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Frostline® Frozen Treats Introduces its Brand New Look and Fresh New Merchandising

Frostline® Frozen Treats Introduces its Brand New Look and Fresh New Merchandising

February 17, 2014 No Comments

Frostline® Frozen Treats recently updated the brand’s look for its family of frozen treat dry mix products.  This includes a new brand identity and fresh innovative packaging.  With 40 years of history in food service, operators can continue to depend on the Frostline brand to communicate excellent quality, consistency and flavor. Operators can continue offering […]

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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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Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Rio Syrup

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

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.

Embed

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Extreme Engineering

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Perfect Fry

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Laser Star

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Bulbtronics

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

Knight Equipment

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Store on Wheels

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

American Changer

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Penny Press

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

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.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Max Flight

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Tear Repair

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Aquaventronics

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Spectrum Sports

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

Formula K Raceways

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Poly Products

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Soft Play

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Art Attack

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

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