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A Near-to-home, coaster-riding, fun-loving wholesome family spring break

By | February 19, 2020

BRANSON, Missouri – Silver Dollar City, the internationally awarded theme park in the Ozark Mountains, breaks notions of a traditional Spring “Break” with the awakening from winter hibernation of 40 themed rides & attractions – including 2 world record-breaking roller coasters. Celebrating a Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary, the park is well-recognized today as a family-thrill destination, […]

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Game giant Bandai Namco installs Intercard cashless technology at its newest FEC in Mumbai

By | January 23, 2020

ST. LOUIS — Intercard, the world leader in cashless technology for the amusement industry, has installed its latest systems in the new NAMCO family entertainment center at Seawoods Grand Central Mall in Navi, Mumbai, India. NAMCO Seawoods Grand Central is BANDAI NAMCO’s second location in India. The first, located at Oberoi Mall in Goregaon, Mumbai, also […]

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Embed fuels fun for Winter Wonderland In Ridyah, KSA

By | January 23, 2020

DUBAU, U.A.E. — Embed has successfully fuelled a massive venue of fun in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the Winter Wonderland in Riyadh. Continuing to create spur in the entertainment and leisure businesses in Saudi Arabia, Embed takes pride of the partnership with Sela Sports to enable this recently opened London theme park last  […]

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Legacy Entertainment announces upcoming 2020 project debuts; China’s Chimelong Marine Science Park in May, and Vietnam’s Vinpearl Sea Shell in July

By | January 22, 2020

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Legacy Entertainment is set to make waves yet again in 2020 with the debuts of two high-profile projects. Today’s news follows the firm’s record-breaking year of 2019, which saw the opening of three new Theme Parks, as well as two groundbreaking Dark Rides, also designed by the renowned company.  First to open […]

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Tom Powell, OABA news ambassador, passes

By | January 22, 2020

It is with deep personal and professional sadness that we report that our friend, our OABA News Ambassador, Tom Powell, passed away early this morning.  Tom had complications from a fall he took last week.  Tom’s dedication to the outdoor amusement industry is beyond words.  There will be no one who can replace his weekly columns that touch […]

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Department of Labor receives applications for 99,362 H-2B workers during first day of filing

By | January 8, 2020

OABA knows from DOL that petitions for over 99,362 H-2B workers were filed in the first two days from January.  This filing marks the first time that DOL is using the randomization process to group petitions for processing.  Employers were alerted yesterday about their assigned priority grouping.  We are well aware that there are not nearly […]

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ICON Park partners with Magic Memories to offer visitors ‘Orlando’s Most Iconic Selfie’

By | January 8, 2020

ORLANDO —  Magic Memories, experts in creating and distributing personalized content for the attractions industry announces a partnership with Orlando’s ICON Park to provide guests with a brand new interactive digital experience — ‘Orlando’s Most Iconic Selfie’.  Unlike a traditional ‘selfie’, Magic Memories’ innovative Zoom Selfie Camera — positioned in the ICON Park courtyard — is […]

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Electrocoin will showcase Intercard cashless technology at EAG Show January 14-16, 2020

By | January 8, 2020

ST. LOUIS — Cashless technology is changing the way amusement operators in the UK and around the globe interact with their customers and their business. At EAG 2020 in London Electrocoin will present the latest innovations from Intercard, the company that pioneered the use of cashless technology in the amusement industry and has introduced many […]

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CEC Entertainment, Inc and Semnox score 5-year winning partnership

By | January 8, 2020

CEC Entertainment, Inc.  the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment with its Chuck E. Cheese restaurants and Semnox, the leading RFID based venue management solution provider have scored a 5-year winning partnership. With what started as a testing of RFID based debit card system in 2014, the partnership has yielded mutually beneficial and successful outcomes for both organizations. Chuck E […]

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AIMS safety expert John P. Hinde passes

By | January 5, 2020

Longtime AIMS safety expert John P. Hinde passed away on December 30, 2019, at the age of 71. He was born on June 14, 1948, in Sandusky, Ohio. Hinde had a passion for what he did and for being kind to everyone around him. He loved a good cup of coffee and a nice cigar […]

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