Author Archives: News Release

Topgolf announces first venue to open in New York State

By | February 12, 2020

Topgolf Entertainment Group, a global sports and entertainment community, will open a new entertainment venue to residents of Suffolk County and beyond early next year. Nestled along the Long Island Expressway in Brookhaven Township, Topgolf Holtsville will not only bring an innovative experience, but is also expected to bring approximately 500 careers to the area. Guests of the […]

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Greater Ohio Showmen’s Association looks forward to welcoming industry at inaugural Safety Conference

By | February 12, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The inaugural Midwest Safety & Operations Conference takes place Monday, March 2 through Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Sandusky, OH. David Drake, president of Greater Ohio Showmen’s Association (GOSA), states “advance registration is ahead of projection, but we still have room in all of the NAARSO […]

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Dollywood Pre-K Imagination Season Pass deadline extended

By | February 12, 2020

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Last season, Dollywood officials announced the free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass to celebrate the park’s milestone 35th anniversary season in 2020. With the pass, children born in 2015 or 2016 are able to visit Dollywood absolutely free for the entire 2020 season. Additionally, the pass allows children to splash and play for free […]

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Theme park Toverland welcomes record number of visitors in 2019

By | February 12, 2020

Theme park Toverland saw a record number of 862,000 visitors in 2019. This is an increase of 50,000 visitors compared to the previous year. This massive growth can be attributed to the opening of a new entrance called Port Laguna and the new theme area Avalon in July 2018. This multi-million investment increased the size […]

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Urban Air Adventure Park introduces exhilarating indoor attractions to Dix Hills, New York

By | February 11, 2020

DALLAS, Texas — Urban Air, the premier indoor family entertainment company, announced today it is expanding to include a new Urban Air Adventure Park in Dix Hills. Urban Air Adventure Parks usher-in a new dimension of active entertainment including wall-to-wall trampolines and aerial sports offering a wide range of activities that appeal to all ages […]

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Wooden Warrior wheels

By | February 11, 2020

The wheels on the Timberliner train have been gone through, cleaned and painted as the rolling stock on Wooden Warrior is getting a complete facelift for the 2020 season. Quassy Amusement Park opens April 25 with Splash Away Bay waterpark and Quassy Beach slated to open Memorial Day weekend. Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here is […]

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FlyOver America to launch new ‘Fly Hawaii’ simulation at Mall of America

By | February 11, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — FlyOver America, the virtual flight attraction that takes guests on an aerial voyage of the nation’s most popular landmarks, is excited to announce the opening of their newest flight adventure: Fly Hawaii.  The new Fly Hawaii simulation invites guests to take in the majestic beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. The flight will glide […]

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The voice of Big Tex waves goodbye

By | February 11, 2020

DALLAS, Texas — With great sadness in our hearts, the State Fair of Texas is announcing the passing of the voice of our beloved Big Tex, Mr. Robert “Bob” Boykin. Bob (August 28, 1946 – January 23, 2020) was a true Texan – born in Dallas and raised in Richardson, he graduated from high school […]

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Steve Bell selected to serve on the IAAPA North American Regional Advisory Committee in 2020

By | February 11, 2020

GILBERTSVILLE, Pa. — Steve Bell, Business Solutions Architect at Gateway Ticketing Systems, has been selected to serve on the 2020 IAAPA North American Regional Advisory Committee. The North American Regional Advisory Committee (NARAC) is made up of attractions industry leaders who come together to help guide IAAPA as it serves the global attractions industry. With […]

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Cyclone coaster canvas contest

By | February 9, 2020

Combine your creative juices with a sprinkle of adrenaline and enter Luna Park’s “coaster canvas contest”. This is the first-ever contest to design the front of the Coney Island Cyclone. The Coney Island Cyclone fashions a new face from year to year. Some years the front design of the Cyclone honors a milestone, others a […]

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