Archive For October, 2015

Dark attraction organization changes name, adds focus

By | October 27, 2015

VIENNA, Ohio — Members of the Darkride And Funhouse Enthusiasts, a.k.a. DAFE (pronounced “daffy”), received a Halloween trick on the cover of their fall magazine in the form of the announcement of the “death” of the organization. Now, the board offers the treat: a newly-branded organization, magazine, and host of member opportunities for its sixteenth […]

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Texas State Fair most successful in 129-Year History

By | October 20, 2015

DALLAS, Texas — Proving to be the most successful year in Fair history, the 2015 Texas State Fair brought big crowds and an even bigger community impact. With the majority of funds going to participating vendors, the Fair generated in excess of $53.6 million in coupon sales for food and rides – an all-time record, […]

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Switchback makes a fall debut at ZDT’s

By | October 19, 2015

SEGUIN, Texas — A family-owned FEC in south central Texas has opened a first-of-its-kind roller coaster in the entire world and the only wooden coaster to open in the U.S. in 2015. Working with The Gravity Group of Cincinnati, Ohio, the ZDT’s owners have installed Switchback — the world’s first wooden shuttle roller coaster. The […]

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Registration now open for AIMS Safety Seminar

By | October 12, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. – Registration for AIMS International’s Annual Safety Seminar is now open and available online. This comprehensive seminar, to be held January 10-15, 2016, at the Doubletree by Hilton in Orlando, Florida, offers classroom and hands-on safety training along with invaluable networking opportunities for ride inspectors, maintenance, operations and aquatic personnel in the amusement […]

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Funtime Inc. co-founder Gasper Lococo has died

By | October 7, 2015

HURON, Ohio — Gasper Charles Lococo passed away Friday morning, October 2, 2015, of natural causes at home surrounded by his family. Gasper was born on February 22, 1928 in Sandusky, Ohio, to the late August and Jenny (Cosentino) Lococo. He was a Sgt. First Class in the United States Army who proudly served his […]

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NJAA 18th holds annual Fritz Rolle Legacy golf outing

By | October 5, 2015

Little Egg Harbor, N.J. — The New Jersey Amusement Association held their 18th Annual Fritz Rolle Legacy Golf Outing at the Sea Oaks Golf Club on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Fritz Rolle started the event in 1997 to benefit Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization supporting children with life-threatening illnesses. After the first golf […]

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