Archive For November, 2013

Picsolve accelerates their digital strategy with an investment of over $13m from Moonray Investors, the proprietary investment arm of FIL Ltd

By | November 22, 2013

LONDON – Picsolve, the premier image capture partner for the leisure and entertainment industry, is pleased to announce a further investment from owners Moonray Investors, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity Worldwide Investment. This investment will provide the capital needed to further accelerate Picsolve’s mission to revolutionise the industry in the pursuit of truly connected […]

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Mighty Mississippi Sports and Entertainment District (MMSED) is coming to Vicksburg, Mississippi

By | November 20, 2013

Vicksburg, Mississippi — The Mighty Mississippi Sports and Entertainment District (MMSED) is coming to Vicksburg, Miss. and it promises to be a game changer. The District will be situated on approximately 400 pristine acres on U.S. Highway 61 North. The development will be a mixture of sports facilities and attractions. Included on the site will […]

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Dark Ride innovator John Wood and family entertainment center pioneers Jim and John Huish inducted into attractions industry’s Hall of Fame

By | November 20, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. — The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) inducted dark ride developer John Wood and the forefathers of the family entertainment center industry (FEC) Jim and John Huish into the IAAPA Hall of Fame. The IAAPA Hall of Fame honors legends and pioneers for their significant and lasting contributions to the […]

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Knott’s announces major plans for 2014

By | November 20, 2013

BUENA PARK, Calif, — Knott’s Berry Farm is proud to announce two major projects for 2014 that continue reinvestment in the park’s rich history and heritage. Camp Snoopy celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the revitalization of the entire land of High Sierra fun. The classic Calico Mine Ride, Knott’s first major attraction and theme park […]

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The brand new Hyper GT-X rolls into the New Kentucky Kingdom in May 2014.

By | November 20, 2013

Wichita, Kan. — The New Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay announced at Midnight on Saturday November 17, 2013 that they will reopen the park this May with a new steel hyper coaster called the Lightning Run. Chance Rides is proud to announce that we are the manufacturer of this brand new roller coaster, the Hyper […]

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National Roller Coaster Museum shares history

By | November 15, 2013

The history of the roller coaster takes the stage at the 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives is sharing the history of amusement parks with members of the industry at the 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 18 – 22. A timeline that features milestones […]

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Singing Mushrooms to return to Kings Dominion

By | November 14, 2013

Original family icon to be completely refabricated for 40th Celebration DOSWELL, Va. — Kings Dominion is excited to announce the iconic “Singing Mushrooms” will make their grand return in the Spring of 2014 as part of the kick-off to the park’s 40th Celebration. This fan-favorite that families came to know and love, will feature the […]

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LakePoint Sporting Community to build the first Polercoaster in the United States

By | November 14, 2013

World’s largest sports vacation destination to add one-of-a-kind thrill ride EMERSON, Ga. — One of the most unique thrill rides is coming to the world’s largest sports vacation destination. The Polercoaster, created by “inventioneer” Bill Kitchen, designer of the SkyCoaster and SkyVenture, will be built at LakePoint Sporting Community. Located in Emerson, Ga., north of […]

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. reports record third quarter 2013 results

By | November 13, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, reported financial results for the third quarter of 2013. Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2013 Record revenue of $538.4 million, an increase of $16.1 million, or 3%, compared to the third quarter of 2012. Record Adjusted EBITDA[1] of $254.4 […]

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Six Flags Over Texas statement regarding the Arlington Police Department’s investigation report

By | November 13, 2013

We continue to extend our deepest condolences to the Esparza family. This was a tragic accident that deeply affected our employees, especially since safety is our highest priority and at the heart of everything we do. The Texas Giant re-opened in September after external and internal experts determined the coaster was safe to ride and […]

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