Author Archives: AT Staff

Amusement Today offices closed for the holiday season

By | December 19, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — The offices of Amusement Today will close at 5 p.m on Friday, December 19, 2014, and will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015, in order to give our employees a chance to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays with their family and friends. Amusement Today desktop edition will not be published […]

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Raging Waters San Dimas announces state’s first hydromagnetic water coaster

By | December 19, 2014

SAN DIMAS, Calif. — Raging Waters San Dimas is introducing the first hydromagnetic LIM water coaster to California this summer 2015 – Aqua Rocket. The new attraction will span close to two football fields in length, making it a great addition to the park’s current 49 water attractions. Aqua Rocket offers guests a radically different […]

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas announces new marketing manager

By | December 18, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Six Flags Fiesta Texas welcomes Jeff Filicko as the new Marketing Manager beginning December 29. Filicko has more than 7 years of theme park marketing experience at Kennywood amusement park located near Pittsburgh, Pa. Like many in the industry, he began by working his way up from a seasonal summer job […]

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Maurer announces change of corporate form

By | December 17, 2014

MUNICH, Germany — On December 15, 2014, Maurer Söhne GmbH & Co. KG became MAURER AG. The change in corporate form to a stock corporation denotes a milestone in the company`s strategy: The path is leading in the direction of further internationalization and the internationally recognized legal form of stock corporation is a logical step […]

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IAAPA provides five scholarships to the AIMS safety seminar in memory of Alan Ramsay

By | December 12, 2014

The amusement industry lost a dear friend in 2011 when Alan Ramsay passed away at the young age of 41. Alan was a friend to anyone he met and a true fan of our industry possessing a passion and commitment for the amusement industry. Alan served on the AIMS Education Committee and was instrumental in […]

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Innovative Attraction Management LLC to provide turnkey attraction management

By | December 10, 2014

Windermere, Fla. — Innovative Attraction Management LLC (IAM) announces a partnership with Fouraime Enterprises Limited to provide the IAM Turnkey Operations Management Program and the IAM Elite Aquatic Risk Prevention program for the new, cutting edge water park and amusement attraction located in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. This new entertainment offering, includes the design of Aquatic Design […]

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IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 participants raise more than $120,000 for Give Kids The World Village

By | December 5, 2014

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and attractions industry professionals raised more than $120,000 for Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village in Kissimmee, Florida, during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014. IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 is the largest conference and trade show for the attractions industry and took place in the Orange County Convention […]

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Six Flags Magic Mountain lights up the season by introducing the new Holiday in the Park

By | December 4, 2014

With more than one million lights, holiday treats and falling snow, the “Thrill Capital of the World” is transformed into a winter wonderland VALENCIA, Calif. — Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Thrill Capital of the World, debuts the new holiday extravaganza, Holiday in the Park, at the Valencia theme park. With more than one million […]

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Anthony Catanoso of Wildwood has died

By | November 24, 2014

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. — Anthony Thomas Catanoso of North Wildwood, N.J. passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, in North wildwood where he had lived for the past 85 years. He was 97. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on December 23, 1916, his parents Carmelo and Caterina (Foti) moved “Tony” and his seven brothers and sisters to […]

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Bob Cassata and Dick Knoebel inducted into IAAPA Hall of Fame

By | November 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced that rides and carnival games developer Bob Cassata and legendary amusement park operator Richard “Dick” Knoebel were inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame. The IAAPA Hall of Fame honors individuals for their significant and lasting contributions to the worldwide attractions industry. […]

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