Author Archives: AT Staff

Richard A. Zimmerman Promoted To Cedar Fair President

By | October 27, 2016

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2016 – Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, is pleased to announce the promotion of Richard A. Zimmerman to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. “This promotion is an acknowledgement of the significant role Richard has played in the success […]

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Eli Bridge’s Lee Sullivan passes at the age of 91

By | October 27, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – Lee A. Sullivan Jr., 91, of Jacksonville, IL died Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at his home. He was born July 12, 1925 in Jacksonville, the son of Lee A. Sr. and Nell Griffith Sullivan. He married Barbara Bienemann on March 29, 1949 and later married Betty Miller Kinnett Deem on October 25, […]

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Former marketing director and acting general manager of the Volusia County Fair, John W. Owens, Jr., passes

By | October 27, 2016

ORANGE CITY, Fl. – John W. Owens, Jr. 70 of Deland passed away October 24, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Lombard, Illinois on July 17, 1946 and moved to central Florida in 1988 from North Carolina. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. John was the marketing director and […]

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Dolly Parton names 2017 “Year of the Family” – Dollywood adds two rides and two special new events in 2017

By | October 26, 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 26, 2016) — Coming off a record year which featured the best new attraction of 2016, Lightning Rod, as well as the successful first anniversary of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, The Dollywood Company continues to provide more unique experiences at each of its family-friendly properties. Two new family rides debut this summer […]

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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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