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Family Entertainment Group goes “Hollywood” with the addition of Hollywood Park Family Entertainment Center in Crestwood, Illinois

By | March 14, 2017

ITASCA, Ill. – Family Entertainment Group (“FEG”), a market-leading designer, developer, and operator of world-class family oriented entertainment and amusement gaming facilities has recently acquired Hollywood Park Family Entertainment Center in Crestwood, Illinois. This transaction is one of many acquisitions by FEG and the third in the last twelve months. Hollywood Park joins other successful […]

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Polin Waterparks Achieves R&D Center Certification

By | March 14, 2017

TURKEY – Polin Waterparks, which was founded in 1976 and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, was recently certified as a research and development (R&D) center by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. This certification, in part, recognizes Polin Waterparks for its qualified innovation expertise. On 28 December 2016, Polin Waterparks filled an official […]

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109 Years And Counting: How Sweet It Is At Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

By | March 10, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – Something old is new again at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here as the landmark property opens for its 109th season on Saturday, May 6. The park will officially unveil Bella & Bessie’s Sweet Shoppe & Pizzeria, located on the site of the former popcorn stand in the heart of the iconic lakefront […]

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Dolly Parton announces Pigeon Forge’s newest dinner show

By | March 8, 2017

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.  – After the success of Dolly Parton’s NBC movies about her childhood, Pigeon Forge’s newest dinner theatre attraction is telling a special story very close to her heart.  After months of work, Parton and her production team are opening a new show shaped by the life and family of the Smoky Mountain […]

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SeaWorld Orlando Welcomes Spring with New Show “Dolphin Days”

By | March 3, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Orlando will launch a new show called Dolphin Days, immersing guests into the world of the ocean’s most playful ambassadors. Dolphin Days, will debut on Saturday, April 1, replacing the popular Blue Horizons after an eleven-year run at Dolphin Theater. In the new presentation, the audience will learn more about the individual personalities […]

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Mystic Timbers taking shape at Kings Island

By | February 5, 2017

MASON, Ohio – Construction on Kings Island’s new Mystic Timbers roller coaster continues to take shape. Work has begun on building the mid-course tunnel section of the ride, station and shed. Mystic Timbers is a custom-designed ride built for Kings Island by Great Coasters International, which recently designed the Gold Striker roller coaster at California’s […]

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By | September 12, 2015

Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2015 – In grand New York fashion and flair, the winners of Amusement Today’s 2015 Golden Ticket Awards were announced this evening during an awards’ show held at Luna Park in Coney Island inside the venerable Gargiulo’s Restaurant’s Grand Ballroom. These prestigious awards annually honor the “Best of the Best” in […]

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Golden Ticket event registrations due; additional hotel rooms added

By | August 19, 2015

Amusement industry professionals who plan on attending the Golden Ticket Awards event, Sept. 11 & 12 in New York City have two upcoming deadlines to be aware of. •Monday, August 24, 2015, 5 p.m. Eastern Time is the deadline to REGISTER for the GTA event. The registration form may be found at: Additional hotel rooms secured Overwhelming Golden Ticket […]

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Golden Ticket demand sells out Park Lane Hotel

By | August 18, 2015

NEW YORK CITY — Amusement Today Publisher Gary Slade has announced that due to overwhelming demand and interest in the 2015 Golden Ticket Awards in New York City, the Park Lane Hotel has sold out of its designated GTA room block. Additional nearby hotel rooms are in the process of being secured for GTA attendees. […]

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2014 Golden Ticket Awards registration, itinerary and hotel information now available

By | July 10, 2014

Get your ticket … it’s a “don’t miss” industry event, and registration and the complete itinerary for Amusement Today’s coveted Golden Ticket Awards are now available at   The event will be hosted this year by the beautiful SeaWorld San Diego in California, where the staff is hard at work preparing to roll out the […]

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