Author Archives: News Release

IAFE Alert: Info from DHS on E-mail phishing attack

By | August 13, 2020

The IAFE has just received a notification from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of a malicious e-mail phishing attack, spoofing the SBA COVID-19 relief page. Please carefully review any e-mails about SBA COVID-19 relief funding and compare to information from CISA at this link.

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Dena Ann Calabrese, January 18, 1971 – August 9, 2020

By | August 13, 2020

Dena Ann (Schwanse) Calabrese, born January 18, 1971, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2020 from her battle with Cancer. Her husband Giovanni Calabrese was at her side. She is survived by her husband of 20 years: Giovanni, along with their children Dante (14) and Giovanna (9); her parents Herb and Grace Schwanse; brother […]

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Shazade (Chas) Siddiqi passes

By | August 13, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Shazade (Chas) Siddiqi, a man well-known to the pinball community for his commitment to quality and service to his friends and customers. Chas passed away suddenly earlier this week.  He will be missed.  -Gary Stern, President, Stern Pinball, Inc.

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HALLOWinter at Europa-Park: For the first time Germany’s largest theme park is open between the Halloween and Winter seasons

By | August 13, 2020

Anyone who has always shied away from being spoiled for choice and couldn’t decide between bright orange pumpkins and snow-covered Christmas trees should mark November bold in their calendar. For the first time in its history, Europa-Park is also open between the Halloween and winter seasons. ‘HALLOWinter’ offers the perfect mix of gruesomely beautiful spooky […]

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Newly designed Polin Waterparks website is now online

By | August 11, 2020

We are pleased to officially announce that our new website is now live! Come check us out at www.polin.com.tr. Our newly designed website offers our viewers a user-friendly, easy to navigate website. It allows our viewers to easily browse for information and solutions and shows how Polin Waterparks can provide those ultimate solutions and serve your needs. […]

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Knoebels announces “Joy Through the Grove” – a Christmas light experience

By | August 11, 2020

ELYSBURG, Pa. — Knoebels Amusement Resort is thrilled to announce there will be a new season of fun for guests. On November 27, Knoebels will launch their newest event: Joy Through the Grove – A drive through Christmas light display. According to park officials, the light display will begin near Impulse roller coaster, travel down […]

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A letter on behalf of the Attractions Industry in New York

By | August 10, 2020

Among the summer’s greatest disappointments in New York are the closed amusement and water parks. Although the attractions industry knows how to operate safely and wants to open, it is prevented by the state’s guidelines. Initially it was thought that parks would be open in Forward NY’s Phase Three. However, there is now a complete lack […]

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WWA Show 2020 update – WWA40 moves to virtual experience

By | August 10, 2020

To Our WWA Show Attendees, Adaptability has been the name of the game this year. Over the past few months, we’ve been awed by the way our members have managed through the ever-changing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and humbled by the way they have selflessly come together to develop and share solutions to […]

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Chance Rides, Great Coasters International, Larson International and Premier Rides: A letter to our valued customers

By | August 7, 2020

To our Valued Customers, The IAAPA Expo in Orlando is the most important annual gathering of amusement industry professionals and enthusiasts and is truly the epicenter of attractions innovation and business.  In 2019, a record-setting 42,000 attendees including CEOs, global leaders, visionary designers, sales people, and technical experts gathered to conduct business, educate, and network […]

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Belmont Magic Show transforms to spectacular Open-Air Theater of Magic!

By | August 6, 2020

Now, there is no need for a tent or enclosed space to present a spectacular theatrical show. Al Belmont is as pleased as he can be about the reception given his Open-Air Theater of Magic Show, Belmont’s Evening of Fun & Magic, in Wildwood, New Jersey’s premier family resort. Ranging from a prime-time, two-minute story […]

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