Archive for Industry News

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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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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Sponsors

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Perfect Fry

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Extreme Engineering

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

Soft Play

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Poly Products

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Spectrum Sports

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Embed

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Laser Star

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Formula K Raceways

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

Rio Syrup

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

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.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Aquaventronics

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Brunswick Bowling

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

American Changer

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

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.

Art Attack

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

Tear Repair

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

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.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Store on Wheels

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking 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.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Max Flight

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Penny Press

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Bulbtronics

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Spectrum
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation