Author Archives: AT Staff

Engineers of Prosperity conference occurs in April

By | April 15, 2015

Muddy Creeks, Pa. — The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society is hosting the first joint conference of the two leading national rail preservation organizations, April 16 – 18, 2015. The Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums (ATRRM) and the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) are meeting together in a spring conference that has […]

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SeaWorld has rescued more than 25,000 animals

By | April 3, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — The SeaWorld Rescue Team has surpassed a sobering milestone: more than 25,000 animals rescued over the past five decades. 2015 is proving to be a challenging year for animals in the wild in need of SeaWorld’s help. Just recently, SeaWorld helped rescue 19 manatees stuck in a storm drain, returned dozens of […]

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S&S Worldwide announces new tower ride for park in China

By | April 2, 2015

LOGAN, Utah — Another park in China will be installing an S&S tower ride later this year. S&S Worldwide, Inc. (“S&S”) is pleased to announce that a Double Shot tower ride is on tap to open in late 2015 at the Eon Time theme park in Hohhot, China. As the world’s leading producers of tower […]

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Carowinds opens Fury 325 roller coaster

By | March 26, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On Wednesday March 25 (3-25) Carowinds unveiled its monstrous Fury 325 roller coaster to the media and invited members of coaster enthusiast organizations. At 325 feet, the mega-wonder is the tallest new coaster to open this year and the tallest in the world utilizing a traditional lift hill. The coaster is part […]

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SeaWorld Entertainment names Joel Manby as President and CEO

By | March 19, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Joel Manby as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 7, 2015. At that time, Manby, 55, will also join the Company’s Board of Directors. David F. D’Alessandro, who has served as […]

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Rainforest Adventure coming to Grapevine, Texas

By | March 16, 2015

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Construction has started on the new 3,500-square-foot Rainforest Adventure scheduled to open this summer at Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium. The new permanent exhibit takes guests to the lush environment of the world’s rainforests where they will encounter brand new species to Sea Life, including crocodiles, piranha, anaconda and more. The five-gallery display […]

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Proposed new ASTM waterpark standard highlights stationary wave systems

By | March 3, 2015

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Stationary wave systems bring the thrill of surfing to water parks. A proposed new ASTM standard (WK31624, Practice for the Classification, Design, Manufacture, Construction and Operation of Standing Wave Systems) will provide a reference tool for safe construction and operation that will prove useful to both manufacturers and owners of standing […]

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Cedar Point unveils more plans for 2015

By | February 24, 2015

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Although most attention has been focused on Cedar Point’s conversion of Mantis to Rogarou, the park has revealed plans for name-changes and makeovers of three more rides in 2015. First up will be another relocation for Calypso. The historic spinning platform ride from Mack Rides of Germany, was part of a multi-ride […]

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Amusement Today office closed Monday, February 23

By | February 23, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — The offices of Amusement Today will be closed on Monday, February 23, due to a North Texas ice storm that is causing hazardous road conditions through the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Conditions are not expected to improve until mid-morning Tuesday, February 24.

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Frontier City to get seven-story looping thrill ride

By | February 20, 2015

Oklahoma City, Okla. — Hang on to your hats, Oklahoma. Frontier City’s all-new extreme thrill ride brain drain is going to throw you for a loop this summer – literally! This exciting thrill ride is seven stories tall (over 72-feet high!) and puts 24 riders face-to-face as they rocket back and forth in suspense before […]

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