Author Archives: News Release

IAAPA Announcement: president and CEO

By | October 8, 2018

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Andreas Anderson of IAAPA is pleased to announce Hal McEvoy has been named president and CEO of IAAPA, effective immediately. Based in Orlando, Florida, Hal has served the association as interim president and CEO since February. This process involved an extensive global search. The association’s Compensation Committee worked […]

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Dolly Parton selects the Great Smoky Mountains for second Pirates Voyage dinner and show

By | October 5, 2018

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Keep an eye to the spyglass, mateys; Dolly’s pirates will be searching for treasure in the Great Smoky Mountains, next summer! After nearly a decade of rave reviews and financial success on the Carolina coast, Dolly Parton’s newest Pirates Voyage dinner attraction is slated to open in the spring. “The show […]

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Hershey’s Chocolatetown opening at Hersheypark summer 2020

By | October 3, 2018

Hershey, Pennsylvania is home to one of America’s sweetest success stories. Each page recounts our rich history of creating fun, making chocolate, cultivating community, and continuing the powerful legacy of Milton S. Hershey. In 2020, Hersheypark® is unlocking an all-new chapter – one Where Fun Meets Chocolate in more ways than ever before. Welcome to […]

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IAAPA Hosts Record-Breaking Euro Attractions Show in Amsterdam

By | September 28, 2018

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Hosted by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), Euro Attractions Show (EAS) 2018 was one for the record books. It took place 25-27 Sept. 2018, at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre in the Netherlands and set new EAS records for the number of exhibiting companies (570), the size of the […]

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SeaWorld & Aquatica San Antonio to Debut Exhilarating New Attractions in 2019

By | September 28, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A new, interactive sea turtle attraction and thrilling new rides will bring more waves of adventure to SeaWorld & Aquatica San Antonio in spring 2019. SeaWorld will unveil Turtle Reef, a fascinating habitat that will enable guests to get an up-close look at threatened and endangered sea turtles, plus learn about […]

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Amsterdam, MAURER RIDES presents the world’s first interactive and dueling spike coaster at EAS Amsterdam

By | September 28, 2018

With 1.4 million visitors per year, the theme park near Ravenna is the second largest amusement park in Italy and belongs to the Parques Reunidos Group. There the “DUCATI WORLD” is being created in an area of 35,000 m² (376,737 square feet) as the first themed area in the world inspired by a motorcycle brand. […]

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Gardaland 4 All — two days of meetings with the Associations for disabilities to make fun and leisure more accessible

By | September 25, 2018

After the success of the first edition of “Gardaland 4 All”, held in 2016, Gardaland – in collaboration with Village 4 All – is back, promoting two days of meetings with as many as 13 National Associations representing the different types of disability – physical, cognitive and sensorial. The aim is to share ideas to […]

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Grimm’s ‘The Six Swans’ new in Efteling Fairytale Forest

By | September 25, 2018

Efteling —the fairytale theme park in the south of Holland – is delighted to announce that the park will be welcoming a new fairytale in the park’s Fairytale Forest, due to open in autumn 2019. Based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale called ‘The Six Swans’ the attraction will be the 30th to join the forest […]

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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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