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Betson Enterprises announces strategic relationship with Paul Nonis to support Canadian amusement sales

By | September 22, 2021

As part of the company’s ongoing plans to raise its profile and services in the Amusement sector in Canada, Betson Enterprises is pleased to announce a strategic relationship with Paul Nonis – founder of 5IVE Rocks Advisory Group and a former executive at Cineplex Entertainment and Player One Amusement Group. During his tenure with Cineplex, […]

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SpotOn raises $300 million in Series E Funding led by Andreessen Horowitz; transaction values company at $3.15 billion

By | September 22, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO — SpotOn (www.spoton.com), one of the fastest-growing software and payments companies with comprehensive solutions for restaurants and retail businesses, today announced $300 million in Series E funding, raising its valuation to $3.15 billion. The funding will be used to acquire Appetize, a leading digital and mobile commerce platform for enterprise businesses, such as sports […]

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Dollywood’s Harvest Festival celebrates the beauty of the Smokies

By | September 21, 2021

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Dollywood, one of America’s favorite fall family destinations, celebrates the splendor of autumn in the majestic rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains during the Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 24- Oct. 30). The annual guest-favorite event includes the family-friendly Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health, which has quickly become […]

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Framestore announces three key promotions within its flourishing Immersive team

By | September 21, 2021

Multi-award winning creative studio Framestore is pleased to announce that Eugénie von Tunzelmann has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of VFX, Attractions whilst Lauren Anderson and Maximilian McNair McEwan join Heather Kinal as Executive Producers. This trio of promotions is a move to solidify a team of specialist experience within the […]

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ETF Ride Systems launches water ride and ETF Aqua Mover

By | September 21, 2021

ETF Ride Systems, partner for ride concepts in the leisure industry, launches its turnkey concept ‘Tiki Splash Roulette’. ETF translated its experience with dark rides into this water ride for all ages with game features, including the new ETF Aqua Mover. ETF has been active in the worldwide leisure industry for decades with various ride […]

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Lagotronics Projects introduces ’Battle Arena’ a new and unique interactive flat ride

By | September 21, 2021

VENLO — Lagotronics Projects is pleased to introduce Battle Arena, a new interactive ride concept that can be installed indoors or outdoors at theme parks, amusement parks and FECs. During this battle, visitors compete with each other on three levels, while their vehicles move suddenly up and down. These unexpected movements constantly change the battlefield, […]

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President Biden announces easing of border restrictions

By | September 21, 2021

As previously reported, IAAPA is a member of a national coalition of travel and tourism organizations, which, for more than a year and a half, have urged two administrations to pursue a science-based approach to managing our borders for international travel and workforce-related purposes. Today we have good news to report. The administration announced the easing of […]

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Carousel of the Month – September 2021: Eldridge Park Carousel

By | September 21, 2021

The September carousel of the month is the Eldridge Park Carousel operating at Elmira, New York. The newly created carousel opened in 2006 and utilizes the original Charles Loof frame and the building of the former amusement park. The newly carved horses emulate the original Loof and Carmel style of carving. It also has one […]

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Donald C. ‘Pappy’ Schanz — October 18, 1946 – September 11, 2021

By | September 20, 2021

Donald C. “Pappy” Schanz, age 74, of Conneaut Lake, PA passed away on September 11, 2021 at Meadville Medical Center. He was born on October 18, 1946 in Youngstown, OH to the late Gilbert K. and Mildred E. (Samuels) Schanz. He married Cheryl Schrader on June 29, 1968. She survives. Don graduated from The Rayen […]

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Intercard to unveil newest contactless systems in Barcelona September 28-30, 2021

By | September 20, 2021

ST. LOUIS — Intercard will attend the IAAPA Expo Europe 2021 in Barcelona. The leisure’s industry largest trade show in Europe, the IAAPA Expo will be held on September 28-30. Alberto Borrero, senior vice-president of international sales will represent Intercard at the first in-person IAAPA Expo to be held in Europe since 2019. Intercard will […]

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