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AIMS International announces new Board Officers and Directors for 2019

By | April 9, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The AIMS International Board of Directors is pleased to announce that effective April 1st, Franceen Gonzales, EVP business development–the Americas, for WhiteWater, has become president of the AIMS board of directors. She replaces Tim Viox who served as board president for the past two years. The board has also appointed Tony Claassen, rides maintenance compliance officer at Herschend Family Entertainment, […]

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Triple-launch coaster Tigris to officially open Friday, April 19 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

By | April 5, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. — Just in time for the holiday weekend, Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay will officially open Tigris, a triple-launch steel roller coaster, on Friday, April 19, 2019. The new attraction is Florida’s tallest launch coaster and the ninth coaster in the park’s collection, solidifying Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as Florida’s thrill ride leader.  Tigris will catapult riders […]

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Easter at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

By | April 5, 2019

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is gearing up for another cracking Easter with an egg-stravaganza of fun and egg-citement for the whole family.  The famous amusement park is open daily throughout the Easter holidays and its not just the amazing line up of rides for you to enjoy – there are shows and activities taking place each […]

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2019 will be even bigger at Scandinavia’s biggest summerland

By | April 5, 2019

Danish and foreign families with children of all ages can look forward to a brand-new ride when they visit Scandinavia’s biggest Summerland in 2019. Following an investment of more than EUR 5 million in a large new themed ride means, visitors can take to the air in Tigeren – Denmark’s biggest Gyro Swing – when […]

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RCI en route to Seatrade Cruise Global

By | April 5, 2019

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Ropes Courses Incorporated (RCI) will soon be saying hello to the Sunshine State for the second year in a row as they will be exhibiting at the Seatrade Cruise Global show in Miami, Florida. The show will take place in the Miami Beach Convention Center from April 9-11 with an estimated 12,000 […]

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DNP Releases software update for Snap Lab SL620A photo printing kiosk solution

By | April 4, 2019

CONCORD, N.C. — DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation (DNP IAM) today announced the immediate availability of its Snap Lab SL620A software update – version 3.4.25.0. The new software version provides a range of functional updates and improvements. As part of the new software version, users can now execute a digital wireless transfer of images from cell […]

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OWA announces $100 million+ expansion plans for Phase II

By | April 3, 2019

FOLEY, Ala. — OWA (oh-wah), the Gulf Coast’s largest entertainment destination, is continuing to expand with the announcement of a $100 million investment for Phase II. Construction is slated to begin summer 2019 and will include the Gulf Coast’s largest indoor waterpark, an accompanying 200-room resort hotel with conference space, and a luxury, family-friendly RV […]

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Guests to get a peek behind the scenes during SeaWorld’s ‘Inside Look’

By | April 3, 2019

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — During SeaWorld San Antonio’s “Inside Look,” guests can go behind the scenes to see firsthand what goes into providing world-class animal care and to hear from the professionals who provide that care every day of the year.   Inside Look, which is included with park admission, will bring together park guests, zoological staff […]

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Daytona Lagoon announces official grand opening of new water slides

By | April 3, 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As an unseasonable cold winter and spring has many Floridians dreaming of warmer days, Daytona Lagoon has made moves to ensure the upcoming season is the best one yet.  Central Florida’s favorite waterpark and family entertainment center has added two new major water slides for the 2019 season. “There’s nothing much better […]

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SeaWorld Orlando is now a certified autism center

By | April 3, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, on World Autism Awareness Day, SeaWorld Orlando announced that it has been designated as a certified autism center by The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). SeaWorld Orlando joins Aquatica Orlando and Discovery Cove to become the first family of parks, in the world’s leading theme park destination, […]

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