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Registration now open – Quassy, Lake Compounce to host 2017 Golden Ticket Awards event

By | June 13, 2017

BRISTOL, Conn. — “The Networking Event of the Year” is right around the corner! The charming Lake Compounce and Quassy Amusement and Waterpark in Connecticut are the host parks for Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards this year. Mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9 and plan to visit with old industry friends […]

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Call for Nominations for the 2017 AIMS International Safety Award

By | June 7, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn –  Created in 2016, 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: […]

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Certification Program Manager – Part time position

By | May 31, 2017

AIMS International is a non-profit 501(c)(6) association dedicated to improving amusement Industry safety through leadership in education. AIMS International provides training classes and certification (CEU) programs for ride inspectors, operations, aquatics and maintenance personnel through its annual Safety Seminar and at other venues throughout the year. The amusement industry includes amusement and theme parks, waterparks, […]

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Martin & Vleminckx adds to staff

By | May 26, 2017

Martin & Vleminckx Rides Companies (MVR) are very pleased to be able to announce two very important additions to our sales team. Our growth the past few years and awareness of the spectacular Wood Coaster projects we have been delivering with exciting inverted elements has created the need to not only add sales personnel but […]

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Come Ashore This Summer and Soak Up the Sun at the New Cedar Point Shores Waterpark

By | May 26, 2017

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Cedar Point’s rich history began as a simple bathing beach and bathhouse in 1870. Today, Cedar Point still is the summertime destination for families from all over the world with 70 rides, including 17 roller coasters, a mile-long beach, five hotel properties, beautiful marinas and now, the new Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, […]

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Waves of wet weather to dampen northeastern US into Memorial Day weekend

By | May 24, 2017

AccuWeather Global Weather Center – AccuWeather reports damp and dreary conditions will plague the northeastern United States late this week, with enough wet weather possible to disrupt travel and outdoor activities. Rain is not particularly needed in this part of the country as most locations have received above-normal precipitation so far this year. Even so, […]

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From the Governor: Pennsylvania Proclaims May 21-27, 2017, Amusement Ride Safety Week

By | May 23, 2017

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania is home to more than 9,300 amusement rides and attractions that provide entertainment to millions of visitors attending the commonwealth’s fairs, carnivals, and amusement parks; and WHEREAS, to ensure the mechanical and physical safety of all ride patrons, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Ride and Measurement Standards administers the state’s amusement […]

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Garfield to Be Signature Character in Children’s Areas of Six Flags-Branded Theme Parks in China

By | May 18, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, and Riverside Tourism Investment Group Co. Ltd., an award-winning tourism and real estate developer and Six Flags partner, today announced that the children’s areas of China’s first-ever Six Flags branded parks will be themed after Garfield and the […]

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Sherry Howell to Speak at the International Association of Trampoline Parks’ Annual European Conference and Trade Show

By | May 11, 2017

ROXBORO, NC – Sherry Howell, Director of Client Success at CenterEdge Software, a leading provider of point-of-sale, online sales and reservations, and ticketing systems for entertainment and recreation facilities, will speak at the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) European Conference and Trade Show on Monday, May 22 at Hilton London Paddington in the United […]

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Benjamin Combs of SkyTrans Manufacturing passes

By | May 11, 2017

FARMINGTON, N.H. – Benjamin Paul Combs, age 18, of 21 Tappan Street, Farmington, NH, passed into eternal life on May 4, 2017 after suffering from severe depression. He will be remembered and celebrated as the everlasting joy of his family’s life and for his loving kindness and thoughtfulness to friends and family. His brilliant intelligence […]

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