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Frontier City announces new thrill slide complex for Wild West Water Works

By | January 26, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Frontier City’s Wild West Water Works is growing by 1,249 feet of high-speed thrill slides in the summer of 2017. On the all-new Gully Washer, riders will plunge off of a 66-foot-tall tower down three enclosed body slides, blasting through narrow loops and twisting tunnels on one of the most exhilarating […]

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Roller Skating Hall of Famer Kurt Anthony Anselmi has died

By | January 25, 2017

LAKE ANGELUS, Mich. — Kurt Anthony Anselmi passed away at his home surrounded by his family on January 19th, after a lengthy battle against brain cancer. Kurt’s youth was spent devoted to the sport of roller skating where he was a perfectionist in style, grace and athleticism. Kurt won many national championships in both singles […]

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KCL Engineering chooses Ride Entertainment as sales partner in the attractions industry

By | January 19, 2017

STEVENSVILLE, Md. – KCL Engineering, a leader in custom lighting solutions, has chosen Ride Entertainment as their sales partner in the attractions industry. KCL burst onto the scene this year with three notable projects at Adventureland Park, the most innovative being a first of its kind LED lighting system on the park’s new Gerstlauer roller […]

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In loving memory … Bill Morey, Sr.

By | January 16, 2017

William H. Morey, 87, of Wildwood, NJ, a renowned builder during the Jersey Shore Doowop motel boom years, owner/operator of the old Ringo bingo hall on the Wildwood boardwalks, and a cofounder of Morey’s Surfside Pier, where millions of Delaware Valley youth for decades enjoyed their summers, went to be in the loving arms of […]

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Mystic Timbers roller coaster at Kings Island

By | January 12, 2017

MASON, Ohio – Construction on Kings Island’s new Mystic Timbers roller coaster is taking shape. By the time workmen complete construction on the ride, they will have used approximately 330,00 board feet of southern yellow lumber; 30,000 pounds of nails; 88,000 bolts and washers and 5,500 cubic yards of concrete for the foundation. Themed to […]

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2017 AIMS Safety Seminar underway in Orlando

By | January 9, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – The 2017 AIMS Safety Seminar is currently underway. Jim Seay of Premier Rides (left) offered the AIMS Safety Seminar opening session keynote. Greg Hale, vice-president of worldwide safety at Disney, provided opening safety remarks. 360 plus students registered, a new AIMS record. The annual seminar is currently underway at the Doubletree in […]

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Announces Denise Godreau Joins The Company As Chief Marketing Officer

By | January 5, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, today announced that Denise Godreau has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Godreau brings extensive industry experience in driving global brand strategy, digital marketing and technology, and revenue generation. “We are looking forward to the leadership and experience Denise […]

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announces leadership changes for Tampa and Orlando parks

By | January 4, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today announced leadership changes for the company’s parks in Orlando and Tampa. Jim Dean, President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island, has been named park president of the company’s Orlando parks, SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove. Stewart Clark, Vice President of Discovery Cove, has been named […]

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Jake Inners, owner of Majestic Midways, dies

By | December 30, 2016

YORK, Pa. — Wayne E. “Jake” Inners, 70, owner and CEO of Inners Amusement Company, DBA Majestic Midways, passed away Dec. 10. He was 70. Inners was the youngest of seven boys and two girls who grew up in a family with entertainment roots stretching back to 1909. His father, Francis Grover Cleveland Inners, was […]

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IAAPA Board of Directors Elects David Rosenberg Second Vice Chairman

By | December 27, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The board of directors of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) elected David Rosenberg second vice chairman. Rosenberg is a vice president of Monterey Bay Aquarium. He will serve as second and first vice chairman of IAAPA before taking the helm of the global attractions industry trade association as […]

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