Author Archives: AT Staff

Great Adventure announces new theme, location for 2015 Super Loop

By | January 14, 2015

Jackson, N.J. — The devil is in the details for Six Flags Great Adventure’s new looping thrill ride, set to open this spring. Originally announced in the fall of 2014 as “Looping Dragon,” with an Asian-inspired moniker and location in the Golden Kingdom section, the new ride was re-imagined by park management who opted for […]

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Last chance to ride Gwazi

By | January 9, 2015

Tampa, Fla. – February 1, 2015, is the last day for thrill seekers to ride Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa as the park prepares to permanently close the wooden roller coaster. Gwazi opened in 1999 as Florida’s first dueling wooden roller coaster, providing guests with thrilling and memorable experiences for more than 15 years. “No […]

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AIMS safety seminar registration deadline extended

By | January 5, 2015

SANTA ANA, Calif. — AIMS International has extended the early registration deadline for the 2015 AIMS Safety Seminar and Certification Program to January 7, 2015. Attendees who register by the newly extended deadline will save $100 off the registration price. The annual AIMS Safety Seminar is world-renowned for its diverse curriculum and the quality of […]

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Amusement Today offices closed for the holiday season

By | December 19, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — The offices of Amusement Today will close at 5 p.m on Friday, December 19, 2014, and will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015, in order to give our employees a chance to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays with their family and friends. Amusement Today desktop edition will not be published […]

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Raging Waters San Dimas announces state’s first hydromagnetic water coaster

By | December 19, 2014

SAN DIMAS, Calif. — Raging Waters San Dimas is introducing the first hydromagnetic LIM water coaster to California this summer 2015 – Aqua Rocket. The new attraction will span close to two football fields in length, making it a great addition to the park’s current 49 water attractions. Aqua Rocket offers guests a radically different […]

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas announces new marketing manager

By | December 18, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Six Flags Fiesta Texas welcomes Jeff Filicko as the new Marketing Manager beginning December 29. Filicko has more than 7 years of theme park marketing experience at Kennywood amusement park located near Pittsburgh, Pa. Like many in the industry, he began by working his way up from a seasonal summer job […]

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Maurer announces change of corporate form

By | December 17, 2014

MUNICH, Germany — On December 15, 2014, Maurer Söhne GmbH & Co. KG became MAURER AG. The change in corporate form to a stock corporation denotes a milestone in the company`s strategy: The path is leading in the direction of further internationalization and the internationally recognized legal form of stock corporation is a logical step […]

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IAAPA provides five scholarships to the AIMS safety seminar in memory of Alan Ramsay

By | December 12, 2014

The amusement industry lost a dear friend in 2011 when Alan Ramsay passed away at the young age of 41. Alan was a friend to anyone he met and a true fan of our industry possessing a passion and commitment for the amusement industry. Alan served on the AIMS Education Committee and was instrumental in […]

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Innovative Attraction Management LLC to provide turnkey attraction management

By | December 10, 2014

Windermere, Fla. — Innovative Attraction Management LLC (IAM) announces a partnership with Fouraime Enterprises Limited to provide the IAM Turnkey Operations Management Program and the IAM Elite Aquatic Risk Prevention program for the new, cutting edge water park and amusement attraction located in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. This new entertainment offering, includes the design of Aquatic Design […]

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IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 participants raise more than $120,000 for Give Kids The World Village

By | December 5, 2014

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and attractions industry professionals raised more than $120,000 for Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village in Kissimmee, Florida, during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014. IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 is the largest conference and trade show for the attractions industry and took place in the Orange County Convention […]

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