Archive For January, 2018

IAAPA Opens Regional Office in Shanghai, China

By | January 29, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) today announced the opening of a new regional office in Shanghai, China, expanding and enhancing the association’s programs and services in the Asia-Pacific region. The opening of the new Shanghai office is IAAPA’s first Mainland China Representative Office, and its second office in […]

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Fire strikes beloved bowling alley; crowdfunding push to aid cleanup

By | January 26, 2018

PORT JERVIS, N.Y. — Minisink Lanes bowling alley, a popular local establishment for more than four decades, was devastated by a fire on Jan. 20. The fire occurred at approximately 3 p.m., shortly after Saturday youth bowling leagues finished for the day. The building was empty at the time and no one was injured. The […]

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S&S to Open Double Towers and Launch Coaster for Sun Tzu Cultural Park

By | January 24, 2018

LOGAN, Utah — S&S Worldwide, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will open 12-Seat Double Towers and an Air Launch Coaster for the Sun Tzu Cultural theme park. Sun Tzu Cultural Park in Guangrao county of Shandong province is the first and largest military cultural theme park in China. Sun Tzu Cultural Park is […]

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Amusement Expo International in Las Vegas Welcomes Growing VR Arcade Segment

By | January 23, 2018

MOKENA, Ill. — The AAMA/AMOA Amusement Expo International, the annual event for the coin-op and revenue generating amusement, music, and family entertainment industry, is extending its reach at this year’s conference and trade show by targeting the burgeoning virtual reality entertainment ecosystem as an area of focus and growth. When the 2018 Amusement Expo International […]

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Angus Jenkins, Director of Theme Park Sales, Has Accepted a New Position at Six Flags

By | January 22, 2018

WICHITA, KS – After 12 years of dedicated service to Chance Rides, Inc. Angus Jenkins has been presented with an opportunity which he will pursue. “Angus has been a key part in our success in amusement park and observation wheel sales and had worked closely as a team with my son Michael”., said Dick Chance. […]

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Jim Dunn is Named President of Aquatic Development Group

By | January 22, 2018

COHOES, N.Y. – Aquatic Development Group (ADG), designers and builders of water parks and recreational water park attractions, today announced the promotion of Jim Dunn to President. Ken Ellis, formerly President and CEO, will retain the role of CEO. “Jim has been an integral part of our success,” said Ellis. “His passion and enthusiasm for […]

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SeaWorld unveiled ride car for Electric Eel and celebrated topping-out for completion of steel installation on San Diego’s tallest and fastest coaster

By | January 19, 2018

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Are you ready for an eel reveal? SeaWorld is! On Jan. 17, 2018, the park unveiled the new ride car and celebrated the topping out of steel installation for San Diego’s fastest and tallest roller coaster. Electric Eel, where riders will soar 150 feet and accelerate to more than 60 mph, […]

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Eurosat – CanCan Coaster, the new attraction of Europa-Park in association with the Moulin Rouge

By | January 15, 2018

A new attraction inspired by Paris and the Moulin Rouge universe will be launched by summer 2018 in Germany at Europa-Park, which has been awarded best theme park in the world for four consecutive years! This is a first for the Moulin Rouge, which had never worked with a theme park before. These two entertainment references […]

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HAuNTcon Announces Silent Auction with all Proceeds Benefitting Magic Wheelchair

By | January 10, 2018

Trumbull, Conn. — Haunters around from around the country are set to take over New Orleans this week for HAuNTcon: The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention. The event takes place January 12-15 in New Orleans and provides a forum for the haunt community to connect with one another while discovering new products, education and best […]

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Jerry Pendleton, founder of SkyTrans Manufacturing, dies at 79

By | January 9, 2018

CONTOOCOOK, N.H. — Jerry Pendleton, founder and president of SkyTrans Manufacturing, LLC, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 28. He was 79. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Pendleton started his career with road, bridge and all-around contractor O.D. Hopkins in 1960, eventually becoming president of O.D. Hopkins Associates, Inc., in […]

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