Author Archives: AT Staff

AIMS Seminar scholarship deadlines extended to Monday, December 5

By | December 2, 2016

The deadline to submit a number of scholarship applications for the 2017 AIMS Safety Seminar, has been extended. Applications for the Mark Moore Craftsperson scholarship and the IAAPA Alan Ramsay scholarships will now be accepted through Monday, December 5th. Complete information on these scholarships along with application forms can be found on the AIMS website […]

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Dolly Parton announces My People Fund

By | December 1, 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — In a video message released this evening, Dolly Parton announced a new effort by The Dollywood Company and The Dollywood Foundation to establish a fund to assist the victims of the Great Smoky Mountain wildfires in Tennessee. The new My People Fund will provide $1000 each month to Sevier County families […]

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Kentucky Kingdom announces new rides and other additions for 2017

By | November 30, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On the heels of a very successful 2016 season, Kentucky Kingdom announces its new attractions and additions for 2017. Leading the list is “Eye of the Storm,” a 24-passenger, high-speed thrill ride with a roller coaster train that circles a seven-story loop, featuring continuous rotations, inversions, and both forward and backward motions […]

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Dollywood to reopen Friday – Park to focus on community recovery

By | November 30, 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – After assessing the damage wrought by recent wildfires in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood is focusing its efforts for the next two days supporting the community. Dollywood hosts have joined in supporting the needs of their fellow hosts affected as well as assisting other area businesses in supplying […]

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IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 Largest in 98-year History Event Sets New Records for Attendance and Trade Show Floor Size as Global Attractions Industry Business Booms

By | November 21, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 broke all records as an all-time high 35,100 attractions industry professionals gathered in Orlando this week to experience the future of the industry across the largest trade show floor in the event’s 98-year history. The attractions industry business is booming around the world and the success of IAAPA […]

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Fårup Sommerland is implementing a generational and ownership change

By | November 18, 2016

DENMARK – A generational and ownership change has been implemented in Fårup Sommerland, as Søren Kragelund is selling his shares in the company and will resign as CEO and board member. “Of course it is with a certain sadness that we are announcing that Søren Kragelund has decided, as he reaches 68, to sell his […]

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AV Stumpfl presents uncompressed 8K & show control solutions at IAAPA

By | November 18, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – This November, AV Stumpfl is exhibiting the Wings Engine Raw 8K uncompressed media server for the first time at Booth 1671 at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016. As attractions and theme parks work on new ways to excite audiences through gripping visual information, storytelling and creative use of immersive displays, the demand for […]

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Splash City in Kansas opens dual entry wave pool from Aquatic Development Group

By | November 17, 2016

SHAWNEE, Kansas — This past summer, Splash Cove in Shawnee, Kan., opened Twin Tides, a dual entry wave pool from Aquatic Development Group (ADG). The bow-tie shaped attraction is designed to double the capacity of a typical wave pool and is the only one of its kind in the Midwest. The pool has two shallow […]

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Simworx continues new product development with launch of Flying Theatre

By | November 17, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – UK-based Simworx has announced the launch of another major addition to its product range, the 360° Flying Theatre. The specialist supplier of media based dynamic simulation attractions has partnered with Dutch company Mondial, one of the leading amusement ride manufacturers in the world, to bring an all new range of technologies together […]

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Quassy to fly high in 2017 with new kiddieland

By | November 16, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – The lakefront kiddieland at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, Middlebury, Conn., will be taking flight with two new rides for the 2017 season, park officials said today. Skipper’s Clipper’s, a Pirate Jet ride from SBF/Visa Group, and Up, Up & Away, a Zamperla Samba Balloon, have been purchased by the landmark property, Quassy […]

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