Author Archives: AT Staff

A Thrilling Wager Fit for Thrill Parks – Cedar Point and Six Flags Great America “Double Down” on World Series

By | October 26, 2016

GURNEE, Ill – With the fun of all the recent wagers placed between Illinois and Ohio, two of the best thrill parks in the world are getting in on the action. Illinois’ Six Flags Great America and Ohio’s Cedar Point are each boasting that their home team will take the championship. In a video posted […]

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Woody’s World Arcade closes, assets to be auctioned off

By | October 24, 2016

Norton Auctions of Coldwater, Michigan, is coordinating the sale GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio — Woody’s World Arcade is saying goodbye after 35 Years. Woody’s World opened its doors in May 1981. Namco’s Pac Man game was in nearly every tavern, arcade and storefront in the U.S. and video games were on the verge of exploding. Changing times […]

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ASTM releases new video for committee on amusement rides and devices

By | October 21, 2016

WEST CONSHOKOCKEN, Pa. — ASTM International has just released a new video spotlighting Jim Seay, a member of the Committee on Amusement Rides and Devices. As president of Premier Rides and an active member of Committee F24, Seay has a unique perspective on creating once-in-a-lifetime amusement ride experiences, the ASTM process, and how essential safety […]

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IAAPA GKTW Motorcycle Run

By | October 19, 2016

ORLANDO, Florida – IAAPA’s 7th Annual Give Kids The World Motorcycle Run will be held on Sunday, November 13. Last year’s ride was such a success, that Harley ran out of motorcycles to rent.  This year Harley has committed to making more bikes available by bringing them in from other locations.  Once again, the event will have a […]

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Steven Wayne Hix, executive director of International Recreational Go-Kart Association and Miniature Golf Association, passes

By | October 13, 2016

Steven Wayne Hix, 66, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Steve was born May 12, 1950, while his family was stationed in Japan. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, Steve went on to lead several successful businesses and […]

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Registration Now Open for AIMS Safety Seminar

By | October 13, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Registration for the AIMS International Safety Seminar is now open and available online at www.aimsintl.org.  This comprehensive seminar, to be held January 8-13, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Orlando, Florida, offers classroom and hands-on safety training along with valuable networking opportunities for ride inspectors, maintenance, operations and aquatic personnel throughout the […]

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Amusement Today launches La. flood relief fundraiser

By | October 11, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. — In August, prolonged rainfall caused flooding in many parts of Louisiana. The city of Baton Rouge received more than 30-inches of rain in a little over a three days. Dixie Landin’ amusement park and Blue Bayou water park were luckily spared any direct flood damage. However, the park’s management and staff […]

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Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company Announces the Appointment of John Lawn to President

By | October 4, 2016

HERSHEY, Penn. – The Board of Directors of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) has announced the promotion of John Lawn to the role of President of the Company. Lawn’s new role became effective September 30, 2016, and is in addition to his current role as Chief Operating Officer. This announcement is the culmination of […]

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House Passes Legislation to Delay Implementation of Overtime Rule; Eyes Turn Toward the Senate

By | September 30, 2016

On Sept. 28, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 246-177 to delay by six months implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule. Five Democrats joined the 241 House Republicans to pass the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6094). The bill faces an uphill […]

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2016 Golden Ticket Awards: Cedar Point

By | September 30, 2016

Video courtesy of Adam Sandy, Ride Entertainment

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