Archive For 2019

Intercard and Pinnacle Entertainment Group team up to serve FECs world-wide

By | May 15, 2019

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Intercard and Pinnacle Entertainment Group have teamed up to serve the arcade and FEC market by providing each other’s clients with the best in cashless technology and arcade consulting services. Both companies are well-known in the industry, have customers around the globe and even share a connection to the city of […]

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Efteling launches new 3D film in collaboration with multi award-winning UK studio Aardman

By | May 14, 2019

Efteling – the fairytale theme park in the South of Holland – has announced that 4D theatre attraction PandaDroom will re-open with a new restaurant, a new 3D film and a new name; Fabula. PandaDroom was first opened in 2002 in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF NL), to celebrate Efteling’s 50th anniversary, showing a film […]

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Often imitated, but never duplicated … Registration is open for the networking event of the year!

By | May 13, 2019

The 2019 Golden Ticket Awards is the most entertaining way to see behind the scenes of several aspects of the amusement industry and to recognize the Best of the Best! Connect with insiders and colleagues while gathering new insights and perspectives. The Golden Ticket Awards registration is open only to industry professionals. A weekend awaits of incomparable […]

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Wiegand.maelzer GmbH becomes wiegand.waterrides GmbH

By | May 13, 2019

After over 12 years of successful, international and cooperative development of wiegand.maelzer GmbH, Mr. Rainer Maelzer has decided to leave the company by the end of May 2019.  With his extensive experience and professionalism, Rainer Maelzer succeeded in expanding the market position of wiegand.maelzer from a European manufacturer of waterslides to a global player. He […]

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Dollywood officially opens largest expansion in park history

By | May 13, 2019

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Dollywood again solidified its place among the nation’s premier family destinations as Dolly Parton today officially opened Wildwood Grove, the largest expansion in park history. Parton opened the fascinating new land to visitors ready to enjoy its 11 thrilling new experiences. During an early morning media event, Parton shared the inspiration […]

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Discovery Cove announces birth of spotted eagle ray pups

By | May 9, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — As families around the world prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, Discovery Cove is thrilled to announce the birth of two spotted eagle rays, a threatened marine species which is a part of the Species Survival Plan (SSP) of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Born April 2nd, the pups are receiving […]

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IAAPA announces David Mandt as Chief Engagement Officer and Executive Vice President

By | May 9, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced the promotion of David Mandt to executive vice president (EVP) and chief engagement officer (CENO). The newly created position is responsible for association member engagement, and global marketing, communications, and education. Most recently, Mandt has served the association as senior vice president, marketing […]

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Ready. Set. Swing. Finnegan’s Flyer sends riders over the edge at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

By | May 9, 2019

WILLIAMSBURG, Va — A high-flying thrill ride debuted at Busch Gardens Williamsburg with the grand opening of Finnegan’s Flyer, an exhilarating Screamin’ Swing attraction located in the park’s Ireland village adjacent the park’s Loch Ness Monster roller coaster. Dignitaries including Virginia Senator Tommy Norment; Vicki Cimino, Executive Director and CEO of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber […]

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Mary Jane Brewer named Executive Director of AIMS International

By | May 9, 2019

Nashville, Tenn. — The board of Directors of AIMS International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Jane (MJ) Brewer as the next Executive Director. She will succeed Karen Oertley who announced her retirement last November. Brewer brings more than 20 years of industry experience to AIMS International and will assume overall responsibility for […]

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HB 233 to be considered by full Texas House

By | May 2, 2019

HB 233 by Rep. Matt Krause will be heard on the House floor this week, and this vote will be crucial for the establishment of a uniform and predictable school start date in Texas. We need your help to make sure this legislation passes! Call your state representative and let them know that you support […]

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