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IAAPA officially opens new Orlando, Florida headquarters

By | September 27, 2019

IAAPA officially opened its new Orlando, Fla. headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event. Pictured during the ribbon cutting are (l to r): Jerry Demings, Mayor, Orange County, Fla.; David Rosenberg, ICAE, Chairman of the Board IAAPA; and Hal McEvoy, ICAE, President and CEO, IAAPA.

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Kings Island announces Vortex roller coaster is closing

By | September 27, 2019

It opened in 1987 as the tallest, full-circuit roller coaster with the highest drop in the world and the first roller coaster in the world with six inversions, but in the coming weeks Kings Island’s Vortex steel roller coaster will be closing for good.  While most coasters of this type typically last 25-30 years, Vortex […]

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EAG International Expo 2020: visitor interest surge promises new opportunities for coin-operated sector

By | September 25, 2019

EAG, the Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo  (ExCeL London, 14-16 January 2020) looks set to fulfill its promise to become the entertainment industry’s leading and most comprehensive trade event, offering vastly increased opportunities for the UK’s coin-operated sector. By widening the Expo’s scope, bacta, the official trade association for the UK’s coin-operated amusement machine […]

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Construction starts on Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel

By | September 25, 2019

After almost six years of preparation, construction of the park-integrated themed hotel will now start. The hotel is phase one of the Liseberg’s expansion project, celebrating the park’s centennial in 2023. Phase two will be a fully integrated indoor waterpark. “We intend to sign an agreement with a contractor within the next week, and construction […]

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Intercard and party expert Dorothy Lewis team up to boost customers’ event business

By | September 25, 2019

ST. LOUIS — Intercard has allied with party specialist Dorothy Lewis, who contributed to the development of Intercard’s Shindigger party planning and reservation software. Lewis has worked in the amusement industry for more than 25 years and began her career with the legendary Al Kress, co-founder of Benchmark Games, before going on to work with […]

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Alterface’s Popcorn Revenge steals the show in Paris

By | September 24, 2019

WAVRE, Belgium — Alterface enjoyed the recognition and enthusiasm during IAAPA Expo Europe in Paris for its successful Popcorn Revenge. The interactive dark ride in Walibi Belgium was nominated in four categories for the Park World Excellence Award. Finally, Alterface won the Best Use of Technology Award for its innovative Erratic Ride technology, together with […]

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Seaworld Orlando offers free single day park admission to stranded Thomas Cook travelers

By | September 24, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Orlando is offering a respite for displaced Thomas Cook vacationers:  free, single day admission available now through Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. “We’re pleased that this free offer lets stranded families and friends enjoy a day together,” stated Kyle Miller President of SeaWorld Orlando.  “From our newest immersive experience Sesame Street Land, to exciting ride […]

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King Cobra wins first place “European Star Award” again

By | September 20, 2019

TURKEY — For the eighth year in a row, Polin Waterparks’ innovative King Cobra waterslide has been honored by Kirmes & Park Revue magazine and sixth time in eight years, it earned the “First Place European Star Award” in the category of “Best Thrill Waterslide in Europe.” Polin is honored by King Cobra’s impact in the waterpark world and is excited […]

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Andreas Veilstrup Andersen returns to Liseberg as CEO and President

By | September 20, 2019

Liseberg has completed the search for a new CEO and President. After a thorough process with more than 300 applicants and a strong field of candidates, the search has concluded with Liseberg recruiting back Andreas Veilstrup Andersen, whom announced his departure in April. Andersen will return to his previous position at Liseberg on October 1, […]

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Legoland Florida Resort reveals first look at Pirate Island Hotel and announces grand opening on April 17, 2020

By | September 19, 2019

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Arrrgh, ye ready? LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel, the first LEGO Pirate themed hotel in North America, is set to open April 17, 2020! The newest on-site accommodation at LEGOLAND Florida Resort will invite brick fans to vacation like a pirate just steps from the entrance to the theme park built for kids. In […]

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