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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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ADG to provide Berkshire East Ski Area with North America's longest mountain coaster

By | December 16, 2013

Berkshire East Ski Area Charlemont, MA. — a long standing, northeast family ski destination has committed to adding Aquatic Development Group’s ADG Mountain Coaster to its activity mix. Family owned and operated for 35-years, Berkshire East has placed a strong emphasis on growing its year-round and summer activity base. Over the past few years, the […]

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Minor fire at causes damage to Outlaw Run's station at Silver Dollar City

By | December 13, 2013

BRANSON, Missouri — Outlaw Run itself was not impacted by a fire Tuesday, December 11, however Silver Dollar City crews had some repair work to the exterior areas of Outlaw Run’s queue where the flames were confined (10’ x 10’) and efficiently extinguished by regional firefighters. Progress is swift in replacing the affected areas, and […]

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. announces quarterly dividend

By | December 12, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable January 3, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business December 20, 2013. “We […]

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IAAPA seeks vice president, North American operations

By | December 11, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is seeking a Vice President, North American Operations. The Vice President, North American Operations reports to the President and CEO and, in collaboration with the other global Vice Presidents and the headquarters office team, has responsibility for the acquisition of new members and […]

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Hawaiian Falls White Settlement breaks ground on Adventure Park, Water Park & Aloha Conference Center

By | December 5, 2013

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas — Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch joined White Settlement Mayor Jerry Burns and city and business leaders December 3, to break ground on North Texas’ first Adventure Park — Water Park combo. Opening May 2014, the $13 million, year-round entertainment complex will employ more than 300 people during the peak summer months […]

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IAAPA new exhibitor announces industry game-changer

By | December 4, 2013

Orlando, Fla. — Booth 3686 at the IAAPA Attractions Expo was the site where major waterparks and resorts had their first opportunity to meet the members of an industry changing strategic partnership: Innovative Attraction Management, LLC (IAM) and the Starfish Aquatics Institute, LLC (SAI). While both SAI and the individual members of IAM have been […]

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Picsolve accelerates their digital strategy with an investment of over $13m from Moonray Investors, the proprietary investment arm of FIL Ltd

By | November 22, 2013

LONDON – Picsolve, the premier image capture partner for the leisure and entertainment industry, is pleased to announce a further investment from owners Moonray Investors, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity Worldwide Investment. This investment will provide the capital needed to further accelerate Picsolve’s mission to revolutionise the industry in the pursuit of truly connected […]

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Mighty Mississippi Sports and Entertainment District (MMSED) is coming to Vicksburg, Mississippi

By | November 20, 2013

Vicksburg, Mississippi — The Mighty Mississippi Sports and Entertainment District (MMSED) is coming to Vicksburg, Miss. and it promises to be a game changer. The District will be situated on approximately 400 pristine acres on U.S. Highway 61 North. The development will be a mixture of sports facilities and attractions. Included on the site will […]

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Dark Ride innovator John Wood and family entertainment center pioneers Jim and John Huish inducted into attractions industry’s Hall of Fame

By | November 20, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. — The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) inducted dark ride developer John Wood and the forefathers of the family entertainment center industry (FEC) Jim and John Huish into the IAAPA Hall of Fame. The IAAPA Hall of Fame honors legends and pioneers for their significant and lasting contributions to the […]

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