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Funovation Adds Guatemala Installation

Funovation Adds Guatemala Installation

February 6, 2014 No Comments

With the installation of the Laser Maze Challenge® at Divermax inside the SanKris Mall, Funovation is proud to add Guatemala to the list of countries where it is creating smiles.   The unique shape of the Maze is sure to challenge even the most seasoned player and is even more fun when you play with a […]

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Global Safety Standards Group ASTM F24 to Hold Meetings in Florida

February 3, 2014 No Comments

ASTM F24, the committee on amusement rides and attractions that produces global safety standards for the amusement industry, will be holding three days of meetings from Wednesday, February 12 through Saturday February 15, 2014 at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.    Approximately 50 separate meetings attended by about 250 will be held. Each meeting […]

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UNIS Launches the Squirt A Gator Skill Game

UNIS Launches the Squirt A Gator Skill Game

January 30, 2014 No Comments

Following the popularity of Ducky Splash in 2013, UNIS has launched for 2014 the Squirt A Gator, a two-player skill game for kids and adults. This bright, fun and eye-catching machine is easy to install, as no plumbing is required. Squirt A Gator, while it could be seen as a Ducky Splash sequel, has an […]

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Rtown Academy: A Tool to Help Boost Profitability

Rtown Academy: A Tool to Help Boost Profitability

January 9, 2014 No Comments

Redemption Plus® is launching Rtown AcademyTM (www.rtownacademy.com), its latest-generation online educational resource for the amusement industry, formerly known as Redemption University.  RtownTM will dive into common challenges and opportunities for bowling centers, family entertainment centers, amusement parks and other segments of the industry. It will also feature a forum to trade ideas and make valuable […]

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TRIOTECH Wins a Prestigious Brass Ring Award Ending a Year of Exceptional Growth

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Montréal-based TRIOTECH, a leader in the out-of-home multimedia interactive attractions industry, won a prestigious Brass Ring Award at the 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo. This award topped off a big year for TRIOTECH, which announced last September that it had signed a major deal with Canada’s Wonderland. Chosen as the winner in the “Best New Product […]

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Sacoa Playcard System Introduced New Products at IAAPA

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Sacoa introduced several new products at the 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo. The products included: The HDT ColorShot reader. A full touch screen, HD color 3.5-inch display reader with visual effects, multiple images and multi-lingual messages in any alphabet. Online Sales for Mobiles. With Online Sales for Mobiles operators can start offering instant credit recharges to […]

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Product Financing News: A Letter from Ben Jones

January 1, 2014 No Comments

I am very excited writing this as the newest member of the executive team at Live Oak Bank where I am part of a small group of specialized lenders who are starting a new niche lending division that will focus specifically on providing financing for FECs, small parks and attractions. As senior lender/FEC domain expert […]

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Tool Helps Trampoline Parks, Skating Rinks and FECs Manage Multiple Varieties of Ticketing

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Entertainment facility solutions provider CenterEdge Software (www.centeredgesoftware.com) has announced the addition of an innovative new wristband feature to its full suite of technology solutions to help manage time-based capacity ticketing. The new feature was rolled-out during the 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo. “Facilities can now have one computer printing to multiple wristband printers, which can be […]

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The 31st Foundations Entertainment University (FEU) will be held February 25-27, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz.

The 31st Foundations Entertainment University (FEU) will be held February 25-27, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz.

January 1, 2014 No Comments

FEU celebrated its 10-year anniversary with the completion of class #30 in Kansas City, Mo., late last year. For a decade, FEU has provided attendees with hands-on learning and real world knowledge in a fun atmosphere along with networking opportunities and behind-the-scenes visits to local entertainment venues as part of the unique educational experience.

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GameALERT Demo Is Now Available Online

January 1, 2014 No Comments

TokensDirect has created an online version  of the GameALERT demonstration. GameALERT is a powerful tool for entertainment center management. For a very reasonable cost, it provides the information needed to increase game revenue as well as improve operating efficiency and improve guest service. (For more information, visit www.game-alert.com or call 800-514-6312.) 

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Sponsors

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Knight Equipment

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Poly Products

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Family Fun Corp.

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

American Changer

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

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.

Store on Wheels

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

Penny Press

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Laser Star

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Soft Play

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Bulbtronics

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Tear Repair

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Rio Syrup

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Embed

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Perfect Fry

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

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.

Art Attack

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Extreme Engineering

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Max Flight

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Spectrum Sports

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

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