Archive for Industry News

Product Financing News: A Letter from Ben Jones

January 1, 2014 No Comments

I am very excited writing this as the newest member of the executive team at Live Oak Bank where I am part of a small group of specialized lenders who are starting a new niche lending division that will focus specifically on providing financing for FECs, small parks and attractions. As senior lender/FEC domain expert […]

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Tool Helps Trampoline Parks, Skating Rinks and FECs Manage Multiple Varieties of Ticketing

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Entertainment facility solutions provider CenterEdge Software (www.centeredgesoftware.com) has announced the addition of an innovative new wristband feature to its full suite of technology solutions to help manage time-based capacity ticketing. The new feature was rolled-out during the 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo. “Facilities can now have one computer printing to multiple wristband printers, which can be […]

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The 31st Foundations Entertainment University (FEU) will be held February 25-27, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz.

The 31st Foundations Entertainment University (FEU) will be held February 25-27, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz.

January 1, 2014 No Comments

FEU celebrated its 10-year anniversary with the completion of class #30 in Kansas City, Mo., late last year. For a decade, FEU has provided attendees with hands-on learning and real world knowledge in a fun atmosphere along with networking opportunities and behind-the-scenes visits to local entertainment venues as part of the unique educational experience.

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GameALERT Demo Is Now Available Online

January 1, 2014 No Comments

TokensDirect has created an online version  of the GameALERT demonstration. GameALERT is a powerful tool for entertainment center management. For a very reasonable cost, it provides the information needed to increase game revenue as well as improve operating efficiency and improve guest service. (For more information, visit www.game-alert.com or call 800-514-6312.) 

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Flooring Product News

Flooring Product News

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Joy Carpets is the leader in specialty, patterned modular carpet for creative and eye-catching interiors. The company takes pride in providing industry-first floor coverings to family entertainment and amusement facilities worldwide. When creative, colorful and versatile flooring is required, look with confidence to Joy Carpets to satisfy your needs.  Remember, fun never goes out of […]

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The KangaTRAC Attached Cushion Is Available from Flagship Carpets

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Flagship Carpets’ KangaTRAC is a polyurethane backing system that is applied to the carpet during the manufacturing process and can extend the life and appearance of the carpet. The repeated pounding of constant traffic can leave its mark on carpet face fibers. KangaTRAC’s dense cushion gives the proper support to deflect traffic impact and helps carpet […]

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Lazer Maze Challenge® Is Added at Jonesville, Mich., Bowling Center

Lazer Maze Challenge® Is Added at Jonesville, Mich., Bowling Center

January 1, 2014 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 October, 2013, L & J Lanes’ Laser Maze features Funovation’s Time Portal graphics, lighted door entry and newest innovation, Video Capture.  While a small footprint attraction, The Laser Maze Challenge® offers just […]

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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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Sponsors

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Bulbtronics

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Embed

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Aquaventronics

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Spectrum Sports

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Art Attack

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

Perfect Fry

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

Store on Wheels

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Poly Products

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Formula K Raceways

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

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.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Soft Play

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

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.

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.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

American Changer

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

Rio Syrup

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Extreme Engineering

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Knight Equipment

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Max Flight

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Laser Star

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Tear Repair

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Sureshot Redemption

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

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