‘Repair Shop’, Pan Amusements’ new themed electronic shooting gallery, was an instant hit at IAAPA which delighted Managing Director Paul Whittaker. “Remarkably the gallery, which made up part of our stand, was sold within an hour of the show opening and we also received a number of other firm commitments.”
Not onlya new theme, ‘Repair Shop’isanother milestone in market leader Pan’s commitment to constantly improve both the movement and electronic control of its galleries. “Although our galleries are a traditional amusement we have to be aware of the high standards of the latest characterisation and animation, ” says Paul Whittaker. “After all we invented this kind of attraction so we have to set the benchmark.” The new gallery features multi-action elements on all targets which were really appreciated by potential customers.
All galleries in both standard and bespoke themes have an all-age and international appeal. Pan, making its 15th consecutive appearance at the show, noticed that this year there were far more visitors from South America, particularly Brazil, Chile and Columbia. India and China also offer huge potential for the company.
The ‘Sideshow’ midway game which was mainly promoted on the SEGA stand continues its phenomenal success and has a new bonus feature to increase its attraction. SEGA now has a worldwide distribution agreement with Pan for ‘Sideshow’ and both companies are looking forward to large increases in sales for the game which appeals to boththeme parks and FECs.
“Our presence at this show continues to excite and surprise usand never fails to deliver business, ” adds Paul Whittaker.