Archive for Industry News

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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Flooring Product News

Flooring Product News

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Joy Carpets is the leader in specialty, patterned modular carpet for creative and eye-catching interiors. The company takes pride in providing industry-first floor coverings to family entertainment and amusement facilities worldwide. When creative, colorful and versatile flooring is required, look with confidence to Joy Carpets to satisfy your needs.  Remember, fun never goes out of […]

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The KangaTRAC Attached Cushion Is Available from Flagship Carpets

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Flagship Carpets’ KangaTRAC is a polyurethane backing system that is applied to the carpet during the manufacturing process and can extend the life and appearance of the carpet. The repeated pounding of constant traffic can leave its mark on carpet face fibers. KangaTRAC’s dense cushion gives the proper support to deflect traffic impact and helps carpet […]

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Lazer Maze Challenge® Is Added at Jonesville, Mich., Bowling Center

Lazer Maze Challenge® Is Added at Jonesville, Mich., Bowling Center

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Jonesville Lanes (L & J Lanes) in Jonesville, Mich., is the latest bowling center to add a Laser Maze Challenge® to their amusement offerings. Officially opened in October, 2013, L & J Lanes’ Laser Maze features Funovation’s Time Portal graphics, lighted door entry and newest innovation, Video Capture.  While a small footprint attraction, The Laser Maze Challenge® offers just […]

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Sponsors

Art Attack

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

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.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Extreme Engineering

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Laser Star

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

Tear Repair

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Embed

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Perfect Fry

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Spectrum Sports

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

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.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Aquaventronics

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Penny Press

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Rio Syrup

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Bulbtronics

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Max Flight

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Soft Play

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

American Changer

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Knight Equipment

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Formula K Raceways

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

Poly Products

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Store on Wheels

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

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.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

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