Author Archives: News Release

Firestone Financial wants carnival customers to take half the season off from payments

By | November 7, 2017

Needham, MA – Firestone Financial, the leader of financing in the carnival industry, is offering customers the ability to only pay for half the season for new loans. Any carnival or amusement park that funds a new loan by Memorial Day of 2018 will only need to pay for half the season for the first year. […]

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BeaverTails to Introduce New Food Cart at IAAPA

By | November 7, 2017

Montreal – BeaverTails, makers of unique and delicious BeaverTails pastries, today announced that it will introduce its new food cart at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Attractions Expo, November 14 – 17 in Orlando, Florida. BeaverTails will be in booth #3460.   Based on an old family recipe, BeaverTails pastries are a […]

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Two world-record roller coasters coming to Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream

By | November 3, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The indoor Nickelodeon Universe theme park at American Dream will feature two record-breaking roller coasters by Gerstlauer.  They consist of an intertwined Launched Euro-Fighter with a beyond-vertical drop and a Spinning Coaster whose cars rotate on a vertical axis as they move along the track.   “Featuring the best in family and […]

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Quassy Names New Extreme Raft Rides ‘Category 5 Rapids’

By | November 3, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – If maneuvering down a raging river’s extreme rapids in a raft is on your bucket list, you can check it off next summer. Quassy Amusement & Waterpark today announced that Category 5 Rapids – Extreme Waterslides will be the name of the new attractions currently under construction at the lakeside property here. […]

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National Roller Coaster Museum to Expand with Mark Moore Memorial Wing

By | October 27, 2017

PLAINVIEW, Texas — The tragic death of National Roller Coaster Museum founding board member Mark Moore in 2016 is allowing the NRCMA to double the size of its current archive facility complex and to create a showroom for public access to select artifacts within the Museum’s collection. The expansion will be named for Moore and […]

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North Carolina State Fair sees more than one million

By | October 23, 2017

RALIEGH, N.C. — For the fifth time it its 150-year history, more than one million guests visited the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, Oct. 12-22. A total of 1,014,478 persons passed through the gates during the 11-day expo. A complete story will appear in Amusement Today.

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Another Successful Year of Celebrating All Things Texan

By | October 23, 2017

DALLAS, Texas — Although the Fair gates are closing on another run of Texas-sized fun, the memories made during the 2017 State Fair of Texas will remain. As an annual celebration of all things Texan, the tradition continued with the Fair’s 2017 theme, “Celebrating Texans.” This year, the Fair welcomed approximately 2.2 million people through […]

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Polin Waterparks and The Land of Legends Receive WWA’s 2017 Leading Edge Award

By | October 20, 2017

TURKEY — “Polin Waterparks” and “Legends of Aqua Waterpark” at The Land of Legends Theme Park were honored to receive the Leading Edge Award earlier this week during the World Waterpark Association (WWA) Symposium & Trade Show. Presented by WWA Chairman of the Board Steve Miklosi during the show’s General Session at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, FL., on […]

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Amusement Industry Moving Aggressively to Enhance Ride Inspections

By | October 18, 2017

WINTER PARK, Fla. — Government regulators and the amusement industry are moving quickly to improve inspections and testing of major amusement rides after a fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair. The accident identified a hidden problem that was not detected even though the operator and independent inspectors followed current inspection protocols. Investigators from the […]

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Amusement Today’s Gary Slade honored by World Waterpark Association

By | October 18, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — During the 37th Annual World Waterpark Association Symposium and Trade Show in West Palm Beach, FL, today, Amusement Today publisher and editor Gary Slade was presented with the WWA Commitment to Excellence Award. Also receiving the honor were Joann Cortéz, director of communication for Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District […]

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