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Quassy Amusement & Waterpark hiring For 2020 season; slated to open June 20

By | May 22, 2020

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — State officials have informed Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here that the property can open Saturday, June 20, for the 2020 season after the traditional April opening was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The landmark property is currently hiring to fill dozens of positions in a variety of departments for the summer. […]

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June 2020 issue available!

By | May 20, 2020

The June 2020 issue of Amusement Today is available for FREE via Digital Edition and/or downloadable PDF! Indiana Beach SAVED! More carnivals; concessionaires get creative during pandemic Observations from a social distance Seabreeze’s Jack Rabbit commemorates 100 years of fun Rides 4 U marks 25 years in the industry San Antonio’s drive thru Zoo Esports […]

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Bob’s Space Racers debuts Hands-free Sanitizer Station

By | May 20, 2020

HOLLY HILL, Fla. — With the world forever changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bob’s Space Racers felt the need to do its part to promote safety and hygene within the attractions industry. Realizing that the safety of every individual is of utmost importance, Bob’s Space Racers developed and manufactured the Hands-free Sanitizer Station. Made […]

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International Ride Training unveils COVID-19 support services to the amusement industry

By | May 4, 2020

NASHVILLE — In response to the unprecedented challenges facing the amusement industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, International Ride Training LLC has announced a bevy of new services to support of the industry as it moves toward pre- opening. “IRT recognizes that many industry colleagues, and the wider community, are re-writing the traditional book on how […]

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May is National Water Safety Month

By | May 4, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A coalition of water safety partners, including the American Red Cross, the National Recreation and Park Association, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and the World Waterpark Association, will work together to promote May as National Water Safety Month (NWSM). NWSM engages the public to raise awareness about water safety and […]

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The National WWII Museum reaffirms commitment to Gateway Ticketing Systems

By | May 4, 2020

GILBERTSVILLE, Pa. — The National WWII Museum in New Orleans has chosen Gateway Ticketing Systems and their Galaxy software as their ticketing and admission control solution of the future; reaffirming the Museum’s 17 year client relationship with Gateway and Galaxy. The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the […]

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Thinkwell Group publishes post COVID-19 white paper for location-based entertainment industry when reopening parks, museums, & entertainment venues

By | April 30, 2020

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — In a white paper published today, Thinkwell Group addresses seven areas for location-based entertainment owners and operators to consider when reopening their park, museum, attraction, or entertainment venue in a post COVID-19 world. From the entrance experience, ticketing processes, and queues to touchless interactives and VR, the white paper details concepts […]

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Zamperla Group – new solutions of remote assistance with Augmented Reality

By | April 30, 2020

Zamperla, like most companies these days, is reinventing its way of work and to interact also with the customers during this challenging time.  Zamperla’s Care Team, especially, put in place a new solution to support our customers and assembly new rides despite COVID-19 limitations and travel restrictions. Our Ride Mechanical Supervisor, based in Altavilla’s HQ, […]

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2020 Golden Ticket Awards event canceled, rescheduled to 2021

By | April 23, 2020

Current voting on hold; awaiting reopening of amusement industry ARLINGTON, Texas — Amusement Today Publisher Gary Slade has announced that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Golden Ticket Awards event — originally scheduled for Morgan’s Wonderland and SeaWorld San Antonio (Texas) on September 11 & 12, 2020 — has been rescheduled for the […]

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May 2020 issue available!

By | April 22, 2020

The May 2020 issue of Amusement Today is available for FREE via Digital Edition and/or downloadable PDF! The 2020 What’s New Guide J-1 Visa program is in jeopardy due to COVID-19 pandemic Observations from a social distance Funtime offers a variation on thriller: Booster Unhinged Deno’s Wonder Wheel set to celebrate as it turns century […]

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