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IAM to manage Waves Resort & Waterpark

By | September 12, 2019

Innovative Attraction Management, LLC. (IAM) is proud to announce that Waves Resort & Waterpark, on North Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Texas, has chosen IAM to manage this destination attraction. As the industry leader and only provider of turn-key management services for individually owned waterparks, Innovative Attraction Management, will bring our combined 100-plus years of operational […]

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Cedar Point to host Skycoaster Seminar

By | September 12, 2019

Cedar Point, the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World”, home to a 173’ Dual Skycoaster will be hosting this year’s Annual Skycoaster Seminar.  The workshops will be held on Friday, September 27th with the Site Controller Test being administered on Saturday morning (September 28th).  This year’s event will include new workshops that focus more on the […]

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2019 AIMS International Safety Award presented to Ronald E. Burback; 2019 AIMS Lifetime Contribution Award presented to Gary Slade

By | September 11, 2019

ATHOL, Idaho – Ronald E. Burback was presented with the 2019 AIMS International Safety Award during the Golden Ticket Awards held Saturday, September 7, at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho. The Award, presented to Ron by AIMS Executive Director, Mary Jane Brewer and AIMS board member, Roger Berry, recognizes a person or organization that […]

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New walkthrough experience during Halloween Nights at Toverland

By | September 11, 2019

Theme park Toverland is all about Halloween Nights on 8 evenings in October. Hundred scare actors are going to scare the hell out of visitors in five scares zones, two haunted houses and a maze during this popular Halloween event. Also an entirely new walkthrough experience has been created in a forest located at the […]

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In The Game Freedom Station celebrates grand re-opening

By | September 11, 2019

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — In The Game Freedom Station in Prescott Valley, AZ celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of its fully-renovated family entertainment center with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, September 5, 2019.  In The Game Freedom Station, formerly Freedom Station Family Fun Center, underwent an extensive renovation to both the interior and exterior. New […]

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Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards presented at 2019 host park, Silverwood Theme Park

By | September 9, 2019

ATHOL AND COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Where is the best amusement park food? The best dark ride?  The best steel roller coaster?  The ballots have been tallied, and in an awards show hosted this evening by Silverwood Theme Park, Amusement Today announced the winners of its prestigious 2019 Golden Ticket Awards.      The Golden Ticket Awards are […]

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The Walt Disney Company to donate more than $1 million to relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas

By | September 4, 2019

BURBANK, Calif. — The Walt Disney Company, led by Disney Cruise Line, has committed more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support to help relief and recovery efforts for those in The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. “The Walt Disney Company stands with the people of The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian,” said Robert A. […]

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First LEGO brick laid at the building site of LEGOLAND Water Park at Gardaland

By | September 3, 2019

Today saw the first LEGO brick laid at the building site of LEGOLAND Water Park at Gardaland, in an entertaining ceremony featuring Prezzemolo (the most famous and beloved mascot in Italy) along with Aldo Maria Vigevani, CEO of Gardaland and Luca Marigo, Sales and Marketing Director of Gardaland. They were joined by some great young […]

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Katherine Webb Dean, co-founder of Joyland, passes

By | August 29, 2019

Katherine Webb Dean passed away on Tuesday August 27, 2019 at the age of 100. She was born on July 21, 1919 to Willie Alice and Brice Webb in Romney, Texas. She grew up in Romney and graduated from Rising Star High School. She met her future husband, Jimmy, in Ranger, Texas and they were […]

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Record-breaking coasters, state-of-the-art waterslides and immersive family thrills headed to Six Flags parks in 2020

By | August 29, 2019

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, today announced an expansive lineup of innovative roller coasters, family rides, waterslides and thrilling attractions for the 2020 season. The company is also adding the Hurricane Harbor name to three […]

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