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Funplex Myrtle Beach holds ground breaking

By | November 20, 2020

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A transformation is taking place to the parking lot located on North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beac. Just steps from the beach, sitework beginning on the new Funplex Myrtle Beach. Promising a big punch in a compact footprint, Funplex Myrtle Beach was designed to maximize every square foot. Tropically themed, Myrtle […]

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Dollywood unveils Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

By | November 20, 2020

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Because traditional fuzzy slippers, tacky ties and boring blenders may not be on many Christmas lists this season, Dollywood’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials provide gift giving excitement that includes memory-making moments families can enjoy throughout 2021. Additionally, the free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass returns after its well-received debut in 2020. […]

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Palace Entertainment Parks offer Dayback Guarantee on 2021 season passes to safeguard against COVID-19-related closures

By | November 20, 2020

PITTSBURGH — As Palace Entertainment leisure venues across the United States launch their annual Black Friday promotions, each park is making a commitment to guests: they will get their money’s worth on 2021 Season Passes, even if the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the amusement and attractions industry.  From National Historic Landmark Kennywood to the […]

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It’s easy to give to the NRCMA this holday season

By | November 20, 2020

PLAINVIEW, Texas — The holidays are a time for giving and thanks to Amazon, giving to the National Roller Coaster Museum (NRCMA) is easy this season.    Simply go to Smile.Amazon.com and select the NRCMA as your charity.  With every one of your holiday purchases, .5% will be donated to the Roller Coaster Museum helping to […]

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Lionsgate’s breakthrough Twilight Saga Ride wins THEA Award for Best New Attraction

By | November 19, 2020

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Lionsgate, which continues to unveil breakthrough location-based entertainment thrills throughout the world, has won a coveted Thea Award for “Outstanding Achievement for an Attraction” for its daring virtual reality adventure “The Twilight Saga: Midnight Ride” at Lionsgate Entertainment World—the world’s first vertical theme park, which premiered to guests in China last […]

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Hologate adds new licensing plans and credit card payment option

By | November 19, 2020

Hologate, a Munich-based market-leading virtual reality (VR) company, with the largest VR entertainment network of over 400 live locations and over 5 Million players per year, has announced that they have added multiple new licensing options, and are also now accepting credit card payments in addition to Paypal, all through Hologate’s robust “Gateway” backend. These additions are […]

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2020 November IAAPA Convention issue

By | November 11, 2020

The November 2020 IAAPA Convention issue of Amusement Today is available for FREE via Digital Edition and/or downloadable PDF! Bellewaerde opens Wakala  Scene75 Dayton set to return Family surprises Europa-Park’s Roland Mack Lake Placid adds ADG mountain coaster RES provides its compact Roller Ball coaster Sun sets on classic Kennywood attractions Lagotronics Projects stays on cutting edge of interactive technology […]

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2020 November Pre-IAAPA issue

By | October 29, 2020

The November Pre-IAAPA 2020 issue of Amusement Today is available for FREE via Digital Edition and/or downloadable PDF! Wildfires in Santa Cruz County  Phantasialand adds Vekoma flying coaster Tokyo Disneyland opens Beauty & The Beast dark ride Women of Influence: Renee Welsh, CEO, Embed 2020 IAAPA Virtual Education Conference preview Great America’s South Bay Shores S&S – Sansei adds new experience for its […]

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Erratum

By | October 26, 2020

On Friday, October 23, Amusement Today’s EXTRA EXTRA Your Desktop Edition published an announcement from International Rides Management (IRM) which our staff had received via email and had mistaken as a press release. However, the email was not meant as a release and was intended as private correspondence for IRM’s clients. Amusement Today apologizes for the error.

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S&S Worldwide adds new experience for its portfolio of tower rides

By | October 20, 2020

AT: Tim Baldwin LOGAN, Utah — If there are silver linings to find during the global pandemic, one would be the opportunity for creative people to think outside the box. The engineers and management at S&S Worldwide knew this was an ideal time to offer something new, but also be cognizant of park operators’ financial challenges […]

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