Author Archives: AT Staff

25th Annual OKTOBERFEST To Feature Bands, Festival Food

By | August 25, 2016

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – The 25th Annual OKTOBERFEST is slated for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25, at Quassy Amusement Park here.   Two bands will be performing for the event, which is held in the Fieldside Pavilion at the lakeside facility. They are: Joe Stanky & The Cadets on […]

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KumbaK co-founder, Maarten van de Ven, passes away

By | August 25, 2016

THE NETHERLANDS – Our co-founder and executive vice president Maarten van de Ven passed away unexpectedly at home on 16 August 2016, aged 58 years.  After finishing his studies of Master of Sciences in Industrial Engineering at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, Maarten worked at Philips Electronics and Tulip Computers before starting his career […]

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Golden Ticket Awards host Hotel Breakers sold out

By | August 24, 2016

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Owing to the popularity of both the “Networking Event of the Year,” and host park Cedar Point, the Hotel Breakers is now sold out of rooms reserved for the Golden Ticket Awards Ceremony weekend. Fortunately Cedar Point is home to multiple lodging options and the park is offering accommodations at Sandcastle Suites, […]

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Stand-up coaster to go floorless at California’s Great America

By | August 19, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — California’s Great America (CGA) will introduce Patriot, the first floorless roller coaster in the park’s 41-year history, for the 2017 season. Patriot will emerge from a technical makeover of Vortex, which opened at the park in 1991, was designed by Werner Stengel and manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard of Monthey, Switzerland. […]

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WinterFest returns to Kings Island in 2017

By | August 18, 2016

MASON, Ohio – Nostalgia and a return to traditions are what holiday seasons are known for, and in 2017 Kings Island will deliver those sentiments with the return of a month-long holiday celebration. After a 12-year absence, the long awaited return of WinterFest will provide Gold season passholders and Tristate residents with four seasons of […]

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KumbaK co-founder Maarten van de Ven passes away

By | August 18, 2016

THE NETHERLANDS – It is with great sadness that we share that our co-founder and colleague, M.W.T.M. (Maarten) van de Ven passed away unexpectedly. In the almost 15 years of the existence of KumbaK, Maarten has always been the contact person for our suppliers and subcontractors. We at KumbaK owe him great gratitude and will […]

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Weber Group mourns the loss of president, founder, and friend Tom Weber

By | August 18, 2016

SELLERSBURG, Ind. – With deep regret and great sadness, Weber Group has tragically lost one of their own. On August 14, president Tom Weber passed away unexpectedly. “Tom and I founded Weber Group together in 1983 as a Design/Build Company. Through Tom’s leadership, WGI has become a pathfinder in comprehensive specialty fabrication and a world […]

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Tailspin Racer coming to Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | August 16, 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – With the excitement of what is shaping up to be a record season in 2016, The Dollywood Company today announced the addition of TailSpin Racer to Dollywood’s Splash Country for 2017. This thrilling new attraction, supplied by WhiteWater West, allows up to six guests to race each other on mats through […]

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2016 Golden Ticket Awards registration well underway

By | August 15, 2016

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Amusement Today and Cedar Point invite working professionals in the amusement industry such as park owners, operators and management and ride manufacturers, designers, suppliers and vendors, to join the fun at “The Networking Event of the Year” during the 2016 Golden Ticket Awards on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10. “This is a great […]

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2016 Golden Ticket Awards – Tickets remain for boat cruise benefitting NRCMA

By | August 12, 2016

SANDUSKY, Ohio — As a unique fundriaser for the National Roller Coaster Museum & Archives (NRCMA), Cedar Point and Amusement Today have organized a boat cruise on the Jet Express for Saturday, Sept. 10. The Jet Express will take riders on a unique 45-minute cruise on Lake Erie, circling the Cedar Point Resort giving unique […]

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