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New ‘Star Wars’-themed land taps The Force at Disneyland

By | May 30, 2019

Opening May 31, Galaxy’s Edge aims to impress fans and redefine ‘immersive’ AT: Dean Lamanna ANAHEIM — After five years of planning and near-hyperdrive-speed construction, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens to general public at Disneyland on Friday, May 31. The themed land’s debut follows a splashy world premiere attended by Amusement Today and hundreds of […]

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‘I Like Scary Movies’ a bracing mix of interactive art, wit

By | May 30, 2019

AT: Dean Lamanna LOS ANGELES — Horror film mavens, especially those in Southern California, think they’ve seen it all when it comes to live fright-genre presentations such as Knott’s Scary Farm and Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. And that’s something of which “I Like Scary Movies,” a new interactive art installation, seems keenly aware. The […]

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Firestone Financial’s Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, Michael Smith, assumes company’s top leadership position

By | May 30, 2019

NEEDHAM, Mass. — Firestone Financial, a subsidiary of Berkshire Bank, announced today that Michael Smith, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, assumed the company’s top leadership position. Long-time Chief Executive Officer David Cohen transitioned out of the company in mid-May 2019.  “I come into my expanded role excited to continue the foundation David set and […]

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A message from JKJ Workforce regarding H2B program

By | May 30, 2019

Reps. Bergman (R-MI) and Keating (D-MA) are circulating this letter that will be sent to House Appropriations Committee leaders in advance of committee action on the Fiscal 2020 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill in mid-June.  We are grateful for their leadership on this issue.  Please call your Representative and ask him or her to sign […]

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The Rats Return! – get your Ama-Rat-O Sour at the San Francisco Dungeon this June

By | May 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Cocktails and vermin, anyone? From the crazy f*@#s at The San Francisco Dungeon who brought you the inexplicably popular Rat Café comes the next iteration of what the Department of Public Health will “allow”: Rat Bar. Journey into the dark place where live rats run free and the booze flows like water. […]

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Selfies go epic as Picsolve launches innovative new capture product

By | May 30, 2019

LONDON — Picsolve, the leading photo and video capture partner for world-class visitor destinations, today announces the launch of its new Epic Selfie technology – an evolution of the popular panoramic Super Selfie technology it launched last year in partnership with Panora.me. Picsolve’s Epic Selfie, which is being debuted at this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia in Shanghai, virtually places […]

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Six Flags and Atari partner to add branded real-world theme park attractions to RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch

By | May 30, 2019

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Six Flags Entertainment, the world’s largest regional theme park company, and Atari — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers—today announced a licensing partnership that will feature real-world Six Flags content in the smash hit RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch mobile game. The Six Flags content will include the company’s world record-breaking roller coasters […]

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Call for nominations for the 2019 AIMS International Safety Award

By | May 23, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN – The AIMS International Safety Award is presented annually to the individual or organization that demonstrates leadership, innovation, and foresight in improving safety in the amusement industry. With safety as the industry’s #1 concern for amusement industry guests and employees worldwide, efforts in improving safety are shown in many forms: the design and implementation of […]

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The heroic pups of PAW Patrol find a new home in Movie Park Germany’s Nickland

By | May 22, 2019

BOTTROP-KIRCHHELLEN — PAW Patrol is about to start its next exciting mission – at Movie Park Germany! The popular TV rescue pup team from the hit animated Nickelodeon TV series produced by Spin Master Entertainment has now found a new, adventurous home: the family-friendly world of “Adventure Bay” opens today, based on the setting of […]

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Space Center Houston Apollo Celebration tickets on sale Friday

By | May 21, 2019

HOUSTON — Plan to join Space Center Houston’s Apollo 11 50th Live, presented by JSC Federal Credit Union. Tickets for the spectacular Apollo-themed celebrations go on-sale Friday, May 24 at noon. All eyes will be on Houston, the home of human spaceflight, as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and […]

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