Author Archives: News Release

40 Must-attend things at Licensing Expo: VR headsets and toy cafes to costume parades and parties

By | May 17, 2022

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Licensing Expo is only one week away, marking the event’s long-awaited return to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for the first time in person since 2019. Serving as the first licensing trade show this year, Licensing Expo is the global meeting place for the industry, providing three days of expert-led […]

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Urge U.S. Senate to amend Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022

By | May 17, 2022

The Senate may consider the Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022 (S.4008) this week in preparation for a possible floor vote. In its current form, the bill proposes $40 billion to replenish the Restaurant Relief Fund and an additional $8 billion for a few hand-picked industries like restaurants, gyms, and live event service providers. […]

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Athena Symonds joins Betson as amusement sales representative

By | May 17, 2022

Betson Enterprises is pleased to announce that Athena Symonds has joined the company as Amusement Sales Representative for the Midwest. “We are all very excited to have Athena as a new addition to Betson’s Amusement Sales Team. She has a strong background in Family Entertainment Center development and consultative selling,” said Britannie Betti, Northeast Regional Sales […]

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Tell your members of Congress to sign onto the Summer Work Travel Program bi-partisan letter of support

By | May 16, 2022

IAAPA continues to work in conjunction with industry groups, Members of Congress, and Governors to advance the goals of the Summer Work Travel (SWT) Program.   Fortunately, the State Department is listening. They have prioritized the program and visa processing this year compared to last year. But we need to keep pushing, since visa processing delays in […]

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Falcon’s designs game-changing experiences for Saudi Arabia’s first and region’s largest water theme park

By | May 13, 2022

ORLANDO — Saudi Arabia will soon become home to the country’s first and the region’s largest water theme park that is currently under development at Qiddiya – the future Capital of Entertainment, Sports and Culture – situated on the outskirts of Saudi capital, Riyadh. Falcon’s Creative Group, a sector of Falcon’s Beyond, revealed it developed the park’s master […]

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New treats, extra fun and lots of sun when Noah’s Ark Waterpark reopens May 28

By | May 13, 2022

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wisc. — All aboard the Ark! The countdown to summer is officially on, with only two weeks left until Opening Day at America’s Largest Waterpark. The 2022 Season at Noah’s Ark Waterpark will be the longest season since 2019, with ten more days and many more ways to play. Noah’s Ark’s unmatched lineup of […]

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Coming in 2023 to Quassy

By | May 13, 2022

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, Middlebury, Conn., today announced it will add a Super Himalaya ride for the 2023 season. The spectacular family thrill ride will be provided by Bertazzon 3B of Italy. Ital International LLC, Nashville, Tenn., represents the manufacturer in the U.S. 

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UMass Global, The Walt Disney Co. to honor 60-plus Disney Aspire grads who completed free college programs

By | May 13, 2022

University of Massachusetts Global, formerly Brandman University, and The Walt Disney Co. will honor more than 60 cast members who have completed degrees via Disney Aspire, a program through with the university and Disney work with Guild Education to provide access to free college degree programs. The university is also preparing to celebrate more than […]

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Dollywood’s Splash Country opens for 22nd season

By | May 12, 2022

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Lazy summer days are better in the Smoky Mountains, and Dollywood’s Splash Country is ready to host families for another season of fun in the sun. The region’s friendliest and most-trusted water park opens for its 22nd season on Saturday, May 14. Nestled into a mountain hollow, Dollywood’s Splash Country offers a […]

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Six Flags Over Texas opens Pirates of Speelunker Cave ride

By | May 12, 2022

ARLINGTON, Texas — Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, will open the highly anticipated, Pirates of Speelunker Cave, this Saturday, May 14. This family ride is a re-imagining of one of the park’s first attractions, The Cave, that operated from 1964 until 1991 and featured original characters called Speelunkers that were created exclusively […]

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