Author Archives: AT Staff

Dollywood to reopen Friday – Park to focus on community recovery

By | November 30, 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – After assessing the damage wrought by recent wildfires in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood is focusing its efforts for the next two days supporting the community. Dollywood hosts have joined in supporting the needs of their fellow hosts affected as well as assisting other area businesses in supplying […]

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IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 Largest in 98-year History Event Sets New Records for Attendance and Trade Show Floor Size as Global Attractions Industry Business Booms

By | November 21, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 broke all records as an all-time high 35,100 attractions industry professionals gathered in Orlando this week to experience the future of the industry across the largest trade show floor in the event’s 98-year history. The attractions industry business is booming around the world and the success of IAAPA […]

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Fårup Sommerland is implementing a generational and ownership change

By | November 18, 2016

DENMARK – A generational and ownership change has been implemented in Fårup Sommerland, as Søren Kragelund is selling his shares in the company and will resign as CEO and board member. “Of course it is with a certain sadness that we are announcing that Søren Kragelund has decided, as he reaches 68, to sell his […]

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AV Stumpfl presents uncompressed 8K & show control solutions at IAAPA

By | November 18, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – This November, AV Stumpfl is exhibiting the Wings Engine Raw 8K uncompressed media server for the first time at Booth 1671 at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016. As attractions and theme parks work on new ways to excite audiences through gripping visual information, storytelling and creative use of immersive displays, the demand for […]

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Splash City in Kansas opens dual entry wave pool from Aquatic Development Group

By | November 17, 2016

SHAWNEE, Kansas — This past summer, Splash Cove in Shawnee, Kan., opened Twin Tides, a dual entry wave pool from Aquatic Development Group (ADG). The bow-tie shaped attraction is designed to double the capacity of a typical wave pool and is the only one of its kind in the Midwest. The pool has two shallow […]

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Simworx continues new product development with launch of Flying Theatre

By | November 17, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – UK-based Simworx has announced the launch of another major addition to its product range, the 360° Flying Theatre. The specialist supplier of media based dynamic simulation attractions has partnered with Dutch company Mondial, one of the leading amusement ride manufacturers in the world, to bring an all new range of technologies together […]

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Quassy to fly high in 2017 with new kiddieland

By | November 16, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – The lakefront kiddieland at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, Middlebury, Conn., will be taking flight with two new rides for the 2017 season, park officials said today. Skipper’s Clipper’s, a Pirate Jet ride from SBF/Visa Group, and Up, Up & Away, a Zamperla Samba Balloon, have been purchased by the landmark property, Quassy […]

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Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Announces ‘World’s First’ Features Of Indoor Track Design And Details Of Thrilling Attractions

By | November 16, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – Andretti Indoor Karting & Games debuted details about their ground breaking upcoming Orlando track design and attractions to more than 30,000 attractions industry professionals from around the world in Orlando, Florida, during IAAPA Attractions Expo, the attractions industry’s premier trade show and conference. Opening in July 2017 off of I-Drive, behind the […]

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Busch Gardens Tampa honored with the 2016 Applause Award

By | November 16, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – Biannually, since 1980, the prestigious Applause Award honors a park whose management, operations and creative accomplishments have inspired the industry with foresight, originality and sound business development. The winner of the 2016 Applause Award is Busch Gardens Tampa, FL, USA. “With a unique mix of world-class attractions, outstanding animal exhibits and strong […]

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DNP Showcases Photo Printing Solutions for Attractions Industry at IAAPA 2016

By | November 15, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – At IAAPA 2016, DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation (booth #4651) will showcase its award-winning digital photo printing solutions that provide custom photo souvenirs at many of the world’s most renowned amusement parks and attractions. Among its latest product introductions being shown at IAAPA 2016, DNP will feature its new DS-RX1HS™ dye-sublimation photo printer […]

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