Author Archives: AT Staff

Amusement Today holiday closure notice

By | December 21, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — The offices of Amusement Today will close at 1 p.m on Monday, December 21, 2015, and will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016, in order to give our employees a chance to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays with their family and friends. Limited editions of Extra! Extra! Your Desktop Edition […]

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Ellis & Associates place emergency care training within everyone’s reach

By | December 21, 2015

OCOEE, Florida — Ellis & Associates, Inc., the leader in aquatic safety innovation for over 30 years, is expanding once again, with the introduction of its new safety & health training services for professionals and laypersons. Beyond its’ acclaimed International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP), E&A will now offer a full line of additional certification programs […]

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AIMS International Board of Directors call for nominations

By | December 17, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The AIMS International Nomination Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominees to serve on the Board of Directors. The committee seeks nominees willing to lend their leadership and vision to AIMS International’s mission to promote safety in the amusement industry through education, and to contribute to defining the organization’s path […]

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Happy Birthday WhiteWater!

By | December 17, 2015

RICHMOND, B.C., Canada — Today is WhiteWater’s birthday and they would like everyone to join in the celebration! 35 years ago the WhiteWater Waterslide & Recreation Complex in Penticton, B.C. broke ground. Today the company celebrated with its amazing team in the Richmond, B.C., office and thanked them for making WhiteWater into the global leader […]

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Slide City going into position at Quassy

By | December 9, 2015

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — Slide City, the new five-slide children’s attraction at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, started taking shape Tuesday as construction crews placed sections of fiberglass flumes on location. The Middlebury, Conn., park announced the additions to its popular Splash Away Bay waterpark in June with construction to be completed in time for the 2016 […]

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Schlitterbahn releases sneak peek video of new ride in Galveston

By | December 3, 2015

GALVESTON, Texas (December 3, 2015) — The crew at Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts released a video today, hinting at a new ride coming to the Galveston waterpark. The details are still well under wraps, but the ride appears to be massive, according to the video. “Next year will be our tenth anniversary and we are […]

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Splash Kingdom has special offer for men in blue

By | December 2, 2015

CANTON, Texas — Splash Kingdom Waterparls is offering a complimentary season pass to all law enforcement officers during its “Splash the Blue” campaign during the month of December. Splash Kingdom want to show how thankful they are to the brave men and women in blue who work hard to keep the community and neighborhoods safe […]

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A quiet industry icon and leader has passed on

By | December 2, 2015

TILLAMOOK, Oregon — Fred Frantz, inventor and tinkering genius passed away on April 30, 2015, while searching the mountains in Nevada for rare and precious stones. He was 60 years old. Frantz was an important, yet quiet industry icon who made many inventions in the water park and theme park industry come to life that […]

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Morey’s Piers marketing director to make national TV debut

By | November 30, 2015

WILDWOOD, N.J. — Tim Samson, who works as the marketing director for Morey’s Piers, made the cut to appear on a short-run televised baking contest. The Great Holiday Baking Show is based on a series out of the UK. It pits some of the best amateur bakers in an attempt to be named the Holiday […]

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Innovative Attraction Management and StarFish Aquatics Institute announces “StarGuard Elite” Program

By | November 19, 2015

Windermere, Florida – Innovative Attraction Management (IAM) and the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) are pleased to announce that they are merging business operations for elite lifeguard training and comprehensive aquatic risk management programs to create IAM StarGuard Elite, LLC. Since 2013 the companies have been in a strategic alliance to expand the program offerings for […]

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