Archive For January, 2021

Dollywood star Randy Parton passes away

By | January 22, 2021

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Randy Huston Parton, 67, iconic performer and creative leader at Dollywood, has lost his long battle with cancer. After leaving the road as his sister Dolly’s original bass player in the Family Band, Randy moved to Dollywood and entertained millions through his more than 30-year career at the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, theme park. […]

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AREA15 in Las Vegas opens nine new, immersive experiences

By | January 22, 2021

LAS VEGAS — AREA15, the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, announces the opening of nine new experiential attractions. AREA15 is free to enter; complimentary General Admission passes allow guests to explore monumental art installations, unique design and décor, retail and food and beverage offerings. Nearly two dozen ticketed activations […]

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Amusement Expo International shifts 2021 date pattern by one day

By | January 22, 2021

MOKENA, Ill. — To provide an extra setup day for Amusement Expo International (AEI) exhibitors participating in another re-scheduled industry event this summer, the dates for this year’s AEI in Las Vegas will now move ahead by one day, with the education program and Gala set for Tuesday, June 29 and the exhibits open on Wednesday, […]

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Leslie Mouton named Morgan’s Wonderland inclusion foundation marketing, social media director

By | January 20, 2021

SAN ANTONIO — Leslie Mouton, a former two-time Emmy-award-winning TV news anchor and much-in-demand public speaker, has been named director of marketing and social media for the Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation (MWIF), which coordinates fundraising, planning and communication for the unique theme park and related endeavors, all designed with individuals with physical and cognitive challenges […]

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S&S announces 2021 ride openings

By | January 20, 2021

LOGAN, Utah — 2020 was a challenging year for our industry. With the opposition we all have experienced, our industry has shown its commitment to the safety and overall well-being of the people who support us. The amusement industry is resilient because of the great minds and personalities so prevalent among us. S&S is fortunate […]

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Fun Spot America announces Albert Cabuco Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage

By | January 19, 2021

ORLANDO, KISSIMMEE & ATLANTA — Fun Spot America Theme Parks is proud to announce Albert Cabuco as Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage. Cabuco brings more than 30 executive-level years of experience in the hospitality industry including amusement parks, hotels, and restaurants. Most recently he served as Vice President of Food & Beverage for […]

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China’s Enlight Media teams up with Legacy Entertainment on the Creation Of Enlight China Movie World

By | January 19, 2021

YANGZHOU, China, and NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Beijing Enlight Media, China’s largest privately-owned media group, has selected Hollywood, Calfornia-based Legacy Entertainment as the ‘Enlight Epicenter’ designer of its ambitious “Enlight Movie World” project in the eastern city of Yangzhou. The project, first announced in 2018, marks Enlight Media’s first foray into the Location Based Entertainment sector, and will ultimately encompass a […]

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Ed Hodgdon forms Hodgdon Consulting LLC

By | January 18, 2021

Ed Hodgdon has opened a new business Hodgdon Consulting, focusing on marketing, advertising, and PR for businesses in any industry. “I had a great experience working at Funtown Splashtown USA over the last 20 years, but it was time to branch out on my own,” said Hodgdon. “I want to take the knowledge I acquired […]

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New CEO and new entries for the Italian company Antonio Zamperla S.p.A.

By | January 18, 2021

Zamperla relaunches and pushes on people and innovation: two new top-notch managers to support the new CEO and accelerate growth. As from January 2021 Antonio Zamperla JR, grandson of founder Antonio Zamperla senior and son of President Alberto Zamperla will be the new CEO and will be joined by Valerio Ferrari, Chief Sales Officer, and […]

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IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 moves to Shanghai, China August 10-13

By | January 17, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. — IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, today announced IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 will take place in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) August 10-13, 2021. Originally planned to occur in Macao, China in June, the relocation and date change are in response to the continued impact of the global […]

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