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Registration open for the 21st annual Golden Ticket Awards, hosted by Silver Dollar City

By | May 29, 2018

Amusement Today invites industry professionals to be a part of the Networking Event of the Year — the 2018 Golden Ticket Awards. The 21st annual awards honoring the Best of the Best will take place in Branson, Missouri, on September 7 and 8. Host extraordinaire Silver Dollar City is guaranteed to show attendees an incredible weekend. […]

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Amusement Today revises news sections, redirects staff duties

By | March 27, 2018

New safety section grows from requests by industry leaders   ARLINGTON, Texas — Amusement Today Publisher Gary Slade has announced several enhancements to the print publication that will begin with the April 2018 issue. Readers will notice that the six issue sections have been modified slightly. The Newstalk page has been rebranded Amusement Viewsto reflect the diversity of staff and […]

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Gibtown underway in Gibsonton, Fla.

By | February 7, 2018

GIBSONTON, Fla. — The 50th Anniversary Gibtown Showmensclub (IISA) Trade Show is underway in Gibsonton, FL, through Feb. 9. The annual event presents the largest array of amusement industry products and services from around the world. This year, there are over 300 different exhibits, including 27 new exhibitors and 20 major rides (check out the […]

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PTC launches new website

By | February 5, 2018

Hatfield, Pa. — In late January, Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Inc. launched a new website that has been in the planning process the past half year. Tom Rebbie, President of PTC described the background leading up to the launch, “Jeanine [Rebbie-Matcherz] was diligently doing a lot of work for the kick off.” As with any new […]

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A new experience for Wallace & Gromit as land’s end opens for half-term

By | February 5, 2018

Cornwall, U.K. — A new interactive family attraction is being unveiled in Cornwall this half-term, starring much-loved characters from Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman. The ‘Aardman Presents: A Grand Experience’, attraction is based at Land’s End and replaces the landmark destination’s successful Shaun the Sheep Experience. Iconic Aardman characters Wallace & Gromit and Morph join Shaun’s […]

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Fire strikes beloved bowling alley; crowdfunding push to aid cleanup

By | January 26, 2018

PORT JERVIS, N.Y. — Minisink Lanes bowling alley, a popular local establishment for more than four decades, was devastated by a fire on Jan. 20. The fire occurred at approximately 3 p.m., shortly after Saturday youth bowling leagues finished for the day. The building was empty at the time and no one was injured. The […]

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Jerry Pendleton, founder of SkyTrans Manufacturing, dies at 79

By | January 9, 2018

CONTOOCOOK, N.H. — Jerry Pendleton, founder and president of SkyTrans Manufacturing, LLC, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 28. He was 79. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Pendleton started his career with road, bridge and all-around contractor O.D. Hopkins in 1960, eventually becoming president of O.D. Hopkins Associates, Inc., in […]

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Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards presented at 2017 host park, Lake Compounce

By | September 9, 2017

BRISTOL, Conn. – And the Golden Ticket Award goes to … In an awards show tonight hosted by Lake Compounce – the oldest operating amusement park in the United States – the winners of Amusement Today’s 2017 Golden Ticket Awards were revealed in grand style. The Golden Ticket Awards are presented annually to honor the […]

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World’s Tallest Pendulum Ride, CraZanity, at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2018 – Now 365 Days of Thrills

By | August 31, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” today unveiled plans for a crazy fun 2018 when CraZanity, the world’s tallest pendulum ride, makes its debut in late spring. At a record-breaking 17-stories in the air, this impressive giant disk will reach speeds up to 75-miles-per-hour, as it […]

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Houston-area parks and attractions provide status updates

By | August 28, 2017

HOUSTON, Texas — Floodwaters were continuing to rise in this city on Monday, Aug. 28, and some re-strengthening of Tropical Storm Harvey was expected as it moved back over the Gulf of Mexico. The storm also was expected to move slowly and erratically over the southern part of the state into Labor Day weekend. Supplementing […]

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