Author Archives: News Release

Universal Orlando Resort shares first official look and details about its highly anticipated new theme park, Universal Epic Universe

By | January 30, 2024

ORLANDO — In 2025, Universal Orlando Resort will unveil its next gamechanger for theme park entertainment with the debut of its most ambitious theme park yet: Universal Epic Universe. Epic Universe will present a level of theme park immersion and innovation that is unmatched – transporting guests to expansive worlds featuring more than 50 awe-inspiring attraction, […]

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Kings Island : Roller coaster track being delivered to the park

By | January 26, 2024

Kings Island is having a busy offseason as the amusement park sets its sights on expanding the Planet Snoopy kids’ area by adding the new Camp Snoopy. Included in the added area will be the new family roller coaster, Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers. Today the park is sharing a video from Thursday of the coaster’s […]

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The Big Easy meets big thrills at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras with new Cajun-inspired food, live music and a dazzling parade

By | January 25, 2024

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is letting the good times roll as Mardi Gras immerses guests in the vibrant spirit and tastes of the Big Easy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday now through March 3.  Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style entertainment, live music and catch some festival beads (after each parade). Mardi Gras celebrations are included with […]

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Gateway Ticketing Systems honors exceptional employees at Annual Award Ceremony

By | January 25, 2024

GILBERTSVILLE, Pa. — Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc., the world leader in ticketing, admission control, and revenue-generating solutions within the attractions industry, celebrated the outstanding achievements of its dedicated workforce at the annual company award ceremony held earlier today. The event recognizes employees across various departments for their exceptional contributions in different categories. “We are immensely […]

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OABA names 2024 Hall of Fame and Pioneer Award inductees Bill Johnson, Johnny Doolan and Eugene Siefker

By | January 25, 2024

The Outdoor Amusement Business Association is pleased to announce its Hall of Fame and Pioneer Award inductees for 2024. Hall of Fame recipients are William (Bill) Johnson and Johnny Doolan; the Pioneer Award will be presented to Eugene (Gene) Siefker.  All presentations will take place at the organization’s annual meeting at the Sheraton Tampa Brandon […]

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Area15 expands leadership team with new directors of brand partnerships and event sponsorships

By | January 24, 2024

LAS VEGAS — AREA15, the immersive entertainment and events district, proudly welcomes Jillian Austin as the director of brand partnerships and Michael Uriarte as the director of event sponsorships.  With over 15 years of experience, Austin will spearhead innovative collaborations and partnerships with brands to create extraordinary experiences for a variety of consumer demographics. In […]

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Universal Studios Hollywood’s world-famous Behind-the-Scenes Studio Tour attraction celebrates a milestone 60 years

By | January 24, 2024

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — In 1964, Universal Studios Hollywood, originally referred to as Universal City Studios, rolled out its fleet of Glamor Trams, inviting tourists to “see film rushes of current productions, both feature and television, being made at Universal City,” according to the attraction’s original press release issued on July 4, 1964. It was […]

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Ripley Entertainment seeking new partner in MENA Region to showcase iconic attractions

By | January 24, 2024

ORLANDO — Following an unprecedented five-season run at Global Village Dubai, Ripley’s Travelling Show attractions are now available for a new engagement. The partnership between Ripley Entertainment, a global leader in entertainment and attractions, and Dubai Holdings Entertainment, one of the largest diversified entertainment groups in the MENA region, expires at the conclusion of the […]

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The Resorts Companies appoints Dan Simmons to its board of directors

By | January 22, 2024

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Resorts Companies, Inc., owner of Massanutten Resort in Rockingham County, Virginia near Harrisonburg and Wilderness Presidential Resort in Spotsylvania County, Virginia near Fredericksburg, today announced the appointment of Dan Simmons to its Board of Directors. “Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the real estate industry, particularly in seniors […]

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DJ Khaled, Ava Max, Luis Fonsi and more to headline live concerts during Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Celebration

By | January 18, 2024

ORLANDO — Universal Orlando Resort invites guests to “laissez les bons temps rouler” (let the good times roll) from February 3 through April 7 during Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval. This year’s festivities present a vibrant Mardi Gras party like no other, featuring an expansive menu of sweet, savory, and spicy dishes inspired by New Orleans favorites […]

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