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COVID-19 reopening strategy: reward your top spenders to bring them back says Intercard’s Jerry Heinz

By | May 27, 2020

ST. LOUIS — As international amusement operators prepare to reopen their facilities after the COVID-19 shutdown, Intercard’s Jerry Heinz has some valuable tips on how to bring back their best customers. Heinz has been in the hospitality and amusement industry for over 20 years, having spent the last 7 years as Asia-Pacific sales manager for cashless […]

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Semnox Parafait to the fore in capacity planning and social distancing

By | May 27, 2020

At a time when FECs as well as indoor and outdoor theme parks are facing challenges in implementing social distancing guidelines to ensure the safety of their customers and staff, Semnox’s Parafait suite of products can prove extremely useful.   For instance, the Parafait FEC and Park Management System can be effectively used for seamless […]

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Embed expands its COVID-19 Relief act with additional support measures

By | May 26, 2020

SINGAPORE — In a dramatic follow-up to Embed’s previous announcement, the Embed COVID-19 Relief Act , Embed’s CEO, Renee Welsh, and Embed’s CMO, Sara Paz, announced via webcast, Embed is expanding its ongoing support as a powerful demonstration of Embed’s commitment to its customer and industry’s recovery. During the webcast, Welsh announced the Embed COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER, which includes the following: Not […]

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Universal Parks & Resorts announces phased reopening of Universal Orlando Resort beginning June 5th

By | May 26, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Parks & Resorts today announced plans to begin a phased reopening of Universal Orlando Resort beginning June 5th. The reopening will be carefully managed and include a wide range of new and enhanced best-practice health, safety and hygiene procedures based on guidelines from the CDC and health officials.    With support from Florida […]

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Fore! LEGOLAND Florida Resort tees up a LEGO “match” of its own to celebrate this weekend’s golf event

By | May 26, 2020

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Four of the biggest names in sports are hitting the greens in Florida this weekend in support of COVID-19 charities, and LEGOLAND Florida Resort wanted a sneak peek at what’s happening on the links. To commemorate this mega matchup of Tiger Woods with Peyton Manning and Phil Mickelson with Tom Brady, Master Model […]

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Space Center Houston to reopen July 1

By | May 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Explore the wonders of space exploration when Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, reopens with exclusive members-only Welcome Back Days June 28-30 and to the public beginning July 1.  Following state, local and CDC guidelines, the nonprofit will safely welcome back guests with new exhibits, spacious outdoor […]

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Legoland Florida Resort reopens to guests on June 1

By | May 26, 2020

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — LEGOLAND Florida Resort will officially reopen on June 1. The Resort’s extensive plan of enhanced health and safety measures have been endorsed by the Polk County Commission and Winter Haven Mayor Bradley T. Dantzler and now fully comply with Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 2020-123.  As the health and safety of guests and employees at […]

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Magic Springs to open its doors on June 1 with added safety protocols

By | May 26, 2020

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Magic Springs Theme and Water Park will open its doors for the 2020 season on June 1 in accordance with a plan approved by Governor Asa Hutchinson as part of the state’s Ready for Business initiative. The approved plan calls for Magic Springs to put in place re-doubled, rigorous sanitizing protocols, […]

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A message from Beech Bend Park

By | May 26, 2020

We hope that you, your family and friends are staying healthy and safe this holiday weekend. We salute the men and women who have fought for our freedoms over the years.   We are eager to open Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon Water Park in a safe and responsible manner.  Our family is determined […]

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Six Flags announces extensive new safety measures for reopening parks

By | May 26, 2020

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, today announced that Frontier City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will reopen with limited capacity beginning June 5, 2020. In accordance with Governor Stitt’s Open Up and Recover Safely Plan (OURS), and […]

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