Author Archives: AT Staff

Main Event opens 23rd location

By | February 9, 2016

AVONDALE, Arizona — Main Event Entertainment, the Dallas, Texas-based company that specializes in bowling-anchored family entertainment centers, has opened its second Phoenix-area location in Avondale. The new center is Main Event’s 23rd location nationwide. “Main Event is the ultimate entertainment destination for families, friends and large groups who seek variety but still want to have […]

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World’s tallest water coaster coming to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark

By | February 4, 2016

GALVESTON, Texas — Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts is building the world’s tallest water coaster at its award-winning Galveston Island waterpark. Called MASSIV, the German word for massive, the water coaster will be in place in time for the waterpark’s 10th Anniversary celebration this summer. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island is home to more thrill rides than any […]

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Pacific Park introduces new logo

By | February 3, 2016

The West Coast’s only amusement park on a Pier turns 20 years old on May 26, a variety of birthday activities are planned for the world-famous landmark SANTA MONICA, Calif., — Pacific Park is busy preparing for its months-long 20th birthday celebration in 2016. The two acre amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier is […]

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Mondial delivers record breaking transportable Giant Wheel

By | January 29, 2016

SARASOTA, Fla. — Bob Dean, president of Leisure Labs, LLC, announced recently the opening of the world’s largest transportable Giant Wheel at a height of 70 meters. Manufactured by Mondial World of Rides, this major ride proudly towers over Paris’s Place de la Concorde and offers thrilling panoramic views from its 48 enclosed gondolas. Froukje […]

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The Joker will wreak total mayhem in 2016

By | January 29, 2016

JACKSON, N.J. ─ Chaos reigns supreme at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2016 as one of the world’s most iconic DC Comics Super-Villains commandeers the park’s 14th and most unique scream machine in its history, The Joker. Earlier this fall, the world’s largest theme park announced “Total Mayhem,” which quickly became one of the world’s […]

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Daughter of Chance Rides founder has passed away

By | January 15, 2016

WICHITA FALLS, Kansas — The daughter of Chance Rides Founder Harold Chance Passed Away on Tuesday Nancy Chance Stadnyck, 59, passed away in her home peacefully on January 12, 2016, after a nearly twelve-year battle with cancer. She died surrounded by her family in Metamora, Ill. Born on December 26, 1956 in Wichita, Kan. Nancy […]

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Northern California world premiere: Arrow documentary spotlights South Bay company

By | January 14, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Legacy of Arrow Development, a documentary that highlights former South Bay amusement ride manufacturer Arrow Development, will be shown at a world premiere event at the Montgomery Theater in downtown on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Arrow Development is famous for pioneering tubular steel roller coaster track, an […]

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Lagotronics joins forces with Ride Entertainment Group

By | January 14, 2016

Stevensville, Md. — Lagotronics Projects and Ride Entertainment are working together in the North American theme park industry. The partnership brings together the industry’s premier technology leader with one of the best-known sales companies. Lagotronics Projects is a leader in the theme park industry, with the best quality interactive systems and technology in the world. […]

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Cowabunga Bay partners with IAM

By | January 14, 2016

WINDERMERE, Fla. — IAM StarGuard ELITE has announced that Cowabunga Bay, Nevada, has joined its portfolio of Risk Prevention Clients. IAM has grown leaps and bounds over the past two years investing in technology and new curriculum integrations into the industry leading SAI lifeguard text and training programs. The IAM lifeguard portal is a prime […]

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Shanghai Disney Resort to open on June 16, 2016

By | January 13, 2016

BURBANK, Calif. — The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group announced that Shanghai Disney Resort will host a multi-day, grand opening celebration, culminating in a spectacular welcoming ceremony for the resort’s first official guests on June 16, 2016. The world-class resort, located in the Pudong District of Shanghai, will be Disney’s first destination resort […]

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