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Hero Zone ups the Location-Based VR game by opening its doors to free-roam content from other studios

By | December 6, 2021

Since the first wireless, affordable headset came out in 2019, both developers and operators have seen its disruptive potential. Using standalone headsets drastically lowers the initial hardware investment, and at the same time, creates a greater sense of freedom. As a result, the business case for offering co-location multiplayer VR became much more interesting. Hero […]

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IAFE wraps up final year in San Antonio with successful convention

By | December 6, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The IAFE Convention & Trade Show wrapped up Wednesday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The IAFE budgeted for and far exceeded a 50% convention, according to IAFE President and CEO Marla Calico.  “As was said many times throughout the past 22 months, any event that was completed was ‘unlike any other,’ and […]

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Semnox’s Tixera implemented at India’s futuristic theme park – Thrill City, Hyderabad

By | December 3, 2021

Thrill City opened its gates to visitors on 10th of September 2021 as it went live using the Tixera Parks solution from Semnox. The implementation included access control gates, readers and POS for the Park that is spread across 8000+ square meters with over 50+ experiences & games. Some of the games at the facility […]

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Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe add new accessibility options renewing commitment to Certified Autism Center designation

By | December 3, 2021

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Since Mall of America (MOA) and Nickelodeon Universe earned the Certified Autism Center designation in 2019, the team has implemented a variety of additional options to enhance the guest experience and recently renewed their commitment to the CAC program. “The certification has been well received and it has allowed the team to not only share personal breakthrough stories […]

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Universal Orlando Resort takes guests on a thrilling behind-the-scenes journey into the creation of its most ambitious roller coaster in “The Making Of Jurassic World Velocicoaster” special, streaming now exclusively on Peacock

By | December 3, 2021

ORLANDO — Following the colossal success of Universal Orlando’s most ambitious roller coaster, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, viewers will get a compelling look at its creation with the debut of “The Making of Jurassic World VelociCoaster” special – streaming now exclusively on Peacock and narrated by TV personality and Universal theme park fan, Mario Lopez.   The special provides viewers with […]

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Integration forms a complete event management software solution for fairs and showgrounds

By | December 3, 2021

ST. LOUIS — Ungerboeck, the world’s leading event management software provider, announced today that it has acquired ShoWorks, the system used by 75% of all fairs in North America to manage their exhibits and competition entries.  After serving the same industry for more than two decades, both brands understand the specific needs of fair organizers and fair attendees. They both have developed powerful solutions that elevate operations and efficiencies. Unifying the brands forms one seamless, integrated solution that offers world-class development and expert support for customers.  Mike Hnatt, Founder of […]

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Alterface announces first implementations of its newest technology “Wander” and more exciting news

By | December 3, 2021

WAVRE, Belgium — IAAPA Expo 2021 was an incredible week for Alterface: the Belgian company announced its Wander technology, which enables personal storytelling at the scale of an entertainment venue. One of the first implementations will be at Studios Occitanie Méditerranée. Alterface is partnering with leading video game publisher Ubisoft, along with Storyland Studios to […]

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Bolt roller coaster recognized with “Best Of What’s New” Award by Popular Science Magazine

By | December 3, 2021

The Proving that the first roller coaster at sea is both fun and a feat of modern engineering, Popular Science magazine has recognized Carnival and Maurer Rides with its “Best of What’s New” engineering award for the innovation and design work that resulted in the July 2021 debut of BOLT, the first roller coaster at […]

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Jeremy Parsons named chair of IAFE

By | December 2, 2021

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Jeremy Parsons of the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa, was named 2022 chair of the IAFE during the business meeting at the 2021 IAFE Convention & Trade Show. The Convention took place Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. A fair fanatic from an early […]

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Five awarded IAFE Heritage Awards

By | December 2, 2021

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Yesterday at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Annual Convention, Heritage Awards sponsored by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance were presented to five exceptional individuals in the field of fair management, according to IAFE President and CEO Marla Calico. The convention is taking place Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at the Henry B. […]

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