Author Archives: AT Staff

John Chance Rejoins Chance Rides Inc.

By | June 13, 2016

Wichita, Kan. — John Chance, the youngest son to Dick Chance, the Chance Rides Inc., CEO., has rejoined the company as the VP of Business Development. John left the company to run his own venture in 2012 after having worked in the family business for 10 years. During that 10 years John was instrumental in […]

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2016 Golden Ticket Awards itinerary posted, registration now open

By | June 11, 2016

Save the date for “The Networking Event of the Year”! The red carpet will be rolled out for the amusement industry at the beautiful Cedar Point amusement park and resort in Sandusky, Ohio, for this year’s “don’t miss” event on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10. Visit with old industry friends and enjoy meeting new colleagues […]

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SeaWorld Orlando opens third B&M coaster

By | June 10, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — With properties across the country, if not the globe, having made the hypercoaster a commonplace theme park staple, it is rather surprising that the vacation Mecca of Orlando, or even Central Florida, has somehow missed out on that component over the past quarter century. But, no more. SeaWorld Orlando has just recently […]

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GhostRider coaster rides again at Knott’s Berry Farm

By | June 10, 2016

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Following nine months of renovation work, GhostRider, the iconic wooden roller coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm, strutted its stuff for the media on June 9. The ride’s official reintroduction to the public, taking place June 11, coincides with the 75th anniversary celebration of its host area in the park, Ghost Town. […]

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Knott’s Berry Farm hires new general manager

By | May 27, 2016

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Fair Entertainment Company has announced that Jon Storbeck has been hired as Vice President and General Manager of Knott’s Berry Farm. Jon will join the company on May 30, after a distinguished career of more than 30 years at The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Storbeck replaces Raffi Kaprelyan, who has been […]

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Six Flags Over Texas opens expanded Gotham City section

By | May 25, 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas — At 11 am on Tuesday, May 24, Six Flags Over Texas hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the super-villains rides in the newly expanded Gotham City section of the park. Officers from the Arlington Police Department were on hand to keep the villains under control and to be […]

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New Skycoaster becomes instant landmark at Andy Alligator’s Fun Park

By | May 18, 2016

NORMAN, Oklahoma — Motorists traveling along I-35 just 10 miles south of Oklahoma City now have a prime view of the State’s newest thrill ride- a 109 foot A-Frame Single Skycoaster that has instantly become the new vertical icon for Andy Alligator’s Fun Park.  The combination FEC-Waterpark has steadily grown since its debut and the […]

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Six Flags Announces Guests’ Choice for New Name of Roller Coaster

By | May 17, 2016

AUSTELL, Ga. — May 17, 2016 — By popular vote, Six Flags Over Georgia announces its guests select Blue Hawk as the new name for the renovated Ninja roller coaster. Blue Hawk, featuring an initial drop of 122 feet at speeds of more than 50 miles per hour, is set to debut on Thursday, June 2. […]

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Niagara’s Martin’s Fantasy Island is the newest theme park addition to Apex Parks Group

By | May 13, 2016

ALISO VIEJO, California — May 13, 2016, California-based Apex Parks Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Martin’s Fantasy Island theme park. This is Apex Parks Group’s first acquisition for 2016. Martin’s Fantasy Island is located in Grand Island, New York, less than 10 miles southeast of Niagara Falls in western New York. The […]

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Zamperla issues statement regarding ride mishap in India

By | May 13, 2016

VICENZA, Italy — Zamperla is saddened to learn of the fatal accident at Kishkinta Park near Chennai, India, which occurred on May 11, 2016 involving a ride called the “Disco Dancer.” It is important for the public to know that the ride involved in this accident was not a Zamperla product. Zamperla, a leading manufacturer […]

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