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A “Frenzy” Has Arrived in Fort Dodge

A “Frenzy” Has Arrived in Fort Dodge

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Fort Frenzy Family Entertainment Center is bringing fun to Fort Dodge, Iowa.  The new facility is opening its new custom Earth Quest themed laser tag arena designed by Creative Works (www.thewoweffect.com), a turnkey attraction.  When players step into this unique arena, they leave their normal lives behind them and enter an alternate universe.  Players are […]

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SplitShot Mini Golf: A New, Fun Modular Design Driven by Customer Need

SplitShot Mini Golf: A New, Fun Modular Design Driven by Customer Need

January 1, 2014 No Comments

SplitShot Mini Golf proves that design follows need. SplitShot creates more fun for each putt on the course according to Kreg Krupa, Adventure Golf Services account executive.  “Our potential buyers express their desire to purchase a low cost, portable miniature golf with more fun than other available models. “We sell many low cost miniature golf […]

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Party Center Software Announces Staffing Changes and Purchases New Office Building

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Party Center Software hired Armando Lanuti as the director of sales in 2013.  Lanuti has more than a decade of experience in the entertainment industry, working in a number of capacities including operations, consulting, product development and sales management.  In his last role as the vice president of sales for Creative Works, he helped open […]

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Ripley’s Offers New Installations in Australia and New Zealand

Ripley’s Offers New Installations in Australia and New Zealand

January 1, 2014 No Comments

With new installations at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Surfer’s Paradise, Australia and Rainbow Springs in Rotorua, New Zealand, Funovation has been spending quite a bit of time Down Under lately. Surfers Paradise is the most recent Ripley’s location to offer Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace.  Rainbow Springs’ maze, located inside a 40-foot shipping container, is […]

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The Original “Trampoline Thing” Celebrates 20 Years of Fun

January 1, 2014 No Comments

A milestone has been reached for Rebound Unlimited, Inc., as it recognizes the 20th anniversary of The Trampoline Thing Bungee Trampoline. A celebration was held at the company’s 2013 Attractions Expo booth. The Trampoline Thing has always represented the standard in quality. The company also offers 24/7 technical support to its customers. All of the […]

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The New Aqua Maze Is Available from  Amaze ‘N Mazes

The New Aqua Maze Is Available from Amaze ‘N Mazes

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Family water fun is available with the new Aqua Maze from Amaze ‘N Mazes. This attraction features no lines, high capacity, low costs, huge profits, operational ease with one attendant for thousands of guests and the interactive fun of showerheads, a water wall and spray elements. Plus, in cool weather, the maze can be used […]

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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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Sponsors

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Laser Star

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Poly Products

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

Rio Syrup

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Store on Wheels

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Perfect Fry

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Max Flight

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

Embed

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Extreme Engineering

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

Penny Press

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

American Changer

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Art Attack

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Knight Equipment

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground 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.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Family Fun Corp.

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

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.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Aquaventronics

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Bulbtronics

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Tear Repair

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

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