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Department of Labor receives applications for 99,362 H-2B workers during first day of filing

By | January 8, 2020

OABA knows from DOL that petitions for over 99,362 H-2B workers were filed in the first two days from January.  This filing marks the first time that DOL is using the randomization process to group petitions for processing.  Employers were alerted yesterday about their assigned priority grouping.  We are well aware that there are not nearly […]

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ICON Park partners with Magic Memories to offer visitors ‘Orlando’s Most Iconic Selfie’

By | January 8, 2020

ORLANDO —  Magic Memories, experts in creating and distributing personalized content for the attractions industry announces a partnership with Orlando’s ICON Park to provide guests with a brand new interactive digital experience — ‘Orlando’s Most Iconic Selfie’.  Unlike a traditional ‘selfie’, Magic Memories’ innovative Zoom Selfie Camera — positioned in the ICON Park courtyard — is […]

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Electrocoin will showcase Intercard cashless technology at EAG Show January 14-16, 2020

By | January 8, 2020

ST. LOUIS — Cashless technology is changing the way amusement operators in the UK and around the globe interact with their customers and their business. At EAG 2020 in London Electrocoin will present the latest innovations from Intercard, the company that pioneered the use of cashless technology in the amusement industry and has introduced many […]

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CEC Entertainment, Inc and Semnox score 5-year winning partnership

By | January 8, 2020

CEC Entertainment, Inc.  the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment with its Chuck E. Cheese restaurants and Semnox, the leading RFID based venue management solution provider have scored a 5-year winning partnership. With what started as a testing of RFID based debit card system in 2014, the partnership has yielded mutually beneficial and successful outcomes for both organizations. Chuck E […]

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AIMS safety expert John P. Hinde passes

By | January 5, 2020

Longtime AIMS safety expert John P. Hinde passed away on December 30, 2019, at the age of 71. He was born on June 14, 1948, in Sandusky, Ohio. Hinde had a passion for what he did and for being kind to everyone around him. He loved a good cup of coffee and a nice cigar […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Amusement Today!

By | December 23, 2019

All of us at Amusement Today wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays! EXTRA! EXTRA! Your Desktop Edition will not publish on Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 24 & 25, 2019. The daily email newsletter will return to normal publication on Thursday, December 26, 2019.

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Cineplex signs definitive agreement to be acquired by Cineworld Group

By | December 16, 2019

TORONTO, Ontario — Cineplex Inc., one of Canada’s leading entertainment and media companies, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the ‘Arrangement Agreement’) with Cineworld Group, plc (LSE: CINE) (‘Cineworld Group’). With over 11,200 screensi around the globe, the proposed transaction will create one of the world’s largest cinema companies, providing Cineplex […]

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Huss announces opening of new Sky Tower attraction at Changsha OCT Window of the World

By | December 16, 2019

BREMEN, Germany — Huss Park Attractions GmbH has announced the opening of a Sky Tower attraction at Changsha OCT Window of the World in China. Officially opened in October, the addition of the new ride continues the German company’s strong long-term relationship with OCT, with the Changsha park already operating a King Kong ride from […]

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Hip hip hooray, it’s Dreamworld’s 38th birthday

By | December 16, 2019

Dreamworld has kicked off its birthday month with a bang delivering its biggest summer campaign yet and now, it’s time for the ultimate celebration as the park turns 38-years-old on Sunday 15 December. For the BIG day, Dreamworld’s fur babies celebrated in true form – by having their cake and eating it too. From small […]

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Lake Compounce announces new Venus Vortex water slide for Crocodile Cove’s 2020 season

By | November 27, 2019

BRISTOL/SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — Something new is taking root at Lake Compounce’s Crocodile Cove water park! New England’s family theme and water park announces the newest addition to its water slide lineup that’s sure to catch you in its trap, Venus Vortex – opening summer 2020! Standing six-stories above the lake and decked in bright green […]

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