Archive For The “Extra! Extra!” Category

“VR Splash Cabin” Fully immerses guests into gaming experience

By | September 22, 2017

TURKEY — Polin Waterparks (Turkey) & Lagotronics (Netherlands) are taking the  experience to the next level with the new “Virtual-Reality Splash Cabin” aquatic attraction. Using the latest technology in VR goggles, along with handheld shooters, guests will enter an otherworldly environment in which they will feel they are floating along streams and through villages on […]

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In Response to Hurricane Harvey: Extension on IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017

By | September 19, 2017

With the Atlantic hurricane season well underway, many of you may have experienced the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We send our best wishes for a swift recovery to each of you and hope your facilities and attractions are either unaffected or back to full operation. We understand your focus may have been on recovery from […]

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Revenge Of The Mummy at Universal Studios Orlando Wins Tenth Consecutive Golden Ticket Award For The World’s Best Indoor Roller Coaster

By | September 17, 2017

Baltimore, MD — Amusement Today has announced the winners of its prestigious Golden Ticket Awards which are presented to the “Best of the Best” in the amusement industry.  The awards were presented at historic Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut during the 20th Annual Golden Ticket Awards Ceremony.   In the 2017 Amusement Today international poll, experienced park enthusiasts […]

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SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team on the Move After Hurricane Irma

By | September 17, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — As Florida continues to clean up in the wake of Hurricane Irma, it’s been a busy week for the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue team. Reports of stranded, displaced and injured animals have increased, and the park’s rescue team, along with partner and government agencies, has been called to assist. On Thursday, Sept. 14, […]

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Kennywood’s Log Jammer To Take Final Drops

By | September 15, 2017

WEST MIFFLIN, Penn. – As Kennywood’s 2017 Summer Season winds down and we look ahead to 2018, we’ve come to a very hard decision: the Log Jammer will retire at the end of this season. To celebrate 42 years of our favorite logs, Kennywood invites friends, families and Pittsburgh visitors to enjoy one last joy ride […]

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Announces New Chairman And New Lead Independent Director

By | September 14, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a leading theme park and entertainment company, today announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has elected Yoshikazu Maruyama as Chairman, succeeding David F. D’Alessandro effective October 9, 2017. The company has also elected Donald C. Robinsonas Lead Independent Director, effective October 9, 2017. “I […]

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Cedar Fair and Peanuts Worldwide Extend Peanuts Licensing Agreement to 2025

By | September 12, 2017

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, Peanuts Worldwide, a subsidiary controlled by DHX Media, Ltd. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM), and the family of Charles M. Schulz have renewed the license agreement to showcase the iconic Peanuts characters, created by Schulz, throughout Cedar […]

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JW Winco strengthens commitment to the future by introducing new logo, Launching enhanced website

By | September 12, 2017

NEW BERLIN, Wisc.  – JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, has launched an evolved company logo and website to reflect its commitment to continued growth and leadership in the standard parts industry. For over 35 years, Ganter, a global leader in manufacturing of standard parts since 1894, formed a synergistic partnership with JW Winco that […]

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Har Kupers receives the 2017 AIMS International Safety Award

By | September 12, 2017

BRISTOL, Conn. – Vekoma Rides’, Har Kupers was presented with the 2017 AIMS International Safety award during the Golden Ticket Awards held Saturday, September 9, at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut.  The Award, presented to Har by AIMS International board member, Jim Seay, and AIMS Executive Director, Karen Oertley, recognizes a person or organization that […]

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CEO Charlie Keegan To Leave Main Event Entertainment

By | September 12, 2017

DALLAS, Texas – Main Event Entertainment announced today that Charlie Keegan has resigned as President & Chief Executive Officer of the company. Keegan will step away from his day-to-day duties on Nov. 24, and has agreed to remain available in a consulting capacity for an additional 12 months. Keegan has led Main Event since Oct. 2006, when the […]

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