Author Archives: AT Staff

The Joker will wreak total mayhem in 2016

By | January 29, 2016

JACKSON, N.J. ─ Chaos reigns supreme at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2016 as one of the world’s most iconic DC Comics Super-Villains commandeers the park’s 14th and most unique scream machine in its history, The Joker. Earlier this fall, the world’s largest theme park announced “Total Mayhem,” which quickly became one of the world’s […]

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Daughter of Chance Rides founder has passed away

By | January 15, 2016

WICHITA FALLS, Kansas — The daughter of Chance Rides Founder Harold Chance Passed Away on Tuesday Nancy Chance Stadnyck, 59, passed away in her home peacefully on January 12, 2016, after a nearly twelve-year battle with cancer. She died surrounded by her family in Metamora, Ill. Born on December 26, 1956 in Wichita, Kan. Nancy […]

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Northern California world premiere: Arrow documentary spotlights South Bay company

By | January 14, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Legacy of Arrow Development, a documentary that highlights former South Bay amusement ride manufacturer Arrow Development, will be shown at a world premiere event at the Montgomery Theater in downtown on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Arrow Development is famous for pioneering tubular steel roller coaster track, an […]

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Lagotronics joins forces with Ride Entertainment Group

By | January 14, 2016

Stevensville, Md. — Lagotronics Projects and Ride Entertainment are working together in the North American theme park industry. The partnership brings together the industry’s premier technology leader with one of the best-known sales companies. Lagotronics Projects is a leader in the theme park industry, with the best quality interactive systems and technology in the world. […]

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Cowabunga Bay partners with IAM

By | January 14, 2016

WINDERMERE, Fla. — IAM StarGuard ELITE has announced that Cowabunga Bay, Nevada, has joined its portfolio of Risk Prevention Clients. IAM has grown leaps and bounds over the past two years investing in technology and new curriculum integrations into the industry leading SAI lifeguard text and training programs. The IAM lifeguard portal is a prime […]

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Shanghai Disney Resort to open on June 16, 2016

By | January 13, 2016

BURBANK, Calif. — The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group announced that Shanghai Disney Resort will host a multi-day, grand opening celebration, culminating in a spectacular welcoming ceremony for the resort’s first official guests on June 16, 2016. The world-class resort, located in the Pudong District of Shanghai, will be Disney’s first destination resort […]

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WhiteWater hires operations wizard to lead strategic partnerships

By | January 11, 2016

RICHMOND, B.C. — WhiteWater is happy to announce its latest senior hire, Chris Perry, to the WhiteWater team as Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Chris brings an enviable reputation in waterpark operations, having helped some of the world’s best water parks as an operational consultant. He has spent the last 15 years with Wild […]

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Beech Bend announces massive water park expansion

By | January 7, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky — Beech Bend Park has announced the largest water park expansion in the park’s history. The multi-million dollar expansion includes Cyclone Saucers, the first-ever North American installation of ProSlide’s Flyingsaucer ride. Riders will fly around the edge of three “flying saucers” at high speeds. At nearly 500 feet long with a 55 […]

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A celebration of the life of Bob Minick

By | January 6, 2016

A celebration of Bob Minick’s life is planned for Sunday, January 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Minick’s Dallas home, a place where he loved to entertain. Friends and industry colleagues are welcome to attend the memorial at 8331 San Critobal Dr, Dallas, Texas 75218. To perpetuate his kindness, in lieu of flowers, contributions […]

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Industry veteran, longtime designer, Bob Minick loses battle with cancer

By | January 6, 2016

DALLAS, Texas — J.R. (Bob) Minick, a beloved husband, father and friend passed away peacefully on January 2 after a brave battle with cancer. Bob grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and had a passion for art at an early age. His career path was solidified when, after high school, he moved to California to […]

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