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First Disneytown tenants announced for Shanghai

By | June 9, 2015

SHANGHAI, — While construction continues on Shanghai Disney Resort, the resort announced the names of the first tenants for its exciting shopping, dining and entertainment district, Disneytown. The tenants include well-known and trusted local and international brands including renowned restaurants Shanghai Min, Crystal Jade, and The Cheesecake Factory operated by Hong Kong Maxim’s Group, as […]

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Quassy to feature ‘3-D’ fireworks on the July 4

By | June 8, 2015

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – ‘3-D’ movies were a fad in the 1950s and have made a comeback in recent years. You could call it a “blast from the past.” But “3-D” fireworks? Seeing is believing when Independence Day fireworks light up the sky in “3-D” over Lake Quassapaug for the 13th consecutive year at Quassy Amusement […]

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Splash Works open with new additions.

By | June 5, 2015

VAUGHAN, Ontario — Canada’s Wonderland opens with a bigger and wetter season at Splash Works, on May 30th, 2015. New for the 2015 season, Splash Works will be home to Typhoon, a thrilling new water slide featuring oscillating funnels and hairpin turns! As well, the 20-acre water park will introduce Splash Station, a wet and […]

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American Experience: Walt Disney premieres September 14-15, 2015 on PBS

By | June 5, 2015

BOSTON, Mass. — In 1966, the year Walt Disney died, 240 million people saw a Disney movie, 100 million tuned in to a Disney television program, 80 million bought Disney merchandise, and close to seven million visited Disneyland. Few creative figures before or since have held such a long-lasting place in American life and popular […]

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Timber Falls splashes into Calgary

By | June 3, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada — WhiteWater Attractions is proud to celebrate the opening of a new Log Flume on Canadian soil. At Calaway Park’s Timber Falls, visitors are invited to take a journey through three interactive themed buildings as they queue up to the Timber Falls Sawmill. Riders will feel the rush of three high velocity […]

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Former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Visit DelGrosso’s

By | May 28, 2015

TIPTON, Pennsylvania — Former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn, along with members of their family visited DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton on Memorial Day – May 25, 2015. The President was in the region to spend time over the Memorial Day Weekend at Spruce Creek, one of his favorite fishing spots. During their […]

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Six Flags Over Texas debuts state of the art dark ride

By | May 20, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — On, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Six Flags Over Texas previewed its newest attraction, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, to the media, contest winners and local park enthusiasts. This world class attraction combines state of the art motion vehicles, 3-D imaging, targeting technology and animatronics to give thrill seekers the opportunity to help […]

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Busch Gardens offers Ride, Slide & Dine ticket

By | May 20, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Guests can experience all the thrills this summer at Busch Gardens Tampa and Adventure Island with the Ride, Slide & Dine Ticket for just $99. For a limited time, this flexible deal allows guests to choose two visits and two meals to either Busch Gardens or Adventure Island. The offer, which can […]

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Milton “Hickey” Culpepper passed away on May 11

By | May 15, 2015

TAMPA, Florida — Milton “Hickey” Culpepper, 83, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on May 11, 2015. Hickey was born on August 26, 1931 in Wright City, Oklahoma to the late Tom Culpepper and Flora Yardley-Culpepper. Hickey followed his life’s passion into the carnival business where he owned and operated an outdoor amusement business. He was […]

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Esther Fricano of Storybook Land has died

By | May 15, 2015

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, New Jersey — Esther Fricano passed away peacefully on May 13, 2015 in the comfort of her home. She was raised in Vineland, where she worked on the family farm with her parents and five siblings. She graduated from Vineland High School in 1940, one semester early, and near the top of […]

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