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Paul Noland Named CEO of accesso

By | February 16, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment, hospitality, attractions and cultural markets, today announced that Paul Noland, current president and CEO of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), will succeed Steve Brown asaccesso chief executive officer, effective April 9, 2018. Brown will […]

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Paul Noland resigns from IAAPA

By | February 15, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Paul Noland, IAAPA’s president and CEO, has resigned to accept an executive role elsewhere in the attractions industry. Since joining the IAAPA staff in 2013, Paul has led the association through some of the most successful years in the organization’s 100-year history. He has managed an extensive expansion of IAAPA member services, […]

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First speakers announced for Virtual Reality Educational Summit at Amusement Expo International

By | February 15, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Bob Cooney, one of the leading authorities on emerging technology and the amusement industry, is pleased to announce the first speakers confirmed for the inaugural Virtual Reality Educational Summit at the upcoming Amusement Expo International to be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Bob Cooney noted, […]

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Tampa’s premier Spring Festival returns with food & wine and music for every taste

By | February 8, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. — Busch Gardens Tampa Bay‘s most delicious event returns this March with tastes for every palate at the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival. Guests can sample delectable cuisines paired with a selection of 65+ wines, 50+ craft brews and specialty cocktails, while enjoying some of the biggest names in entertainment. The Food […]

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Polin USA Welcomes Director of Sales and Marketing

By | February 8, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Polin USA is proud to announce and welcome Amy Altman as the company’s Director of Sales and Marketing. In her new role, Amy will oversee strategic marketing initiatives, sales team development and design coordination. “We are very pleased to have Amy on board at Polin USA,” said Vern Garrett, Managing […]

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Gibtown underway in Gibsonton, Fla.

By | February 7, 2018

GIBSONTON, Fla. — The 50th Anniversary Gibtown Showmensclub (IISA) Trade Show is underway in Gibsonton, FL, through Feb. 9. The annual event presents the largest array of amusement industry products and services from around the world. This year, there are over 300 different exhibits, including 27 new exhibitors and 20 major rides (check out the […]

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PTC launches new website

By | February 5, 2018

Hatfield, Pa. — In late January, Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Inc. launched a new website that has been in the planning process the past half year. Tom Rebbie, President of PTC described the background leading up to the launch, “Jeanine [Rebbie-Matcherz] was diligently doing a lot of work for the kick off.” As with any new […]

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A new experience for Wallace & Gromit as land’s end opens for half-term

By | February 5, 2018

Cornwall, U.K. — A new interactive family attraction is being unveiled in Cornwall this half-term, starring much-loved characters from Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman. The ‘Aardman Presents: A Grand Experience’, attraction is based at Land’s End and replaces the landmark destination’s successful Shaun the Sheep Experience. Iconic Aardman characters Wallace & Gromit and Morph join Shaun’s […]

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CAVU Designwerks to Provide a “Turn Key” Flying Theatre Attraction to a New Resort in China

By | February 2, 2018

VICTORIA, B.C. — CAVU Designwerks Inc. (CAVU), an attractions provider that specializes in delivering media-based attractions to the theme park industry, is currently working with the Macrolink Group to provide a “turn key” Flying Theatre attraction, “Beautiful Hunan”, in their historical destination resort, The Tongguan Kiln International Cultural and Tourism Center, located in Changsha, China […]

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IAAPA Opens Regional Office in Shanghai, China

By | January 29, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) today announced the opening of a new regional office in Shanghai, China, expanding and enhancing the association’s programs and services in the Asia-Pacific region. The opening of the new Shanghai office is IAAPA’s first Mainland China Representative Office, and its second office in […]

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