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FLY LINQ Zipline, Eiffel Tower viewing deck to reopen July 2 for Independence Day weekend

By | June 30, 2020

FLY LINQ at The LINQ Promenade, the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip, and the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas will reopen with enhanced public health protocols this Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5 for Independence Day weekend. After July Fourth weekend, both attractions are scheduled to operate […]

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A statement from Eastern States Exposition

By | June 30, 2020

On behalf of the staff and trustees of Eastern States Exposition, I bring you a very difficult message to convey. For the safety of our fairgoers, staff, vendors, entertainers, exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers and the broader community, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Big E. Please know that this decision was not made […]

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July 2020 issue available!

By | June 26, 2020

The July 2020 issue of Amusement Today is available for FREE via Digital Edition and/or downloadable PDF! NEAAPA honors Amusement Today Florida’s theme parks begin reopening Arnolds Park’s numerous improvements enhance guest experience Parks start to reopen nationwide Arizona Boardwalk has new name, new attractions Tonga Twister adds heart-pounding attraction to Aquatica WhiteWater supplies new Endless Surf Joyland Park handles shutdown […]

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Custom sanitization stations from Family Entertainment Group

By | June 26, 2020

ITASCA, Il. — As Family Entertainment Group (FEG) geared up to re-open its locations, like most businesses, they found it very difficult to source the equipment and supplies needed for disinfecting, sanitizing and meeting required safety measures.  That’s when they took matters into their own (sanitized) hands.   Family Entertainment Group constructed free standing hand sanitizing stations […]

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Falcon’s Creative Group brings augmented reality edutainment to Brevard Zoo

By | June 26, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. — Visitors to Brevard Zoo can now witness one of nature’s extraordinary events thanks to an enlightening augmented reality (AR) experience, the first of its kind at the Melbourne, Florida facility. Brevard Zoo commissioned Falcon’s Creative Group to design and implement a turnkey AR experience for their new “Rainforest Revealed” exhibit. The goal […]

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Kentucky Kingdom opens

By | June 26, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Kingdom opens to the general public on Monday, June 29.  Several Hurricane Bay attractions, including Big Surf wave pool, will also open June 29.  All Hurricane Bay water attractions will open Friday, July 3.   Ed Hart, President and CEO said, “The park looks beautiful and our team members are enthusiastically awaiting […]

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Six Flags Great Adventure announces July 3 opening date

By | June 24, 2020

JACKSON, N.J — Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, today announced plans to open for the 2020 season. In accordance with Governor Phil Murphy’s opening guidelines for amusement parks, Six Flags Great Adventure will operate with reduced attendance levels and in preview mode beginning July 3. During this preview phase, the park will open […]

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Amusement Today, industry leaders honored with NEAAPA awards

By | June 24, 2020

SACO, Maine — The New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (NEAAPA) has announced its 2020 Annual Meeting Awards. Alan E. Ramsay Safety AwardRecipient — Gary Slade, publisher, Amusement Today, Arlington, Texas. The Ramsay award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated “an unparalleled commitment to safety in the amusement parks and attractions […]

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White House issues proclamation temporarily suspending certain work visas

By | June 24, 2020

On Monday, June 22, President Donald Trump issued the Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak, which extends the suspension of entry of aliens as immigrants into the United States. The Proclamation is effective as of June 24 and lasts until December 31, 2020.  The […]

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Jungle Island to reopen on Thursday, June 25

By | June 24, 2020

MIAMI — Ready to play? Jungle Island, Miami’s popular outdoor eco-adventure attraction, will reopen to the public at 10 a.m. this Thursday, June 25 in accordance with CDC recommendations, IAAPA guidelines and Miami-Dade County’s “New Normal” handbook. After being quarantined for over three months, families and guests are invited to connect with nature and wildlife, enjoy fun, educational animal exhibits and shows, play […]

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