Author Archives: AT Staff

Mark Moore Memorial Fundraiser continues to bring in donations

By | December 21, 2016

PLAINVIEW, Texas – After the tragic death of National Roller Coaster Museum founding board member Mark Moore this past July, his family and business wanted to ensure his legacy while maintaining the efforts of the National Roller Coaster Museum in which he strongly supported. Moore was a true amusement industry pioneer. In 1982 he founded […]

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S.A.V.E. (Security Awareness and Vigilance for Everyone) and CPO (Certified Pool Operator) programs to be offered at the AIMS Safety Seminar in Orlando week of January 9, 2017

By | December 21, 2016

These Certification programs can be taken as part of the AIMS Safety Seminar or independently by individuals working in the live entertainment and amusement industry. The 2017 AIMS Safety Seminar will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton at SeaWorld, January 8-13. More than 350 students from theme parks and attractions worldwide are expected to […]

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WhiteWater Announces the Hiring of Nathan Jones to Lead Its Global Attractions Sales Team

By | December 20, 2016

RICHMOND, Canada – WhiteWater, The Waterparks & Attractions Company, and the leading global designer and manufacturer of innovative waterpark products and active family attractions is thrilled to announce their latest senior hire, Nathan Jones, as Global Head of Attractions Business Development. Nathan is an established industry veteran, having worked in executive management positions for some […]

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Betty Toomer, wife of Arrow Dynamic’s Ron Toomer has passed away

By | December 12, 2016

BEDFORD, Texas — Betty Toomer, the wife of legendary coaster designer Ron Toomer, passed away in Bedford, Texas, on December 3. She was 87. Although not officially part of Arrow Development or Arrow Dynamics, Betty always appreciated the love that industry members and enthusiasts passed along to the rest of the family. Her husband was […]

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Fun Spot America is adding a new Wooden Roller Coaster for the summer 2017

By | December 9, 2016

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Today we are excited to announce our HUGE deal with The Gravity Group, an American based company out of Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of the deal The Gravity Group will custom design a new Roller Coaster that will be built for Fun Spot America’s Kissimmee,Florida location. John Arie Jr, Fun Spot America’s […]

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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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