Author Archives: AT Staff

Jake Inners, owner of Majestic Midways, dies

By | December 30, 2016

YORK, Pa. — Wayne E. “Jake” Inners, 70, owner and CEO of Inners Amusement Company, DBA Majestic Midways, passed away Dec. 10. He was 70. Inners was the youngest of seven boys and two girls who grew up in a family with entertainment roots stretching back to 1909. His father, Francis Grover Cleveland Inners, was […]

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IAAPA Board of Directors Elects David Rosenberg Second Vice Chairman

By | December 27, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The board of directors of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) elected David Rosenberg second vice chairman. Rosenberg is a vice president of Monterey Bay Aquarium. He will serve as second and first vice chairman of IAAPA before taking the helm of the global attractions industry trade association as […]

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Premier Rides’ Jim Seay to deliver keynote address at 2017 AIMS Safety Seminar

By | December 27, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides, will deliver the keynote address during the opening session at 2017 AIMS Safety Seminar. The seminar will take place January 8-13, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld Florida. “We are thrilled that Jim will speak to our students and instructors”, said Karen Oertley, […]

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Galactic Snowtubing Opens at Camelback Resort

By | December 22, 2016

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. – This evening, Camelback Resort officially debuted its new Galactic Snowtubing attraction – an illuminated, exhilarating after-dark snowtube experience that is unlike anything else in the country. Following an official ribbon cutting ceremony, special invited guests and media were among the first to launch themselves down the country’s largest snowtubing park, completely transformed […]

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Amusement Today holiday closure notice

By | December 22, 2016

The offices of Amusement Today close at 1 p.m on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, and will re-open on Monday, January 2, 2017, in order to give our employees a chance to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays with their family and friends. Extra! Extra! Your Desktop Edition will NOT be published on Dec. 23, […]

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Mark Moore Memorial Fundraiser continues to bring in donations

By | December 21, 2016

PLAINVIEW, Texas – After the tragic death of National Roller Coaster Museum founding board member Mark Moore this past July, his family and business wanted to ensure his legacy while maintaining the efforts of the National Roller Coaster Museum in which he strongly supported. Moore was a true amusement industry pioneer. In 1982 he founded […]

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S.A.V.E. (Security Awareness and Vigilance for Everyone) and CPO (Certified Pool Operator) programs to be offered at the AIMS Safety Seminar in Orlando week of January 9, 2017

By | December 21, 2016

These Certification programs can be taken as part of the AIMS Safety Seminar or independently by individuals working in the live entertainment and amusement industry. The 2017 AIMS Safety Seminar will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton at SeaWorld, January 8-13. More than 350 students from theme parks and attractions worldwide are expected to […]

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WhiteWater Announces the Hiring of Nathan Jones to Lead Its Global Attractions Sales Team

By | December 20, 2016

RICHMOND, Canada – WhiteWater, The Waterparks & Attractions Company, and the leading global designer and manufacturer of innovative waterpark products and active family attractions is thrilled to announce their latest senior hire, Nathan Jones, as Global Head of Attractions Business Development. Nathan is an established industry veteran, having worked in executive management positions for some […]

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Betty Toomer, wife of Arrow Dynamic’s Ron Toomer has passed away

By | December 12, 2016

BEDFORD, Texas — Betty Toomer, the wife of legendary coaster designer Ron Toomer, passed away in Bedford, Texas, on December 3. She was 87. Although not officially part of Arrow Development or Arrow Dynamics, Betty always appreciated the love that industry members and enthusiasts passed along to the rest of the family. Her husband was […]

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Fun Spot America is adding a new Wooden Roller Coaster for the summer 2017

By | December 9, 2016

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Today we are excited to announce our HUGE deal with The Gravity Group, an American based company out of Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of the deal The Gravity Group will custom design a new Roller Coaster that will be built for Fun Spot America’s Kissimmee,Florida location. John Arie Jr, Fun Spot America’s […]

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