Author Archives: AT Staff

Hersheypark Announces Hershey Triple Tower™ Opening in 2017

By | August 3, 2016

HERSHEY, Penn – At a press conference today, Hersheypark, the 110-acre theme park in Hershey, PA, announced its newest attraction – Hershey Triple Tower™. The new attraction, slated to debut for the 2017 Springtime In The Park event, is comprised of three drop towers of different heights: Hershey’s Tower™, Reese’s Tower™ and Hershey’s Kisses Tower™. […]

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New Water Attraction to Bring High Seas Adventure to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Next Spring

By | August 3, 2016

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is growing its roster of great guest experiences and embarking on a high seas adventure with a new family-friendly water attraction called Miss Fortune Falls expected to open in spring 2017. Located near Crush ‘n’ Gusher, Miss Fortune Falls brings to life the story of […]

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ARM Inc. issues statement addressing incident involving the Super Shot at Frederick County, Virginia Fair

By | August 2, 2016

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – A.R.M. (USA) Inc., the manufacturer of the Super Shot ride involved in the July 25th accident which occurred at the Frederick County, Virginia fair wants to extend its prayers and well wishes to the woman who was injured. In addition, A.R.M. is compelled to address inaccuracies and misinformation reported in the news […]

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IAAPA Announces Steve Van den Kerkhof, Plopsa Group CEO, as Keynote Speaker for GM and Owners’ Breakfast at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016

By | August 2, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), the global trade association representing the attractions industry, announces Steve Van den Kerkhof, Plopsa Group CEO and Studio 100 chairman of the board, as the keynote speaker for the GM and Owners’ Breakfast at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016, the premier trade show for […]

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New roller coaster coming to Kings Island

By | July 29, 2016

MASON, Ohio – Construction is underway on a new wooden roller coaster adventure for visitors to Kings Island. Themed to an area surrounding a lumber company becoming overrun by a mysterious medusa-like overgrowth of vines as nature reclaims its land, Mystic Timbers will be 3,265 feet in length, reach 109 feet in height and weave […]

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The Orlando Eye Becomes The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye

By | July 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – After celebrating its first birthday this past May, Orlando’s 400-foot observation wheel is bubbling with happiness over its new name: Coca-Cola Orlando Eye. This exciting partnership with Coca-Cola allows guests to share enhanced new experiences on the observation wheel from the moment they enter the attraction. Guests will be greeted with a […]

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Alethea Roads, First Lady of of Wonderland passes away

By | July 28, 2016

AMARILLO, Texas — Alethea Roads passed away on Tuesday, July 26, at a hospice in Amarillo, Texas. She was 100 years old. Alethea & her husband, Paul Roads, founded what was originally Kiddie Land in August 1951 at Amarillo’s Thompson Park. Kiddie Land opened with three rides — a kiddie car ride (built by Paul […]

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H-2B Visa Program in Jeopardy – Help Support OABA’s “Back the PAC” Campaign Now

By | July 28, 2016

The Outdoor Amusement Business Association Political Action Committee (OABA-PAC) donations to federal legislators helps develop strong relationships with legislators that help to get favorable regulations to protect your seasonal, guest workers in the H-2B visa program. Because OABA’s Board and OABA-PAC Committee strongly understand the importance of a reliable and dedicated staff for your operations, […]

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Funtown Pier owner will not rebuild

By | July 27, 2016

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. — Funtown Pier, the amusement park pier that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy then subsequently destroyed in a 2013 fire, will not be rebuilt. An attorney representing the former owner said restrictions placed on the park by the borough’s zoning board would not allow the park to be profitable. Plans for […]

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Premier parks acquires wild water kingdom water park near Toronto

By | July 22, 2016

LAKEWOOD, New Jersey — Premier Parks, LLC, an operator of multiple theme and waterparks across the United States, has acquired Wild Water Kingdom. The 100 acre water park and entertainment facility, which has not operated since 2014, is located in Brampton, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area. Premier Parks is led by Kieran Burke, former […]

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