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Cedar Fair announces organizational changes

By | January 22, 2014

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced Carrie Boldman as the Company’s corporate vice president, merchandise and games. In addition, the Company announced the promotion of Matt Shafer to corporate vice president, strategic alliances. “We are thrilled to have Carrie […]

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Legoland Florida salutes active personnel in armed forces with military appreciation days throughout 2014

By | January 15, 2014

Active Military Receive Free Admission Plus Family Member Discounts WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Legoland Florida salutes the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces with the continuation of Military Appreciation Days throughout 2014. As an appreciation for their continued service, all active duty military personnel including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, […]

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Busch Gardens' Falcons Fury exceeds 300-foot mark

By | January 7, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — Construction on Falcon’s Fury at Busch Gardens Williamsburg surpasses the 300-foot mark on Tuesday, January 7m 2014. The first-of-its-kind Intamin drop ride will top out at 335 feet and feature seats that tilt 90 degrees forward so riders are facing the ground as they plummet from the top of the ride.

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NEAAPA hosts Tom Morrow Social

By | January 7, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — The New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (NEAAPA) held its annual Tom Morrow Social during the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Fla. The late Tom Morrow was called “Mr. NEAAPA” for his years of contribution to the association. Shown at the gala are NEAAPA […]

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AIMS Safety Seminar Orlando 2014

By | January 2, 2014

Housing closes Monday The 41st Annual AIMS Safety Seminar is set to Kick off on Sunday January 12, 2014. Industry professionals from around the globe will gather in Orlando for five days of intensive education, testing and certification. For those that have not yet arranged housing with the host hotel — now is the time. […]

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Amusement Today offices closed for the Holiday Season

By | December 22, 2013

ARLINGTON, Texas — The offices of Amusement Today will close at noon on Monday, December 23, 2013, and will re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2014 in order to give our employees a chance to celebrate Christmas and New Years with their family and friends. Amusement Today desktop edition will not be published on December 24, […]

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SeaWorld: The truth Is in our parks and people

By | December 20, 2013

An Open Letter from SeaWorld’s Animal Advocates ORLANDO, Fla. — Inaccurate reports recently have generated questions about SeaWorld and the animals in our care. The truth is in our parks and people, and it’s time to set the record straight. The men and women of SeaWorld are true animal advocates. We are the 1,500 scientists, […]

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Rick Hagen of Waterloo Tent has died

By | December 20, 2013

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — A long time employee of Waterloo Tent has passed away. Rick Hagen 49, of Cedar Falls, Iowa passed away Wednesday December 11, 2013 at his home. Rick began his career with Waterloo in 2005 as a Carnival business sales rep. He later became territory manager as his business volume continued to […]

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CORE will be installing the revolutionary new Paydia software suite at Jersey Shore

By | December 20, 2013

LENEXA, Kan. — Located on the Jersey Shore, Jenkinson’s South sits right on the beachfront and provides guests with everything from arcades to amusement rides. Soon they’ll be giving guests the latest in cashless technology, as they have chosen CORE Cashless to provide the park with a wide variety of mobile and revenue solutions. CORE […]

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nWave Pictures' new 3D film "House of Magic" to spin off two 4D attraction films in 2014

By | December 18, 2013

BRUSSELS. Belgium and BURBANK, Calif. — nWave Pictures is proud to announce the release of the new feature-length 3D animated film “The House of Magic” opening this Christmas in theaters in France, Belgium, South Korea, Singapore and Italy. The 85-minute film, budgeted at $34 million, is produced by nWave Pictures in association with StudioCanal and […]

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