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Kennywood, Sandcastle, and Idlewild now hiring more than 2,000 team members for the 2023 season

By | January 27, 2023

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Kennywood, Sandcastle, and Idlewild — are now accepting applications to fill more than 2,000 positions available for the upcoming season. The parks are gearing up for their most exciting season yet, highlighted by the debut of the out-of-this-world ride, Spinvasion at Kennywood. Kennywood, Sandcastle, and Idlewild & SoakZone offer their employees competitive wages, growth opportunities, and flexible schedules. […]

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Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc. gives 42 awards for remarkable performance during employee recognition presentation

By | January 26, 2023

GILBERTSVILLE, Pa. — Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc., the world leader in ticketing, admission control and revenue-generating solutions within the attractions industry for over 30 years recently acknowledged some of its most outstanding people during its annual Employee Service Awards. This year’s honorees were chosen for their exceptional commitment to the Company’s values and their unwavering […]

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Area15 to expand district by 20 acres

By | January 25, 2023

LAS VEGAS — AREA15, the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, announces a monumental expansion spanning 20 acres to its north along Interstate 15. Universal Parks & Resorts will anchor the District expansion with a new, year-round horror entertainment experience inspired by its popular Halloween Horror Nights. The new development extends beyond […]

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Universal Orlando Resort’s Rock The Universe 2023 kicks off this weekend

By | January 23, 2023

ORLANDO — Get ready to rock, ride and rejoice – Universal Orlando’s Rock the Universe 2023 kicks off this Friday for an unforgettable weekend of faith and fun at Universal Studios Florida. Fans and youth groups can once again come together at Florida’s biggest Christian music festival to enjoy gripping performances by some of Christian music’s […]

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AIMS International Online Level I Certification exam dates now available

By | January 23, 2023

The 2022 AIMS International Safety Seminar was a huge success thanks in large part to the participation of sponsors and attendees. Additionally, AIMS is so very grateful to its volunteer instructors and sponsors who gave so generously to make this event possible. Many recent attendees have called/emailed to ask about online AIMS International certification exam […]

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Accesso welcomes roster of new clients to global portfolio in H2 2022

By | January 19, 2023

TWYFORD, U.K. — accesso Technology Group (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider for attractions and venues worldwide, has signed strategic agreements with 18 new partners within the theme parks & attractions, ski, hospitality, cultural and zoo markets across the U.S. and the U.K. This selection of new clients will leverage a mix of the accesso Passport eCommerce ticketing […]

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Exclusive line of popcorn pops into marketplace just in time for National Popcorn Day

By | January 19, 2023

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Ask anyone their favorite flavor of popcorn and responses will include everything from sea salt to caramel to butter even cheesy or drizzled in chocolate. A favorite food for more than 5,000 years, popcorn is synonymous with snacking.    Today, in honor of National Popcorn Day, Santa Cruz Fun Foods has exclusively launched […]

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Best season in history: more than six million visitors come to Europa-Park for the first time in 2022

By | January 17, 2023

In the 2022 season, for the first time in its almost-50-year history, Germany’s largest theme park exceeded six million visitors, representing a significant expansion of its market leadership. Europa-Park owner Roland Mack says, “We see this record as a huge vote of confidence from our visitors, and one that comes in a difficult year in […]

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Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, designed by Legacy Entertainment,  awarded ‘China’s Best Theme Park’ by China’s Theme Park Research Institute

By | January 17, 2023

SHANGHAI, China — As it approaches the fifth anniversary of its grand opening, Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park has been named “China’s Best Theme Park” by The Institute for Theme Park Studies in China. This designation is only the latest of the many major accolades that have been bestowed upon the 73-acre Marine Life Theme Park […]

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SafeConnect Conference: February 6-10, 2023

By | January 17, 2023

In partnership with AIMS International, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is hosting the second annual SafeConnect: Western Canada’s Amusement Industry Safety Conference at the PNE. Held on the Pacific National Exhibition Grounds (home to Playland), SafeConnect is a safety training event that embraces industry-leading certification in an expansive and inclusive face-to-face environment.  Attendees will learn […]

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