Author Archives: AT Staff

2015 Golden Ticket Awards registration underway

By | July 24, 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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Kennywood Amusement Park Premieres New 4-D Theater Experience

By | July 24, 2015

WEST MIFFLIN, PA–A mammoth new Ice Age branded 4-D theatrical experience, Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D, will premiere at Kennywood Amusement Park on Wednesday, July 29. This eye-popping adventure follows the manic saber-toothed squirrel Scrat on an epic odyssey in time travel. From the Coliseum of Ancient Rome to the dance floor of […]

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square installs the World’s Largest Matchstick Model

By | July 21, 2015

All Aboard! ‘Flying’ steampunk train is made from more than 1,000,000 matchsticks! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium introduces the world’s largest matchstick model to the public July 29th, 2015. The train measures 22 feet long, 13 feet wide and 9 feet high – and is made from over one million, individually placed […]

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SeaWorld’s Killer Whales Live As Long As Their Wild Counterparts

By | July 21, 2015

Peer-reviewed study published in the prestigious Journal of Mammalogy A new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Mammology by the Oxford University Press adds important insights to the debate over how long killer whales in human care live. The study found no difference in life expectancy between killer whales born at SeaWorld and a […]

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All Aboard for Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie Railroad August 29-30

By | July 21, 2015

Calling all train and history enthusiasts! Tweetsie Railroad is known by generations of families for its Wild West adventure. What many people may be surprised to learn is that North Carolina’s first theme park has a long and rich history, which it celebrates each year with Railroad Heritage Weekend. Highlights of this year’s event, which […]

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Canada’s Wonderland is home to the Chinese Acrobats until August 3rd

By | July 16, 2015

The Chinese Acrobats have tumbled into International Showplace for a limited, and exclusive, run. This 30 minute show offers more than a glimpse into the fascinating traditions of the Orient. It consists of sensational Chinese acrobatics, balancing feats and much more. A truly Oriental spectacular and a show for all ages, the grace and precision […]

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S&S to Build Drop Tower for motiongate™ Dubai

By | July 15, 2015

LOGAN, Utah – (July 13, 2015) – S&S Worldwide is pleased to announce that it will build and install a 16-Seat Drop Tower for the new motiongate™ Dubai theme park, part of the Dubai Parks and Resorts development which is opening in October 2016. motiongate™ Dubai will be the Middle East’s first Hollywood-inspired theme park […]

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DelGrosso’s Amusement Park To Host 18th Annual Native American Pow Wow & Dance Competition

By | July 15, 2015

Tipton, Pennsylvania – DelGrosso’s Amusement Park will host the 18th Annual Native American Pow Wow on Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, 2015. The weekend festival will be filled with Native American Dancing in full regalia, drumming, and singing. Native American arts and craft vendors will also have various displays throughout the Pow Wow Grounds (inside […]

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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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