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New for 2019, Silver Dollar City Presents: The Year of Shows & Festivals, New Mega-Productions & Glowing Fall Nights

By | October 19, 2018

BRANSON, Mo. — A hallmark of Branson’s famed tourism industry is live entertainment and production shows, with Silver Dollar City having proven decades-long leadership in presenting great and unique talent. Today’s announcement of the 2019 lineup strongly builds on that tradition, with Silver Dollar City beginning a new era of even bolder entertainment with “The […]

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Connecticut Park Gears Up For 2019: New Family Ride, Other Improvements At Quassy

By | October 19, 2018

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – For the 16th consecutive year, Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here will make marked improvements for its upcoming season. “We’re pleased to announce the addition of another new family ride for 2019 as well as some other enhancements at the property,” Quassy President Eric Anderson said today. Bouncing Buggies will be the new […]

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This Christmas at Liseberg: Swan Lake on ice

By | October 19, 2018

Every year, during Christmas at Liseberg, a spectacular ice show is shown daily. This Christmas, the stunning classical ballet Swan Lake will be showing at the Liseberg ice rink. “It will be a first-class fairytale ballet on ice,” reveals producer Sofia Sjölin. Christmas at Liseberg and the Swan Lake ice ballet open on 16 November. […]

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Among giant pumpkins and monsters of all kinds the season of Gardaland Magic Halloween has begun

By | October 19, 2018

And so it began, on Saturday 6th October, the seventeenth edition of Gardaland Magic Halloween, the “most frighteningly fun” event of this autumn, with the Park displaying a totally themed layout, ready to offer its Guests a chilling experience… made of pure amusement! The opening day saw the presence, among others, of Danilo Santi, General […]

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Kentucky Flyer cleared for takeoff

By | October 17, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Kingdom is pleased to report that the Fair Board has granted the park its request for one acre of expansion property required for the installation of its newest and 6th coaster – the Kentucky Flyer. The park was advised of this development after Mr. Hart held a press conference yesterday at […]

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Fair Board Derails Kentucky Kingdom’s Expansion

By | October 16, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In preparation for installing a new roller coaster for the 2019 season, Kentucky Kingdom gave notice to its landlord, the Kentucky State Fair Board, that it was exercising its option to use one acre of the 20-acre tract to which the theme park is entitled, per the terms of its lease with the […]

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Power, internet outages throughout the Dallas-area; Amusement Today offices remain open

By | October 15, 2018

A direct lightning strike at an AT&T facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has led to internet issues for AT&T customers. The Amusement Today offices were effected by this outage, but remain open. Our email and land-based phone lines remain down, however. If you need to reach us, we recommend contact Gary Slade at (682) […]

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National Roller Coaster Museum to expand in 2019

By | October 15, 2018

PLAINVIEW, Texas — Thanks to the incredible generosity of the entire amusement industry, the National Roller Coaster Museum (NRCMA) is expanding its Plainview, Texas, archive facility to include a nearly 10,000-square-foot exhibition space to be named after founding board member and Uremet Corporation founder Mark Moore. The Mark Moore Wing will display a portion of […]

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Gardaland Magic Hotel expresses the new FUN&MAGIC in the world of tourism – 8 weekly flights from the UK with the agreement with Jet2Holidays

By | October 12, 2018

A 3D video and exclusive footage were the ingredients of Gardaland Resort’s unveiling of the architecture of the new Gardaland Magic Hotel which will be inaugurated at the end of May 2019, with a 20 million euro investment. The images showed the architectonic characteristics of the new structure, with its unusual purple roof and a […]

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Holiday World to invest $5.5 million in 2019

By | October 11, 2018

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. — Holiday World’s iconic Kringle’s Kafe will serve its final customers on October 28, as construction of the new Santa’s Merry Marketplace begins in November. “We’re ramping up the theming and the menus for next season,” says park president Matt Eckert. “Santa’s Merry Marketplace is nearly 50 percent larger than Kringle’s and […]

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