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April/May 2017 Issue Summary

April/May 2017 Issue Summary

April 18, 2017 No Comments

The April/May issue of Tourist Attractions and Parks Magazine contains a wide range of articles, including an extensive section covering the F2FEC and Amusement Expo shows, a special focus on food service, and coverage of how waterparks and amusement parks handle the buildup to a new season in improvements and maintenance. In The Large Park […]

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February/March 2017 eNewsletter

February/March 2017 eNewsletter

February 1, 2017 No Comments

A Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine eNewsletter Summary: The February/March 2017 Issue In the February/March issue of Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine, topics from Halloween events to popular food trends fill the pages. In the Large Park Report, the profitable and fast-growing Halloween season is discussed in “Scaring Up Business – Halloween Events at Large […]

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November 2016 eNewsletter

November 2016 eNewsletter

November 1, 2016 No Comments

TAP Magazine eNewsletter Original Story Industry Perspectives: Trends in Bowling Centers for 2017 & Beyond Bowling centers nationwide are making changes. 2017 brings plenty of both new and traditional features as centers “spare” no expense to get patrons in the door and coming back for more. At Palos Verdes Bowl in Torrance, Calif., Manager Charlotte […]

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September/October 2016 eNewsletter

September/October 2016 eNewsletter

September 1, 2016 No Comments

TAP eNewsletter Original Story Industry Perspectives: Making Food Sales Great How do family fun centers, laser tag, bowling centers, and aquariums make their food sales great? Diverse venues nationwide share their tips. At Laserport in Beaverton, Ore., new Owner Chad Cromwell, who took over the facility a year ago, has some strong opinions. “Currently our […]

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Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine: The eNewsletter

June 12, 2015 No Comments

The June 2015 issue of Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine (TAP) features a large variety of stories that will help you run a better business. In the entertainment center universe, finding the right employees and vendors can help make the process easier. The June edition features Tourist Attractions & Park’s yearly look at this important industry […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

March 12, 2014 No Comments

Barron Games International Is a 2013 Bosa Winner Barron Game International’s Galaxy Collision Quad Air won a gold medal for best physical/sports game in the Bosa Awards. Be sure to stop by the company’s Booth #204 at the Amusement Expo, March 26-27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the award-winning Quad Air. Wilderness […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

February 17, 2014 No Comments

Frostline® Frozen Treats Introduces its Brand New Look and Fresh New Merchandising Frostline® Frozen Treats recently updated the brand’s look for its family of frozen treat dry mix products.  This includes a new brand identity and fresh innovative packaging.  With 40 years of history in food service, operators can continue to depend on the Frostline […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

February 10, 2014 No Comments

Gold Medal Products: Multi-Million Dollar Growth under New Vice President At Gold Medal Products in the last 20 years, international sales totals have grown 14-fold, creating double-digit increases year after year, thanks in part to David J. Garretson, the newly appointed Vice President International Sales. Since 1990, Garretson has helped Gold Medal’s global presence expand, […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks

January 31, 2014 No Comments

Frostline® Frozen Treats: Same Great Product with a New Look Frostline® Frozen Treats, the leader in dry mix soft serve, has a brand new look, but you can still offer your customers great-tasting, guilt-free treats at a fraction of the cost of dairy alternatives. And with nearly 40 years of history in foodservice, you can […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

November 18, 2013 No Comments

Stevenson and Cochran Hired at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium U.K.-based Merlin Entertainments has hired Jack Stevenson to serve as Marketing Manager and David Cochran to serve as Curator for their upcoming SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium located at Concord Mills. Stevenson joins SEA LIFE after nine years in marketing and promotions positions with Cedar Fair Entertainment […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

November 12, 2013 No Comments

Jonesville, Mich., Bowling Center Add the Laser Maze Challenge® Jonesville Lanes (L & J Lanes) in Jonesville, Mich., is the latest bowling center to add a Laser Maze Challenge® to their amusement offerings.  Opened on October 11, L & J Lanes’ Laser Maze features Funovation’s Time Portal graphics, lighted door entry and the newest innovation – Video […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 31, 2013 No Comments

IAAPA Welcomes Two New Employees: Brian Kirkland and Nico Reynders The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) welcomes two new staff members to its headquarters and European office team. Brian Kirkland is IAAPA’s director of education programs and services and Nico Reynders joins the IAAPA Europe team as junior program manager. Kirkland is responsible […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 24, 2013 No Comments

Party Center Software Announces the Online Waiver Center 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 next month, will provide facilities with the ability to have their customers sign liability waivers online […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 10, 2013 No Comments

BowlmorAMF Is Looking for Leaders Are you looking to be part of a company with the opportunity to change an entire industry?  Bowlmor AMF is looking for leaders!  Join us, the largest bowling company in the world, on an exciting journey to grow America’s favorite pastime.  If you are looking for your next, new challenge, […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 3, 2013 No Comments

Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine an Amusement Park Dinner Sponsor at the IGES Show The 2013 International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® is fast approaching November 5-9 and the show’s management is excited to share the details of its very first 2013 Annual (complimentary) Amusement Park Gift Shop Buyers’ Dinner and Meeting. Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine […]

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Sponsors

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.

American Changer

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Art Attack

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

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.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Poly Products

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Cost of Wisconson

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Extreme Engineering

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

Laser Star

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Embed

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Max Flight

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Store on Wheels

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

Knight Equipment

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Rio Syrup

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Penny Press

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Spectrum Sports

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

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
Embed
LAI
American Conference