Archive For July, 2013

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex offers public viewing of nighttime Delta 4 rocket launch

By | July 31, 2013

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests can enjoy viewing a dramatic nighttime launch when a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket lifts off from SLC-37B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The launch window is from 8:29 p.m. to 9:18 p.m. Viewing the launch from the […]

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Beast roller coaster behind the scenes tours available

By | July 31, 2013

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio — Behind the scenes tours of the legendary Beast roller coaster at Kings Island are available August 1-24 as part of the fourth annual Kings Island for the Cure campaign. Tickets for the 30-minute tour are just $25 when purchased in advance online at visitkingsisland.com. Beast tour tickets can also be purchased […]

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Cedar Point’s G.M. H. John Hildebrandt retiring after 40 years of service

By | July 31, 2013

SANDUSKY, Ohio—Cedar Fair has announced that H. John Hildebrandt, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point, will retire at the end of 2013. He will be succeeded by Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Dorney Park. “I would like to thank John for his 40 years of service and extensive contributions to […]

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Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, Coney Island History Project to celebrate third annual History Day

By | July 31, 2013

The public is encouraged to celebrate historic Coney Island on Saturday August 10 from 1-6 p.m. by attending the third annual History Day presented by Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park and The Coney Island History Project. The event will be held at the new Dreamland Pedestrian Plaza at West 12th Street. History Day festivities will include […]

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Golden Nugget to acquire Ameristar Casino Lake Charles development project From Pinnacle Entertainment

By | July 31, 2013

HOUSTON, Texas and LAS VEGAS , Nev.—Golden Nugget and Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. recently announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Golden Nugget will acquire all of the equity interests of the entity that owns the Ameristar Casino Lake Charles development project. Under the terms of the agreement, Golden Nugget will pay […]

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Walt Disney World Resort President George Kalogridis to speak at IAAPA Lunch and Learn

By | July 20, 2013

On Monday, Nov. 18, George Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort, will share leadership strategies and keys to his success at IAAPA’s Lunch and Learn event, taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, as part of IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013. The Expo, owned and produced by the International Association of […]

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Disney reps visit Germany’s Europa-Park

By | July 19, 2013

RUST, Germany—Representatives of Disney recently visited Europa-Park to exchange ideas, discuss the current situation of the theme park industry and see the latest developments of Germany’s largest theme park. Meg Crofton, President Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, U.S. and France; Philippe Gas, CEO Disney Paris; Joe Schott, COO Disney Paris; and Claire Bilby, VP […]

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Carowinds and Komen Charlotte team up to save lives

By | July 19, 2013

Carowinds is proud to team up with Susan G. Komen Charlotte for Carowinds for the Cure, a four-week fundraising initiative. This special program will be held at the park and online from July 22nd through August 18th. During Carowinds for the Cure, guests can purchase tickets to the park at a reduced price of $41.99. […]

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Special Olympics Power Pull Competition at Great America on Saturday

By | July 19, 2013

The annual Special Olympics Power Pull fundraiser will take place Saturday, July 20, at 9:30 a.m. at California’s Great America, with $30,000 expected to be raised. The Power Pull will take place outside Great America’s front gate. Teams of 15, accompanied by one Special Olympics athlete, will attempt to pull a 38,000-pound Central Concrete truck […]

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Disneyland Resort Celebrates Halloween time 2013, Friday the 13th of September through October 31

By | July 19, 2013

Separate-ticket ‘Mickey’s Halloween Party’ Offers Trick-or-Treating In Disneyland Park on 13 Special Nights in 2013, with Ticket Sales Beginning July 15 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Friday the 13th — Sept. 13, 2013 — will offer extra chills this year at the Disneyland Resort. On that day, The Happiest Place on Earth gets spookier as Halloween Time […]

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