Author Archives: AT Staff

IAAPA Board of Directors elects Greg Hale vice chairman

By | October 16, 2014

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Executive to Lead Worldwide Attractions Association in 2017 ALEXANDRiA, Virginia — The board of directors of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has elected Greg Hale second vice chairman. Hale is vice president and chief safety officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide. He will be […]

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Developer announces Texas indoor ski resort

By | October 15, 2014

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — At a press conference held Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Levi Davis and Sherman Thurston of Grand Alps Resort DFW Inc. announced plans to build an indoor snow ski facility and resort. To be located on Belt Line Road across the entrance from the Verizon Theatre in the city of Grand Prairie, […]

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NFPA and Legoland Florida Resort promote Fire Prevention Week

By | October 10, 2014

Smoke alarm pledge sweepstakes winner announced, with grand prize trip to LEGOLAND Florida Resort or LEGOLAND California Resort WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – As a national sponsor of Legoland Parks, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) joined Legoland Florida Resort today to celebrate Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5-11) with a special fire safety day in the […]

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Pennsylvania’s PACE ride safety seminar to be held in Bloomsburg

By | October 8, 2014

This year’s PACE Ride Safety Seminar will be held in Bloomsburg, Pa., October 27 through October 30. The annual seminar is jointly sponsored by the Pa. Amusement Parks Association (PAPA) and the Pa. State Showmen’s Association (PSSA) with the educational portion of the seminar led by instructors from the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety […]

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Registration now open for 43rd annual AIMS Safety Seminar and Certification Program

By | October 8, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. — Registration for AIMS International’s 43rd Annual Safety Seminar is now open and available online. This comprehensive seminar, to be held January 11-16, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Orlando, Florida, offers classroom and hands-on safety training along with invaluable networking opportunities for ride inspectors, maintenance, operations and aquatic personnel in the […]

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Golden Ticket Awards video and slides now online

By | October 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — For those that may have missed the 2014 Golden Ticket ceremony or wish to see it again, a copy of the entire show, made while it was live-streamed from SeaWorld San Diego, has been posted to Amusement Today’s YouTube channel is now available online. Also online are photos highlighting various aspects of […]

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Kentucky Kingdom announces plans for 2015

By | October 1, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As Kentucky Kingdom wraps up its 2014 season, the park’s management team is pleased with the solid results for this first year, but spends little time looking over its shoulder, announcing that “More Rides, More Water, More Hours, and More Fun” are on the way for 2015. According to Ed Hart, Kentucky […]

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Euro Attractions Show 2014 in Amsterdam breaks all records

By | September 26, 2014

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands — Over the three day period September 23 to 25, 2014, the Euro Attractions Show (EAS) realized the highest number of exhibitors, the largest amount of exhibit space, and a record attendance by visitors. It is the largest trade show for the attractions industry in Europe and this edition in Amsterdam has […]

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Amusement park historian Bob Goldsack has died

By | September 24, 2014

NASHUA, N.H. — Robert J. “Bob” Goldsack, 82, of Nashua, passed away Wednesday morning, August 13, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. Born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, he was the son of Robert and Marguerite Goldsack. He graduated from Plainfield High School where his fellow students elected him President of his 1949 […]

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Interlink’s Anderson passes away

By | September 15, 2014

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, United Kingdom — Mike Anderson, well-known throughout the amusement and theme park industry as part of the Interlink team, passed away at the end of August. Anderson began his career in the industry somewhat by default after he was asked to build a monorail for the UK park Flamingoland in North Yorkshire […]

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