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Goddard Group to celebrate 15th anniversary at IAAPA 2017

By | October 12, 2017

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Goddard Group, world leaders in the design and creation of themed entertainment attractions and experiences, will celebrate its 15th Anniversary in conjunction with IAAPA 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Concurrently, Goddard Group has unveiled the latest details on the company’s roster, including six immersive projects currently under-construction around the globe. In addition, during […]

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Diggerland USA debuts mischievous Night of the Living Machines experience

By | October 4, 2017

WEST BERLIN, N.J. – Every autumn, Diggerland USA kicks off the changing of seasons with Diggerfest, a gleesome fall extravaganza for the family filled with pumpkins, corn mazes and of course, heavy machinery. When the sun goes down this month, the facility will transform into a mystifying Halloween adventure, just spooky enough for the little […]

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Cedar Fair Announces Planned Leadership Succession

By | October 4, 2017

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced that Richard Zimmerman, its president and chief operating officer, will succeed Matt Ouimet as chief executive officer effective January 1, 2018.  On the same date, Ouimet will take the newly created role of executive chairman of the board […]

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Tom Mehrmann named President and General Manager for Universal Beijing Theme Park and Resort

By | October 4, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Parks & Resorts has named Tom Mehrmann as president and general manager for Universal Beijing Theme Park and Resort, a world-class entertainment destination now under construction in Beijing. Mr. Mehrmann will play a lead role in the continued development of Universal Beijing. Once the destination is complete, he will oversee its […]

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Eastern States Exposition breaks attendance record; 1,525,553 attend the 2017 Big E

By | October 2, 2017

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A record number of visitors attended The Big E, in West Springfield, Mass., breaking the Fair’s all-time high attendance figure, with a final tally of 1,525,553. The previous record, of 1,498,605, was set in 2014. October 1 attendance was 137,208, also a new record for the final Sunday of the 17-day […]

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Great gates thus far at the Easter States Exposition

By | September 28, 2017

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Big E – Eastern States Exposition – has set two attendance records thus far during the fair’s 2017 run. On Saturday, Sept. 23, 171,897 passed through the gates, the highest all-time single day attendance. Thursday, Sept. 21,  saw 85,019 visitors, a record for that day. The 2017 edition of The […]

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Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs Celebrates 75th Anniversary

By | September 28, 2017

DALLAS, Texas – The State Fair of Texas is excited to announce that 2017 is the 75th Anniversary of Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs! To commemorate the special occasion, the Fletcher family has planned a number of surprises and activities for fairgoers throughout the duration of this year’s Fair. On Opening Day and each […]

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For 6th Consecutive Year, Polin Waterparks Honored With European Star Award

By | September 27, 2017

TURKEY — Polin Waterparks is honored to announce that, for the sixth year in a row, it has been honored with multiple European Star Awards. This year, the prizes were bestowed in the categories of “Europe’s Best Waterslides” and “Europe’s Best Waterparks.” Polin received the recognition at this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS) during a special ceremony on Sept. 25 […]

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IAAPA Announces North American and European Management Transitions

By | September 26, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., US –  The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) today announced the departure of long-time attraction and hospitality industry veteran Richard M. Jackson, vice president of IAAPA North American Operations. Karen Staley, senior vice president of IAAPA EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Operations, will assume the role of senior vice president of North American […]

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“VR Splash Cabin” Fully immerses guests into gaming experience

By | September 22, 2017

TURKEY — Polin Waterparks (Turkey) & Lagotronics (Netherlands) are taking the  experience to the next level with the new “Virtual-Reality Splash Cabin” aquatic attraction. Using the latest technology in VR goggles, along with handheld shooters, guests will enter an otherworldly environment in which they will feel they are floating along streams and through villages on […]

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