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Poor Jack Amusements adds 28-foot-tall Eli Bridge Scrambler

By | June 22, 2017

Poor Jack Amusements, headquartered in Milton, Ind., is now the proud owner of a 28-foot-tall Eli Bridge trailer-mounted scrambler. Poor Jack Amusements is owned by the Bohlander family. Tim Bohlander and three of his employees went to the Eli Bridge in factory in Jacksonville, Ill., for training before the new ride was delivered to the […]

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Historical Site is to Host a Modern Waterpark at Coventry

By | June 21, 2017

TURKEY – Building a waterpark near a historic site has undoubtedly happened in the past – perhaps numerous times. But building a waterpark within mere yards of an 800-year-old church tower and spire is undoubtedly a once-in-several-lifetimes event. The challenges of situating the new Coventry City Centre Leisure Park in Coventry, West Midlands, Central England, […]

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SeaWorld Orlando Is Ready To Unleash Your Summer

By | June 15, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Just in time for summer vacation, one of the fiercest underwater legends has come to life in an entirely new way. SeaWorld Orlando’s original roller coaster offers an adventure for thrill-seeking guests unlike any other when Kraken Unleashed opens to the public June 16. Kraken Unleashed is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality roller […]

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Now Launching! Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster Now Thrilling Guests at SeaWorld San Antonio

By | June 15, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster opens to the public Friday, June 16, launching guests into a fun, adrenaline-pounding mission inspired by the heroics of the SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team. Named by USA Today as one of the Ten New Cool Rides Coming in 2017, Wave Breaker’s jet-ski style car is the […]

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Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Names New Chief Executive Officer

By | June 15, 2017

HERSHEY, Penn. – The Board of Directors at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) has named John Lawn as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Lawn succeeds Bill Simpson, who is retiring at the end of the year and will hold the title of CEO Emeritus until his retirement. ​”Our entire Board is […]

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Kentucky Kingdom extends season pass offer one more week

By | June 13, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – To accommodate overwhelming demand, Kentucky Kingdom has decided to extend its $59.95 “early bird” season pass offer until next Tuesday, June 20. “We’ve sold more than 7,000 season passes in the last week and have received many calls asking us to extend the offer for one more week. We understand that families […]

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Registration now open – Quassy, Lake Compounce to host 2017 Golden Ticket Awards event

By | June 13, 2017

BRISTOL, Conn. — “The Networking Event of the Year” is right around the corner! The charming Lake Compounce and Quassy Amusement and Waterpark in Connecticut are the host parks for Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards this year. Mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9 and plan to visit with old industry friends […]

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Call for Nominations for the 2017 AIMS International Safety Award

By | June 7, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn –  Created in 2016, The AIMS International Safety Award is presented annually to the individual or organization that demonstrates leadership, innovation, and foresight in improving safety in the amusement industry. With safety as the industry’s #1 concern for amusement industry guests and employees worldwide, efforts in improving safety are shown in many forms: […]

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Certification Program Manager – Part time position

By | May 31, 2017

AIMS International is a non-profit 501(c)(6) association dedicated to improving amusement Industry safety through leadership in education. AIMS International provides training classes and certification (CEU) programs for ride inspectors, operations, aquatics and maintenance personnel through its annual Safety Seminar and at other venues throughout the year. The amusement industry includes amusement and theme parks, waterparks, […]

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Martin & Vleminckx adds to staff

By | May 26, 2017

Martin & Vleminckx Rides Companies (MVR) are very pleased to be able to announce two very important additions to our sales team. Our growth the past few years and awareness of the spectacular Wood Coaster projects we have been delivering with exciting inverted elements has created the need to not only add sales personnel but […]

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