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Gardaland Magic Hotel expresses the new FUN&MAGIC in the world of tourism – 8 weekly flights from the UK with the agreement with Jet2Holidays

By | October 12, 2018

A 3D video and exclusive footage were the ingredients of Gardaland Resort’s unveiling of the architecture of the new Gardaland Magic Hotel which will be inaugurated at the end of May 2019, with a 20 million euro investment. The images showed the architectonic characteristics of the new structure, with its unusual purple roof and a […]

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Holiday World to invest $5.5 million in 2019

By | October 11, 2018

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. — Holiday World’s iconic Kringle’s Kafe will serve its final customers on October 28, as construction of the new Santa’s Merry Marketplace begins in November. “We’re ramping up the theming and the menus for next season,” says park president Matt Eckert. “Santa’s Merry Marketplace is nearly 50 percent larger than Kringle’s and […]

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Opening of North Carolina State Fair delayed

By | October 11, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. — Opening day of the North Carolina State Fair here has been postponed until Friday due to hurricane Michael, which will strike the state today as a tropical storm. Fair officials said the delay was a precaution as the killer storm churned through the Carolinas after causing widespread devastation in the Florida Panhandle […]

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John ‘Nick’ L. Alberts of Reithoffer Shows passes at 61

By | October 8, 2018

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. — John “Nick” L. Alberts, a longtime employee and truck driver with Reithoffer Shows of Gibsonton, passed away surrounded by friends and family on Oct. 2. He was 61. Known for being a kind, spirited man who made friends easily and always left a smile on everyone’s face, Alberts was born […]

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Ride Entertainment Focused on Future Growth

By | October 3, 2018

Stevensville, Md. — As Ride Entertainment continues to celebrate a remarkable first 20 years it is also keeping an eye on the future.   In order to facilitate the continued exceptional growth Ride Entertainment has experienced since its founding, it announced the company will create two divisions to manage all of their activities under the larger […]

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Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas Features Christmas In Midtown Light Spectacular, 6.5 Million Lights, Light Parade & Time Traveler

By | October 3, 2018

BRANSON, Mo. — Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas presents the park’s brightest season with 6.5 million lights, featuring the popular Christmas in Midtown Light Spectacular, and 30 miles of new lights illuminating the walkways and load station area for the new ground-breaking coaster Time Traveler. The festival also features an evening light parade, […]

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Kentucky Kingdom launches 30th anniversary celebration, announces new roller coaster from The Gravity Group for 2019

By | October 1, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — To launch the celebration of its 30th anniversary, Kentucky Kingdom hosted a reunion last night for the members of “Save My Park,” a group of longtime supporters of Kentucky Kingdom who led the effort to convince state and local officials not to bulldoze the theme park when the former operator closed and […]

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Halloween Haunt returned Friday to Kings Island

By | September 25, 2018

KINGS MILLS, Ohio — Roller coasters aren’t the only attractions conjuring up screams this fall at Kings Island.  Halloween Haunt returns to the 364-acre amusement park this Friday.  The popular annual event marks its 12th season with two new scare zones, a new indoor maze and new show.  Halloween Haunt is open Friday and Saturday nights […]

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Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights Returns September 28

By | September 25, 2018

WEST MIFFLIN, PA – From dark corners within Kennywood, the Phantom emerges, casting a foreboding pall over the park. Phantom Fright Nights return with a vengeance for its 17th season. The Halloween event named one of the amusement industry’s best by Amusement Today and USA Today stalks back into Kennywood on Friday, September 28, continuing on Fridays, Saturdays and select Sundays until October […]

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Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin Luminights Grows in 2018

By | September 25, 2018

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — The glow grows during the return of Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana. An overwhelming guest-favorite last season, Great Pumpkin LumiNights returns with several new immersive displays, exciting activities and an expanded footprint more than twice the size of 2017’s version. Additionally, the Harvest Festival itself grows […]

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