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Waterworld California Becomes Six Flags’ 20th Property

By | April 28, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS – Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced it has entered into an agreement with EPR Properties, owner of Waterworld California, to operate the water park located in Concord, California. Waterworld California, formerly owned and operated by Six Flags, is Northern California’s largest water park […]

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Kansas Ride Safety Bill Signed into Law

By | April 26, 2017

Senate Bill 70 (SB70), a bill that strengthens Kansas’ amusement ride safety regulations, was signed into law on Monday, April 24 by Governor Sam Brownback. IAAPA strongly supports effective amusement ride safety regulation enacted by the states. The association applauds the Kansas legislature for passing SB70, and is appreciative of the opportunity to provide information […]

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FDA Menu Labeling Rule Implementation Begins May 5, 2017

By | April 18, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule in 2014 requiring restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain with 20 or more locations doing business under the same name, to provide calorie information for standard menu items as well as additional written nutrition information available upon request per […]

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Pacific Park Takes A New Spin On A Classic Ride, World’s First Shark Frenzy Takes A Bite Out Of Tilt-A-Whirl

By | April 17, 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Pacific Park takes a new spin on a classic ride in 2017. The world’s first Shark Frenzy takes a bite out of the classic Tilt-a-Whirl ride at the two-acre amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier, officially opening on Thursday, April 13. Sitting aptly over the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Park took […]

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SeaWorld Orlando is Ready to Rush the Rapids with Infinity Falls

By | April 14, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Orlando announces its latest world-class attraction, Infinity Falls, to debut summer 2018. Thrilling rapids will roar through the brand new rainforest river experience, while adventure-seeking guests plunge down the world’s tallest river rapid drop. “We are constantly looking at new ways to amaze our guests – Infinity Falls will do that, […]

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Kings Island ready to debut new Mystic Timbers roller coaster

By | April 13, 2017

MASON, Ohio – A new roller coaster adventure awaits visitors at Kings Island this year, beginning Saturday, April 15. The wooden roller coaster, Mystic Timbers, is themed to an abandoned lumber company and traverses16 airtime hills through wooded terrain and over water along a 3,265-foot-long track at 53 mph with a tantalizing mystery: What’s in […]

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Ride Entertainment Group statement concerning incident in Paris

By | April 11, 2017

STEVENSVILLE, Md. — Ride Entertainment Group has issued a statement concerning a ride mishap on an attraction at the Throne Fair in Paris, France, that resembles one of the company’s products: Yesterday there was a shocking incident in Paris on the “Adrenaline” Extreme Ride, which is an unauthorized knock off device which attempted to copy […]

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Calling All Foodies! 11 Great Reasons to Bring Your Appetite to SeaWorld

By | April 5, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – SeaWorld San Antonio kicks off its third annual Seven Seas Food & Wine Festival on April 21st. Sip and savor more than 85 chef-created dishes, unique wines, craft cocktails and beers from around the world as you stroll through the park each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 21st – May […]

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Six Flags Theme Parks Announces Partnership with Nathan’s Famous

By | April 5, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced a new multi-year marketing partnership and food service program with Nathan’s Famous, Inc. The new agreement makes Nathan’s Famous the “Official Hot Dog of Six Flags” across the United States. Six Flags will serve Nathan’s Famous […]

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Universal CityWalk Toasts the Arrival of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant, the First-Ever to Open in California, with a Celebratory Performance by Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

By | March 31, 2017

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – At 5 O’Clock today, Universal CityWalk toasted the official arrival of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant to its destination marking the occasion with an exciting performance by singer, songwriter and best-selling author, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. Hundreds of Parrotheads and fans alike joined in the celebration that also marked […]

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