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Newly Expanded Kids’ Area, Pre-K Pass To Debut At Carowinds In 2018

By | August 16, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carowinds will debut a newly expanded kids’ area, Camp Snoopy, opening for the spring 2018 season. Formerly known as Planet Snoopy, Camp Snoopy will feature new rides, a climb and play area, and a more natural looking midway that celebrates the beauty of the Carolina wilderness. Also new for 2018 is the […]

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Six Flags Great Adventure Sets World Record for Most Riders in Pajamas on National Roller Coaster Day, August 16

By | August 16, 2017

JACKSON, N.J. — Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ celebrated National Roller Coaster Day August 16 by setting the world record for most roller coaster riders in pajamas with its “Sleep & Soar” event. 167 fans showed up in their super hero pajamas as part of the DC Summer of Super Heroes. Riders spent one […]

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Worlds of Fun Introduces New Family Ride, Brings Back Popular Features in 2018

By | August 16, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Worlds of Fun, Kansas City’s hometown amusement park, will introduce a new family ride, Nordic Chaser, for the 2018 season. On Nordic Chaser, guests of all ages will board mini ships that rotate speedily around a circuit. The ride captures the imagination as guests experience the sensation of rising and falling […]

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Amusement Today, Lake Compounce and Quassy Amusement Park invite the industry to the 2017 Golden Ticket Awards

By | August 7, 2017

Attendees Encouraged to Register and Reserve Hotel   Amusement Today, Lake Compounce and Quassy Amusement Park invite working professionals in the amusement industry such as park owners, operators and management and ride manufacturers, designers, suppliers and vendors, to be part of the fun at “The Networking Event of the Year” during the 2017 Golden Ticket […]

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Sally Corporation mourns unexpected death of Animation Supervisor, Harold Esposito

By | August 7, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Sally Corporation is sad to announce the passing of a key team member and friend. Animation Supervisor and long-time employee Harold Esposito died suddenly on August 4. “For over thirty years, Harold was a vital member of the Sally family. We lost a great friend and brother today,” said CEO John Wood. […]

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Fair Train to arrive this week For 178th Erie County Fair: Strates Shows is America’s last remaining railroad carnival

By | August 3, 2017

HAMBURG, N.Y. – For generations, the annual arrival of the James E. Strates Shows train has been a highly anticipated occasion for fairgoers and enthusiasts of Americana. The movement of the colorful freight train filled with wagons and amusement rides into the Village of Hamburg is a signal that opening day of the Erie County […]

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SeaWorld Entertainment Names Marc Swanson Interim Chief Financial Officer

By | August 2, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) (“SeaWorld”), a leading theme park and entertainment company, today announced the appointment of Marc G. Swanson as interim Chief Financial Officer and interim Treasurer, effective immediately. Mr. Swanson has served as SeaWorld’s Chief Accounting Officer since 2012 and served as interim Chief Financial Officer in 2015. He […]

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Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney Announced as Keynote Speaker for GM and Owners’ Breakfast at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017

By | August 1, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has announced Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney will deliver the keynote address during the GM and Owners’ Breakfast at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017. The Expo is the largest international conference and trade show for the $39 billion global attractions industry. It takes place […]

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KMG, OABA, NAARSO issue statements regarding Ohio State Fair tragedy

By | July 28, 2017

Statement from Laura Woodburn, NAARSO public relations, for NAARSO Laura Woodburn, speaking for the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO), said: “Our hearts and thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved,” in the ride accident at the Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Wednesday, July 26. OABA issues statement regarding Ohio State Fair portable […]

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DNP Introduces DS820A Flagship 8-Inch Dye-sublimation Photo Printer

By | July 28, 2017

CONCORD, N.C. – DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation today announced the introduction of its new DS820A flagship 8-inch dye-sublimation photo printer. Ideal for professional photographers both on-site and in the studio, the DS820A provides a wide range of profitable print output from 4”x8” to 8”x32” panoramic photos. Designed with the latest generation of dye-sublimation thermal print […]

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