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Rueters Exclusive: Cedar Fair rebuffs $4 billion offer from Six Flags – sources

By | October 4, 2019

(Reuters) – U.S. amusement park operator Cedar Fair LP (FUN.N) has rejected a $4 billion cash-and-stock offer from larger peer Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX.N) as inadequate, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Cedar Fair’s decision is a blow to Six Flags, which is already the world’s largest regional theme park operator and […]

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Carmen M. Cesari passes

By | September 30, 2019

Carmen M. Cesari, 80, of Elysburg PA passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville PA. Born March 1, 1939, in Ashland PA, the son of Russell and Josephine ( Feudale ) Cesari. Carmen ( more commonly known as Chuck ) graduated from Kulpmont High School in 1957. The next four years […]

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IAAPA officially opens new Orlando, Florida headquarters

By | September 27, 2019

IAAPA officially opened its new Orlando, Fla. headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event. Pictured during the ribbon cutting are (l to r): Jerry Demings, Mayor, Orange County, Fla.; David Rosenberg, ICAE, Chairman of the Board IAAPA; and Hal McEvoy, ICAE, President and CEO, IAAPA.

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King Cobra wins first place “European Star Award” again

By | September 20, 2019

TURKEY — For the eighth year in a row, Polin Waterparks’ innovative King Cobra waterslide has been honored by Kirmes & Park Revue magazine and sixth time in eight years, it earned the “First Place European Star Award” in the category of “Best Thrill Waterslide in Europe.” Polin is honored by King Cobra’s impact in the waterpark world and is excited […]

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Andreas Veilstrup Andersen returns to Liseberg as CEO and President

By | September 20, 2019

Liseberg has completed the search for a new CEO and President. After a thorough process with more than 300 applicants and a strong field of candidates, the search has concluded with Liseberg recruiting back Andreas Veilstrup Andersen, whom announced his departure in April. Andersen will return to his previous position at Liseberg on October 1, […]

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Josh Hays joins S&S sales team as Executive Director of Sales & Marketing

By | September 12, 2019

LOGAN, Utah — S&S Worldwide is excited to announce that Josh Hays has joined their team as the Executive Director of Sales & Marketing. Josh is familiar with the amusement and attractions industry being raised around it by his father, Larry Hays, who has sold amusement attractions for over 30 years. Josh first entered the […]

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LEGOLAND Florida Resort raises more than 126 thousand dollars for American Red Cross Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

By | September 12, 2019

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Guests at LEGOLAND Florida Resort came together for a good cause this past weekend to support those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. The theme park built for kids offered a deeply discounted 25 dollar single-day theme park ticket for one weekend only with ten dollars of each ticket set to be donated to the […]

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New roller coasters “Ice Breaker” and “Iron Gwazi” amplify thrills at Seaworld and Busch Gardens

By | September 12, 2019

Orlando, Fla. — Today, SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay revealed details regarding NEW attractions coming to the parks in 2020. This marks the first time in four years that both parks have launched new coasters in the same year, in addition to a new water slide in Tampa. SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Pass Members will […]

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New trampoline game Trax makes the whole body move

By | September 12, 2019

The creator of sports and games of the future, Valo Motion from Finland, introduces a brand new interactive trampoline game. Trax gets its name from the new highly accurate tracking technology and choreographed tracks. A brand new trampoline game Trax will feature new update to Valo Motion’s proprietary ValoVision technology. This new technology now allows […]

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Simworx to launch two major new products at IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

By | September 12, 2019

UK-based dynamic media attractions specialist Simworx will utilise its attendance at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in Paris to mark the official launch of two major new products – the AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) Dark Ride and the Mini Flying Theatre. The launches will take place at a press conference on the first day of […]

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