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International Ride Training: 2022 Annual Safety School

By | October 6, 2021

International Ride Training will host its Annual Safety School, also known as Ride Camp, at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina from February 8-11, 2022. Ride Camp is led by an impressive faculty that combined has decades of real-world experience. These “Ride Camp Counselors” as they are known, represent various parks from around the United States […]

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Mr. & Mrs. Sparkles make the switch to Intercard for a friendlier cashless experience

By | October 5, 2021

ST. LOUIS — Intercard, the world leader in cashless technology for the amusement industry, has installed its latest systems in Georgia at the Sparkles Family Fun Center in Kennesaw and the Starlite Family Fun Center in Sharpsburg. These popular roller skating FECs are owned and operated by two generations of the Couey family. Jeff and […]

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Eastern States Exposition attendance sets records

By | October 5, 2021

A total of 1,498,774 visitors attended the 2021 Big E, in West Springfield, Mass. During the Fair’s 17-day run, an all-time single day attendance record was set when 177,238 visitors came to The Big E on the third Saturday. Daily attendance records were also set: the first Tuesday, Sept. 21, 56,769; the second Sunday, Sept. […]

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John Joseph Conway — March 24, 1964 – September 21, 2021

By | October 4, 2021

John Joseph Conway Jr., age 57, of Sycamore St., Elysburg, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 24, 1964, a son of the late John J. Jr. and Jeanette (Santoro) Conway, he grew up in Bronxville, New York, and spent summers […]

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IAAPA Expo Europe celebrates successful show in Barcelona, Spain

By | October 4, 2021

BARCELONA, Spain — Looking forward with optimism – that was the theme of the opening address at IAAPA Expo Europe 2021, and it carried through the week as the Expo brought attractions industry professionals together in Spain. Preliminary estimates indicate the Expo attracted 8,500 participants, including 5,800 qualified buyers and 439 exhibiting companies. The buyer participants […]

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Quassy Amusement Park: new water coaster sections delivered

By | October 4, 2021

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark’s new water coaster will soon start taking shape as sections of the two-person raft ride, shown on shipping pallets, were delivered this week to the Middlebury, Conn., property. The state-of-the-art attraction will be located in Quassy’s Splash Away Bay waterpark and ready for the 2022 season, park officials said. In addition, […]

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Wisconsin State Fair Park CEO and Executive Director, Kathleen O’leary, announces retirement

By | September 30, 2021

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Kathleen O’Leary, CEO and Executive Director, has announced her retirement from state service after 24 years in various management roles at Wisconsin State Fair Park. O’Leary’s career spans nearly 35 years and includes public and private sector experience in marketing, sponsorship, communications, and operations in addition to serving as CEO. O’Leary […]

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PeopleVisionFX debuts AnimatedReality at IAAPA Expo, booth 2849

By | September 30, 2021

ORLANDO — PeopleVisionFX will be exhibiting its newest special effect technologies at IAAPA Attractions Expo, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, November 16-19, booth 2849. The display will include the worldwide debut of the company’s new technique for AnimatedReality. AnimatedReality allows for holographic elements that are fully integrated within real physical environments. Images […]

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Hologate celebrates grand opening of immersive entertainment venue Hologate World

By | September 30, 2021

MUNICH, Germany — HOLOGATE, the global market leader in immersive location-based entertainment opened the doors of their first state-of-the-art 1,200 m² extended reality entertainment franchise location, Hologate World Flair. Located at the new and modernized 22,000 m² FLAIR Fürth urban experience center in Fürth, Germany, HOLOGATE WORLD was met with high praise by representatives of the press and enthusiastic […]

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World’s tallest indoor coaster “Epiq” opens in Doha, Qatar

By | September 30, 2021

BALTIMORE, Md. — Quest theme park has announced the completion and soft opening of the much anticipated, highly-themed, dark ride, custom, multi-launch, special effects coaster Epiq. Quest theme park is locatedinside the Doha Oasis, a stunning luxurious mixed-use development in Qatar that includes a 5-star hotel and residences, a prestigious French fashion department store, cutting-edge […]

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