Author Archives: AT Staff

The Game Just Changed: Cineplex Starburst Inc. Becomes ‘Player One Amusement Group’

By | November 9, 2016

TORONTO, Ontario, – Cineplex Entertainment today announced that Cineplex Starburst Inc. (“CSI”), a leading distributor and operator of amusement and gaming equipment, is rebranding its business. As of today, all of CSI’s business units will operate under its new name ‘Player One Amusement Group.’ Previously operating as four businesses – CSI, Brady Starburst LLC, Premier […]

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New tourist destination planned for Alabama

By | November 2, 2016

FOLEY, Ala. — The Poarch Band of Creek Indians unveiled detailed plans for its first-class, family-friendly tourist destination currently under construction near Alabama’s most popular beaches. The development’s name, Owa, means “big water” in the Muscogee Creek language. Owa “big water” refers to the 14-acre lake at the center of the unique project that features […]

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Passing of Bob Henry, Schlitterbahn founder

By | November 2, 2016

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – It is with a heavy heart that we at Schlitterbahn share the news that our founder, Robert Ray Henry, known to many of us here as Mr. Bob, passed away last night. Mr. Bob was a brilliant businessman as well as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. When he […]

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Knott’s offers expanded Seasons of Fun, summer interactive entertainment and thrilling new rides in 2017

By | November 2, 2016

BUENA PARK, Calif. – There’s farm fresh fun for everyone coming to Knott’s Berry Farm in 2017 with a brand new thrill ride, an extended Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, the exciting return of Ghost Town Alive! next summer, and the expansion of Knott’s Soak City Waterpark. Sol Spin will bring brand new hair-raising thrills to the […]

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Creative Works Announces Partnership with KWP

By | November 2, 2016

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – Creative Works has announced an exclusive partnership with Kevin Williams from KWP to develop a “Mixed Reality” (MR) attraction. The entertainment industry is constantly evolving to meet new market demands and compete with in-home entertainment. Technology is developing at an increasing rate, and the goal of this partnership is to harness the […]

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Richard A. Zimmerman Promoted To Cedar Fair President

By | October 27, 2016

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2016 – Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, is pleased to announce the promotion of Richard A. Zimmerman to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. “This promotion is an acknowledgement of the significant role Richard has played in the success […]

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Eli Bridge’s Lee Sullivan passes at the age of 91

By | October 27, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – Lee A. Sullivan Jr., 91, of Jacksonville, IL died Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at his home. He was born July 12, 1925 in Jacksonville, the son of Lee A. Sr. and Nell Griffith Sullivan. He married Barbara Bienemann on March 29, 1949 and later married Betty Miller Kinnett Deem on October 25, […]

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Former marketing director and acting general manager of the Volusia County Fair, John W. Owens, Jr., passes

By | October 27, 2016

ORANGE CITY, Fl. – John W. Owens, Jr. 70 of Deland passed away October 24, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Lombard, Illinois on July 17, 1946 and moved to central Florida in 1988 from North Carolina. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. John was the marketing director and […]

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Dolly Parton names 2017 “Year of the Family” – Dollywood adds two rides and two special new events in 2017

By | October 26, 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 26, 2016) — Coming off a record year which featured the best new attraction of 2016, Lightning Rod, as well as the successful first anniversary of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, The Dollywood Company continues to provide more unique experiences at each of its family-friendly properties. Two new family rides debut this summer […]

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A Thrilling Wager Fit for Thrill Parks – Cedar Point and Six Flags Great America “Double Down” on World Series

By | October 26, 2016

GURNEE, Ill – With the fun of all the recent wagers placed between Illinois and Ohio, two of the best thrill parks in the world are getting in on the action. Illinois’ Six Flags Great America and Ohio’s Cedar Point are each boasting that their home team will take the championship. In a video posted […]

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