Author Archives: AT Staff

Six Flags Over Texas settlement agreement reached

By | November 19, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Six Flags Over Texas and the Esparza family announced that they, along with the manufacturer of the Texas Giant’s trains, Gerstlauer, have reached an agreement to settle the claims related to the death of Rosy Esparza. The terms of the settlement agreement were not disclosed. “Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers will […]

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Don Burkholder of Morey's Piers has passed away

By | November 18, 2014

Morey’s Piers, Beachfront Waterparks & Resorts is sad to announce that Don Burkholder, Assistant Director of Attractions Maintenance recently passed away after a short battle with cancer. Don joined Morey’s Piers in 2006 and was an industry veteran having previously worked at Six Flags Great Adventure and Universal Orlando. Several of Don’s immediate family members […]

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Chance Rides announces new sales manager for the carnival market

By | November 12, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. — Chance Rides recently hired Jeff Miller as Sales Manager for new rides in the North America carnival market. Jeff comes to Chance Rides with over 25 years experience in the amusement ride industry. “We are very pleased to have Jeff on board as we grow our new portable ride production including our […]

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Workers begin demolition of Cedar Point Breakers Hotel

By | October 29, 2014

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Construction crews began demolition on 10/29 of a major portion of Cedar Point’s Hotel Breakers. This historic section of the hotel is being torn down to make way for a grand new entrance portal as a part of the two-year renovation project at the property. Among the many changes and upgrades coming […]

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Alabama Splash Adventure to host special American Coaster Enthusiasts event

By | October 22, 2014

Attendees Will Ride Newly-Restored Rampage Roller Coaster Birmingham, Alabama — Alabama Splash Adventure is pleased to announce that it will host a special event for American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE), in which participants will be able to ride the newly-restored Rampage roller coaster. The event – “Rip Roarin’ Rampage” – will be a private event on […]

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WhiteWater strikes historic $29-million deal in China

By | October 21, 2014

Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark order of WhiteWater products is largest single order in waterpark history HENAN, China — Yinji Dynasty’s Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark in Henan, China, has purchased in excess of $CAN 29-million worth of WhiteWater products, the largest-ever single order for the global waterpark sector. The colossal waterpark boasts an indoor and outdoor […]

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IAAPA Board of Directors elects Greg Hale vice chairman

By | October 16, 2014

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Executive to Lead Worldwide Attractions Association in 2017 ALEXANDRiA, Virginia — The board of directors of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has elected Greg Hale second vice chairman. Hale is vice president and chief safety officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide. He will be […]

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Developer announces Texas indoor ski resort

By | October 15, 2014

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — At a press conference held Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Levi Davis and Sherman Thurston of Grand Alps Resort DFW Inc. announced plans to build an indoor snow ski facility and resort. To be located on Belt Line Road across the entrance from the Verizon Theatre in the city of Grand Prairie, […]

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NFPA and Legoland Florida Resort promote Fire Prevention Week

By | October 10, 2014

Smoke alarm pledge sweepstakes winner announced, with grand prize trip to LEGOLAND Florida Resort or LEGOLAND California Resort WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – As a national sponsor of Legoland Parks, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) joined Legoland Florida Resort today to celebrate Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5-11) with a special fire safety day in the […]

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Pennsylvania's PACE ride safety seminar to be held in Bloomsburg

By | October 8, 2014

This year’s PACE Ride Safety Seminar will be held in Bloomsburg, Pa., October 27 through October 30. The annual seminar is jointly sponsored by the Pa. Amusement Parks Association (PAPA) and the Pa. State Showmen’s Association (PSSA) with the educational portion of the seminar led by instructors from the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety […]

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