Archive for Industry News

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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RUSH Laser Tag Arenas Continues to Raise the Bar

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Art Attack is pleased to announce the continued growth of its RUSH Laser Tag Arenas division. In the past few years the designers and fabricators at Art Attack have been developing new laser tag arenas that are unique and trendsetting in the industry.   In the last few months alone the company has built six […]

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A Strategy to Bump up Profits <br/>Bumper Cars Are a Winning Attraction for FECs

A Strategy to Bump up Profits
Bumper Cars Are a Winning Attraction for FECs

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Wow, have bumper cars come a long way. While you may still be able to ride in bumper cars that have long poles leading to an electric ceiling at some classic theme parks, the latest and greatest bumper cars don’t even have a steering wheel. These trendy, state-of-the-art bumper cars are bright, colorful, round, futuristic-looking […]

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Bingemans Chooses Brunswick Bowling for Area’s Largest Bowling Venue

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Bingemans, one of Southwestern Ontario’s most popular family entertainment centers, has opened the Kingpin Bowlounge, a 28-lane, 43,000-square-foot venue. The new addition is the largest bowling center in the Waterloo Region and features state-of-the-art Brunswick technology as well as a Playdium Game Center and the largest outdoor patio in the area. The location was founded […]

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Portland Mall Attraction Offers U.S. Bowling Corp. Equipment

Portland Mall Attraction Offers U.S. Bowling Corp. Equipment

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Twelve U.S. Bowling Corp.-supplied lanes are now open to patrons of the Pioneer Square Mall in Portland, Ore. at the Punchbowl Social attraction. The company also offers pinspotters, auto scoring, mini-bowling, bumper and gutter systems, video masking units, parts and supplies, ball rack and hood systems, lane machines, seating, tables and couches and more. (For […]

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Hosting the Big Bash

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Birthday parties. Corporate parties. Tournament parties. All are “strikes” in the eyes of bowling center owners and managers. Here, they discuss their biggest bash of the past year. To celebrate the grand opening of its center, Norcross, Ga.,-based Brunswick’s hosted 300 local VIPs for an exclusive preview event supporting Bert’s Big Adventure (a non-profit organization […]

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Night Lighting for Waterparks

Night Lighting for Waterparks

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Empex Watertoys recently introduced AQUALUZ, creative oscillating night lighting for waterparks. The Cronwell Platamon Resort in Greece was the first resort to install the product and the facility now experiences colorful night lighting that accents both the watertoys and play structures and the various spray effects. (For more information, visit www.watertoys.com, or call Wyeth Tracy […]

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Themed Water Playground

Themed Water Playground

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Empex Watertoys has introduced the AQUATRAC, a water playground themed to a race track. Complete with Aquaracers, creative interactive racing cars that shoot water by turning the steering wheel, the Aqatot pit crew and other interactive racing accessories, this area is bound to supply endless entertainment for amusement parks, waterparks, racetracks and resorts. (For more […]

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Sponsors

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Penny Press

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Knight Equipment

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Spectrum Sports

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Art Attack

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Soft Play

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

Laser Star

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

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.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

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.

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.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Poly Products

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Extreme Engineering

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Embed

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Store on Wheels

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

Rio Syrup

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Formula K Raceways

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

Aquaventronics

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

American Changer

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Perfect Fry

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

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.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Bulbtronics

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

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.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Tear Repair

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Johnny Rockets
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Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys