Author Archives: AT Staff

WinterFest returns to Kings Island in 2017

By | August 18, 2016

MASON, Ohio – Nostalgia and a return to traditions are what holiday seasons are known for, and in 2017 Kings Island will deliver those sentiments with the return of a month-long holiday celebration. After a 12-year absence, the long awaited return of WinterFest will provide Gold season passholders and Tristate residents with four seasons of […]

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KumbaK co-founder Maarten van de Ven passes away

By | August 18, 2016

THE NETHERLANDS – It is with great sadness that we share that our co-founder and colleague, M.W.T.M. (Maarten) van de Ven passed away unexpectedly. In the almost 15 years of the existence of KumbaK, Maarten has always been the contact person for our suppliers and subcontractors. We at KumbaK owe him great gratitude and will […]

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Weber Group mourns the loss of president, founder, and friend Tom Weber

By | August 18, 2016

SELLERSBURG, Ind. – With deep regret and great sadness, Weber Group has tragically lost one of their own. On August 14, president Tom Weber passed away unexpectedly. “Tom and I founded Weber Group together in 1983 as a Design/Build Company. Through Tom’s leadership, WGI has become a pathfinder in comprehensive specialty fabrication and a world […]

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Tailspin Racer coming to Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | August 16, 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – With the excitement of what is shaping up to be a record season in 2016, The Dollywood Company today announced the addition of TailSpin Racer to Dollywood’s Splash Country for 2017. This thrilling new attraction, supplied by WhiteWater West, allows up to six guests to race each other on mats through […]

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2016 Golden Ticket Awards registration well underway

By | August 15, 2016

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Amusement Today and Cedar Point invite working professionals in the amusement industry such as park owners, operators and management and ride manufacturers, designers, suppliers and vendors, to join the fun at “The Networking Event of the Year” during the 2016 Golden Ticket Awards on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10. “This is a great […]

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2016 Golden Ticket Awards – Tickets remain for boat cruise benefitting NRCMA

By | August 12, 2016

SANDUSKY, Ohio — As a unique fundriaser for the National Roller Coaster Museum & Archives (NRCMA), Cedar Point and Amusement Today have organized a boat cruise on the Jet Express for Saturday, Sept. 10. The Jet Express will take riders on a unique 45-minute cruise on Lake Erie, circling the Cedar Point Resort giving unique […]

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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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