Author Archives: AT Staff

Knott’s Berry Farm hires new general manager

By | May 27, 2016

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Fair Entertainment Company has announced that Jon Storbeck has been hired as Vice President and General Manager of Knott’s Berry Farm. Jon will join the company on May 30, after a distinguished career of more than 30 years at The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Storbeck replaces Raffi Kaprelyan, who has been […]

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Six Flags Over Texas opens expanded Gotham City section

By | May 25, 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas — At 11 am on Tuesday, May 24, Six Flags Over Texas hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the super-villains rides in the newly expanded Gotham City section of the park. Officers from the Arlington Police Department were on hand to keep the villains under control and to be […]

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New Skycoaster becomes instant landmark at Andy Alligator’s Fun Park

By | May 18, 2016

NORMAN, Oklahoma — Motorists traveling along I-35 just 10 miles south of Oklahoma City now have a prime view of the State’s newest thrill ride- a 109 foot A-Frame Single Skycoaster that has instantly become the new vertical icon for Andy Alligator’s Fun Park.  The combination FEC-Waterpark has steadily grown since its debut and the […]

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Six Flags Announces Guests’ Choice for New Name of Roller Coaster

By | May 17, 2016

AUSTELL, Ga. — May 17, 2016 — By popular vote, Six Flags Over Georgia announces its guests select Blue Hawk as the new name for the renovated Ninja roller coaster. Blue Hawk, featuring an initial drop of 122 feet at speeds of more than 50 miles per hour, is set to debut on Thursday, June 2. […]

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Niagara’s Martin’s Fantasy Island is the newest theme park addition to Apex Parks Group

By | May 13, 2016

ALISO VIEJO, California — May 13, 2016, California-based Apex Parks Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Martin’s Fantasy Island theme park. This is Apex Parks Group’s first acquisition for 2016. Martin’s Fantasy Island is located in Grand Island, New York, less than 10 miles southeast of Niagara Falls in western New York. The […]

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Zamperla issues statement regarding ride mishap in India

By | May 13, 2016

VICENZA, Italy — Zamperla is saddened to learn of the fatal accident at Kishkinta Park near Chennai, India, which occurred on May 11, 2016 involving a ride called the “Disco Dancer.” It is important for the public to know that the ride involved in this accident was not a Zamperla product. Zamperla, a leading manufacturer […]

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Busch Gardens releases Cobra’s Curse video

By | May 11, 2016

TAMPA, Florida — Busch Gardens Tampa has released video POV of its latest attraction, Cobra’s Curse. The new roller coaster from Mack Rides of Germany, includes a number of distinctive features including an elevator lift and cars that rotate 180 degrees for a portion of the ride, then spin freely for another portion of the […]

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ProSlide announces European office expansion

By | May 11, 2016

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada — ProSlide has announced a new addition to the ProSlide Europe team. Based out of Amsterdam, Geert van Heugten will step into the role of Business Development/Account Manager for Europe. “Given the strong growth that we are seeing in Eastern Europe, we believe that now is a perfect time to expand our […]

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Six Flags hosts management reunion

By | May 9, 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas — Former and present Six Flags managers gathered at Six Flags Over Texas for a two-day reunion event on May 3 and 4, 2016. Festivities included a Classic Six Mixer at the park’s Crazy Horse Saloon on Tuesday evening, walking tours of Six Flags Over Texas on Wednesday followed by a reunion dinner […]

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Valravn diversifies Cedar Point’s lineup of record-setting coasters

By | May 5, 2016

The park turns to B&M for fourth time SANDUSKY, Ohio – Setting records is nothing new for Cedar Point. In fact, it is a reputation for which the park has become  famous. With a lineup of world-class roller coasters climbing into the upper double digits, the park has set records more than ten times with […]

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