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Otters Earn Their Turn on Polin Waterslide

By | August 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — Usually, Polin Waterparks – an award-winning designer of breath-taking, adrenaline-pumping waterslides – is focused on people. The company has built its internationally renowned reputation on catering to millions of clients who are thrilled by its 3,000 waterpark projects in 105 countries around the world. But recently, in Philadelphia, Polin focused on a very […]

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World Record Roller Coaster and WinterFest Holiday Event Coming to Canada’s Wonderland in 2019

By | August 15, 2018

VAUGHAN, Ontario — When Canada’s Wonderland opens its gates for the 2019 season, the park’s skyline will be forever transformed by Yukon Striker – the longest, fastest and tallest dive roller coaster in the world. Situated in the newly themed area Frontier Canada, Yukon Striker will be the country’s first dive coaster and the park’s […]

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Dollywood announces largest park expansion in history with new land named Wildwood Grove

By | August 6, 2018

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — One of the nation’s premier family vacation destinations is growing even larger, thanks to an impressive expansion announced today at Dollywood by Dolly Parton and park officials. Wildwood Grove, the largest capital investment in Dollywood’s 32-year history, is slated to open in 2019 and provides an adventurous journey for guests to […]

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Lake Winnepesaukah Partnership with McDonald’s Supports local Ronald McDonald House

By | July 27, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Lake Winnepesaukah has partnered with Chattanooga area McDonald’s restaurants for the past eight years to benefit the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House.  For every McDonald’s coupon received on Wednesday and Sundays throughout our season and during WinnepSPOOKah in October, a $1 donation is made to the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House. To date, $118,837 […]

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Local destination delayed

By | July 25, 2018

NEW CANEY, Texas – Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park provided an update on construction progress today, and provided the following announcement: “We appreciate that the Houston area has waited a long time for Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park to open, and we want to give you the best experience […]

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Falcon’s Creative Group Launches “Experience Imagination” Podcast Series

By | July 24, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Falcon’s Creative Group, the Orlando-based creative services firm specializing in the design and production of themed experiences, is excited to announce the launch of its new podcast series, “Experience Imagination.” Each episode of “Experience Imagination” will feature a new topic on the themed entertainment industry, discussed by a panel of creative professionals. Topics […]

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Project 412 Revealed: Kennywood and Pittsburgh Steelers’ Record-Breaking Collaboration

By | July 19, 2018

WEST MIFFLIN, PA – In Southwestern Pennsylvania, Kennywood Day is as eagerly anticipated as a Steelers game, while Pittsburgh’s gridiron greats regularly send their fans on emotional roller coasters. Now these two iconic brands will come together for a collaboration that’s unprecedented in both the sports and amusement worlds. Kennywood will welcome the Steelers franchise to […]

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ASTM International Amusement Ride Standard Revised

By | July 19, 2018

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Today, ASTM International announced two revisions to an amusement ride standard which could help support safety efforts in the amusement ride community. Members of the ASTM International committee on amusement rides and devices (F24) developed new requirements related tonon-destructive testing inspections. The group also changed the standard from a guide to […]

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DelGrosso’s Park To Host 21st Annual Native American Pow Wow & Dance Competition

By | July 19, 2018

TIPTON, Pa. — DelGrosso’s Park will host the 21st Annual Native American Pow Wow on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, 2018. The Weekend Festival will be filled with Native American Dancing in Full Regalia, Drumming, and Singing. Native American Arts and Craft Vendors will also have various booths throughout the Pow Wow Grounds (inside the […]

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World’s tallest river rapids attraction reaches new heights

By | July 19, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Construction is coming to a close at SeaWorld Orlando as Infinity Falls – the highly anticipated new attraction opening at SeaWorld Orlando this summer – takes its place in the Orlando skyline. The record-breaking new attraction was “topped off” over the weekend as cranes lifted the final piece of the rides iconic […]

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