Author Archives: AT Staff

Busch Gardens to debut new wooden coaster in 2017

By | March 21, 2016

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Busch Gardens announced a new wooden roller coaster is coming to its collection of world-class thrill rides in spring 2017. The family thriller will be the Virginia theme park’s first wooden coaster and eighth roller coaster in total – and will be designed as the world’s first “crowdsourced” ride. In an unusual […]

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SeaWorld announces last generation of Orcas in its care

By | March 17, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a leading theme park and entertainment company, announced that the killer whales — or orcas — currently in the company’s care will be the last generation of orcas at SeaWorld. The company will end all orca breeding as of today. SeaWorld also will introduce new, inspiring, natural orca encounters, […]

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Live Oak Bancshares officially launches eLending initiative

By | March 11, 2016

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Live Oak Bancshares (“Live Oak”) announced that it has officially launched its eLending initiative. This initiative offers expedited loans from $75,000 to $350,000 that are perfect for the purchase of games and equipment in an industry that has historically struggled to find financing. The process has been streamlined with quick approvals and […]

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Registration now open for Asian Attractions Expo 2016

By | February 26, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — More than 325 international companies will display the latest innovations and next-generation products and services across 10,000 net square meters of exhibition space at Asian Attractions Expo 2016, the region’s premier trade show and conference for the global attractions industry. The event will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre […]

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Miss Germany crowned at Europa-Park

By | February 24, 2016

RUST, Germany — On Saturday 20th February 2014, 24 young women competed for the title of Miss Germany in Germany’s largest amusement park. After the presentation of evening dresses and bathing wear, the jury made of prominent personalities selected Lena Bröder from Nordwalde in North-Rhine Westphalia as the winner. Directly after the nomination, host and […]

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Registration open for IAAPA Safety Institute

By | February 23, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — Registration is now open for the IAAPA Safety Institute in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The program provides the amusement park and attractions industry with the latest safety information and best practices. Attendees will gain essential takeaways from industry experts as they discuss how to achieve operational excellence. Park maintenance personnel should not miss […]

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SeaWorld Entertainment announces operating leadership changes

By | February 19, 2016

ORLANDO, Florida — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, today announced changes in its operational management team at its corporate headquarters and its San Diego, San Antonio and Williamsburg locations. The company also announced the creation of its Resorts Development Group. John Reilly, SeaWorld San Diego Park President, has […]

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Six Flags announces board changes

By | February 18, 2016

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, announced that its board of directors has split executive leadership roles at the company by naming Jim Reid-Anderson the company’s executive chairman and promoting John Duffey to president and CEO, both effective February 19, 2016. Mr. Duffey has […]

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SeaWorld unveils Mako car

By | February 17, 2016

ORLANDO, Florida – SeaWorld Orlando unveiled the custom-built Mako lead car that will take riders on a thrilling experience this summer – the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando. Mako’s design and engineering was inspired by the real Mako shark – one of the ocean’s fastest shark species. When it opens, Mako will […]

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Main Event opens 23rd location

By | February 9, 2016

AVONDALE, Arizona — Main Event Entertainment, the Dallas, Texas-based company that specializes in bowling-anchored family entertainment centers, has opened its second Phoenix-area location in Avondale. The new center is Main Event’s 23rd location nationwide. “Main Event is the ultimate entertainment destination for families, friends and large groups who seek variety but still want to have […]

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