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Legoland® Discovery Center Chicago Names New General Manager

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Merlin Entertainments Group, a leading name in location-based family entertainment, recently announced that Benjamin (Ben) Sweet has been named general manager of Legoland® Discovery Center Chicago. Open since 2008, Legoland Discovery Center Chicago provides fun for LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages. “It’s a great honor to join Legoland Discovery Center Chicago,” said Sweet. “I’m looking […]

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Comfy Edutainment Centers Names Alpha-Omega Sales Exclusive Distributor in the United States

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Alpha-Omega Sales, Inc., a leading provider of sales and service to the leisure and amusement industry, has forged a partnership with Comfy Ware Ltd. to make the company the exclusive distributor of the Comfyland ExperienceTM in the United States. The Comfyland ExperienceTM, winner of the IAAPA 2007 Best New Product Award and IAAPA 2007 Impact […]

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Party Time Scheduling Program is Available from Bounce Magic

October 30, 2010 No Comments

PTS Pro from Bounce Magic gives locations a powerful reservations system with the simplicity of a desktop application. Owners and supervisors can manage rooms, schedules, event registration, catering menus and detailed billing all from one computer. Locations can create a customer database, mailing lists, financial reports, agreement contracts and much more. The system includes the […]

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Cotton Candy Vending Announces New and Improved Fourth Generation Cotton Candy Vending Machine

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Cotton Candy Vending has added some great features to their latest cotton candy vending machine that will be shipping in November 2010. This is the fourth generation of the device. “We have received many requests to add a recycler option to our unit,” said Marty Man Smith, vice president of sales for Cotton Candy Vending. […]

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Galvin Design Group Reports on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Food Service Operation

Galvin Design Group Reports on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Food Service Operation

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Galvin Design Group completed the food service design and installation of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. The throughput of the kitchen and bar is meeting the expectations of operations and giving the guest a memorable experience at the new attraction. This project was featured in the August 2010 edition of […]

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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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Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Store on Wheels

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

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.

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Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Formula K Raceways

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Max Flight

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Embed

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

American Changer

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Perfect Fry

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Tear Repair

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

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.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Poly Products

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Bulbtronics

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Soft Play

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Laser Star

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Penny Press

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Rio Syrup

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

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