Archive For February, 2019

OWA partners with Sally on park’s first dark ride

By | February 21, 2019

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Just last week The Park at OWA announced that they will be adding a dark ride to their 2019 lineup, a first for the park. To garner intrigue, they teased with blurred photos and initiated an online naming contest for what they describe as a “new frightfully fun attraction”. While the name […]

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Garcia carnival operating in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

By | February 21, 2019

MEXICO — The Grupo Garcia Carnival was set up this week in Puerto Vallarta ending their 25 day run this weekend. Here, AT caught some of the action on the 21 ride midway from the Chance Giant wheel. Seen at the carnival’s historic carousel from left are Grupo Manager Roberto Gonzalez; Knoebel Amusement Resort’s Dick […]

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Recognition of European fairground culture making progress

By | February 21, 2019

The recognition of European fairground culture as an intangible cultural heritage in the sense of the UNESCO Convention is on the right track. This is the central result of an international panel discussion to which the European Showmen’s Union invited to Essen on 30 January. Expert speakers from France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany […]

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SeaWorld San Antonio to launch 2019 season Saturday, Feb. 23

By | February 20, 2019

SAN ANTONIO, Texas —SeaWorld San Antonio will launch its 2019 season Saturday, Feb. 23, with the first of four new Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends featuring fun for the entire family. Opening later this spring will be a new and interactive sea turtle attraction, two thrilling new rides and the tallest drop slide in Texas, which […]

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Walltopia announces upgraded Ninja Course with steel structure

By | February 20, 2019

The new Ninja Course now comes in a variety of colors, better column padding with print options and 30% lower price. The customer experience can be also enhanced with fluorescent paint variations. There are more than 45 different obstacles compatible with the new steel structure. This update is part of the Walltopia strategy to standardize […]

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WhiteWater announces the hiring of Philip Edgell as President of Vantage

By | February 20, 2019

Vancouver, Canada — WhiteWater is thrilled to welcome Phil Edgell as President of Vantage, the company’s pioneering guest engagement platform designed to elevate venue operations and visitor experiences.   A well-known name in Canada’s technology industry, Edgell most recently led Vancouver tech darling Hootsuite’s sales operations as their Global Vice President; helping to drive revenue predictability for the world’s most […]

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Discovery Cove is now a Certified Autism Center

By | February 19, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Discovery Cove, in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), announced the completion of a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training as well as an onsite review of the park property and guest experience. The completion designates Discovery Cove as a Certified Autism Center (CAC) as distinguished by IBCCES, making it the first […]

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World’s Largest Swimming Lesson celebrates 10th anniversary, June 20, 2019

By | February 19, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Registration for the 2019 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) will open February 14th. This year’s event will take place Thursday, June 20th. Organizers are urging aquatic facilities of all types to show their love for water safety and drowning prevention by registering as an official 2019 Host Location and sharing that love on social media. The […]

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Eastern States Exposition welcomes Cliff Hedges as director of Public Safety

By | February 19, 2019

West Springfield, Mass. — Eastern States Exposition (ESE) announces that Cliff Hedges, of Longmeadow, Mass., has joined ESE and will serve as the organization’s director of Public Safety.  Hedges has an extensive, 31-year background in federal and local law enforcement, having retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigations in 2012 after 26 years as special […]

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FICO Project Draft released

By | February 19, 2019

FICO Eataly World is a training ground for a sensorial and educational experience about food and its biodiversity. The wonders of the Italian food and wine industry are presented and narrated starting at their birth from Mother Earth to their final destination on a dish and in a glass. FICO welcomes hundreds of small and medium-sized Italian […]

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