Author Archives: AT Staff

Water Safety USA Launches

By | April 12, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Water Safety USA has been established by a consortium of national governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with water safety and drowning prevention. Water Safety USA aims to empower people with resources, information, and tools to more safely enjoy and benefit from our nation’s aquatic environments. Water Safety USA will work to […]

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APSP & NSPF Boards Agree to Unify

By | April 12, 2016

Colorado Springs, Colorado — The boards of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) have agreed in principle to merge the two organizations. Both boards believe that the merge will better support the present and future needs of the aquatics industry. Rich Garbee, APSP chairman of the board, […]

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Kings Island partners with Fischer Homes on new Family Care Center

By | April 8, 2016

MASON, Ohio – Kings Island has partnered with Fischer Homes to offer a new Family Care Center for parents visiting the 364-acre amusement and waterpark. The Family Care Center, built by Fischer Homes on International Street near the Eiffel Tower, will fulfill the wants and needs of young families visiting the park to provide a […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Cedar Fair says Great America ‘staying put’

By | March 30, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Cedar Fair Entertainment Company CEO Matt Ouimet appeared before local media this morning to dispel persistent regional buzz that the company’s California’s Great America theme park, a fixture here since 1976, will be sold or closed. Ouimet further conveyed that Cedar Fair will be seeking zoning adjustments from Santa Clara that […]

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The First VR Arcade Conference Announces Important Partnership

By | March 24, 2016

LONDON, UK, March 23, 2016 – The inaugural VR Arcade Conference scheduled for May 2-4, 2016 has announced the signing of an auspicious partnership with Kevin Williams, Founder and Director of consultancy firm KWP Ltd., Publisher of The Stinger Report, Chairman of the DNA Association. He is a renowned specialist in the Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment […]

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World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ set for Friday, June 24, 2016

By | March 24, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS– Registration for the 2016 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) is now open. This year’s WLSL event will take place over the course of 24 hours at an estimated 500 locations in more than 20 different countries. The new time format allows individual host locations to conduct the 30-minute lesson anytime of day […]

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Boysenberry pie-chomping champ named at Knott’s

By | March 23, 2016

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Knott’s Berry Farm’s Calico Stage became a “berry” messy scene March 19 as pie eaters from across the nation competed for a $4,000 prize purse and the title of World Boysenberry Pie-Eating Champion. Internationally top-ranked competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut successfully defended his ownership of the title, which he first claimed […]

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Six Flags to develop parks in Vietnam

By | March 21, 2016

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, announced a new strategic partnership with NaVi Entertainment, a private company based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to build a theme park and a water park in Vietnam using the Six Flags and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor brand names, […]

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Busch Gardens to debut new wooden coaster in 2017

By | March 21, 2016

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Busch Gardens announced a new wooden roller coaster is coming to its collection of world-class thrill rides in spring 2017. The family thriller will be the Virginia theme park’s first wooden coaster and eighth roller coaster in total – and will be designed as the world’s first “crowdsourced” ride. In an unusual […]

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SeaWorld announces last generation of Orcas in its care

By | March 17, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a leading theme park and entertainment company, announced that the killer whales — or orcas — currently in the company’s care will be the last generation of orcas at SeaWorld. The company will end all orca breeding as of today. SeaWorld also will introduce new, inspiring, natural orca encounters, […]

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