Author Archives: AT Staff

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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Kings Island’s Soak City Waterpark receives Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award

By | May 11, 2015

MASON, Ohio — Kings Island’s Soak City Waterpark has been awarded the Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award for the 2014 season. Earning this award demonstrates that the aquatic facilities the park operates consistently exceed industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence. International Aquatic Safety Awards are conferred to deserving aquatic facilities by […]

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Uremet names Charles Cornman as new CEO

By | May 8, 2015

SANTA ANA, California — Uremet Corporation, the leading manufacturer of high quality, high performance solid polyurethane wheels, has named Charles R. Cornman, PhD, as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Cornman joins Uremet with 20 years’ experience as a functional leader in market-leading manufacturing companies. The new CEO brings to Uremet a wealth of technical and […]

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Original Wisconsin Ducks celebrates 70 years of operation

By | May 8, 2015

WISCONSIN DELLS, It was 1942 when the unique amphibious vehicles first rolled off the General Motors assembly line. Built to go to war, the land-and-water military craft, code named DUKWs, were simply nicknamed “ducks” by World War II soldiers. This summer, a special fleet of the vehicles are celebrating 70 years of service at the […]

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Rio Syrup celebrates 75th anniversary

By | May 6, 2015

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Rio Syrup company, Inc. was founded in 1940 by Stuart S. Tomber, thus the company is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The third generation of family members continue their involvement in the company which manufacturers beverage flavors for Shaved Ice, Slush Drinks, Sno Cones, Fountain Drinks, Ices, Punch Drinks, Malt […]

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Tempesto opens at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

By | May 1, 2015

JAMES CITY, Virginia — Tempesto, the Premier rides Sky Rocket II model launch coaster opened to rave reviews during a media event April 24 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Va. The 154 foot tall structure features numerous tight turns and banked inversions. The 18 passenger train uses a double shuttle launch (Linear Synchronous Motor or LSM) […]

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Holiday World premieres America’s first launched wing roller coaster

By | April 23, 2015

SANTA CLAUS, Indiana — With a crowd of hundreds of roller coasters enthusiasts from around the nation cheering, America’s first launched wing coaster took flight over Holiday World Theme Park on April 23. “This is an incredible day in our park’s history,” says park president Matt Eckert. “We can’t wait to see and hear our […]

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