Author Archives: News Release

Dynamic Attractions and Chance Rides Team-Up

By | November 14, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today the attractions industry’s two leading ride manufacturers, Dynamic Attractions and Chance Rides, have announced a strategic alliance. The two companies’ strategic alliance allows them to combine their respective strengths in engineering and manufacturing. “By working with the legendary Chance Rides, we’re able to offer theme parks faster build times while maintaining our […]

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Hasbro, Inc., and Kilburn Live team up to form new, multi-iconic brand location-based family entertainment centers

By | November 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Los Angeles-based Kilburn Live has entered into a licensing agreement with Hasbro, a global play and entertainment company, to create, build and operate Hasbro-themed family entertainment centers across the US and Canada. The indoor family entertainment facilities will take iconic Hasbro brands and create interactive, immersive and innovative entertainment experiences in […]

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Sally Corporation, PortAventura World and Sesame Workshop announce new dark ride at International Attractions Expo

By | November 14, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — November 13th, 2018 – Sally Corporation, the dark ride specialist of Jacksonville, FL, along with PortAventura World, the largest Mediterranean family destination resort, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, announced a new dark ride for 2019. The new attraction will be PortAventura’s first dark ride and the first […]

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Kennywood and S&S Worldwide unveil highly-anticipated roller coaster train for the Steel Curtain, the anchor attraction of the fan-centric Steelers Country themed area, opening in 2019

By | November 14, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Since this summer’s announcement that Pittsburgh’s iconic Kennywood Park will open the groundbreaking Steelers Country attraction in 2019, football and roller coaster fans have been eager for news on one of the most exciting projects in recent amusement industry history. Today, S&S Worldwide, Inc. and Kennywood came together to reveal one of […]

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ICON scoops gold at North West CIPR PRide Awards

By | November 14, 2018

Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Rule5 PR are celebrating after winning a Gold award at the North West CIPR PRide Awards for Best Travel, Leisure and Tourism campaign for “A new ICON for Blackpool”.  The campaign was developed to announce the name, raise awareness and build anticipation for Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25 rollercoaster which opened […]

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Dynamic Attractions unveils the world’s first motion base coaster

By | November 13, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — A roller coaster capable of doing spin-outs and other racing moves was unveiled today by innovative ride manufacturer Dynamic Attractions at the global exposition for theme park operators put on by the International Attractions and Amusement Parks Association (IAAPA). “The Dual Power Coaster the world’s most advanced roller coaster vehicle,” states Hao Wang, […]

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AIMS International Executive Director Karen Oertley to Retire in 2019

By | November 13, 2018

Karen Oertley, Executive Director of AIMS International, has announced her retirement effective April 2019. Oertley has served as Executive Director since 2014. Karen has played a critical role in the growth of AIMS, and the AIMS International Board of Directors is grateful for her work over the last 5 years. Under her leadership, AIMS has […]

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Record-breaking season for GARDALAND RESORT the absolute leader in Italy in themed hotels thanks to the new Gardaland Magic Hotel

By | November 12, 2018

The gates of Gardaland Magic Halloween have just been closed and – while awaiting the next opening for Magic Winter – the first conclusions can be made regarding the current season. 2018 turned out to be, for Gardaland Resort, a real record-breaking season, recording a positive trend both inside the Park and in the two […]

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Movie Park Germany set new record for visitors with its Halloween Horror Festival

By | November 12, 2018

Bottrop-Kirchhellen — Season closes with best results yet! On the 20th anniversary of its multi-award winning Halloween Horror Festival, Movie Park Germany attracted more visitors than ever before, in the process setting a new personal best for the third year running. “Compared with last year, this year we’ve seen an increase of more than 9% […]

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Apollo Legends Reunite, Restored Historic Mission Control Unveiled

By | November 9, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas — It was an historic sight – living legends who worked on the Apollo program reunited for a major milestone to the see the unveiling of restored Historic Mission Control consoles used to send humans to the Moon. The newly restored units arrived in a return flight to Ellington Airport by way of […]

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