Archive For The “Extra! Extra!” Category

Pioneer Vending scores monster increase with Intercard technology

By | February 26, 2020

ST. LOUIS — Pioneer Vending of Cincinnati, a leading route operator since 1909, recently installed its first Intercard cashless system at the Hueston Woods Family Resort in Ohio. Pioneer owner Luke Adams reports that, after changing over from tokens to the new system, revenue jumped 400% in the first week. “The first couple of weeks […]

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Sumba’s CEO to speak during IATP EU on Tour 2020

By | February 26, 2020

MANCHESTER, U.K. and BARCELONA, Spain —The International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) has announced their seminar series for the 2020 IATP EU on Tour. On April 22, 2020 (Manchester, UK) and April 24, 2020 (Barcelona, Spain), trampoline and adventure park owners and operators can attend “How Good Is Your Defense: Can Your Daily Operations and Inspection Practices […]

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New magic show, 3-D Fireworks, ‘Yacht Rock’ party among Quassy events

By | February 25, 2020

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — Step right up and see the magic and comedy show this season at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark’s Carousel Theatre here. “We’ll be doing a new show with a circus theme this year,” Jim Sisti, the park’s resident magician revealed as he and his wife, Sandy, were preparing the production to mark their […]

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SeaWorld unveils ‘Emperor’ car for the first time and provides media with ride details

By | February 25, 2020

SeaWorld San Diego provided a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at some of the exciting features of the park’s new dive coaster, Emperor, and unveiled one of the ride cars for the first time.  Emperor is a floorless dive coaster and will, in fact, be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster on the West Coast, as […]

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Valleyfair earns iROC Audit Excellence Award for second year

By | February 25, 2020

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Valleyfair has won the International Ride Operator Certification Audit Excellence Award for the second year in a row. International Ride Training (IRT) announced the 2019 iROC Audit Excellence Award winners, and Valleyfair ranked among the top five parks. The ride operators at these parks demonstrated the highest level of performance in safety, professionalism, and […]

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LEGOLAND California Resort Names Kurt Stocks new general manager

By | February 25, 2020

CARLSBAD, Calif. — LEGOLAND California Resort names Kurt Stocks new General Manager of the family theme park built for kids. Stocks joins LEGOLAND California from LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort where he served in the same position. Stocks succeeds Peter Ronchetti, who recently retired after serving 11 successful years at LEGOLAND California Resort where he led the openings of […]

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The Trump Administration weighs release of additional visas per provisions OABA advocated for in the FY20 Appropriations Bill

By | February 24, 2020

In the FY20 Appropriations Conference Report, OABA advocated for a provision that granted DHS authority to release up to an additional 64,716 H-2B visas in FY2020 if the demand exceeds the current supply of 66,000.  This is the same language that we have operated under in the last three fiscal years.  In FY17 and FY18, […]

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A truly exceptional educational event: a school group of young enthusiasts had a preview of the LEGOLAND Water Park building site at Gardaland

By | February 20, 2020

It was a truly exceptional visit and the school group had a preview of the building site of LEGOLAND Water Park Gardaland. The visit was guided by a member of the worksite management team. The children were able to see the building site for themselves and enjoy an exclusive visit to the Beach Party attraction, which […]

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Six Flags announces fourth quarter and full year 2019 earnings

By | February 20, 2020

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, announced today that 2019 revenue increased $24 million, or 2 percent, from 2018 to approximately $1.5 billion. The full-year revenue growth was primarily driven by a 2 percent increase in attendance, offset […]

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Operating a photo booth is made easier with Fobo Photo Booth and a DNP photo printer

By | February 20, 2020

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Fobo Photo Booths has revamped the photo booth industry with its easy-to-use software application designed to help customers elevate their brand and event experiences. Fobo’s application, alongside its original Fobo Brain technology, allows photo booth operators to easily print photos on-site directly with a DSLR and an iPad. Lacy Rhoades suggests Fobo’s original […]

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