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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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Store on Wheels

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

Art Attack

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Formula K Raceways

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Laser Star

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Soft Play

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Bulbtronics

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Extreme Engineering

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

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.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Perfect Fry

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Tear Repair

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Max Flight

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Embed

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Rio Syrup

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

Spectrum Sports

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Penny Press

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Poly Products

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

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.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Aquaventronics

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

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.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Knight Equipment

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

American Changer

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

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