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Shooting Galleries: Pan Amusements showsadvanced shooting gallery animation at IAAPA


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Pan Amusements will use its 15th consecutive appearance at IAAPA to present new developmentsin feature animation for its world leading shooting galleries. A completely new themed gallery ‘F.Aulty Repair Shop’ has been specially designedto showcase these innovations.

“We’ve concentrated on multi-action animated features as much as characterisation. All movements are more unusual and exciting than ever before, ” says Pan Managing Director Paul Whittaker. “When the visitor hits the targets with the infra-red beam the features really come to life. An example from the new gallery is a boiler where the bottom opens up as a mouth, panels come back to reveal eyes, arms come out and the whole thing including rickety piping shakes.”

This sort of move to increase the fun has enabled Pan to sell over 600 galleries worldwide and retain its market leadership in this type of attraction which it created. “The demand for electronic galleries is growing and widening well beyond theme parks, ” explains Paul Whittaker. “We want customers old and new, whatever their operation, to see that whilst this is old-fashioned style entertainment thetechnology and entertainment value are bang up to date. All new features presented can be incorporated into our standard galleries, bespoke themed galleries or any animated attraction.”

Pan’s phenomenally successful Sideshow midway game will also be on show. This is sold worldwide through an exclusive distribution agreement with SEGA. “Our skills and flexibility in manufacturing mean almost anything is possible in themed animation and scenery from Pan Amusements, ” adds Paul Whittaker.


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