Archive For December, 2012

Industry attorney John W. Grund passes away at 62

By | December 31, 2012

John W. Grund passed away suddenly on Dec. 24, 2012. He was 62. A Denver native, John grew up in Littleton, graduating from Littleton High School in 1968. He attended Pomona College, earned his Master's degree from the University of Washington, and his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School, where he would […]

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2013 AIMS Safety Seminar: reasons to attend

By | December 21, 2012

The next AIMS Safety Seminar is coming soon! If you have not already registered for the 2013 seminar, do it right away. The seminar will take place on January 13-18, 2013 at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World. As our industry continues to grow and evolve, it is important that we maintain […]

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Kings Dominion announces eight new rides in the bigger, better Planet Snoopy

By | December 20, 2012

DOSWELL, Va. — Eight new rides await families at Kings Dominion when the bigger, better Planet Snoopy opens in the spring of 2013. Combined with the re-themed rides, Kings Dominion’s Planet Snoopy with boast 18 total rides and will span nearly 14 acres, doubling its current size. All of the new and re-themed rides, based […]

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to open Dec. 25 for the first time

By | December 18, 2012

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is celebrating the holidays by opening to guests on Christmas Day for the first time in 45 years, and offering a holiday gift to visitors: one child age 11 and under free with the purchase of a paid adult admission Dec. 17 through Jan. 7. […]

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Santa makes a stop at Cedar Point

By | December 17, 2012

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Santa Claus and his elves took a break from their North Pole duties Sunday, December 16, to get some exercise and catch a sneak peek of one of the amusement industry’s biggest new toys — the GateKeeper roller coaster at Cedar Point! Nearly 2,000 jolly St. Nicks, young and old, swarmed through […]

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2013 AIMS Safety Seminar: classic classics

By | December 14, 2012

Have you registered for the 2013 AIMS Safety Seminar yet? It is just around the corner, moving back to the tried and true January schedule. Speaking of tried and true, some of the classic class titles are available again this year. Electrical, pneumatics, hydraulics, and steel and wood coaster inspections are just a few of […]

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay extends celebration with extra date and later hours

By | December 14, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. — This Christmas season, Busch Gardens set out to create the newest tradition for Tampa families. Now, the park is adding even more joy to its calendar. To respond to enthusiastic consumer demand, Christmas Town has added an extra night and will now be open on Thursday, December 20 from 6 to 11 […]

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MEI moves into new headquarter building

By | December 11, 2012

MALVERN, Pa. – MEI began December in a brand-new 60,000-square-foot facility located just seven miles from the company’s former location in West Chester. Constructed from a blank canvas, the new space was molded by local design firm D2 and a team of MEI associates assigned to the project to enhance the MEI culture and highlight […]

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2013 AIMS Safety Seminar: new classes

By | December 7, 2012

Its that time of year again! Time to register for the 2013 AIMS Safety Seminar. The upcoming event looks to be the best ever, with 40 new classes for 2013 and 320 instructional hours available. Some of the newest class titles include Amusement Ride Fires, Your Carnival Whose Utilities?, and Death by Pencil Whipping. A […]

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Silver Dollar City Named to USA Today's & Yahoo Travel's top places for Christmas Celebrations

By | December 6, 2012

BRANSON, Mo. — Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas festival in Branson, Missouri, continues to gather top accolades, recently being named to USA Today’s “10 Great Places to Put a Spin on Christmas Spirit” and Yahoo Travel’s “America’s Best Places for Holiday Lights.” USA Today states “Christmas gets a razzle-dazzle makeover at this theme […]

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