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Fun-N-Games manages reopening surge with Intercard technology

By | April 16, 2021

ST. LOUIS — When Gary Ellis, owner of Fun-n-Games Arcade in Moneta, Virginia, switched to an Intercard cashless technology system in October 2019, the immediate benefit of changing from coins to cashless was a big boost in revenue. “The first couple of months we saw as much as an 80% increase,” says Ellis, who reports a […]

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Kings Island Camp Cedar nears completion

By | April 16, 2021

MASON, Ohio —  As construction continues on the $27 million Kings Island Camp Cedar, Warren County is already seeing economic benefits. Through the hiring of subcontractors and suppliers locally and through Ohio, $12 million has been directly invested in the region.  Opening in June, the luxury outdoor resort will generate property tax for Deerfield Township and […]

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Area15 nominated for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Immersive Art Experience

By | April 16, 2021

LAS VEGAS — Selected by a panel of experts, AREA15, the dynamic, new art, events and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, has been nominated for Best Immersive Art Experience for the USA TODAY 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards.  10Best Readers’ Choice Awards highlight the best of the best in contests covering […]

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Fun Spot America hires Carlos S. Salazar as regional director of food & beverage

By | April 16, 2021

ORLANDO – Fun Spot America Theme Parks is excited to announce Carlos S. Salazar as Regional Director of Food and Beverage. Salazar brings more than 33 years in the Amusement and Hospitality Food & Beverage industry. He began his career in 1988 at Palace Entertainment as a seasonal Food & Beverage Supervisor. From there he […]

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The shows will safely go on at Busch Gardens: award-winning “Turn It Up” ice skating show and new “Cirque Electric” show to open on Friday, May 28

By | April 16, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. — As Busch Gardens continues toprioritize the health and safety of its guests, ambassadors and animals in its care, soon guests will be able to enjoy indoor world-class entertainment beginning Friday, May 28. From “Turn It Up!”, the park’s award-winning ice-skating production to an all-NEW acrobatic show, “Cirque Electric,” modified operations in the park’s […]

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Innovation is all around with Polin Waterparks

By | April 15, 2021

Global market leader in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of waterslides and water play attractions, Polin Waterparks continues to gain momentum as a leader in the industry with its regular annual investments and activities. Polin is one of the few Research & Development (R&D) Centers in Turkey and is the first R&D Center in its […]

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Rebuild the World at Planet Legoland, opening Friday

By | April 15, 2021

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — LEGOLAND Florida Resort is excited to introduce a world with no rules just pure creativity… PLANET LEGOLAND opening April 16, 2021! This new immersive build experience encourages children and their parents to unleash their imaginations by building, unbuilding and rebuilding the world of their dreams with, of course, LEGO bricks.  “During the […]

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Eldridge Park announces 2021 season highlights

By | April 15, 2021

Eldridge Park will open for the season on Friday, May 28th with all rides and attractions starting at 5pm. A new Tilt-A-Whirl ride is expected to be ready for the opening and plans are in place to break ground on a Nine-hole Disc Golf course this Spring. Eldridge Park will be open Friday 5-9, Saturday […]

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Silver Dollar City new Street Fest 2021

By | April 13, 2021

BRANSON, Mo. — Internationally awarded as a showcase of the spirit of adventure, Silver Dollar City takes new and unusual entertainment to the streets with the premiere of Street Fest, April 15-May 2, 2021, Thursdays-Sundays. One of the more creative additions is the “Tasting Passport,” designed for noshing one’s way through a self-selected tour of the […]

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Knott’s Berry Farm announces grand reopening for May 21

By | April 13, 2021

BUENA PARK, Calif. — It’s official: Knott’s Berry Farm is reopening its gates next month as the theme park safely resumes regular operations with limited capacity and new reservation requirements. The park will reopen to season passholders May 6, with plans for a grand reopening to the general public on May 21 for a summer‐long, Knott’s […]

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