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2020 Golden Ticket Awards event canceled, rescheduled to 2021

By | April 23, 2020

Current voting on hold; awaiting reopening of amusement industry ARLINGTON, Texas — Amusement Today Publisher Gary Slade has announced that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Golden Ticket Awards event — originally scheduled for Morgan’s Wonderland and SeaWorld San Antonio (Texas) on September 11 & 12, 2020 — has been rescheduled for the […]

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May 2020 issue available!

By | April 22, 2020

The May 2020 issue of Amusement Today is available for FREE via Digital Edition and/or downloadable PDF! The 2020 What’s New Guide J-1 Visa program is in jeopardy due to COVID-19 pandemic Observations from a social distance Funtime offers a variation on thriller: Booster Unhinged Deno’s Wonder Wheel set to celebrate as it turns century […]

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Larry Breitenstein of Chance Rides passes

By | April 6, 2020

It is with great sadness that Chance Rides informs us of the passing of Larry Breitenstein. He passed away on March 15, 2020 after a long health battle. Larry has been a vital team member of Chance Rides for over 20 years as part of the Sales Team. Please keep Larry’s family in your thoughts […]

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach launches new gift bundles for anyone missing the park

By | April 6, 2020

The UK’s favourite amusement park, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, has announced a range of gift packs for fans who are missing the attraction during lockdown. These two bundles have been developed so that fans can keep their spirits up, and enthusiasm high whilst staying at home. Both bundles contain sweet treats and some fun merchandise that […]

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Space Center Houston closed until further notice

By | April 3, 2020

HOUSTON — In response to the latest city, state and federal guidelines, we have decided to extend Space Center Houston’s closure to the general public until further notice. The health and safety of our guests, employees, volunteers and local community is our utmost priority.   Though our facility is closed, we will continue our work bringing Space Center […]

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Date & venue change for Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo

By | April 3, 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo organizing committee has kept a close watch on its development, as well as related policies worldwide in order to make sound and scientific assessment of the situation in time. In light of the recent pandemic and the increasing uncertainties in overseas travel, in order to avoid […]

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A free Special COVID-19 Edition of Amusement Today is available now!

By | April 2, 2020

The Special COVID-19 Edition digital issue showcases the strength of the industry in these challenging times: Industry voices offer their thoughts on what lies ahead Theme parks find silver linings during the shutdowns Manufacturer’s and suppliers forge on Insurance, finance companies find solutions Industry organizations guide members Family-owned parks display hope Carnivals, midways strive onward […]

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Polin introduces Splash Course

By | March 30, 2020

TURKEY — Polin has the ability to complete a wide range of attraction projects to fit amusement park needs all over the world. Using theses advanced engineering skills and lots of creativity, Polin offers the industry’s most innovative, intense and dynamic products, wet and dry, large or small, for every member of the family. As we […]

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Let thrill season begin! SeaWorld San Antonio leads the way with opening of Texas Stingray

By | March 2, 2020

SAN ANTONIO — In a year of hotly anticipated theme park openings, SeaWorld San Antonio is kicking off the season with one of the first NEW attractions to open in the country – Texas Stingray.  The tallest, fastest and longest wooden roller coaster in Texas begins thrilling guests on Saturday, February 29. Everything is bigger in Texas, and Texas Stingray is no […]

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Cedar Fair reports record results for 2019; declares quarterly cash distribution

By | February 19, 2020

SANDUSKY, Ohio— Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and immersive entertainment, today reported record net revenues for its full-year and fourth-quarter 2019 results. The Company also announced a new long-term Adjusted EBITDA growth target. Full-year 2019 results are not directly comparable with full-year 2018, as 2019 includes […]

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