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8th World’s Largest Swimming Lesson set for Thursday, June 22, 2017

By | February 17, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, Kan – The 2017 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) will take place on Thursday, June 22nd. This will be the eighth year for the global event and Team WLSL will be setting its sights on a new goal – reaching more than one billion with the message Swimming Lessons Save Lives by 2019. Local […]

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NEAAPA Hall of Fame Inductee Justine Brewer

By | February 14, 2017

SACO, Maine – Justine Brewer and her family own and operate Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts. Her company has been a proud NEAAPA member and she is a former member of the Board of Directors. Justine will be inducted into the NEAAPA Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 during the Annual Meeting Dinner, […]

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The Midway Sky Eye is Open for Business at the Florida State Fair

By | February 13, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. – The 2017 Florida State Fair is in full swing at the Fairgrounds in Tampa. And what was already the nation’s largest Midway now is enhanced with the addition of the Midway Sky Eye – the largest travelling Ferris Wheel in North America. Construction of the 155 foot tall giant Wheel, which was […]

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First rides on Mystic Timbers to benefit Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation

By | February 10, 2017

MASON, Ohio – Kings Island’s new wooden roller coaster, Mystic Timbers, will make its highly anticipated debut to the general public April 15. But guests can experience a new kind of adventure with unexpected thrills before anyone else at the Mystic Timbers First Riders auction event Thursday, April 13. All proceeds will go directly to […]

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S&S to Provide First 4D Free Spin Coaster in Asia at Nagashima Spa Land

By | February 8, 2017

LOGAN, Utah – S&S-Sansei Technologies is pleased to announce that it has signed contracts to build and install the first 4D Free Spin Coaster in Asia at Nagashima Spa Land in Mie Prefecture, Japan. Nagashima Spa Land is a major amusement park in Mie Prefecture featuring a water park and amusement rides. Nagashima Spa Land, […]

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Mystic Timbers taking shape at Kings Island

By | February 5, 2017

MASON, Ohio – Construction on Kings Island’s new Mystic Timbers roller coaster continues to take shape. Work has begun on building the mid-course tunnel section of the ride, station and shed. Mystic Timbers is a custom-designed ride built for Kings Island by Great Coasters International, which recently designed the Gold Striker roller coaster at California’s […]

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Nick Thompson becomes the first ever third generation chairman of BALPPA

By | February 2, 2017

SUNBORN, London – Nick Thompson, Deputy Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, has become the first ever third generation Chairman of the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA). Nick follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who both previously held this prestigious post. Nick was announced as Chairman of BALPPA, […]

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Katharine Morgan Becomes President of ASTM International

By | February 2, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. — Today, Katharine “Kathie” Morgan began serving as president of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organizations. Morgan will lead a team that supports thousands of members, customers, partners, and other stakeholders worldwide. She succeeds James A. Thomas, who served in the role for 25 years. “I am thrilled and […]

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Host a Major Americana Auction

By | February 2, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – A unique auction will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on March 11, 2017, involving a host of items not seen by the public in more than 40 years. The auction includes a rare Herschell-Spillman 30-horse, all-wood carousel, and a second Allen Herschell 30-horse, ½ & ½ carousel. Two vintage National […]

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Call to Action from JKJ Workforce

By | February 1, 2017

This is a call to action. I am asking all of you to really take the time to read this email and truly take action as detailed in this email, and continue to take action on a regular basis, if the survival of the H-2B program is important to you and your business. This is […]

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