michael Damtew

To the Entire Coin-Op Industry Who Knew and Loved Michael Damtew

November 11, 2016 No Comments

    There will be a Memorial Toast at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo in honor of our dear departed industry friend Michael Damtew. We lost Michael in August after he suffered a sudden heart attack. The toast will be open to anyone who would like to attend, and we will raise a glass of wine […]

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Extreme Engineering  and S&S Partner to Sell  the Cloud Coaster

Extreme Engineering and S&S Partner to Sell the Cloud Coaster

October 25, 2016 No Comments

Extreme Engineering and S&S Sansei have partnered together to sell the award-winning Cloud Coaster, the world’s first cart-less roller coaster.  S&S Sansei is a leader in coaster sales and design and Extreme Engineering is a leader in engineering attractions.  It was an easy decision to have two revolutionary companies sell the future in family-friendly attractions.  Come see the […]

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Revention Partners with Sacoa PlayCard System

October 25, 2016 No Comments

Revention announced recently its partnership with Sacoa PlayCard System, a leading global supplier of revenue management systems for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries. Sacoa currently offers the following integrations for this first joint venture with Revention: login, card balance, card recharge, debit card, refund balance, card sell and zero card. These features will allow […]

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Extreme Engineering and S&S Sansei Partner to Sell the Cloud Coaster

Extreme Engineering and S&S Sansei Partner to Sell the Cloud Coaster

October 6, 2016 No Comments

Two great companies, one amazing attraction!  Extreme Engineering and S&S Sansei have partnered together to sell the award winning Cloud Coaster, the world’s first cart-less roller coaster.  S&S Sansei is a leader in coaster sales and design and Extreme Engineering is a leader in engineering attractions.  It was an easy decision to have two revolutionary companies sell the […]

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AmericanWave Machines Awarded Contract for BSR Cable Park and Resort

October 4, 2016 No Comments

  American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), announces the company is on contract for what will be one of the largest inland surfing and watersports facilities in the country at BSR Cable Park and Resort near Waco, Texas.  Ranked a number one Cable Park in the United States, the resort features cabins, a cable park and the BSR Super Slide […]

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Special Video Feature: Tourist Attractions & Parks at the IATP 4th Annual Conference and Trade Show

Special Video Feature: Tourist Attractions & Parks at the IATP 4th Annual Conference and Trade Show

October 3, 2016 No Comments

In this video interview at the International Association of Trampoline Parks 4th Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville, Tenn., Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine President and Executive Editor Scott C. Borowsky discusses the industry and the magazine. The event was held September 13-15, 2016. Conducting the interview is industry […]

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Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Brought High Tech Fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong’s Summer Splash

Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Brought High Tech Fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong’s Summer Splash

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Last summer, Funovation Inc., pioneer and global provider of the Laser Maze Challenge, extended its own unique brand of fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong, an award-winning theme park, at its signature seasonal campaign, Summer Splash 2016. The company made a bright splash with the attraction, Amaze-ing Lasers, which featured three side-by-side mazes with different game play options.  Players […]

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Amber Collier Joins Intercard Sales Team

Amber Collier Joins Intercard Sales Team

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Intercard, Inc., recently hired Amber Collier for United States domestic sales.  Collier will focus on U.S.-based business opportunities, where Intercard has experienced double-digit growth year-to-year for the past three years. Collier started her family entertainment center career in 2009 as president and owner of The Zone Family Fun Center Kalispell, Mont. Later, she worked for Apex […]

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Richard Long of Benchmark Games  Retires

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Alexander Kress, president of Benchmark Games, recently announced the retirement of Rich Long, a 42-year industry veteran and long-time member of the company’s sales team. Long began his career in 1974 with Time-Out Family Amusement Centers operating arcades throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Twenty years later and 130 stores total, Long joined LaserTron […]

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Extreme Engineering Announces the Opening of the High-Action Adventure Park

August 9, 2016 No Comments

Extreme Engineering has announced that the High-Action Adventure park is now open at Calypso Cay Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

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Sponsors

Sureshot Redemption

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

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.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Spectrum Sports

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

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.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Max Flight

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

Knight Equipment

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Brunswick Bowling

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

American Changer

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

Penny Press

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Embed

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

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.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Laser Star

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Poly Products

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Extreme Engineering

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

Art Attack

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Store on Wheels

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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LAI
American Conference