Author Archives: News Release

National Roller Coaster Museum launches new online home — New Design Supports Expansion Efforts

By | December 7, 2017

PLAINVIEW, Texas — The National Roller Coaster Museum has a new look and a new way for you to contact them about preserving the history of the amusement industry. This month, the NRCMA relaunched www.rollercoastermuseum.org updating the look and feel of the website and opening its archives for access in a more complete virtual museum. […]

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Generational Expert to Headline 2018 Amusement Expo Education Day

By | December 4, 2017

With so many generations in the workplace today, there has never been a greater opportunity for collaboration.    At the same time, there has never been a greater opportunity for conflict. So says Meagan Johnson, who will lead off Expo Education Day at next year’s AAMA/AMOA Amusement Expo on February 27, 2018 at the Westgate Las […]

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ASTM International Releases New Brand Video: “Connecting the Dots”

By | December 4, 2017

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn. – Today, ASTM International, one of the world’s leading providers of standards and related services, released a new video that tells the organization’s story through the eyes of a technical expert as she goes to work, develops standards, uses helpful tools, and builds partnerships.   The video was shown at the kickoff […]

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Gary Goddard Takes Leave of Absence From The Goddard Group; Taylor Jeffs Assumes Role of President, Chief Creative Officer

By | November 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Company founder Gary Goddard has taken a leave of absence from The Goddard Group, an entertainment design firm based in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. Mr. Goddard, founder and CEO of the company, will begin his leave effective immediately, according to an announcement made today by the company’s Chief Operating Officer Barry Kemper. Taylor […]

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Darien Lake to build new roller coaster

By | November 27, 2017

DARIEN CENTER, N.Y. – Darien Lake Theme Park will open a new coaster, Tantrum, in May 2018. This latest capital investment is a nearly $5 million addition to the park.   Tantrum riders will embark on a 98-foot vertical lift at a 90-degree angle – straight up the coaster’s first hill. In a matter of seconds, […]

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Quassy Ride Superintendent George Zonas Has Died

By | November 22, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – George Zonas, ride superintendent and training officer at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here, has died following a lengthy illness. The Waterbury, Conn., native came to work at Quassy in 2000 following his1999 retirement as an international customer service representative and traffic manager for Black & Decker’s Pop Fasteners Division in Shelton, Conn. […]

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Zero Latency — Free-Roam VR Pioneer Wins First and Second Place IAAPA Brass Ring Awards; Launches New Title Outbreak Origins, Most Advanced Free-Roam VR Game Ever Made

By | November 17, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Zero Latency, the irrefutable world-leader in location-based free-roam VR entertainment, announced that a panel of judges comprised of IAAPA facility members has voted two Zero Latency VR games the first and second place winners of IAAPA Brass Ring awards in Category 8: Games and Devices – Class B – Midway Games and […]

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Galaxy America Inc. pulls out all the stops with largest exhibit space for 19th year at IAAPA

By | November 15, 2017

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – With five interactive motion rides on display, Galaxy America Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive motorized action games and multi rides systems, is gearing up for its 19th year at IAAPA Orlando 2017. The headlining and most anticipated attraction is Galaxy’s new, family-centric motorized adventure courses, the Galaxy Ninja. With […]

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Cartoonist Bubba Flint will be signing 20th anniversary Amusement Today prints today! Booth #4215

By | November 15, 2017

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Polin Aquariums launches Funtastic Aquariums Concept

By | November 15, 2017

TURKEY — Polin Waterparks introduced its new Polin Aquariums division last year, immediately igniting interest within the attractions industry about what the concept included. Now, the results of those initial conversations have begun to develop into full-fledged installations. The first, in fact, is already under construction and will open in Anzali, Iran, next March. Polin […]

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