Author Archives: AT Staff

Long time park director is honored after nearly 50 seasons at Six Flags Over Texas

By | February 6, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — This season will mark a bittersweet end of an era at Six Flags Over Texas. For 47 seasons, the park’s Director of Operations has been employed at the park and now he’s retiring. Mike Apple began his career in 1967 as a ride operator for the Astrolift. Throughout the years he’s always […]

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Seaworld Entertainment, Inc. announces operational management changes

By | February 6, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, has announced changes in its operations management. These changes are part of the Company’s previously announced business optimization plans. Daniel B. Brown becomes the Company’s Chief Parks Operations Officer, having operational oversight over all of the Company’s theme parks. Donald […]

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Polin Waterparks announces new logo

By | February 5, 2015

ISTANBUL, Turkey — The rush of water. The surge of adrenaline. The flow of energy. The screams of joy. You can’t describe it. You have to feel, experience it. Polin has been doing that with that same feeling of anticipation and energy for nearly 40 years. Committed to safety and passionate about design, it has […]

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Carowinds installs final track section for Fury 325 record-breaking coaster

By | February 2, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Construction workers installed the final piece of track on Fury 325 at Carowinds on Friday, January 30, 2015. The record-breaking coaster will be the world’s tallest and fastest mega coaster with a traditional lift hill. Fury 325 will carry riders 325 feet high before plunging down an 81 degree drop at 95 […]

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WhiteWater celebrates 100 manufactured AquaLaunches

By | January 28, 2015

RICHMOND, British Columbia, Canada — WhiteWater has recently celebrated its 100th AquaLaunch built. The innovative launch capsule dials up the thrill factor in numerous WhiteWater water slides. AquaLaunch sends riders into jaw-dropping waterslides such as the AquaDrop, the Flatline Loop and the ever popular AquaLoop with installations in over 70 countries worldwide. WhiteWater first started […]

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Triotech and FunLab Cevahir open dark ride in Turkey

By | January 21, 2015

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada — Triotech announces the very first installation an Interactive Dark Ride attraction in Turkey. The attraction will be operated in partnership with FunLab Cevahir, Turkey’s leader in Family Entertainment Centers. Mr. Ernest Yale, President and CEO of TRIOTECH stated: “We are very happy to open this Interactive Dark Ride with a strong […]

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Thomas & Friends at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

By | January 20, 2015

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The world’s most beloved blue engine rolls into Discovery Cube Los Angeles on January 24, 2015. Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails is an interactive, hands-on exhibit, and is locally sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad, Kinkisharyo, Metrolink and BNSF Railway, with a local media sponsor of PBS SoCal. The exhibit is […]

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Great Adventure announces new theme, location for 2015 Super Loop

By | January 14, 2015

Jackson, N.J. — The devil is in the details for Six Flags Great Adventure’s new looping thrill ride, set to open this spring. Originally announced in the fall of 2014 as “Looping Dragon,” with an Asian-inspired moniker and location in the Golden Kingdom section, the new ride was re-imagined by park management who opted for […]

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Last chance to ride Gwazi

By | January 9, 2015

Tampa, Fla. – February 1, 2015, is the last day for thrill seekers to ride Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa as the park prepares to permanently close the wooden roller coaster. Gwazi opened in 1999 as Florida’s first dueling wooden roller coaster, providing guests with thrilling and memorable experiences for more than 15 years. “No […]

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AIMS safety seminar registration deadline extended

By | January 5, 2015

SANTA ANA, Calif. — AIMS International has extended the early registration deadline for the 2015 AIMS Safety Seminar and Certification Program to January 7, 2015. Attendees who register by the newly extended deadline will save $100 off the registration price. The annual AIMS Safety Seminar is world-renowned for its diverse curriculum and the quality of […]

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