Author Archives: News Release

Talley Amusements to provide rides at the Ohio State Fair from 2019 through 2022

By | September 17, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Expositions Commission has completed the more than six-month process to select a ride provider for the Ohio State Fair. Today, the commission named Talley Amusements from Fort Worth, Texas, as the carnival ride provider for a four-year contract beginning in 2019. “Talley Amusements is a rising star in the amusement business,” […]

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Movie Park Germany celebrates 20 years of Halloween Horror Festival

By | September 13, 2018

BOTTROP-KIRCHELLEN — This year the greatest Halloween event in Europe will not only be sporting a new name. A wide range of innovations will be making a Festival of the multiple award-winning Halloween Horror Fest, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. In addition to two new themes and live music acts, one new horror attraction […]

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announces new multi-launch thrill coaster “Tigris”

By | September 13, 2018

TAMPA, Fla.— Today, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay continues to solidify its position as Florida’s thrill leader with the announcement of Tigris, a new triple-launch steel coaster andFlorida’s tallest launch coaster, roaring to the park next spring, 2019. An innovative experience, Tigris will catapult riders through an exhilarating array of looping twists with forward and backward motion, […]

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OABA President Robert Johnson Announces his Retirement in 2019

By | September 13, 2018

Last month our President, Bob Johnson, announced to the OABA Board and staff that he plans to retire in February 2019, after having served this trade association exceptionally well for almost 25 years.  While Bob and his wife Alex are looking forward to visiting with family on the West Coast, traveling and pursuing their retirement […]

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Betson Specialty Coin to Host 9th Annual Northwest Amusement Showcase

By | August 28, 2018

CARLSTADT, N.J. — Betson Specialty Coin will host the 9th Annual Northwest Amusement Showcase for industry professionals. The event is free for industry friends and family and will include a day packed with great products, seminars, door prizes as well as lunch and dinner. Attendees will have a chance to preview some of the hottest […]

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Cedar Fair to Open New Hotel at Canada’s Wonderland near Toronto

By | August 28, 2018

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and immersive entertainment, has signed a pair of hotel services agreements with a Hyatt affiliate for a dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel on the site of its Canada’s Wonderland amusement park near Toronto in Vaughan, Ontario. […]

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NEAAPA Hall of Fame Member Eleanor Brady passes away at 99

By | August 22, 2018

JEFFERSON, N.H. — Eleanor Ruth Brady, 99, died Saturday evening, August 18, 2018 at her home on Ingerson Road. Mrs. Brady was born on April 3, 1919, in Plymouth, NH, the daughter of Joseph and Cora (Ovitt) Cantell. Raised in Groveton, she was a graduate of Groveton High School and attended North Hampton Business College in […]

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Condolences to the family of Bill Luehrs

By | August 20, 2018

Please send your thoughts and prayers to the Luehrs’ Family of Leuhrs’ Ideal Rides as they deal with the loss of Bill Luehrs. Father to Mary Chris, Lisa, and Annie, brother to Lorelei Schoendienst and Jean Clair. No arrangements have been made yet but we will keep you posted.

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Otters Earn Their Turn on Polin Waterslide

By | August 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — Usually, Polin Waterparks – an award-winning designer of breath-taking, adrenaline-pumping waterslides – is focused on people. The company has built its internationally renowned reputation on catering to millions of clients who are thrilled by its 3,000 waterpark projects in 105 countries around the world. But recently, in Philadelphia, Polin focused on a very […]

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World Record Roller Coaster and WinterFest Holiday Event Coming to Canada’s Wonderland in 2019

By | August 15, 2018

VAUGHAN, Ontario — When Canada’s Wonderland opens its gates for the 2019 season, the park’s skyline will be forever transformed by Yukon Striker – the longest, fastest and tallest dive roller coaster in the world. Situated in the newly themed area Frontier Canada, Yukon Striker will be the country’s first dive coaster and the park’s […]

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