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2019 AIMS International Safety Seminar opens with record numbers

By | January 15, 2019

AT: Pam Sherborne GALVESTON, Texas — The 2019 AIMS International Safety Seminar opened with record numbers on Monday, Jan. 14, according to Executive Director Karen Oertley. The event is being held Jan. 14-18 at the Galveston Convention Center here. This is the second year AIMS has held its safety seminar in Galveston. Oertley said the 2018 […]

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Chance Rides receives the first ever Innovation of the Year Award

By | November 29, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. — Chance Rides is extremely eager to announce its latest achievement. The company was nominated and won the first ever Innovation of the Year Publisher’s Pick Award. On Saturday September 8th, at the Golden Ticket Awards in Branson Missouri, Dick Chance proudly accepted the Innovation of the Year award. Chance Rides was nominated […]

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IAFE celebrates a raft of honorees at annual convention

By | November 27, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Plenty of news has already been generated during the128th annual convention of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), being held Nov. 25-28 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Marlene Jolliffe of the State Fair of Virginia in Doswell was inducted into the IAFE Hall of Fame. The highest […]

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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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