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Texas State Fair most successful in 129-Year History

By | October 20, 2015

DALLAS, Texas — Proving to be the most successful year in Fair history, the 2015 Texas State Fair brought big crowds and an even bigger community impact. With the majority of funds going to participating vendors, the Fair generated in excess of $53.6 million in coupon sales for food and rides – an all-time record, […]

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Switchback makes a fall debut at ZDT’s

By | October 19, 2015

SEGUIN, Texas — A family-owned FEC in south central Texas has opened a first-of-its-kind roller coaster in the entire world and the only wooden coaster to open in the U.S. in 2015. Working with The Gravity Group of Cincinnati, Ohio, the ZDT’s owners have installed Switchback — the world’s first wooden shuttle roller coaster. The […]

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Registration now open for AIMS Safety Seminar

By | October 12, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. – Registration for AIMS International’s Annual Safety Seminar is now open and available online. This comprehensive seminar, to be held January 10-15, 2016, at the Doubletree by Hilton in Orlando, Florida, offers classroom and hands-on safety training along with invaluable networking opportunities for ride inspectors, maintenance, operations and aquatic personnel in the amusement […]

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Funtime Inc. co-founder Gasper Lococo has died

By | October 7, 2015

HURON, Ohio — Gasper Charles Lococo passed away Friday morning, October 2, 2015, of natural causes at home surrounded by his family. Gasper was born on February 22, 1928 in Sandusky, Ohio, to the late August and Jenny (Cosentino) Lococo. He was a Sgt. First Class in the United States Army who proudly served his […]

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NJAA 18th holds annual Fritz Rolle Legacy golf outing

By | October 5, 2015

Little Egg Harbor, N.J. — The New Jersey Amusement Association held their 18th Annual Fritz Rolle Legacy Golf Outing at the Sea Oaks Golf Club on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Fritz Rolle started the event in 1997 to benefit Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization supporting children with life-threatening illnesses. After the first golf […]

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And the Golden Ticket Award goes to…

By | September 12, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Almost 400 attendees were present to watch the Golden Ticket Awards Ceremony unfold at the historic Gargiulo’s Restaurant and banquet center at Coney Island. The event was hosted by Zamperla, parent company to Central Amusements which operates Luna Park at Coney Island as well as Victorian Gardens in Central Park. Among the […]

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Cedar Point announces Valravn

By | September 10, 2015

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Rumors of a dive coaster have abounded for weeks, and now it is finally been made official. On September 9, 2015, Cedar Point announced the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster for the 2016 season. Valravn is the regal king of birds, swooping in to conquer all other dive coasters on […]

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RWS & Associates to provide entertainment at Golden Ticket Awards ceremony

By | September 10, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. — RWS & Associates, a full-service, worldwide production company, will provide the entertainment for the 2015 Golden Ticket Awards ceremony on September 12. As North America’s largest provider of branded stage shows and experiences, RWS has produced shows for theme park operators Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Herschend Family Entertainment and Hershey Entertainment […]

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2015 Golden Ticket Awards ceremony to stream live

By | September 7, 2015

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — Zamperla will host the 2015 Golden Ticket Awards on September 11 and 12, 2015. Presented by trade newspaper Amusement Today, the private, two-day event for amusement industry professionals recognizes the “best of the best” in the amusement industry. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 12, 2015, the […]

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Del Grosso’s to host last days of summer Christian concerts

By | September 2, 2015

TIPTON, Pennsylvania – Some of the top names in Contemporary Christian Music will take the stage at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park on Sunday, September 6, 2015. DelGrosso’s Amusement Park will be hosting FrontLine Ministries 17th Annual “Last Blast of Summer” YouthFest. This annual worship service and concert will feature two amazing acts: JJ Heller will perform […]

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