Author Archives: News Release

Santa Monica Amusements, operator of Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, announces sale to SC Holdings

By | March 15, 2024

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Santa Monica Amusements LLC (SMA), the operating group of Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, today announced its sale to SC Holdings (SC), an investment firm with extensive experience in the consumer, entertainment, and hospitality sectors. Over the next five years, SC will make $10 million in capital investments in […]

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Movie-like action and improvements on set: Movie Park Germany rolls out the red carpet for the 2024 season!

By | March 14, 2024

BOTTROP-KIRCHHELLEN, Germany — New year, new production schedule on the Hollywood set! Movie Park Germany is kicking off the 2024 season on 22 March. Germany’s largest movie and amusement park will once again show itself to be as diverse as the various film genres: from adrenaline-packed action on the attractions to new horror scenes in […]

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Kennywood most-a-peeling name is…..

By | March 14, 2024

The results are in for Kennywood’s Vote for the Most A-peel-ing New Ride Name Sweepstakes to name the all-new Potato Patch fries themed bumper cars. Potato Smash comes out as the clear winner claiming half of the total votes submitted. With deep-fried determination, Kennywood fans cast almost 20,000 votes during the week long spud-tacular sweepstakes […]

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Hero Zone adds new free roam VR escape game and flexible mobile configuration for Amusement Expo International

By | March 14, 2024

GENK, Belgium — Hero Zone, provider of the largest network of operator-powered free roam virtual reality solutions in location-based entertainment, is proud to expand its catalog of free- roam VR game titles with a new escape game, as well as adding a new, flexible mobile set-up for amusement operators. Hero Zone will return to Las […]

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Former Exposition President and CEO, Wayne McCary, receives “Circus Ring of Fame” honor

By | March 14, 2024

Wayne McCary, of East Longmeadow, Mass., past president and CEO of Eastern States Exposition (ESE), was honored with the distinguished “Circus Ring of Fame” Award, Feb. 10 in Sarasota, Florida. The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the art and culture of the circus over the span of a career. With […]

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Image Engineering welcomes Megan Gannon

By | March 14, 2024

BALTIMORE, Md. — Image Engineering is excited to welcome Megan Gannon to its account management team as the Business Development Manager for Themed Entertainment. Image Engineering looks forward to the continued growth in this industry with her expertise in the attractions and themed entertainment world. Megan brings experience in training, documentation, operations, and an excitement […]

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TouchTunes announces FunWallet, a first of its kind cashless payment platform in amusement industry

By | March 14, 2024

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — TouchTunes Music Company, LLC (“TouchTunes”), North America’s largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, is announcing FunWallet, a cutting-edge cashless mobile payment platform. This industry-first digital payment system will allow users to easily pay for a full range of in-venue amusement machines with their phone. FunWallet will allow users to pay […]

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Massanutten Resort caters to increased demand with new indoor waterpark and hotel

By | March 13, 2024

MASSANUTTEN, Va. — Massanutten Resort, a premier four-season resort located in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, today shared updates on the major enhancement of its Indoor WaterPark, along with a planned new-build hotel slated to break ground this Spring. The first phase of an overarching, multi-year master plan that will see Massanutten further diversify its award-winning offerings – […]

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VLocker showcases community youth support with donation to Warriors Martial Arts Foundation

By | March 13, 2024

DUNLAP, Tenn. — Amusement industry supplier and the 2022 Golden Ticket Award winner for “Best Innovation,” VLocker has made a donation to support the youth of Tennessee. The company’s $1,000 donation to the Warriors Martial Arts Foundation will aid in travel expenses as local youths compete at an international martial arts tournament. “The Warriors Martial […]

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Altitude Trampoline Park grows footprint with double-digit openings

By | March 12, 2024

DALLAS, Texas — Altitude Trampoline Park, the leading family-friendly entertainment franchise, has announced that it has started 2024 with nine deal signings to expand its presence in Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Since the start of the year, the brand has launched three new park locations and has an additional nine units leased and under […]

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