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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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Poor Jack Amusements adds 28-foot-tall Eli Bridge Scrambler

By | June 22, 2017

Poor Jack Amusements, headquartered in Milton, Ind., is now the proud owner of a 28-foot-tall Eli Bridge trailer-mounted scrambler. Poor Jack Amusements is owned by the Bohlander family. Tim Bohlander and three of his employees went to the Eli Bridge in factory in Jacksonville, Ill., for training before the new ride was delivered to the […]

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Historical Site is to Host a Modern Waterpark at Coventry

By | June 21, 2017

TURKEY – Building a waterpark near a historic site has undoubtedly happened in the past – perhaps numerous times. But building a waterpark within mere yards of an 800-year-old church tower and spire is undoubtedly a once-in-several-lifetimes event. The challenges of situating the new Coventry City Centre Leisure Park in Coventry, West Midlands, Central England, […]

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SeaWorld Orlando Is Ready To Unleash Your Summer

By | June 15, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Just in time for summer vacation, one of the fiercest underwater legends has come to life in an entirely new way. SeaWorld Orlando’s original roller coaster offers an adventure for thrill-seeking guests unlike any other when Kraken Unleashed opens to the public June 16. Kraken Unleashed is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality roller […]

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Now Launching! Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster Now Thrilling Guests at SeaWorld San Antonio

By | June 15, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster opens to the public Friday, June 16, launching guests into a fun, adrenaline-pounding mission inspired by the heroics of the SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team. Named by USA Today as one of the Ten New Cool Rides Coming in 2017, Wave Breaker’s jet-ski style car is the […]

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Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Names New Chief Executive Officer

By | June 15, 2017

HERSHEY, Penn. – The Board of Directors at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) has named John Lawn as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Lawn succeeds Bill Simpson, who is retiring at the end of the year and will hold the title of CEO Emeritus until his retirement. ​”Our entire Board is […]

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Kentucky Kingdom extends season pass offer one more week

By | June 13, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – To accommodate overwhelming demand, Kentucky Kingdom has decided to extend its $59.95 “early bird” season pass offer until next Tuesday, June 20. “We’ve sold more than 7,000 season passes in the last week and have received many calls asking us to extend the offer for one more week. We understand that families […]

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