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Reid-Anderson named Chairman, President and CEO at Six Flags

By | July 18, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Six Flags Entertainment Corporation today announced its board of directors has appointed Jim Reid-Anderson, who has been serving as Executive Chairman of the company since February 2016, as the company’s new Chairman, President and CEO effective immediately, replacing John M. Duffey who has retired from the company. Reid-Anderson formerly served as […]

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Gold Medal Products Co. Recognized with 2017 Manny Award for “Best Place to Work”

By | July 17, 2017

CINCINNATI, Ohio – At the 2017 Manny Awards, hosted by Cincy Magazine, Gold Medal was awarded recognition as a “Best Place to Work.” Acknowledging excellence in the manufacturing industry, the Manny Awards honor local Cincinnati companies in categories including: New Product Innovation, Best Apprenticeship Program, Top Growth and Best Place to Work. The Best Place […]

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Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love nominated for Emmy Award

By | July 14, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – ‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle Of Love’ receives Emmy nomination in the “Television Movie” category! In the two-hour movie, the Partons, a family of humble means living in the mountains of Tennessee, face a devastating event that challenges their will. But when they experience a bewildering Christmas miracle, the Partons […]

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RWS Entertainment Group appoints Deborah Eicher to head up international expansion

By | July 14, 2017

NEW YORK, N.Y. ­– RWS Entertainment Group, an Emmy Award-winning New York-based live entertainment production company that creates custom entertainment, live events and brand experiences for top resorts, cruise lines and theme parks, announced today the appointment of Deborah Eicher as head of International Business Development. Eicher will be based in London and lead RWS’ […]

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Quassy’s Splash Away Bay Waterpark To Get ‘Supercharged’ For 2018

By | July 7, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – It’s official! Splash Away Bay waterpark at Quassy Amusement Park here will get “supercharged” for the 2018 season, park officials announced today. Three new gigantic water raft rides with a combined length of more than 1,000 feet will be constructed during the offseason, bringing to 15 the number of slides in the […]

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Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. completed its acquisition of Worldwide Ticketcraft on June 30, 2017

By | July 7, 2017

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Erik Covitz, founder and CEO of Worldwide Ticketcraft (WWTC), and Jim Walcott, President and CEO of Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. (WW&L) jointly announce the closing of the acquisition of Worldwide Ticketcraft by Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc to better serve their respective customers. This move will consolidate the entrepreneurial drive of […]

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Skyline Attractions Sells First Skywarp

By | July 7, 2017

ORLANDO, Fl. – Skyline Attractions has altered the landscape of thrill rides with its latest scream maker- Skywarp. As part of the company’s third anniversary, Skyline is excited to announce the sale of their first of many Skywarps, which will make its public debut in the summer of 2018. This exciting experience offers 32 passengers […]

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Kentucky Kingdom sets attendance record for 4th of July weekend

By | July 5, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  Kentucky Kingdom has enjoyed record-setting attendance over the three days (Saturday through Monday) of the July 4th weekend.  During that period, the park hosted 35,000 visitors, representing an increase of more than 40% over the same period last year.  Much of the increase is attributable to out-of-state visitors. Ed Hart, President and […]

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The deadline for nominations for the AIMS International Safety Award is July 7, 2018!

By | June 29, 2017

The AIMS International Safety Award is presented annually to the individual or organization that demonstrates leadership, innovation, and foresight in improving safety in the amusement industry. With safety as the industry’s #1 concern for amusement industry guests and employees worldwide, efforts in improving safety are shown in many forms: the design and implementation of new […]

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Chance Rides New President

By | June 27, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. – Chance Rides is excited to announce that AaronLandrum, 41, has joined as President & Chief Operating Officer effective June 26, 2017. Aaron will report directly to CEO/Chairman, Dick Chance, and oversee all operations of the company including Engineering, Production, Customer Service, Finance, and Sales and Marketing. Additionally, Aaron will work closely with […]

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