Author Archives: AT Staff

Scruffy Dog expands rapidly and is recruiting senior team members globally

By | December 7, 2016

Scruffy Dog Design, Create & Deliver is gearing up to handle an influx of new projects across the globe. After successful exhibitions at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, the European Attractions show in Barcelona, Spain, and the Museum + Heritage show in London last spring, it was an obvious decision for the creative […]

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Pigeon Forge Encourages Support Of Area Tourism

By | December 2, 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) tourism officials are reinforcing that the city’s many attractions, theatres, restaurants and lodging properties are operating as usual after recent wildfires in the area. The announcement comes after Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner encouraged visitation to the area as a show of support. “If you really want to do […]

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AIMS Seminar scholarship deadlines extended to Monday, December 5

By | December 2, 2016

The deadline to submit a number of scholarship applications for the 2017 AIMS Safety Seminar, has been extended. Applications for the Mark Moore Craftsperson scholarship and the IAAPA Alan Ramsay scholarships will now be accepted through Monday, December 5th. Complete information on these scholarships along with application forms can be found on the AIMS website […]

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Dolly Parton announces My People Fund

By | December 1, 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — In a video message released this evening, Dolly Parton announced a new effort by The Dollywood Company and The Dollywood Foundation to establish a fund to assist the victims of the Great Smoky Mountain wildfires in Tennessee. The new My People Fund will provide $1000 each month to Sevier County families […]

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Kentucky Kingdom announces new rides and other additions for 2017

By | November 30, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On the heels of a very successful 2016 season, Kentucky Kingdom announces its new attractions and additions for 2017. Leading the list is “Eye of the Storm,” a 24-passenger, high-speed thrill ride with a roller coaster train that circles a seven-story loop, featuring continuous rotations, inversions, and both forward and backward motions […]

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Dollywood to reopen Friday – Park to focus on community recovery

By | November 30, 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – After assessing the damage wrought by recent wildfires in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood is focusing its efforts for the next two days supporting the community. Dollywood hosts have joined in supporting the needs of their fellow hosts affected as well as assisting other area businesses in supplying […]

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IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 Largest in 98-year History Event Sets New Records for Attendance and Trade Show Floor Size as Global Attractions Industry Business Booms

By | November 21, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 broke all records as an all-time high 35,100 attractions industry professionals gathered in Orlando this week to experience the future of the industry across the largest trade show floor in the event’s 98-year history. The attractions industry business is booming around the world and the success of IAAPA […]

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Fårup Sommerland is implementing a generational and ownership change

By | November 18, 2016

DENMARK – A generational and ownership change has been implemented in Fårup Sommerland, as Søren Kragelund is selling his shares in the company and will resign as CEO and board member. “Of course it is with a certain sadness that we are announcing that Søren Kragelund has decided, as he reaches 68, to sell his […]

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AV Stumpfl presents uncompressed 8K & show control solutions at IAAPA

By | November 18, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – This November, AV Stumpfl is exhibiting the Wings Engine Raw 8K uncompressed media server for the first time at Booth 1671 at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016. As attractions and theme parks work on new ways to excite audiences through gripping visual information, storytelling and creative use of immersive displays, the demand for […]

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Splash City in Kansas opens dual entry wave pool from Aquatic Development Group

By | November 17, 2016

SHAWNEE, Kansas — This past summer, Splash Cove in Shawnee, Kan., opened Twin Tides, a dual entry wave pool from Aquatic Development Group (ADG). The bow-tie shaped attraction is designed to double the capacity of a typical wave pool and is the only one of its kind in the Midwest. The pool has two shallow […]

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