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Extreme Engineering’s Philip Wilson Receives IAAPA’s Highest Certification

Extreme Engineering’s Philip Wilson Receives IAAPA’s Highest Certification

May 25, 2016 No Comments

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has awarded Extreme Engineering’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Philip Wilson, with their highest credential of IAAPA Certified Attractions Executive (ICAE). The ICAE certification is the premier mark of professional accomplishment for those in the attractions industry, and is a coveted recognition amongst his […]

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AAMA Welcomes Gustafson After Schultz Retires

May 25, 2016 No Comments

AAMA has welcomed Peter Gustafson as the new executive vice president effective June 1. He joined the coin-op industry in 1980 and most recently was the general manager of Sega USA. His predecessor, John Schultz, has retired after six years with AAMA. Schultz was instrumental in combining the ASI and AMOA shows into one industry […]

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100 Years of Mini golf celebration and fundraiser

100 Years of Mini golf celebration and fundraiser

May 25, 2016 No Comments

Click Here to get your 100 Years of Mini Golf Promotion Tool Kit Participate to drive business and raise money for Give Kids The World. A Win-Win!

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LaserTag.com By Zone Introduces Briefing Video for the Hearing Impaired

LaserTag.com By Zone Introduces Briefing Video for the Hearing Impaired

May 23, 2016 No Comments

LaserTag.com by Zone has just released an industry first: a closed captioned briefing video for those players who are deaf or hearing impaired. Now all players can understand both concepts and rules for laser tag attractions that utilize LaserTag.com by Zone equipment.   “As an industry, we’ve been catering to customers that are deaf, though […]

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Extreme Engineering’s Cloud Coaster Coming to Margaritaville Resort Biloxi

Extreme Engineering’s Cloud Coaster Coming to Margaritaville Resort Biloxi

April 13, 2016 No Comments

The only tandem ride, cart-less roller coaster on the market, The Cloud Coaster, will be featured at the Margaritaville Resort Biloxi in Mississippi starting May 2016. Designed by the adventure experts at Extreme Engineering, this part zip line and part flying roller coaster allows thrill seekers to experience the future in family friendly attractions.   […]

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Embed and LAI Games to Showcase Products at the DEAL Show

Embed and LAI Games to Showcase Products at the DEAL Show

April 12, 2016 No Comments

Embed was to display their products at the Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Show (DEAL) at the Dubai World Trade Center. Additionally, LAI Games was to showcase some of its biggest hits at the event. (For more information, visit www.embedcard.com.)

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New Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Television Series Calls for Zone Laser Tag Players

New Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Television Series Calls for Zone Laser Tag Players

March 25, 2016 No Comments

Zone Laser Tag was recently contacted by Adaptive Studios and Pilgrim Media Group about an exciting new television series from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck called “The Runner.” The creators are looking for young adult laser tag players over the age of 21 with an opportunity for the facility to get featured on the television […]

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Rubbermaid Offers BRUTE Containers

Rubbermaid Offers BRUTE Containers

March 23, 2016 No Comments

Since 1968, BRUTE containers from Rubbermaid have been trusted by professionals for their iconic durability and reliability. With every lift, drag and drop, they’ve outlasted – and outperformed every competitor in their industry thanks to their proprietary design and the highest quality materials. That’s why the containers are chosen first to get the job done.   […]

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Funovation Completes Jacksonville, Fla., Installation

Funovation Completes Jacksonville, Fla., Installation

March 23, 2016 No Comments

Funovation, Inc.® has announced the installation of the Laser Maze Challenge® at Rebounderz in Jacksonville, Fla. The unit was Funovation’s floor unit at the 2015 IAAPA Attractions Expo. With beautiful 3D theming provided by Artistic Contractors inside and out as well as Funovation’s full suite of products, this Laser Maze Challenge® is not to be […]

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Bay Tek Purchases the Iconic Skee-Ball Company

Bay Tek Purchases the Iconic Skee-Ball Company

February 23, 2016 No Comments

Bay Tek has announced the asset acquisition of the Chalfont, Pa.-based organization, Skee-Ball. After months of communication and fact-finding the deal was made official on February 23. “For 31 years we at Skee-Ball have supplied the amusement industry with quality that withstands the test of time.  It is at this time that we choose to […]

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Sponsors

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Rio Syrup

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

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.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Spectrum Sports

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

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.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

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.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

American Changer

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Penny Press

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Knight Equipment

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Laser Star

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Store on Wheels

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

Art Attack

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

Poly Products

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

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.

Family Fun Corp.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Embed

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Max Flight

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

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