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Chance Rides receives the first ever Innovation of the Year Award

By | November 29, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. — Chance Rides is extremely eager to announce its latest achievement. The company was nominated and won the first ever Innovation of the Year Publisher’s Pick Award. On Saturday September 8th, at the Golden Ticket Awards in Branson Missouri, Dick Chance proudly accepted the Innovation of the Year award. Chance Rides was nominated […]

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Call for Nominations for the AIMS International Board of Directors

By | November 28, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The AIMS International Nomination Committee is pleased to announce a call for nominees to serve on the AIMS Board of Directors. The committee seeks nominees willing to lend their leadership and vision to AIMS International’s mission to improve safety in the amusement industry through leadership in education, and to contribute to defining the organization’s […]

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IAFE celebrates a raft of honorees at annual convention

By | November 27, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Plenty of news has already been generated during the128th annual convention of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), being held Nov. 25-28 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Marlene Jolliffe of the State Fair of Virginia in Doswell was inducted into the IAFE Hall of Fame. The highest […]

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Extended Range of Shaft Collars are Available from JW Winco

By | November 21, 2018

NEW BERLIN, Wisc. — JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, now offers an extended range of Shaft Collars that include a variety of different configurations. The products include Semi-Split Shaft Collars GN 7062.1 with Extension Tapped Holes, GN 7062.2 with Flange Holes, and GN 7062.3 with Damping Washer, along with Two-Piece Shaft Collars […]

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Dinner Honors ‘Mr. NEAAPA’

By | November 21, 2018

The New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (NEAAPA) held its annual Tom Morrow Dinner & IAAPA Social during the recent International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla. The evening gala was held at Maggiano’s Little Italy and sponsored by a number of NEAAPA members. The sponsors in attendance were […]

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Past NEAAPA Presidents

By | November 21, 2018

  The New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (NEAAPA) held its annual luncheon and business meeting during the recent International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Fla. A number of NEAAPA past presidents attending included (from the left):  Jason Freeman, Six Flags; Kevin Naughton, Naughton Insurance Inc., Providence, R.I.; […]

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Christmas Crackers at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

By | November 21, 2018

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is starting the countdown to Christmas with twelve days of Christmas Crackers.  Each day a new cracker will open on Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s social media pages and reveal a fantastic offer which would make the perfect Christmas gift for amusement park fans. Starting on Saturday 24th November and running through to Wednesday 5th December, […]

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ICON Attractions Awarded St. Louis Wheel Project in Historic Union Station

By | November 16, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — ICON Attractions has been selected by Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) to operate The St Louis Wheel, a 200-foot tall observation wheel under construction at Union Station. The firm will also operate a carousel and other family-friendly attractions, all part of a $150-million entertainment complex in historic downtown St. Louis. Union Station in […]

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Triotech and Ubisoft partner to develop next generation interactive attraction – Rabbids Team Battle

By | November 15, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ernest Yale, Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of TRIOTECH announced a new breakthrough in high-capacity interactive attractions with Team Battle™. This innovative experience features interactivity, both team and individual play, and ride elements with full 4D effects.  Triotech partnered with Ubisoft, leading creator and publisher of interactive entertainment, to develop the first […]

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accesso and Village Roadshow Theme Parks Announce Partnership to Elevate the Guest Experience

By | November 15, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO) and Village Roadshow Theme Parks, Australia’s largest theme park operator, today announced a partnership that marks the first holistic integration of the accesso queuing, ticketing, and guest experience management solutions tailored to the attractions industry. Through this partnership, unveiled at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, accesso […]

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