Outstanding family entertainment facilities, suppliers and manufacturers exist throughout the world, but only a few get recognized annually as IALEI’s Golden Token Award winners.
Applicants submitted entries in ten categories including: Best Marketing Campaign or Promotion, Best New or Renovated FEC, Best Creative Party Package, Best Web Site, Best Community Service Award, Best Display of Redemption, Best New Product or Facility Element, Best New Redemption or Novelty Product, Best Customer Service & Support, Best Operator of the Year and FEC Manager of the Year. There are also three supplier awards including: Best New Product or Facility Element, Best New Redemption or Novelty Product and Best Customer Support/Service. In addition to the general categories and the supplier awards, the Best of Show awards were judged on-site for Best Small Exhibit (1-3 booths) and Best Large Exhibit (4 or more booths). The winners are as follows:
Best Marketing Campaign or Promotion (under $2 million in sales): Tri-Cities Fun Expedition
Best Marketing Campaign or Promotion (over $2 million in sales): Fun Factory, Inc.
Best New or Renovated FEC (construction cost under $1 million): Kokomo’s Family Fun Park
Best New or Renovated FEC (construction cost over $1 million): Funopolis Family Fun Park
Best Creative Party Package (Birthday Party): Unbelieva-Bills
Best Web Site: Wilsonville Family Fun Center
Best Display of Redemption: Wilsonville Family Fun Center
FEC Manager of the Year Award: Michele Stambaugh, Mountasia Family Fun Center
FEC Operator of the Year Award: Candy Cross & Patti Garrand, TreePaad
Best Community Service Project: Mountasia Family Fun Center
Best New Product or Facility Element: Custom Creations, Dungeon Dare
Best New Redemption or Novelty Product: Redemption Plus, Tye Dye & Princess Temporary Tattoos
Best Customer Support/Service: Redemption Plus
Best of Show Awards
Best Small Exhibit (1-3 booths): Characters Unlimited, Inc.
Best Large Exhibit (4 or more booths): Fun Express
The International Association for the Leisure and Entertainment Industry is a non-profit trade association representing family and location based entertainment centers and leisure and entertainment facilities of all kinds. It serves its members with a wide array of educational, research and information projects and services, including the Fun Expo Trade Show. For information, call IALEI at 888.464.6498 or visit the Web site at IALEI.com.