Author Archives: AT Staff

Hudson New York extends GTA hotel deadline

By | August 28, 2015

NEW YORK CITY — As a courtesy to late booking Golden Ticket Awards ceremony attendees, the Hudson New York is extending its booking deadline to Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5 p.m. Eastern Time (USA). As of late Friday afternoon, Aug. 28, 6 rooms remained on the 2015 Golden Ticket Awards room block. Any unbooked rooms after […]

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Carowinds announces the largest water park in the Carolinas

By | August 28, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carowinds has unveiled plans to bring a fresh and exciting Carolina coastal experience to guests with a historic waterpark expansion in 2016. The transformation is part of the park’s commitment to celebrate Carowinds’ heritage as the place where the Carolinas come together, creating an “aquatic playground” with thrilling new attractions, new amenities […]

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Seven-story water slide complex coming to Kings Island in 2016

By | August 19, 2015

MASON, Ohio – Kings Island announced a major expansion to its Soak City Waterpark for the 2016 season with the addition of Tropical Plunge, a complex of six different water slide experiences towering nearly seven stories. Three of the slides on the 65-foot tall complex will start with guests climbing inside an Aqua-Launch chamber where […]

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Golden Ticket Awards registrations due, hotel deadline in seven days

By | August 14, 2015

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — Amusement industry professionals planning to attend the 2015 Golden Ticket Awards in New York City, Sept. 11 and 12, are reminded to get their registration and hotel reservations in immediately. The cutoff date to receive the 2015 Golden Ticket Awards discounted room rate at the Park Lane Hotel at Central […]

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Picsolve acquires Maxifoto and signs landmark deal with Efteling, the 3rd largest theme park in Europe

By | August 12, 2015

LONDON, England – Picsolve, the leading image capture partner for the leisure and entertainment industry, has today announced its acquisition of Maxifoto International B.V. Netherlands-based Maxifoto is the leader in Northern Europe with more than thirty years’ of customer relationships in ride and event photography, and was the first to install a high-resolution digital ride […]

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Allied International Holdings, Inc. To Be Acquired By XL Group plc

By | August 12, 2015

Treasure Island, FL – August 11, 2015 – Allied International Holdings, Inc.is pleased to announce the execution of an agreement to be acquired by XL Group plc (“XL”) (NYSE:XL). Founded in 1983,Allied owns T.H.E. Insurance Company and Allied Specialty Insurance, Inc., through which it provides insurance coverage to clients in the amusement and entertainment industry, […]

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Military Mom reunites with 6-year-old son at Shamu show

By | August 10, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — A military mom returning from service overseas surprised her 6-year-old son in a whale-sized reunion right before his favorite show at SeaWorld Orlando this weekend. More than 5,000 guests were part of the touching moment, which occurred minutes before the Shamu show began. According to the family, son Aiden Rodriguez, is a […]

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Dollywood building world’s first launched wooden coaster

By | August 8, 2015

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Themed after a tricked out 1950s-era hot rod, Lightning Rod will launch riders from zero to 45 mph more than 20 stories up its lift hill to one of the ride’s first airtime moments. At the crest of the hill, riders will face twin summit airtime hills before tackling the daring […]

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‘Gale Force’ coming to New Jersey, as S&S debuts new coaster design

By | August 5, 2015

LOGAN, Utah — The innovative team at S&S Worldwide has been selected by Playland’s Castaway Cove to build what is anticipated to be the first linear synchronous motor (“LSM”) launched coaster to open in the Northeast region of the U.S. S&S has teamed up with Scott Simpson of S&T Amusements (owner of Playland’s Castaway Cove) […]

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2015 Golden Ticket Awards registration underway

By | August 5, 2015

Event registration, itinerary and hotel info online at GoldentTicketAwards.com NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — It’s the Networking Event of the Year. Start spreading the news — industry friends old and new will gather for Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards at the birthplace of the American amusement park, Coney Island. The new Luna Park in […]

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