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Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc. Appoints Vice President of Sales and Product Development

Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc. Appoints Vice President of Sales and Product Development

November 1, 2013 No Comments

Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc., of Dalton, Ga., has appointed Wes Wimpy to the post of vice president sales and product development. Wimpy joined the company in May and will be responsible for customer communications and developing new products in both artificial turf and commercial carpets.  He will introduce new carpet choices at November’s […]

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Party Center Software Announces the Online Waiver Center

November 1, 2013 No Comments

Party Center Software is staged to release their next big module for their software suite:  the  Online Waiver Center.  This new feature, expected to be available by the IAAPA Attractions Expo this month, will provide facilities with the ability to have their customers sign liability waivers online and store waivers for future use.  Gone are […]

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Valleyfair Purchases New Auto Ride from Gould Manufacturing

Valleyfair Purchases New Auto Ride from Gould Manufacturing

November 1, 2013 No Comments

After 36 years of heavy use, Valleyfair Park in Minnesota is replacing the original Antique Auto Ride purchased from Gould Manufacturing in 1976. The new ride will debut on the park’s May 12, 2014 opening day. The auto ride has been so popular that the park decided to build an entirely new track in a […]

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Extreme Engineering Outfits Disneyland’s ESPN Zone with a Climbing Wall

Extreme Engineering Outfits Disneyland’s ESPN Zone with a Climbing Wall

November 1, 2013 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, a large supplier of zip lines, climbing walls, Extreme Airs™ and adventure products, was scheduled to outfit Disneyland’s ESPN Zone in Anaheim, Calif., with a new climbing wall. “We have been working with Disney and their great team at ESPN Zone to enhance the arcade area with an Extreme Engineering climbing wall.  The […]

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CenterEdge Software and EMBED Team Up for Joint Ticketing and Cashless Payment Solution

November 1, 2013 No Comments

Entertainment Facility Solution Features Ticketing, Online Sales, Integrated Labor Control, Capacity Management and Cashless Operation of Games and Attractions Entertainment facility solutions provider CenterEdge Software has announced a joint ticketing and sales solution in cooperation with EMBED, a worldwide supplier of revenue management systems for the amusement, gaming, entertainment and leisure industries. The solution taps […]

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Encourage New and Repeat Visitors with Silvercrest Advertising’s LMAP

Encourage New and Repeat Visitors with Silvercrest Advertising’s LMAP

November 1, 2013 No Comments

First introduced in the food and beverage arena to give franchisees a cost-effective way to offer personalized promotions to area residents, Silvercrest Advertising’s Localized Media Automation Platform’s (LMap) state-of-the-art technology now extends the same benefits to operators of local amusement parks, zoos, waterparks, ice/roller skating rinks, laser tag facilities, go-kart tracks, miniature golf courses and […]

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Express ATM Offers Reliable ATM Options to Increase Cash Flow

November 1, 2013 No Comments

Express ATM, headquartered in North Carolina, with regional offices throughout the United States, caters to theme parks, waterparks, zoos, family entertainment centers and many other tourist related venues. The company will develop a program specific to a location’s needs. From outdoor ATM options to vinyl machine wraps, the team at Express ATM is dedicated to […]

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Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Custom Trailer

Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Custom Trailer

October 31, 2013 No Comments

Funovation’s latest Laser Maze Challenge® is a custom trailer maze designed in partnership with Corkcicle to show off the Chillsner beer product.  The first stop for the Chillsner trailer was the October 10-12, 2013, Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo., where attendees got to drink beer and challenge the Laser Maze. The Chillsner trailer […]

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Michigan Bowling Center Adds a Laser Maze Challenge®

Michigan Bowling Center Adds a Laser Maze Challenge®

October 31, 2013 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 early October, 2013, L & J Lanes’ Laser Maze features Funovation’s Time Portal graphics, lighted door entry and the newest innovation, Video Capture. While a small footprint attraction, The Laser Maze Challenge® […]

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Encourage New and Repeat Visitors with Silvercrest Advertising’s LMAP

Encourage New and Repeat Visitors with Silvercrest Advertising’s LMAP

October 10, 2013 No Comments

First introduced in the food and beverage arena to give franchisees a cost-effective way to offer personalized promotions to area residents, Silvercrest Advertising’s Localized Media Automation Platform’s (LMap) state-of-the-art technology now extends the same benefits to operators of local amusement parks, zoos, waterparks, ice/roller skating rinks, laser tag facilities, go-kart tracks, miniature golf courses and […]

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Sponsors

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Store on Wheels

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Bulbtronics

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Rio Syrup

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Penny Press

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Poly Products

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

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.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Perfect Fry

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Aquaventronics

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Embed

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Max Flight

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service 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.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Formula K Raceways

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Laser Star

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Tear Repair

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Art Attack

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

American Changer

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

Soft Play

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Knight Equipment

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

Johnny Rockets
LMap Powered by Silvercrest
Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys