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Discovery Cove is now a Certified Autism Center

By | February 19, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Discovery Cove, in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), announced the completion of a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training as well as an onsite review of the park property and guest experience. The completion designates Discovery Cove as a Certified Autism Center (CAC) as distinguished by IBCCES, making it the first […]

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World’s Largest Swimming Lesson celebrates 10th anniversary, June 20, 2019

By | February 19, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Registration for the 2019 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) will open February 14th. This year’s event will take place Thursday, June 20th. Organizers are urging aquatic facilities of all types to show their love for water safety and drowning prevention by registering as an official 2019 Host Location and sharing that love on social media. The […]

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Eastern States Exposition welcomes Cliff Hedges as director of Public Safety

By | February 19, 2019

West Springfield, Mass. — Eastern States Exposition (ESE) announces that Cliff Hedges, of Longmeadow, Mass., has joined ESE and will serve as the organization’s director of Public Safety.  Hedges has an extensive, 31-year background in federal and local law enforcement, having retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigations in 2012 after 26 years as special […]

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FICO Project Draft released

By | February 19, 2019

FICO Eataly World is a training ground for a sensorial and educational experience about food and its biodiversity. The wonders of the Italian food and wine industry are presented and narrated starting at their birth from Mother Earth to their final destination on a dish and in a glass. FICO welcomes hundreds of small and medium-sized Italian […]

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Wavegarden establishes a strategic alliance with Sener to construct surfing facilities around the world

By | February 19, 2019

SPAIN — Wavegarden, leader in the design, manufacture and supply of wave generation systems and surfing lagoons, and the engineering and technology group Sener have established an agreement to construct and deliver turnkey Wavegarden surfing facilities throughout the world. Currently, both companies are collaborating on a project in Seoul (Korea), as recently announced by Wavegarden, which […]

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DP Leisure opens seventh 360 Play at Rushden Lakes

By | February 18, 2019

Following in the footsteps of its six existing venues, DP Leisure (DPL), operator of the 360 Play family entertainment centre brand, opened their seventh UK site on Wednesday 13th February 2019, at Rushden Lakes in Northamptonshire. Local Mayor of Rushden Cllr David Coleman was on hand to help open the doors to the region’s newest […]

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Scruffy Dog Creative opens new home in the Middle East

By | February 15, 2019

LONDON — Scruffy Dog’s creative division takes up residence in the Middle East. Although Scruffy Dog has had a presence in Dubai for over a year, this new office and its full-time local team will allow the company to establish a closer relationship and seamless service with their Middle Eastern clients. “This was the natural […]

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Gardaland Magic Hotel only three months from the opening and the first rooms are ready

By | February 14, 2019

We are only three months away from the inauguration of the highly anticipated Gardaland Magic Hotel – third wholly themed hotel dedicated to Magic at Gardaland Resort – and the first rooms are already ready. At the rhythm of one room every 36 hours, all 128 rooms,  for a grand total of 512 beds, will […]

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Merlin Entertainments launches first US Peppa Pig World of Play attraction in collaboration with Entertainment One

By | February 13, 2019

Merlin Entertainments (“Merlin” or “the company”), a global leader in location-based entertainment, has opened its first Peppa Pig World of Play (PPWoP) attraction in the United States, located in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. The roll-out of the indoor play centre concept into the US market follows the successful launch of the inaugural PPWoP in Shanghai last […]

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Announcing ‘Road Rage’ at Trans Studio Bali, dark ride designed and produced by Legacy Entertainment

By | February 13, 2019

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Following the November 2018 announcement of two all-new theme parks coming to Indonesia later this year, Trans Studio has revealed details on the first of several signature attractions in the works. ROAD RAGE, the signature dark ride that will serve as an anchor attraction at Trans Studio Bali, is being billed as […]

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