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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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Riversport OKC’s opening day is getting a St. Patrick’s Day twist

By | February 1, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY , Okla. — A bit of Ireland is coming to Riversport OKC in downtown Oklahoma City for the opening of its fourth season with Riversport Rapids on Saturday, March 16. “We’re putting a St. Patrick’s Day twist on opening weekend,” said executive director Mike Knopp. “We’ll have St. Patrick’s Day themed decorations, drinks, snacks, […]

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Picsolve lands five-year deal with Merlin Entertainments’ iconic London attractions

By | February 1, 2019

LONDON — Picsolve, the leading digital content capture partner for world-class visitor destinations, is commencing a five-year deal with five of Merlin Entertainments’ London attractions. The deal, which has made Picsolve the content capture provider of choice at some of London’s most iconic destinations, includes new wins with DreamWorks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! London and SEA LIFE London […]

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Gold Medal adds new branch location in Allentown, Pa.

By | February 1, 2019

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — For popcorn, cotton candy, Sno-Kones, and all your concession food favorites, businesses can now rely on the newest branch location for Gold Medal Products Co., Gold Medal – Mid Atlantic. Formerly operating as Kloss Fun Foods, Gold Medal – Mid Atlantic will serve as the region’s expert resource for concession equipment and […]

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Eli Parawan promoted to Managing Director, Parks and Attractions at RIDE Entertainment

By | January 31, 2019

 NEW YORK, N.Y. — Ride Entertainment announced today that Eli Parawan has been promoted to Managing Director: Parks and Attractions effective immediately. Eli Parawan joined Ride Entertainment in 2015 and has managed all marketing and sales for Ride Entertainment Parks and Attractions for the last three years. The Managing Director: Parks and Attractions is responsible […]

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The “We’re Overcoming the Barriers on the Ice Rink” event was held at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Silivrikapi Ice Rink

By | January 30, 2019

TURKEY — The first part of the activity took place on December 19, 2018 at Silivrikapı Ice Rink (Istanbul) with the contributions of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Youth and Sports Directorate, the support of the Sports Istanbul ice skating trainers, the sponsorship of Polin Waterparks and the participation of the physically-challenged members of the Turkish Paraplegic Association (TOFD). The story of […]

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Futuraform welcomes new general manager

By | January 30, 2019

TURKEY — We are proud to announce the addition of A.Cüneyt Sayın as the General Manager of Futuraform Composites and Advertising Products Inc. A.Cünety Sayın will be leading Futuraform Composites and Advertising Products with his vision. A.Cüneyt graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Yıldız Technical University in 1992 and received his MBA degree […]

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