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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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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Industry Conference Is Sold Out

February 6, 2015 No Comments

F2FEC is sold out. With support and dedication from the conference’s alliance and media partners, this invitation-only conference has achieved its attendance goals. The inaugural F2FEC experience for the entertainment center sector is being held February 24-26, 2015 in Phoenix at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. F2FEC, or the Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference, is […]

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International News – Extreme Engineering Provides Zip Lining at De Palm Island Resorts Aruba

International News – Extreme Engineering Provides Zip Lining at De Palm Island Resorts Aruba

January 15, 2015 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, a large supplier in zip lines, climbing walls and Extreme Airs™ has sold a zip line project, including Extreme Air™ Jumpers, to De Palm Island Resorts located in Aruba. De Palm Island Resorts offers an all-inclusive experience where guests pay one entry price to experience everything from a waterpark and food to beverages […]

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DOLE Offers New  Lemon Soft Serve

DOLE Offers New Lemon Soft Serve

January 13, 2015 No Comments

DOLE Soft Serve is adding Lemon soft serve mix to its flavor repertoire in January 2015. Made by the brand that does fruit best, vegan-friendly Lemon DOLE Soft Serve is free of fat, lactose, dairy, gluten and cholesterol and made with natural colors and flavors. (To order, contact your foodservice broker, call 800-442-5242 or visit http://dolesoftserve.com.)

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Sponsors

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Rio Syrup

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Poly Products

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

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.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Spectrum Sports

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Tear Repair

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Penny Press

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

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.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Cost of Wisconson

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Aquaventronics

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Laser Star

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Perfect Fry

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

American Changer

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Knight Equipment

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Max Flight

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Bulbtronics

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Soft Play

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Art Attack

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Embed

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Store on Wheels

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Extreme Engineering

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

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