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What’s new for 2021?

By | April 9, 2021

Amusement Today will be publishing its annual amusement industry preview in the May 2021 issue. To make certain your new-for-2021 installs are included, send a list of your 2021 projects to jseifert@amusementtoday.com. The deadline for inclusion is April 16, 2021. AT is looking for any new ride or attraction at parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, traveling carnivals shows, […]

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April 2021 issue

By | March 26, 2021

The April 2021 issue of Amusement Today is available for FREE via Digital Edition and/or downloadable PDF! Amusement Today begins 25th year of publishing Wiegand’s opens CoasterKart in Tennessee Genting SkyWorlds nears opening Herschend now the majority partner of Kentucky Kingdom Fun Spot America serves up Mardi Gras S&S supplies trio of 4D Free Spin coasters, drop towers Austin’s completes major indoor […]

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Tennessee’s Rowdy Bear Ridge opens Wiegand’s interactive CoasterKart

By | March 19, 2021

AT: Pam Sherborne PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — A new coaster concept by German manufacturer Wiegand GmbH & Co. KG called CoasterKarts is now up and running at Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park in this popular destination city.  This is Wiegand’s first installation of the interactive attraction in North America. Based on the first-day rider response on […]

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Bumper Cars enter the virtual world with Cyber Blaster, the new VR Bumper Car attraction from SPREE Interactive

By | March 18, 2021

NUREMBERG, Germany —SPREE Interactive, previously known as HolodeckVR, a global leader in, multiplayer, free-roaming commercial VR attractions, is proud to announce the release of their latest VR Bumper Car attraction “Cyber Blaster”.  Set in the not so distant future, where humans have uploaded their consciousnesses into a virtual world, Cyber Blaster sees the players jumping […]

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Forbes article names Dollywood among America’s best employers

By | March 18, 2021

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Following a 2020 season that saw Dollywood theme park earn a number of great awards and honors, the Smoky Mountain vacation destination has opened the new year with another stellar achievement as Forbes has named The Dollywood Company as one of the best employers in the country for 2021, according to a […]

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S&S adding air launch coaster at Changsha Window of the World

By | March 15, 2021

AT: Tim Baldwin CHANGSHA, Hunan, China — Window of the World is the largest theme park in central China and is the most important base of travel, film, television, culture and entertainment in the area. Changsha Window of the World was established in 1997 and contains around 50 replicas of the most famous tourist attractions in […]

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Ralph S. Alberts Company unifies industry with “Teddy” Alberts

By | March 10, 2021

In a typical year, the customer service staff at Ralph S. Alberts Company would be on the road visiting park maintenance personnel, as they install new padding for the upcoming season. Travel restrictions and COVID-19 related directives have put a halt to park visits. The company has embarked on an effort to bring the industry […]

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Clementon Park and Splash World attractions go up for auction March 23

By | March 3, 2021

AT: Tim Baldwin CLEMENTON, N.J. — Having opened in 1907, Clementon Park has more than a century of history. Its next chapter might admittedly be its last. The last 25 years have delivered challenges to the park, one of which was a 1998 incident on a roller coaster since retired that seemed to place the park […]

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Omni Esports platform tops 2 million plays

By | March 3, 2021

AUSTIN — Virtuix, developer of the “Omni Arena” virtual reality esports attraction, announced that its esports platform has surpassed 2 million plays. Omni Arena includes built-in weekly and monthly esports contests with a $100,000 annual prize pool. “By offering a $100,000 prize pool, our esports series attracts customers to FECs and drives repeat play,” said Jan […]

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March 2021 issue

By | February 25, 2021

The March 2021 issue of Amusement Today is available for FREE via Digital Edition and/or downloadable PDF! Dezerland Action Park opens in Orlando Full recap of 2021’s Florida Week Six Flags St. Louis refurbishes carousel S&S adding air launch coaster at Changsha Window of the World Clementon Park and Splash World attractions go up for auction March 23 JRA aids in developing […]

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