Roll up! Roll up! To see Pan’s new shooting gallery
Monday 11th August 2014
Pan Amusements will be launching a new themed electronic shooting gallery at IAAPA 2013 - The Big Top Circus. Complete with clowns, a talking, dancing animated fire engine, bearded lady, escapologist, snake charmer and much more, this is a spectacular new gallery from the masters of fun and world leaders in electronic shooting galleries.
"We believe that the time is now right for a new theme of our trademark product," says Pan’s Paul Whittaker. "Times have been difficult but we have noticed over the last twelve months a trend for operators to return to higher value attractions and this is a real cracker."
All Pan’s experience and skill in characterisation and animated control has gone into this new gallery which boasts 22 fully programmable targets, with multi-action targets, digital sounds, attract sounds, bonus pricing, and shoot back water features. "It’s worth remembering that in the right location our galleries can pay-back in as little as six to nine months," adds Paul Whittaker.
In addition Pan has not forgotten the continuing demand for smaller attractions and will also be showing the ‘Beat the Clock’ water jet game and the ‘Sideshow’ single player shooting gallery based on an old-fashioned theme.
However the big attraction is ‘The Big Top’. The Greatest Show on Earth starts on Stand 223, don’t miss it.
For further information contact Pan Amusements on +44(0) 161 652 8092
Pan Amusements turns its talents to haunting visitors at Calaway Park
Monday 12th August 2013
The animation and characterisation skills of Pan Amusements are being employed in a new themed attraction at Calaway Park, Calgary. Pan, world leader in electronic shooting galleries, is using its vast experience to design and create the reception area and rooms at the Haunted Hotel attraction at one of Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement parks.
Pan has also recorded the scary soundtrack which is activated as visitors approach the various rooms of the hotel. First to be built is the reception and one of the strange rooms with even stranger guests Mirrors crack, lights flicker, an electric storm rages, eyes in a picture dart from side to side, objects spin and fly and an unknown creature watches on from the antique chimney. Finally the room guest’s fan moves away from her face and the waiter turns towards the visitor revealing skeletal remains.
Paul Adams, General Manager of Pan Amusements comments, "We are recognised worldwide for our electronic shooting galleries and their superb family play value. However we also have a reputation for using our skills to build scenery and animated figures for operators own attractions such as ghost trains, themed rides and water features. Calaway Park is a long standing customer for our galleries and immediately turned to us to transform their attraction."
"Our galleries continue to sell well but by using our basic skills in different areas we have been able to meet the needs of customers and expand our business" adds Paul Adams.
For further information contact Pan Amusements on +44(0) 161 652 8092
Pan Amusements prepares to launch two new attractions
To add to its range of world leading electronic shooting galleries and midway games, Pan Amusements will launch two new attractions at EAS in late September. Managing Director Paul Whittaker says, "One of the features of the last few years is that operators are looking for versatile amusements in size with a realistic outlay. We've responded to that."
Professor Fumble a mad scientist is a themed midi-sized shooting gallery positioned at a price point between Pan's fully themed multi-station galleries and the tremendously successful Sideshow Mini Gallery which is distributed worldwide by SEGA. The design of Professor Fumble is based very much on what many operators have said to us at the shows where we have recently exhibited. For an outlay of around £20,000 an operator will get an excellent gallery with a proven fast pay-back time and the high standards of animation, play value and reliability that Pan Amusements is renowned for.
Second up is Clownin' Around, a midway water game where two players compete against each other to drive a ball up a channel with water jets. "We've had huge success with this type of game over the years," says Paul Whittaker, but it is vital to make regular changes in theme. It is a well-established concept but still amazingly popular.
Pan has developed its business over the years by expanding beyond the traditional theme park market and into new countries. "It's just as important that we also improve the standards of our products and build new additions to our range," adds Paul Whittaker.
For further information contact Pan Amusements on +44(0)161 652 8092
Pan calls the tune with new developments
Pan Amusements, world leaders in the manufacture of electronic shooting galleries, continues to build on a most successful start to the year. Managing Director Paul Whittaker comments that there has been a strong revival in the sales of its bespoke and themed galleries adding "We have recently taken orders from Brazil, Australia and, a first for us, Azerbaijan, with an 8-player Hillbilly gallery."
Sales from the Oldham based operation have not only expanded worldwide but also beyond its traditional markets of theme parks and FEC's. "Our galleries are now regularly found operating in general leisure venues, restaurant halls and large retail outlets demonstrating their universal appeal," says Paul Whittaker.
Pan's other major success story is the introduction of a mini gallery Sideshow that has been boosted by meeting 'a need of the times' for a smaller investment amusement with a fast and proven pay-back record. SEGA has worldwide selling rights for Sideshow which sells for under 10,000. Its success has prompted Pan to develop a midi-sized gallery which will be launched soon and will be positioned at a price point between Sideshow and Pans fully themed multi station galleries. It will benefit from the same standards of play value, animation and reliability that are the hallmark of Pans success over 40 years.
Paul Whittaker adds, "Improvements to our products and additions to the range have always been a priority and are even more important today as is the need to market them through a continuous presence at the major international exhibitions."For further information contact Pan on +44(0) 161 652 8092
Pan scores highly at IAAPA with new shooting gallery
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 only a new theme, Repair Shop is another milestone in market leader Pans 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 both theme parks and FECs."Our presence at this show continues to excite and surprise us and never fails to deliver business," adds Paul Whittaker.For further information contact Pan Amusements on +44(0)161 652 8092.