Author Archives: AT Staff

WhiteWater hires operations wizard to lead strategic partnerships

By | January 11, 2016

RICHMOND, B.C. — WhiteWater is happy to announce its latest senior hire, Chris Perry, to the WhiteWater team as Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Chris brings an enviable reputation in waterpark operations, having helped some of the world’s best water parks as an operational consultant. He has spent the last 15 years with Wild […]

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Beech Bend announces massive water park expansion

By | January 7, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky — Beech Bend Park has announced the largest water park expansion in the park’s history. The multi-million dollar expansion includes Cyclone Saucers, the first-ever North American installation of ProSlide’s Flyingsaucer ride. Riders will fly around the edge of three “flying saucers” at high speeds. At nearly 500 feet long with a 55 […]

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A celebration of the life of Bob Minick

By | January 6, 2016

A celebration of Bob Minick’s life is planned for Sunday, January 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Minick’s Dallas home, a place where he loved to entertain. Friends and industry colleagues are welcome to attend the memorial at 8331 San Critobal Dr, Dallas, Texas 75218. To perpetuate his kindness, in lieu of flowers, contributions […]

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Industry veteran, longtime designer, Bob Minick loses battle with cancer

By | January 6, 2016

DALLAS, Texas — J.R. (Bob) Minick, a beloved husband, father and friend passed away peacefully on January 2 after a brave battle with cancer. Bob grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and had a passion for art at an early age. His career path was solidified when, after high school, he moved to California to […]

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Amusement Today holiday closure notice

By | December 21, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — The offices of Amusement Today will close at 1 p.m on Monday, December 21, 2015, and will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016, in order to give our employees a chance to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays with their family and friends. Limited editions of Extra! Extra! Your Desktop Edition […]

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Ellis & Associates place emergency care training within everyone’s reach

By | December 21, 2015

OCOEE, Florida — Ellis & Associates, Inc., the leader in aquatic safety innovation for over 30 years, is expanding once again, with the introduction of its new safety & health training services for professionals and laypersons. Beyond its’ acclaimed International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP), E&A will now offer a full line of additional certification programs […]

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AIMS International Board of Directors call for nominations

By | December 17, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The AIMS International Nomination Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominees to serve on the Board of Directors. The committee seeks nominees willing to lend their leadership and vision to AIMS International’s mission to promote safety in the amusement industry through education, and to contribute to defining the organization’s path […]

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Happy Birthday WhiteWater!

By | December 17, 2015

RICHMOND, B.C., Canada — Today is WhiteWater’s birthday and they would like everyone to join in the celebration! 35 years ago the WhiteWater Waterslide & Recreation Complex in Penticton, B.C. broke ground. Today the company celebrated with its amazing team in the Richmond, B.C., office and thanked them for making WhiteWater into the global leader […]

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Slide City going into position at Quassy

By | December 9, 2015

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — Slide City, the new five-slide children’s attraction at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, started taking shape Tuesday as construction crews placed sections of fiberglass flumes on location. The Middlebury, Conn., park announced the additions to its popular Splash Away Bay waterpark in June with construction to be completed in time for the 2016 […]

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Schlitterbahn releases sneak peek video of new ride in Galveston

By | December 3, 2015

GALVESTON, Texas (December 3, 2015) — The crew at Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts released a video today, hinting at a new ride coming to the Galveston waterpark. The details are still well under wraps, but the ride appears to be massive, according to the video. “Next year will be our tenth anniversary and we are […]

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