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RWS Entertainment Group appoints Deborah Eicher to head up international expansion

By | July 14, 2017

NEW YORK, N.Y. ­– RWS Entertainment Group, an Emmy Award-winning New York-based live entertainment production company that creates custom entertainment, live events and brand experiences for top resorts, cruise lines and theme parks, announced today the appointment of Deborah Eicher as head of International Business Development. Eicher will be based in London and lead RWS’ […]

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Quassy’s Splash Away Bay Waterpark To Get ‘Supercharged’ For 2018

By | July 7, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – It’s official! Splash Away Bay waterpark at Quassy Amusement Park here will get “supercharged” for the 2018 season, park officials announced today. Three new gigantic water raft rides with a combined length of more than 1,000 feet will be constructed during the offseason, bringing to 15 the number of slides in the […]

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Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. completed its acquisition of Worldwide Ticketcraft on June 30, 2017

By | July 7, 2017

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Erik Covitz, founder and CEO of Worldwide Ticketcraft (WWTC), and Jim Walcott, President and CEO of Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. (WW&L) jointly announce the closing of the acquisition of Worldwide Ticketcraft by Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc to better serve their respective customers. This move will consolidate the entrepreneurial drive of […]

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Skyline Attractions Sells First Skywarp

By | July 7, 2017

ORLANDO, Fl. – Skyline Attractions has altered the landscape of thrill rides with its latest scream maker- Skywarp. As part of the company’s third anniversary, Skyline is excited to announce the sale of their first of many Skywarps, which will make its public debut in the summer of 2018. This exciting experience offers 32 passengers […]

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Kentucky Kingdom sets attendance record for 4th of July weekend

By | July 5, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  Kentucky Kingdom has enjoyed record-setting attendance over the three days (Saturday through Monday) of the July 4th weekend.  During that period, the park hosted 35,000 visitors, representing an increase of more than 40% over the same period last year.  Much of the increase is attributable to out-of-state visitors. Ed Hart, President and […]

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The deadline for nominations for the AIMS International Safety Award is July 7, 2018!

By | June 29, 2017

The AIMS International Safety Award is presented annually to the individual or organization that demonstrates leadership, innovation, and foresight in improving safety in the amusement industry. With safety as the industry’s #1 concern for amusement industry guests and employees worldwide, efforts in improving safety are shown in many forms: the design and implementation of new […]

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Chance Rides New President

By | June 27, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. – Chance Rides is excited to announce that AaronLandrum, 41, has joined as President & Chief Operating Officer effective June 26, 2017. Aaron will report directly to CEO/Chairman, Dick Chance, and oversee all operations of the company including Engineering, Production, Customer Service, Finance, and Sales and Marketing. Additionally, Aaron will work closely with […]

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Merlin Entertainments Names Adrian Jones to Lead Midway North America Division

By | June 27, 2017

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Adrian Jones, the attractions industry veteran who led Legoland Florida Resort through nearly seven years of growth and expansion, has accepted a new role as divisional director of Midway North America, parent company Merlin Entertainments Group announced. Jones will be responsible for a rapidly expanding portfolio of two dozen U.S. and […]

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Iconic alpine slide returns to Camelback Resort

By | June 23, 2017

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. – Camelback Resort, located in the Pocono Mountains, is relaunching the iconic Alpine Slide of yesteryear this summer at its popular outdoor destination, Camelback Mountain Adventures. The new Pocono Pipeline, opens to the public Saturday, June 24. Featuring a new design and a new name, the Pocono Pipeline is reminiscent of the once […]

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American Dream Completes $2.77B Construction Financing

By | June 23, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – American Dream is pleased to announce that Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have completed the planned sale of $1.1 Billion in tax-exempt bonds for the project. Proceeds from the bond sale, along with the previously closed $1.67 Billion Construction Loan, also provided by JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, now completes the […]

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