Author Archives: AT Staff

Kings Island’s Soak City Waterpark receives Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award

By | May 11, 2015

MASON, Ohio — Kings Island’s Soak City Waterpark has been awarded the Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award for the 2014 season. Earning this award demonstrates that the aquatic facilities the park operates consistently exceed industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence. International Aquatic Safety Awards are conferred to deserving aquatic facilities by […]

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Uremet names Charles Cornman as new CEO

By | May 8, 2015

SANTA ANA, California — Uremet Corporation, the leading manufacturer of high quality, high performance solid polyurethane wheels, has named Charles R. Cornman, PhD, as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Cornman joins Uremet with 20 years’ experience as a functional leader in market-leading manufacturing companies. The new CEO brings to Uremet a wealth of technical and […]

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Original Wisconsin Ducks celebrates 70 years of operation

By | May 8, 2015

WISCONSIN DELLS, It was 1942 when the unique amphibious vehicles first rolled off the General Motors assembly line. Built to go to war, the land-and-water military craft, code named DUKWs, were simply nicknamed “ducks” by World War II soldiers. This summer, a special fleet of the vehicles are celebrating 70 years of service at the […]

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Rio Syrup celebrates 75th anniversary

By | May 6, 2015

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Rio Syrup company, Inc. was founded in 1940 by Stuart S. Tomber, thus the company is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The third generation of family members continue their involvement in the company which manufacturers beverage flavors for Shaved Ice, Slush Drinks, Sno Cones, Fountain Drinks, Ices, Punch Drinks, Malt […]

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Tempesto opens at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

By | May 1, 2015

JAMES CITY, Virginia — Tempesto, the Premier rides Sky Rocket II model launch coaster opened to rave reviews during a media event April 24 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Va. The 154 foot tall structure features numerous tight turns and banked inversions. The 18 passenger train uses a double shuttle launch (Linear Synchronous Motor or LSM) […]

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Holiday World premieres America’s first launched wing roller coaster

By | April 23, 2015

SANTA CLAUS, Indiana — With a crowd of hundreds of roller coasters enthusiasts from around the nation cheering, America’s first launched wing coaster took flight over Holiday World Theme Park on April 23. “This is an incredible day in our park’s history,” says park president Matt Eckert. “We can’t wait to see and hear our […]

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Picsolve appoints Anthony Boddie as Vice President of Theme Park Operations, North America

By | April 23, 2015

ORLANDO, Florida — Picsolve, the leading image capture partner for the leisure and entertainment industry, has announced the appointment of Anthony Boddie as its new Vice President of Theme Park Operations, North America. Following Picsolve’s recent $14 million investment in the US, the company has recruited heavily in the region, with Boddie’s position fundamental to […]

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Circus History to be sold at World Wide Circus Summit 2015

By | April 22, 2015

Springfield, Mass. — Gary Payne, President of the Circus Fans of America, announced that The Enquirer Printing Company of Newtown, Ohio, will be offering a large collection of Circus memorabilia for sale during The World Wide Circus Summit 2015, scheduled for The Big E Fairgrounds, July 14-18. John Anderson, president of The Enquirer Printing Company […]

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Engineers of Prosperity conference occurs in April

By | April 15, 2015

Muddy Creeks, Pa. — The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society is hosting the first joint conference of the two leading national rail preservation organizations, April 16 – 18, 2015. The Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums (ATRRM) and the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) are meeting together in a spring conference that has […]

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SeaWorld has rescued more than 25,000 animals

By | April 3, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — The SeaWorld Rescue Team has surpassed a sobering milestone: more than 25,000 animals rescued over the past five decades. 2015 is proving to be a challenging year for animals in the wild in need of SeaWorld’s help. Just recently, SeaWorld helped rescue 19 manatees stuck in a storm drain, returned dozens of […]

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