Author Archives: News Release

IAFE comments on the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting

By | July 31, 2019

The tragic shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival is sad news for all of us. The festival was, at one time, a member of IAFE. We, along with our friends from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) are sending prayers and sympathy to all involved. The volunteers and supporters will be hit especially hard […]

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Jeff Miller of Wisdom Rides passes

By | July 30, 2019

The Showman’s League of America would like to send out our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of Jeff Miller of Wisdom Rides of America. Jeff passed away Saturday after complications from surgery. Jeff’s Celebration of Life will be held on August 10, 2019 at:Moore Funeral Home, 4216 S Bowen Road, Arlington, Texas 76016. […]

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Hersheypark announces “Candymonium” Hypercoaster for summer 2020

By | July 25, 2019

HERSHEY, Penn. — Hersheypark amusement park, a 121-acre theme park with more than 70 rides, a water park and a zoo, today unwrapped the details of the Candymonium hypercoaster, its 15th coaster. The hypercoaster will feature a lift height of 210 feet, max speed of 76 mph and track length of 4,636 feet – making it the tallest, fastest, […]

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Pure Hygge at Europa-Park: reopening of the Scandinavian themed area

By | July 24, 2019

From afar, it’s already possible to see the colourful houses and the first impression of the hygge-culture from the north. Visitors to Germany’s biggest theme park can now discover the rebuilt Scandinavian themed area and look forward to great highlights such as the ice cream parlor ‘Is Huset’, the ‘Poengsum’ play area and the photo […]

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Luxury hotel The Boulevard to open at Blackpool Pleasure Beach this summer

By | July 17, 2019

Blackpool has long been regarded as the entertainment capital of the north west, with millions of visitors flocking to the world-famous seaside town each year. At its heart lies the legendary Blackpool Pleasure Beach, where recently installed rides such as Red Arrows Skyforce and ICON, the nation’s first double launch rollercoaster, have seen it reinforce […]

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SeaWorld Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego launch First Responders Salute with half-off admission to parks

By | July 16, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — Now through July 31, SeaWorld Parks are proud to offer first responders and three of their guests half-price admission to its award-winning SeaWorld Orlando and San Diego parks as well as $25 tickets to SeaWorld San Antonio.  “We have always taken immense pride in honoring those who dedicate themselves to helping others,” said […]

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Award winning firms SP-I and Pixomondo form partnership to create immersive and interactive attractions in China

By | July 16, 2019

NEW YORK — New York Entertainment developers SP Immersive Entertainment (SP-I) and international visual effects company Pixomondo have formed a partnership to create experiential, interactive media attractions in China, the companies jointly announced today. The deal comes on the heels of the duo’s successful collaboration on the stunning Times Square, New York City attraction, National […]

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Zamperla SPA issues statement to the industry

By | July 16, 2019

Zamperla SPA officially informs that the terrible accident which has occurred at Kankaria Amusement park of Ahmedabad city, India, did not involve a Zamperla ride. India has a long standing problem which allows the use of inferior, unauthorized copies of rides made by either local companies or rides sourced from other countries, often with fatal […]

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Award-winning RWS Entertainment Group sparks partnership with Ilmex Illumination

By | July 11, 2019

NEW YORK, N.Y. — RWS Entertainment Group, an experiential company that creates award-winning activations through technology, performance, branded experiences and live events worldwide, has launched an ongoing partnership with the designer and manufacturer of spectacular light displays, ILMEX Illumination. Headquartered in Spain, ILMEX transforms ordinary locations into attractive destinations for events, holidays, festivals and more. […]

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Mobaro and the Danish Association of Amusement Parks (FFD) publish book for ride and attraction professionals

By | July 2, 2019

In connection with the release of the revised EN13814 standard, Danish software provider Mobaro and FFD have joined forces to inspire parks in working with the standard. From a general ambition to support ride engineers, operators, and technical managers as well as general managers, FFD and Mobaro have been collaborating since 2017 through seminars and […]

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