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Holiday World ride operators win award for Excellence in Safety

By | March 12, 2019

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. — For the second year in a row, Holiday World’s team of ride operators has received the industry’s top award in Ride Operations Excellence. The award, presented by International Ride Training (IRT) of Nashville, Tennessee, is the result of scores earned during an unannounced safety audit at Holiday World during the 2018 […]

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New multi-million dollar ride to open in 2019 at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island

By | March 12, 2019

GALVESTON, Texas — Schlitterbahn Galveston Island is adding a new multi-million dollar set of slides that are more than the first of its kind – they are out of this world. Infinity Racers, which will open in June of 2019, is a pair of space-themed, racing head-first mat slides. At a whopping eight stories tall […]

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Festival of Nations kicks off Dollywood’s biggest season ever!

By | March 12, 2019

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Dollywood’s thrilling 2019 season begins with one of the park’s greatest Festival of Nations lineups ever! The event, which runs March 16-April 14, features exhilarating new headline shows, the return of the Passport to Foods and special cooking demonstrations, including opportunities to see world-renowned Chef Pepin whip up his favorite dishes. […]

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Scruffy Dog welcomes new creative lead

By | March 1, 2019

LONDON — Scruffy Dog Global Creative Services has head hunted Gareth Smy as a creative lead based in the London studio. Prior to joining Scruffy Dog, Gareth, who specializes in Intellectual Property, worked at the LEGO Group in Billund, Denmark, focusing on the creative & IP management for LEGOLAND Resort & Theme parks worldwide. Gareth’s […]

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A powerful dark arts spell has been cast on The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, bringing a dynamic, all-new light projection experience

By | March 1, 2019

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. & ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort invite guests to experience an exciting new dimension of sorcery at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” with the introduction of the “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” a powerful, original and breathtaking projection experience.The “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will illuminate Hogwarts castle […]

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New ride in production

By | March 1, 2019

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — Quassy Amusement & Waterpark’s new Bouncing Buggies ride is shown in production at the Zamperla manufacturing facility in Italy.  The Quassy family attraction is from Zamperla’s popular Jump Around line and will mark 16 consecutive years of improvements at the family-owned property in Middlebury, Conn. The new ride will be delivered in […]

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Scruffy Dog becomes the first to produce Dreamwork’s latest dragon

By | February 22, 2019

LONDON ­— Shrek’s Adventure in London has added Toothless’ love interest Light Fury to its cast as part of their dragon utopia following the launch of the release of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Scruffy Dog’s production division teamed up with Merlin Entertainment, to design, build and install the world’s first look at Light […]

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OWA partners with Sally on park’s first dark ride

By | February 21, 2019

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Just last week The Park at OWA announced that they will be adding a dark ride to their 2019 lineup, a first for the park. To garner intrigue, they teased with blurred photos and initiated an online naming contest for what they describe as a “new frightfully fun attraction”. While the name […]

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Garcia carnival operating in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

By | February 21, 2019

MEXICO — The Grupo Garcia Carnival was set up this week in Puerto Vallarta ending their 25 day run this weekend. Here, AT caught some of the action on the 21 ride midway from aboard the Chance Giant wheel. Seen at the carnival’s historic carousel (from left) are Grupo Manager Roberto Gonzalez; Knoebel Amusement Resort’s […]

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Recognition of European fairground culture making progress

By | February 21, 2019

The recognition of European fairground culture as an intangible cultural heritage in the sense of the UNESCO Convention is on the right track. This is the central result of an international panel discussion to which the European Showmen’s Union invited to Essen on 30 January. Expert speakers from France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany […]

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