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Lake Compounce announces new Venus Vortex water slide for Crocodile Cove’s 2020 season

By | November 27, 2019

BRISTOL/SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — Something new is taking root at Lake Compounce’s Crocodile Cove water park! New England’s family theme and water park announces the newest addition to its water slide lineup that’s sure to catch you in its trap, Venus Vortex – opening summer 2020! Standing six-stories above the lake and decked in bright green […]

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Amusement industry mourns passing of Sergio Soriani

By | November 27, 2019

Sergio Soriani, Managing Director and Owner, with his two brothers, of Soriani s.r.l. passed away on November 25,  2019 at the age of 64 after battling a long illness. He is survived by his wife Luana and daughter Giulia. A funeral service will be held at the Church of Matteo San Materno Vescovo in Melara […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Amusement Today!

By | November 27, 2019

All of us at Amusement Today want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Our office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29. EXTRA! EXTRA! Your Desktop Edition will not be published on these days. Your Desktop Edition will resume daily publication on Monday, Dec 2.

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Hersheypark and MajorMega announce Hyperdeck for 2020

By | November 26, 2019

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hersheypark, the 121-acre amusement park in Hershey, Pa., and MajorMega, a Pennsylvania-based virtual reality studio and location-based entertainment company, today announced an all-new, immersive virtual reality experience planned for summer 2020. Hyperdeck, MajorMega’s immersive, multi-player virtual reality experience, will be offered as part of Hershey’s Chocolatetown in summer 2020. Two unique, 300-square-feet […]

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Las Vegas Monorail to stay open round-the-clock for 43 hours straight for New Year’s revelers

By | November 26, 2019

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Monorailwill be the only motorized method of transportation operating along the Las Vegas Strip for New Year’s Eve. It will operate continuously from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 through the entire New Year’s Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020) and until 2 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, for a […]

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MK Themed Attractions helped Jesperhus Feriepark increase sales with 300% with new IP themed FEC area

By | November 26, 2019

RINGSTED, Denmark — Right before the summer holiday Jesperhus Feriepark, a popular amusement park in Denmark, opened their re-themed Family Entertainment Center (FEC), where MK Themed Attractions had produced, delivered and installed famous Danish IP (Intellectual Property) characters. The re-theme of Jesperhus Feriepark’s existing play center is an extensive colorful explosion that lets guests escape […]

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Cirque Du Soleil Entertainment Group and Grupo Vidanta announce new water-themed resident show and dinner experience opening in 2021

By | November 26, 2019

MEXICO CITY — At the five-year anniversary of Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ in Riviera Maya, and celebrating its unrivaled success, Grupo Vidanta, the developer of Mexico and Latin America’s leading resorts and JOYÀ’s award winning theater design, along with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group officially announced the launch of an exciting new show that will include […]

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Worlds of Fun to partner with Sporting KC and The Victory Project during WinterFest

By | November 22, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Worlds of Fun and Sporting KC are teaming up this holiday season with a new charitable partnership. During WinterFest, the Kansas City amusement park is raising awareness and funds in support of The Victory Project, the Major League Soccer club’s foundation that unites players, staff and fans to help children battling cancer and […]

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Popcorn Revenge celebrates TEA Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement at IAAPA Expo

By | November 22, 2019

 WAVRE, Belgium — Alterface is proud that the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) jury has selected the interactive dark ride Popcorn Revenge in Walibi Belgium for a Thea Awards Outstanding Achievement, Limited Budget. It is the second year in a row that an interactive Alterface ride receives this prestigious award in the same category. Last year […]

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WhiteWater announces Brass Ring Award for Tailspin at Whirlin’ Water Adventure Waterpark

By | November 22, 2019

ORLANDO — At IAAPA today, WhiteWater received a Brass Ring Award for Tailspin in the Best New Product: Water Park Ride/Attraction category. A big anchor attraction without the associated price tag, Tailspin has been designed to deliver a thrilling ride experience and high impact presence while also being an affordable to buy and affordable to […]

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