Archive For March, 2019

Quassy is set to open for 111th season on April 27

By | March 21, 2019

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — Quassy Amusement Park opens for its 111th season of operation April 27 and 28 with a $45 carload special to benefit the Greater Waterbury Campership Fund. Up to 10 persons in one car will receive an all-day ride wristband for only $45, parking included. Those not taking part in the carload offer […]

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Petition: President Trump, save small businesses by releasing additional H-2B Visas

By | March 21, 2019

Labor is one of the biggest challenges of the mobile amusement industry. The struggle of many carnival companies, concessionaires, and amusement parks is finding enough American workers who are willing to work in a seasonal business that requires hard, manual labor working during the summertime on nights, weekends and holidays. Using temporary foreign labor through […]

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The astonishing & unusual performing at Silver Dollar City

By | March 21, 2019

BRANSON, Mo. — World leaders in live performance, acrobatics and unconventional music will perform daily on the stages of Silver Dollar City (SDC) during The Festival of Wonder, April 10-28. Billed as “A Most Amazing Entertainment Experience,” the festival features performances that are as unexpected as they are entertaining, with elements like pyro theatrics and […]

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North America’s first Legoland Theme Park turns 20 as Legoland California celebrates a bricktacular birthday!

By | March 20, 2019

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Let the party begin! LEGOLAND California turns 20 years old today.  The family theme park in Carlsbad, CA celebrated the historic day with a special Park opening ceremony filled with entertainers, LEGO characters, stilt walkers, and a one-of-a kind 10-foot LEGO birthday cake.  Since opening  its doors in 1999 with 12 rides […]

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iPlay America announces grand opening of Topgolf Swing Suite for May 2019

By | March 19, 2019

FREEHOLD, N.J. —  The much-anticipated Topgolf Swing Suite at iPlay America is set to celebrate its grand opening on Friday, May 3. iPlay America is the first family entertainment center in the country to adopt Topgolf Swing Suite, which will feature six simulator bays with, multiple HDTVs and full food and beverage service, all set within a […]

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Dreamworld Invests in team members’ futures with launch of new Training Academy

By | March 19, 2019

As part of Ardent Leisure’s ongoing commitment to be a leader in all aspects of theme park operations and safety, Dreamworld has established a Training Academy to deliver continued learning and development opportunities to its team members. The Dreamworld Training Academy will partner with local businesses to integrate its nationally accredited training programs in tourism, […]

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IRT/iROC: Call for presentations

By | March 14, 2019

International Ride Training is now accepting presentation proposals for its next International Ride Operator Certification Safety School to be held February 4-7, 2020 (location TBA). Each year, IRT prides itself on offering the best, most creative and interactive ride operations training in the world, and we are looking for nothing short of this high standard for […]

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Attendees eager to glean innovation, ideas during Amusement Expo International in Vegas

By | March 14, 2019

 MOKENA, Il. — Almost here! The 10th edition of the AAMA-AMOA Amusement Expo International (AEI) is set to unfold at the end of this month.  The March 26-28, 2019 AEI education/equipment venue at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Hall N-1) will continue to fulfill its role as an unparalleled, annual source for new products, information […]

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New multi-weekend event to debut at Valleyfair

By | March 14, 2019

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Valleyfair will debut a multi-weekend event, Peanuts Celebration, for the 2019 season. This is an all-new event uniquely dedicated to celebrating the beloved Peanuts characters and invites guests to step inside the pages of a Charles M. Schulz comic strip as the characters take over the park for the very first time.   The […]

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Movie Park Germany is all about families and presents lots of new attractions

By | March 14, 2019

Bottrop-Kirchhellen — Even more entertainment, action and cinematic experiences for the whole family: Movie Park Germany is rolling out the red carpet in 2019 for a season with lots of new attractions! The new PAW Patrol “Adventure Bay” area opens in May with exciting attractions and interactive features. A new LOONEY TUNES 4-D Experience starring […]

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