Archive For September, 2017

Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards presented at 2017 host park, Lake Compounce

By | September 9, 2017

BRISTOL, Conn. – And the Golden Ticket Award goes to … In an awards show tonight hosted by Lake Compounce – the oldest operating amusement park in the United States – the winners of Amusement Today’s 2017 Golden Ticket Awards were revealed in grand style. The Golden Ticket Awards are presented annually to honor the […]

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Ready to roll — Quassy coaster train gets updates

By | September 8, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — Wooden Warrior at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, Middlebury, Conn., received new seat cushions and lap restraints today on its Timberliner train. Mike Graham of The Gravity Group/Gravitykraft (designers of the coaster and state-of-the-art train) put his personal touch on the project.  Quassy was the first park in North America to feature the Timberliner […]

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Hurricane Harvey Tourism Recovery Fund launched to help Texas gulf coast communities

By | September 8, 2017

Austin, TX — The Texas Travel Industry Association and Texas Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism have partnered with Tourism Cares to launch the Hurricane Harvey Tourism Recovery Fund, uniting the industry and its resources in support of vulnerable, devastated Gulf Coast communities that welcome millions of visitors and support 170,000 tourism jobs.The Fund’s […]

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay & Adventure Island- Irma update

By | September 8, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. — To ensure the safety of our guests, ambassadors and animals during the expected impact from Hurricane Irma, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island will be adjusting schedules as follows: We have comprehensive weather preparedness plans, and security and zoological staff will remain on property in secure locations as we monitor the […]

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SeaWorld Orlando – Hurricane Irma Update

By | September 8, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — To ensure the safety of our guests, ambassadors and animals during the expected impact from Hurricane Irma, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Discovery Cove, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island will be adjusting schedules as follows: SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are currently planning to close by 5 pm ET […]

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LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and Water Park will be closed Saturday, Sept. 9 through Monday, Sept. 11

By | September 8, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — For the safety of guests and employees, LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and Water Park will be closed Saturday, Sept. 9 through Monday, Sept. 11. LEGOLAND Hotel will remain open to admit arriving guests; LEGOLAND Beach Retreat guests will be relocated to LEGOLAND Hotel. We encourage guests in need of shelter to seek other […]

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Bob’s Space Racers — Hours of operation effected by hurricane

By | September 8, 2017

Due to Hurricane Irma, we will be closed Friday, Sept 8, at 12 p.m. and on Monday, Sept. 11. For parts and service, please call before 9 a.m. Past this time, we are unsure, but we will reopen as soon as conditions allow.  

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Florida Facilities Working Together to Protect Animals in Anticipation of Hurricane Irma

By | September 8, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — In anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Florida, five Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins were transported from Dolphin Connection, a marine mammal organization owned by Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key to SeaWorld Orlando. Four team members from Dolphin Connection traveled with the dolphins and are caring for them at SeaWorld’s behind the scenes area. […]

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Hurricane notices, Round 2: Legoland Florida

By | September 6, 2017

As Legoland Florida Resort prepares for Hurricane Irma, we have posted our Hurricane Policy, which is available on our blog in Q&A form and will be published to our website (legoland.com/florida) as soon as possible. In summary, in the instance that a Hurricane Warning is issued for our area, or the area our guests are traveling […]

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Splashway to Donate ALL Waterpark Admission Proceeds to Hurricane Relief

By | September 1, 2017

SHERIDAN, Texas — Splashway Waterpark and Campgrounds in Sheridan, Texas has made the decision to remain open this weekend. “The decision to open the waterpark was not an easy one but we feel like we have an opportunity to use our park even more to help in relief efforts,” says general manager Carl Blahuta. “We […]

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