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Betson to Open Office in Salt Lake City, Utah

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Betson Enterprises, the leading world-wide distributor of coin operated amusement and vending equipment, coin operated parts and service, has recently announced they will be opening their 13th distribution office to be located in Salt Lake City, Utah scheduled to open in February 2014. “We see this region as a strong Family Entertainment market. We will […]

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TokensDirect Introduces New Website

January 1, 2014 No Comments

TokensDirect has completely revamped their website, www.tokensdirect.com, to include photos, rather than illustrations, of stock and custom tokens for amusements/arcades, car washes, coin laundry, vending and more.  The new, user-friendly site includes over 115 new designs, and viewers have the ability to search for tokens by size, use/application and materials/metallurgy, making it fast and simple […]

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First Surf Park in the United States Is Set for Success

First Surf Park in the United States Is Set for Success

December 12, 2013 No Comments

American Wave Machines and Surf’s Up NH have announced that the first dedicated surf park in North America will soon be opening 30 minutes outside of Boston in Nashua, N.H. From gentle whitewater waves to 6-foot barrels, the new SurfStream® at Surf’s Up NH will have everyone surfing. Testing of the world’s largest standing wave machine recently took […]

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Spotlight on Insurance: Minimizing the Risk of Borrowed Equipment and Staff

November 2, 2013 No Comments

“Hey buddy, may I borrow your ride?” How familiar is that statement? How often do you as an amusement rental operator go to one of your friendly competitors and borrow or sub-contract a piece of equipment for an event? Or better yet, sub-contract out that special “Jack Sparrow” character/entertainer for a child’s party? If you […]

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Tops for All Time Best-selling Souvenirs

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Reflecting on past sales, Gloria Stern, museum store manager, Split Rock Lighthouse, in Two Harbors, Minn., said the top-selling souvenir of all time was light-up Split Rock lighthouse figurines. “At one point we sold four different versions and all four sold equally well,” she said. Miniature Ball jar salt and pepper shaker sets are tops […]

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Museum Shop Retail <br/>Tips to Stock the Right Souvenirs

Museum Shop Retail
Tips to Stock the Right Souvenirs

November 2, 2013 No Comments

After visiting a museum, heading to the gift shop is a logical next step for a variety reasons. Perhaps guests want a keepsake that will remind them of their experience, a memento to add to their collection or an unusual souvenir. At Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors, Minn., many people purchase apparel so they […]

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Foothill Farms® Brand to Consolidate Milani® and TUF® Brands Under One Name Dec. 1, 2013

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Milani® and TUF® brands will be consolidated into the Foothill Farms brand name December 1, 2013.  During this transition, nothing will change except the brand name of the products foodservice operators know and love.  Formulas, taste, quality, UPCs, manufacturing codes and the ordering process will remain the same. Foothill Farms is a registered trademark of […]

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Spotlight on Interactive Dark Rides
A Conversation with Triotech

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Triotech is a company with promising products that have universal appeal. In a conversation with Tourist Attractions and Parks, Triotech’s President and CEO Ernest Yale and its Vice President of Business Development and Sales Gabi Salabi touched on a few of the new projects and innovations from the company. Yale said the product that has […]

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Connecting the Dots on State Prize Per Play Limit Laws

November 2, 2013 No Comments

There are now more than 20 states that have laws that limit the maximum value of a prize that can be won per play from a redemption or merchandise dispensing game. The limits vary from 75 cents/play in Florida to $5 in Georgia to $10 in Ohio and so on to $35. The domino effect […]

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UNIS Debuts Game at IAAPA France

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Universal Space Video Game (UNIS) experienced a busy IAAPA France in September, debuting the well-received FunFair Bash. The company’s representatives also met plenty of operators from France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and other Euro zones. It was reported that the operators especially enjoyed FunFair Bash’s multi-tiered levels that  reward skillful gameplay. (For more information, call […]

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Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Embed

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

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.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Formula K Raceways

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Art Attack

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

Knight Equipment

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Store on Wheels

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

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.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Aquaventronics

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Laser Star

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Bulbtronics

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Soft Play

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

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.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Perfect Fry

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Tear Repair

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Rio Syrup

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

Spectrum Sports

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Penny Press

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Poly Products

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Extreme Engineering

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

American Changer

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Max Flight

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

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