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Opening of North Carolina State Fair delayed

By | October 11, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. — Opening day of the North Carolina State Fair here has been postponed until Friday due to hurricane Michael, which will strike the state today as a tropical storm. Fair officials said the delay was a precaution as the killer storm churned through the Carolinas after causing widespread devastation in the Florida Panhandle […]

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SeaWorld’s new annual passes bring in waves of savings all-new dueling coaster ‘Tidal Twister’ will have guests riding the tide

By | October 10, 2018

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — SeaWorld continues to be the San Diego value leader with the unveiling of its new annual Passes. For only $7.99 a month, the best price of the year, guests will receive 12-months admission, exclusive events and giveaways, and savings on parking. The monthly installment for this new annual Pass is the lowest […]

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Efteling announces new ride for 2020 — A new family roller coaster will open on the site of the ‘Bob’ bobsleigh run

By | October 10, 2018

Efteling – the fairytale theme park in the south of Holland – has revealed that a new attraction is to launch where the Bob bobsleigh run is currently located, scheduled to open in spring 2020. After more than 34 years of service as a children’s roller coaster, next year the Bob will make way for […]

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IAAPA Announcement: president and CEO

By | October 8, 2018

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Andreas Anderson of IAAPA is pleased to announce Hal McEvoy has been named president and CEO of IAAPA, effective immediately. Based in Orlando, Florida, Hal has served the association as interim president and CEO since February. This process involved an extensive global search. The association’s Compensation Committee worked […]

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John ‘Nick’ L. Alberts of Reithoffer Shows passes at 61

By | October 8, 2018

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. — John “Nick” L. Alberts, a longtime employee and truck driver with Reithoffer Shows of Gibsonton, passed away surrounded by friends and family on Oct. 2. He was 61. Known for being a kind, spirited man who made friends easily and always left a smile on everyone’s face, Alberts was born […]

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Dolly Parton selects the Great Smoky Mountains for second Pirates Voyage dinner and show

By | October 5, 2018

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Keep an eye to the spyglass, mateys; Dolly’s pirates will be searching for treasure in the Great Smoky Mountains, next summer! After nearly a decade of rave reviews and financial success on the Carolina coast, Dolly Parton’s newest Pirates Voyage dinner attraction is slated to open in the spring. “The show […]

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Hershey’s Chocolatetown opening at Hersheypark summer 2020

By | October 3, 2018

Hershey, Pennsylvania is home to one of America’s sweetest success stories. Each page recounts our rich history of creating fun, making chocolate, cultivating community, and continuing the powerful legacy of Milton S. Hershey. In 2020, Hersheypark® is unlocking an all-new chapter – one Where Fun Meets Chocolate in more ways than ever before. Welcome to […]

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Ride Entertainment Focused on Future Growth

By | October 3, 2018

Stevensville, Md. — As Ride Entertainment continues to celebrate a remarkable first 20 years it is also keeping an eye on the future.   In order to facilitate the continued exceptional growth Ride Entertainment has experienced since its founding, it announced the company will create two divisions to manage all of their activities under the larger […]

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Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas Features Christmas In Midtown Light Spectacular, 6.5 Million Lights, Light Parade & Time Traveler

By | October 3, 2018

BRANSON, Mo. — Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas presents the park’s brightest season with 6.5 million lights, featuring the popular Christmas in Midtown Light Spectacular, and 30 miles of new lights illuminating the walkways and load station area for the new ground-breaking coaster Time Traveler. The festival also features an evening light parade, […]

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Kentucky Kingdom launches 30th anniversary celebration, announces new roller coaster from The Gravity Group for 2019

By | October 1, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — To launch the celebration of its 30th anniversary, Kentucky Kingdom hosted a reunion last night for the members of “Save My Park,” a group of longtime supporters of Kentucky Kingdom who led the effort to convince state and local officials not to bulldoze the theme park when the former operator closed and […]

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