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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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Greece’s Cronwell Platamon Resort Adds Empex Water Playground

Greece’s Cronwell Platamon Resort Adds Empex Water Playground

November 1, 2013 No Comments

Empex Watertoys® has completed a new children’s waterpark at the Cronwell Group’s Platamon Resort in Greece. With a dynamic colorful Aquadek structure as the centerpiece and interactive watertoys and play features surrounding it, the area has transformed an existing hotel into a destination resort for tourists. To increase the time available for water play, colorful […]

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Spaworld Osaka adds Empex Custom Water Features

Spaworld Osaka adds Empex Custom Water Features

November 1, 2013 No Comments

Spaworld Osaka in Japan has added a water playground by Empex Watertoys. The custom Aquadek with slides surrounded by interactive Empex water features has added a new colorful dimension to an existing indoor aquatic center. Empex provides expertise to the local architectural firms in Japan to create interactive water enjoyment for young families. (For more […]

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Leslie Hutcheson Joins IAAPA as New FEC Programs Manager

Leslie Hutcheson Joins IAAPA as New FEC Programs Manager

November 1, 2013 No Comments

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has welcomed new staff member Leslie Hutcheson to its global headquarters staff in Alexandria, Va. Hutcheson joins IAAPA as manager of family entertainment center (FEC) programs. In this role, she will serve as the primary contact for the association’s FEC members and will develop programs, products […]

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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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National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Max Flight

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Store on Wheels

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Laser Star

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Bulbtronics

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

Spectrum Sports

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Sureshot Redemption

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Perfect Fry

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

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.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Rio Syrup

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Extreme Engineering

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

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.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Penny Press

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tear Repair

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Poly Products

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Brunswick Bowling

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Formula K Raceways

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Aquaventronics

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane 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.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Knight Equipment

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

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.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

American Changer

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

Soft Play

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Art Attack

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

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