Author Archives: AT Staff

Cedar Point unveils more plans for 2015

By | February 24, 2015

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Although most attention has been focused on Cedar Point’s conversion of Mantis to Rogarou, the park has revealed plans for name-changes and makeovers of three more rides in 2015. First up will be another relocation for Calypso. The historic spinning platform ride from Mack Rides of Germany, was part of a multi-ride […]

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Amusement Today office closed Monday, February 23

By | February 23, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — The offices of Amusement Today will be closed on Monday, February 23, due to a North Texas ice storm that is causing hazardous road conditions through the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Conditions are not expected to improve until mid-morning Tuesday, February 24.

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Frontier City to get seven-story looping thrill ride

By | February 20, 2015

Oklahoma City, Okla. — Hang on to your hats, Oklahoma. Frontier City’s all-new extreme thrill ride brain drain is going to throw you for a loop this summer – literally! This exciting thrill ride is seven stories tall (over 72-feet high!) and puts 24 riders face-to-face as they rocket back and forth in suspense before […]

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World's largest swimming lesson looking for hosts

By | February 16, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Host Location registration for the 2015 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson opens on Saturday, February 14. New this year, all Host Locations will teach their lessons at 10 am in their local markets as the lesson travels around the globe over the course of 24 hours. In prior years, aquatic facilities hosting […]

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Pennsylvania amusement ride safety seminar to add crowd control seminar

By | February 13, 2015

In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, a six hour session dedicated to the challenge violence and rowdiness at public events has been added to the Pennsylvania Spring Amusement Ride Safety Seminar. This informational session will be held at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA on Thursday February 26, 2015 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. […]

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DreamVision announces launch of multi-billion dollar family entertainment theme parks

By | February 9, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — The DreamVision Company, a Fort Worth-based privately owned entertainment and media enterprise, announced plans for two multi-billion dollar theme parks and the addition of executive Dave Goodman as president of DreamVision Theme Parks and Resorts. DreamVision CEO Rick Silanskas says the parks are being developed in partnership with Bryan Robinson, CEO, […]

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Long time park director is honored after nearly 50 seasons at Six Flags Over Texas

By | February 6, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — This season will mark a bittersweet end of an era at Six Flags Over Texas. For 47 seasons, the park’s Director of Operations has been employed at the park and now he’s retiring. Mike Apple began his career in 1967 as a ride operator for the Astrolift. Throughout the years he’s always […]

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Seaworld Entertainment, Inc. announces operational management changes

By | February 6, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, has announced changes in its operations management. These changes are part of the Company’s previously announced business optimization plans. Daniel B. Brown becomes the Company’s Chief Parks Operations Officer, having operational oversight over all of the Company’s theme parks. Donald […]

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Polin Waterparks announces new logo

By | February 5, 2015

ISTANBUL, Turkey — The rush of water. The surge of adrenaline. The flow of energy. The screams of joy. You can’t describe it. You have to feel, experience it. Polin has been doing that with that same feeling of anticipation and energy for nearly 40 years. Committed to safety and passionate about design, it has […]

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Carowinds installs final track section for Fury 325 record-breaking coaster

By | February 2, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Construction workers installed the final piece of track on Fury 325 at Carowinds on Friday, January 30, 2015. The record-breaking coaster will be the world’s tallest and fastest mega coaster with a traditional lift hill. Fury 325 will carry riders 325 feet high before plunging down an 81 degree drop at 95 […]

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