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Mattel and Epic announce additional brand experiences for upcoming Mattel Adventure Park

By | May 26, 2022

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Mattel, Inc. and EPIC Resort Destinations, LLC. announced today that Mattel Adventure Park in Glendale, Arizona will feature additional brand activations from Barbie, Masters of the Universe, and Mattel Games when it opens in 1Q 2023.   These Mattel brands join the previously announced Hot Wheels roller coaster and go-karting experiences and […]

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WhiteWater awarded Best Managed Companies Gold Standard

By | May 26, 2022

VANCOUVER, Canada — WhiteWater, the world’s largest water park manufacturer, is proud to have achieved the prestigious Gold Standard status as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Presented by Deloitte, Gold Standard is awarded to firms who have maintained multiyear Best Managed status and demonstrated their commitment to the program. This award recognizes outstanding business […]

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Universal Orlando Resort debuts limited-time Summer Tribute Store celebrating Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s iconic films “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” “JAWS” and “Back To The Future”

By | May 26, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando Resort commemorates Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s iconic films “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” “JAWS” and “Back to the Future” with the newest edition of its popular Summer Tribute Store, now open at Universal Studios Florida. The limited-time retail location transports guests to a 1980s movie theater where favorite scenes from retro […]

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2022 Golden Ticket Awards registration & reservations are open!

By | May 12, 2022

Amusement Today is excited to bring back the Networking Event of the Year in 2022. The Golden Ticket Awards will return September 9 and 10. The host parks are Morgan’s Wonderland and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. While the ongoing planning is focused on making the event an engaging and entertaining one among industry colleagues, much information […]

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May 2022

By | April 27, 2022

The MAY 2022 issue includes: Complete 2022 What’s New Guide Intamin’s Pantheon debuts at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Tidal Surge — an S&S Screamin’ Swing — opens at SeaWorld San Antonio Six Flags CEO Selim Bassoul talks with Amusement Today Zamperla provides major ride package to Paradise Pier in Biloxi Thailand’s Jungle Adventure Park opens Wiegand CoasterKart […]

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April 2022

By | March 27, 2022

The APRIL 2022 issue includes: Accessible Peppa Pig Theme debuts in Florida GCII’s Roaring Timbers unveiled at Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park SeaWorld San Diego dives into 2022 with Emperor from B&M Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser welcomes guests at Walt Disney World Fantasy Island adding Tilt-A-Whirl, kiddie swing for 2022 S&S 4D FreeSpin Coaster, […]

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John Worrell (October 19, 1944 – March 17, 2022)

By | March 21, 2022

John Leslie Worrell was born on October 19, 1944 in El Dorado, KS; the son of George Albert Sr. and Virginia Rose (Boley) Worrell. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wichita State University and began his master’s degree in Engineering. John worked for 42 years at Chance Manufacturing starting as a design engineer […]

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Innovative Leisure takes Universe’s high ropes course to new heights

By | February 24, 2022

Adventure attractions specialist Innovative Leisure has revealed the expansion of the high ropes course at Universe park in Denmark. Universe is an adventure park where learning is the main focus. With the use of technology and science, the park has been designed to inspire adults and children with a wide range of activities and experiences. […]

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Lake Compounce hires new General Manager, America’s oldest amusement park welcomes Jeffery Davis

By | February 24, 2022

BRISTOL, Conn. — The official park of family fun has added a brand new General Manager. Jeffery Davis joined the Lake Compounce Amusement Park team on Monday, February 14, 2022.  Davis brings more than 25 years of amusement industry experience and expertise to Lake Compounce. Most recently, Jeffery served as the Director of Operations at […]

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March 2022

By | February 24, 2022

The MARCH 2022 issue includes: Amusement Expo International 2022 has planned for success Premier Rides’ Ice Breaker delivers chills to SeaWorld Orlando RMC, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay awaken Iron Gwazi Blackpool Pleasure Beach adds a twist with Mack HybridTrain Australia’s Luna Park debuts a significant expansion Baynum Painting providing a fresh color at Florida attractions […]

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