Archive For May, 2018

Six Flags Adds Five More Parks to US Portfolio

By | May 23, 2018

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Six Flags EntertainmentCorporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced it has entered into a purchase agreement with affiliates of Premier Parks, LLC to acquire the lease rights to operate five parks owned by EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). The parks have previously been operated by Premier Parks, LLC of Oklahoma […]

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Former Topgolf CEO Ken May joins Urban Air Adventure Park as executive chairman

By | May 22, 2018

DALLAS, Texas — Urban Air Adventure Park announced today that it has hired Ken May to lead U.S. operations and strategic growth for the active entertainment brand called one of fastest growing franchises in the world by Entrepreneur Magazine. During May’s four year tenure he helped lead Topgolf through 24 venue openings and a quadrupling of […]

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Extraordinary bluegrass entertainment, tasty barbeque headline Dollywood’s annual festival May 25-June 10

By | May 22, 2018

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Dollywood’s Season of Showstoppers really heats up during Barbeque & Bluegrass presented by BUSH’S®, thanks to a stellar lineup of bluegrass music’s best artists as well as expertly-prepared barbeque from Dollywood’s Golden Ticket Award-winning foods team. The opening weekend of the festival kicks off with The Gibson Brothers (May 25) and […]

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Plans revealed to build Europe’s tallest observation wheel on Newcastle Quayside and create 550 jobs with £100m investment

By | May 21, 2018

Developers have announced plans to build Europe’s tallest observation wheel on Newcastle Quayside in a project that would see more than £100m invested in the city and up to 550 jobs created. Standing 140 metres high, the observation wheel – dubbed ‘The Whey Aye’ in celebration of its location – will be five metres taller […]

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Senator Donna Campbell and Representative Kyle Biedermann recognize Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts as a Texas treasure

By | May 21, 2018

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) and Representative Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) in conjunction with the Texas Historical Commission (THC) presents Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts as a Texas Treasure Business Award winner. The Texas Treasure Business Award program pays tribute to businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for 50 […]

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IAAPA Breaks Ground on New International Headquarters

By | May 18, 2018

The next chapter of IAAPA’s history officially began Thursday, May 17, when the association broke ground on its new global headquarters in Orlando, Florida. During a special groundbreaking ceremony, local IAAPA members, community partners, and the association’s team gathered to celebrate and share IAAPA’s story in Central Florida. Our new headquarters, located in the epicenter […]

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Foodies rejoice: Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival begins next Friday

By | May 18, 2018

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. —– Mark your calendars. Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is just around the corner.  Daily operations at Busch Gardens begin Friday, May 18, and the festival starts a week later on May 25 and runs through July 1. Park guests can sample a variety of food and beverages not normally served in the […]

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Summer kicks off earlier than ever with annual Summer Nights Celebration

By | May 18, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. — As the sun goes down, the night comes alive at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Summer Nights. New this year, the event starts earlier than ever on May 25. The event features extended hours, endless energy and world-class coasters that light up the night. “We are excited to bring back our Summer Nights […]

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Legendary Pictures’ iconic horror film Trick ‘R Treat to terrify Halloween rule-breakers in all-new mazes at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

By | May 17, 2018

Universal City, CA, Orlando, FL (May 16, 2018) – Beginning September 14, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort will bring Legendary Pictures’ cult Halloween classic Trick ‘r Treat to life in all-new Halloween Horror Nights mazes that dare guests to live by the rules or suffer the consequences.    Based on the critically-acclaimed and […]

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The Countdown to the Extinction of “Jurassic Park—The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood Starts Now

By | May 11, 2018

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The countdown to the extinction of “Jurassic Park—The Ride” begins as Universal Studios Hollywood excavates the site in preparation for the 2019 arrival of “Jurassic World Ride,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster film franchise. “Jurassic Park—The Ride” will officially become extinct on September 3, 2018. In 1996, Universal Studios Hollywood redefined […]

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