Archive for Industry News

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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TokensDirect Offers Custom and Standard Tokens with Anti-Microbial Properties

November 2, 2013 No Comments

TokensDirect will feature a full line of standard and custom tokens with factory direct pricing, low minimum order quantities and fast turnaround times in IAAPA booth #921.  In addition to factory direct convenience and pricing, laboratory studies show that copper alloys (including brass, bronze, copper nickel and nickel bronze,) which are commonly used for arcade […]

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Vendor Spotlight: Flagship Carpets, Calhoun, Ga.

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Flagship Carpets, located in Calhoun, Ga., has been the leading supplier of carpet to the family entertainment industry for over 30 years.  Flagship is family owned and operated with over 50 years and four generations of textile manufacturing experience. Though experience is invaluable in the carpet industry, Flagship also understands that to provide our customers […]

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Asheville’s Fun Depot, Asheville, N.C. and Creative Works, Inc.

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Creative Works, Inc., is a full-service theme creator, prop builder and attractions provider to theme parks, museums, family entertainment centers, restaurants, tourist attractions and other venues. For over 15 years, they have brought ideas to life with a talented team of designers, sculptors, craftsmen, and artisans, known throughout the industry as the “Theme Team,” and are proud […]

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An Industry Perspective
The Ride Theft Question

November 2, 2013 No Comments

One of the most frustrating and ongoing battles an FEC operator faces is controlling theft on their attractions.  While it often starts as giving a friend a free ride, it can quickly progress to multiple ride attendants taking a few dollars for a ride at the attraction and pocketing it, stealing admission dollars from the […]

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Sponsors

Soft Play

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Penny Press

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Embed

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Perfect Fry

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Aquaventronics

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

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.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change 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.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Max Flight

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Extreme Engineering

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Poly Products

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

American Changer

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

Store on Wheels

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Bulbtronics

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

Laser Star

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

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.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Tear Repair

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Art Attack

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

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.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Knight Equipment

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

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.

Spectrum Sports

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

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