Author Archives: AT Staff

Valravn diversifies Cedar Point’s lineup of record-setting coasters

By | May 5, 2016

The park turns to B&M for fourth time SANDUSKY, Ohio – Setting records is nothing new for Cedar Point. In fact, it is a reputation for which the park has become  famous. With a lineup of world-class roller coasters climbing into the upper double digits, the park has set records more than ten times with […]

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Lake Compounce and Phobia Phear Coaster set to open on Saturday, May 7th

By | May 5, 2016

BRISTOL, Conn. – Lake Compounce and its much anticipated new rollercoaster Phobia Phear Coaster are opening at 11am on Saturday, May 7th. 12 terrified riders have been chosen through an online contest to be the first to experience Phobia Phear Coaster on the park’s opening day at park opening immediately following a ribbon cutting to […]

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Erie County Fair Signs 10 Year Contract with the Strates Shows

By | May 3, 2016

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The Erie County Agricultural Society announced today that it has extended its contract with the Strates Shows Inc. by 10 years as the sole carnival midway provider for the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, New York (Buffalo). The contract for amusement services between Strates Shows and the Erie County Fair now […]

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City of White Settlement ends relationship with Hawaiian Falls

By | April 28, 2016

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas — Just two years after opening, the city of White Settlement sent a notice to Harvest Family Entertainment Texas LP (HFE) that it was terminating the land lease it had to operate a Hawaiian Falls water park on city property. Hawaiian Falls White Settlement, opened in 2014 as the first North Texas […]

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Showmen’s League creates scholarship fund to honor Mike Chance

By | April 27, 2016

CHICAGO, Illinois — The Showmen’s League of America has created the Mike Chance Memorial Scholarship to honor the Chance Family. The fund will help deserving college students for years to come. Donations to the fund can be made by contacting Cindy Herring at 312-733-9533. The Showmen’s League has granted up to $40,000 a year in […]

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Michael Chance obituary released

By | April 22, 2016

WICHITA, Kansas — Michael (Mike) Dean Chance, 42, Wichita, Kansas, joined his loved ones in heaven Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Mike was born May 26, 1973, in Wichita, Kansas, to Richard (Dick) and Penny (Pruter) Chance. He made many long-lasting friends at his alma maters, Wichita Northwest High School (1991) and Kansas State University (1995). […]

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Mike Chance funeral service set for Wednesday, April 27 in Wichita

By | April 21, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. — The Chance family has announced that funeral service service for Michael Chance have been set for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kan. A reception will follow at the Wichita Country Club. An online register for comments to the family is in the […]

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Mike Chance loses battle with depression

By | April 20, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. — In a prepared statement to the amusement industry, Chance Rides, Inc. has announced that company President Mike Chance lost his battle with depression on April 19 at the age of 42. “Yesterday our family and company suffered a tremendous loss. Our son and company president Mike Chance lost his long‐term and well‐fought […]

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Yas Island to open Warner Bros. themed destination in Abu Dhabi

By | April 19, 2016

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 19 April 2016: Miral and Warner Bros. officially announced that a Warner Bros. themed destination is set to open in Abu Dhabi. Situated on Yas Island, one of the world’s leading business, leisure and entertainment destinations, the development will include the only Warner Bros. branded hotel alongside the immersive theme […]

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SeaWorld releases Mako video

By | April 18, 2016

ORLANDO, Florida — Mako made its debut run along its 4,760-foot steel track at SeaWorld Orlando in April. During its inaugural test ride, Mako plunged 200-feet down from its initial lift hill, surged through nine air-time hills and reached topped speeds of 73 mph. Mako’s tight turns and speed are inspired by reality. Mako sharks […]

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