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Amusement Centre HangOut Opens with Sacoa Playcard System

May 22, 2015 No Comments

HangOut, one of India’s leading Family Entertainment Centres, has opened a new location at the Pavilion Mall in Ludhiana, New Delhi, taking advantage of Sacoa’s Playcard System to manage their POS sales as well as their attractions and games. HangOut Ludhiana spans an over a 15,000 square foot area and utilizes Sacoa’s ColorShot readers for the operation […]


Sacoa Completes Sould Park Installation in Spain

May 22, 2015 No Comments

Sacoa has deployed the Playcard system in one of the biggest of all 22 parks operated by Sould Park across Spain, in the Fuengirola marina in Costa del Sol, Málaga. Spreading over an area of 32,000 square feet, this is the 10th Sould Park location to install Sacoa’s HDT ColorShot readers for the operation of […]


Sacoa Completes Qatar and Lebanon Installations

May 22, 2015 No Comments

Sacoa has recently completed the installation of its Playcard System in Go Fun, a huge indoor family entertainment center within the Landmark Shopping Mall, in Doha, Qatar. The location will utilize Sacoa’s HDT ColorShot readers for the operation of their numerous attractions consisting of video games, kiddie rides, redemption games and several rides, including a […]

F2FEC 2016:  Dates and Cities Narrowed While the Theme of 10X Better Is  Enhanced at Amusement Expo

F2FEC 2016: Dates and Cities Narrowed While the Theme of 10X Better Is Enhanced at Amusement Expo

May 2, 2015 No Comments

Next year’s F2FEC experience will continue the same conference format of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and will again be scheduled in mid or late February, either February 16-18 or February 23-25. Locations under consideration, in addition to Phoenix, are Orlando, Clearwater/St. Petersburg, Miami, Tucson, San Diego and San Antonio. “The 2016 conference RFP is in […]

F2FEC Conference Closes with Flair,  Announces Theme for 2016 Event

F2FEC Conference Closes with Flair, Announces Theme for 2016 Event

May 2, 2015 No Comments

The first F2FEC conference closed with two dramatic media presentations thanking the Alliance and Media Partners, singling out and recognizing every attendee in the room, introducing the 2016 conference dates and announcing “10x Better” as the theme for next year’s event. The sold-out inaugural experience was attended by more than 180 from the United States […]

F2FEC 2015: Boost Loyalty and Sales with a Memory Business Mindset

F2FEC 2015: Boost Loyalty and Sales with a Memory Business Mindset

May 2, 2015 No Comments

By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson  Entertainment Centers (EC) may sell birthday packages, food and beverage, and tickets for rides, but their business is really creating memories. EC operators, regardless of industry segment, offer an experience that people remember. In a presentation about the memories business mindset at the inaugural F2FEC conference held in February in Phoenix, Dr. Lori […]

High-Energy Solutions to Help Individuals Evolve and Rethink Their Businesses – The Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference (F2FEC)

High-Energy Solutions to Help Individuals Evolve and Rethink Their Businesses – The Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference (F2FEC)

May 2, 2015 No Comments

The first Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference (F2FEC) was held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 24-26, 2015. Focusing on the entertainment center business and its future, as well as the people who make their living in the industry, the conference was the brainchild of industry experts Ben Jones, Rick […]

GestureTek Unveils New CUBE v5™ Interactive Floor Projection System

GestureTek Unveils New CUBE v5™ Interactive Floor Projection System

March 27, 2015 No Comments

GestureTek Inc., a leader in gesture-driven user interface technology, has announced the launch of the next generation of the CUBE, the v5, a turnkey, portable, plug and play interactive projection display system for retail engagement, advertising, exhibits, entertainment and touring promotions. GestureTek is the inventor of multiple forms of camera-enabled gesture recognition technology for interactive […]

Pinstack – Plano, Texas

Pinstack – Plano, Texas

February 12, 2015 No Comments

Spectrum Sports International Announces Pinstack Rock Wall Installation   Spectrum Sports International has installed a unique climbing wall at the new Pinstack bowling and family entertainment center in Plano, Texas.  The climbing wall features six routes with various slope angles to accommodate many skill levels.  Auto-belays reduce operating costs and add a layer of safety.  […]

Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

February 12, 2015 No Comments

By Karen Appold Entertainment Properties Group, Inc. has opened their first Pinstack location in West Plano, Texas, with the Sacoa PlayCard System to manage attractions and redemption throughout this new 50,000-square-foot flagship dining and entertainment complex. Their premiere venue features 150 deluxe games and indoor mega attractions of laser tag, bumper cars, climbing walls and […]

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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.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

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.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Poly Products

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs


Flashing cotton candy cones.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.


Laser maze challenge

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.


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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Rio Syrup

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Knight Equipment

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Extreme Engineering

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.


Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Tear Repair

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


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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.


Evaporative snow systems.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Store on Wheels

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

American Changer

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.


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

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Art Attack

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.


Fresh food and sandwich options.


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines


Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Perfect Fry

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.


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.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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


Manufacturer of waterslides

Max Flight

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

Soft Play

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Spectrum Sports

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Laser Star

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Penny Press

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

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Rebound Unlimted, Inc.