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The Funplex honored with IAAPA Brass Ring Award for "Top Family Entertainment Center"

MT. LAUREL, N.J. USA /PRNewswire/ — The Funplex announced it has been named Top Family Entertainment Center (FEC) in North America, at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo Brass Ring Awards held in Orlando, Florida on November 16, 2011. The Brass Ring Awards have been a symbol of excellence for the attractions industry for years. This award honor excellence and achievement in a variety of disciplines and categories including live entertainment, marketing, human resources, retail excellence and family entertainment centers. The facilities considered for the IAAPA expo are judged on a variety of criteria including a pre-visit telephone call, web-site review, general appearance, staff hospitality, cleanliness, landscaping, attractions, food state of repair, safety and more. 

“On behalf of all of us at the Funplex, I want to express how extremely grateful we are to be bestowed with such an amazing honor from the IAAPA. Over the years, we have always strived to create the most highly regarded family entertainment center possible – one that is not only fun, but safe and profitable as well. . .and I believe we have done that. Our hard work has paid off and we couldn’t be happier. We will continue to make strides in the family entertainment field in the years to come,” stated owner Randal Lahn.

Founded in 1918, the IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities world-wide. The organization represents over 4,000 facility, suppliers and individual members from more than 93 countries. IAAPA strives to help members improve efficiency, marketing, safety and profitability while maintaining the highest possible professional standards in the industry.

The Funplex has two locations in Mount Laurel and East Hanover, New Jersey and is regarded as the largest indoor/outdoor family entertainment center in New Jersey hosting over one million guests annually through two locations. Collectively, the centers accommodate more than 100,000 children during birthday parties each year and 70,000 guests through corporate outings and group events. The Funplex offers hugely popular attractions including MagiQuest, Foam Frenzy, Electric Go-Karts, Lazer Runner, Bumper Cars, 4-D Motion Theatre, rides, bowling, outdoor pools, Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, a state-of-the-art arcade and much more.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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