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Entrepreneur Magazine honors Urban Air Adventure Park as top 100 franchise in the world in 2019

By | January 15, 2019

DALLAS, Texas — Urban Air, the world’s largest Adventure Park operator, receives the distinguished honor of being listed #1 in the Trampoline Park category and #97 overall in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500”, the most comprehensive and widely referenced guide for all franchises in existence. Urban Air Adventure Park was selected based on several key factors including growth and […]

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2019 AIMS International Safety Seminar opens with record numbers

By | January 15, 2019

AT: Pam Sherborne GALVESTON, Texas — The 2019 AIMS International Safety Seminar opened with record numbers on Monday, Jan. 14, according to Executive Director Karen Oertley. The event is being held Jan. 14-18 at the Galveston Convention Center here. This is the second year AIMS has held its safety seminar in Galveston. Oertley said the 2018 […]

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Flying theater attraction The Flyer – San Francisco now open at Pier 39

By | January 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. —  The Flyer – San Francisco—the flying theater attraction at PIER 39—celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Created by award-winning global attraction developer Triotech in partnership with W.A. Alter, Inc.of San Francisco, The Flyer – San Francisco immerses guests of all ages, taking them soaring over the biggest attractions and […]

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Watch the Runaway Tram at Morey’s Piers this summer

By | January 14, 2019

THE WILDWOODS, N.J.  — Morey’s Piers, celebrating fifty years on the boardwalk of the Wildwoods, NJ, will debut a new ride this summer on Surfside Pier: the family-friendly Runaway Tram.  The new family roller coaster is themed after the recognizable Wildwood Sightseer Tramcar, an icon of the Wildwood Boardwalk since it debuted nearly 70 years ago on […]

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New Gardaland Magic Hotel the hotellerie solution of Gardaland Resort to reach an incredible grand total of 475 rooms in 2019

By | January 14, 2019

After a record-breaking season, Gardaland Resort is about to become the undisputed national leader in the themed accommodation market. With the opening of Gardaland Magic Hotel, scheduled for 31st May 2019, Gardaland Resort will reach an incredible grand total of 475 rooms – 257 of which completely themed – which will make it the First […]

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Fiesta Shows’ Gene Dean going into NEAAPA Hall of Fame

By | January 11, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Gene Dean, owner of Fiesta Shows/Dean Enterprises, Seabrook, N.H., will be inducted into the New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (NEAAPA) Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 19. The ceremony will take place during NEAAPA’s 106th Anniversary Education Conference & Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel here.  […]

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CEC Entertainment, Inc. expands international footprint in Central America and Middle East

By | January 11, 2019

DALLAS, Texas — CEC Entertainment, Inc., the leader in family dining and entertainment, announced today that it has signed development agreements with franchisees for 25 new Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants across Mexico, Egypt, Kuwait, El Salvador and Bahrain.  The company has been actively growing its international franchise footprint and currently operates 65 Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants across 13 foreign countries and territories, with […]

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Sunkid becomes a provider of mountain coasters

By | January 11, 2019

Sunkid and Brandauer agree to continue the summer toboggan run business as a part of Sunkidworld. Summer toboggan runs of the Brandauer brand are among the most-frequently used facilities world-wide. Brandauer GmbH, founded by Ing. Josef Brandauer in 1980, opened its first run in Abtenau, Austria, in 1996. More than 50 facilities have since been […]

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Little Engine Playhouse, presented by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, expands 2019 tour

By | January 10, 2019

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — The Little Engine Playhouse Tour, presented by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, brings another delightful children’s book to life with expanded dates and new locations in 2019. The Playhouse Tour, which traditionally runs for two months in the spring, now begins Jan. 15 at the Nashville Public Library. Audiences will enjoy the […]

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Firestone Financial announces plans to expand carnival and parks finance team to meet increased demande

By | January 10, 2019

NEEDHAM, MA — Firestone Financial, a subsidiary of Berkshire Bank, announced plans to expand their Carnival and Parks Finance team to meet increased customer demand and industry growth. Sal Cifala, one of Firestone’s most experienced lenders, will join Rich Gockelman on the carnival and parks team. Cifala will also continue to lead the amusement, vending, […]

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