Author Archives: AT Staff

Funtown Pier owner will not rebuild

By | July 27, 2016

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. — Funtown Pier, the amusement park pier that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy then subsequently destroyed in a 2013 fire, will not be rebuilt. An attorney representing the former owner said restrictions placed on the park by the borough’s zoning board would not allow the park to be profitable. Plans for […]

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Premier parks acquires wild water kingdom water park near Toronto

By | July 22, 2016

LAKEWOOD, New Jersey — Premier Parks, LLC, an operator of multiple theme and waterparks across the United States, has acquired Wild Water Kingdom. The 100 acre water park and entertainment facility, which has not operated since 2014, is located in Brampton, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area. Premier Parks is led by Kieran Burke, former […]

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Plans for Mark Moore memorial service still pending

By | July 20, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Uremet would like to thank all those individuals for the outpouring of thoughts and prayers we have received in regard to the passing of our beloved company President, Mark Moore. Plans for a memorial service have not yet been arranged. The family expects to make an announcement in the next few […]

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A Note from Polin Waterparks

By | July 19, 2016

KOCAELI, Turkey — Dear All, This note has one purpose: To deliver our endless thanks to you. Most days, our team works on creating experiences that we hope make YOU – and your guests – smile. But, over the last few days, it was YOU working to make US smile. And, for that, we are […]

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Call for nominations – The AIMS International Safety Award … Deadline is July 22!

By | July 13, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers (AIMS) association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safety throughout the amusement industry, has created a new award to recognize a person or organization that has made a significant impact or contribution in improving safety. The AIMS International Safety Award is presented annually to the individual […]

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Motorcycle accident claims the life of Uremet founder Mark Moore

By | July 11, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Mark Moore, founder and president of the Uremet Corporation, passed away tragically on July 10 at the age of 64. Mark, a true pioneer in the amusement industry, founded Uremet in 1982. Through his tireless commitment to polyurethane wheel development and the amusement industry, Mark will always be known for his far reaching […]

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Indiana Beach rebounding nicely

By | July 9, 2016

MONTICELLO, Indiana — Attendance and annual pass sales at Indiana Beach in Monticello have gone up from last year since it reopened in May under Apex Parks Group, its new owner. Apex Parks invested millions of dollars in renovations across the park, including refreshing its iconic Chance Rides Giant wheel, updating signage, repainting rides and […]

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‘Star Trek: Operation Enterprise’ opening in Movie Park Germany in 2017

By | July 7, 2016

Worldwide singular Star Trek licensed roller coaster will be second highest structure in Park BOTTROP-KIRCHHELLEN, Germany — Thrill ride and science fiction fans are in for some first-of-its-kind fun next year when Movie Park Germany introduces a new, unique launch roller coaster carrying a “Star Trek” theme. The attraction, called Star Trek: Operation Enterprise and […]

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South Africa’s Sun City Water Park unveils two new slides

By | July 6, 2016

New attraction supplied by WhiteWater West SUN CITY, South Africa — Sun City Resort by Sun International in South Africa has unveiled two new slides including a Boomerango waterslide which plunges from an 18 meter tower. The Boomerango was the first phase of a two part expansion project with the second phase recently opened to […]

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Extreme Engineering opens first Cloud Coaster

By | July 5, 2016

BILOXI, Mississippi — Margaritaville Resort is now home to the first cloud coaster. The coaster made its debut on June 30 and features 230 feet of track and a top speed of 20 mph. The combination zip line/suspended roller coaster is the first of its kind. Margarativille is a 373-room waterfront resort that features a […]

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