Author Archives: AT Staff

IAAPA provides five scholarships to the AIMS safety seminar in memory of Alan Ramsay

By | December 12, 2014

The amusement industry lost a dear friend in 2011 when Alan Ramsay passed away at the young age of 41. Alan was a friend to anyone he met and a true fan of our industry possessing a passion and commitment for the amusement industry. Alan served on the AIMS Education Committee and was instrumental in […]

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Innovative Attraction Management LLC to provide turnkey attraction management

By | December 10, 2014

Windermere, Fla. — Innovative Attraction Management LLC (IAM) announces a partnership with Fouraime Enterprises Limited to provide the IAM Turnkey Operations Management Program and the IAM Elite Aquatic Risk Prevention program for the new, cutting edge water park and amusement attraction located in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. This new entertainment offering, includes the design of Aquatic Design […]

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IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 participants raise more than $120,000 for Give Kids The World Village

By | December 5, 2014

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and attractions industry professionals raised more than $120,000 for Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village in Kissimmee, Florida, during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014. IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 is the largest conference and trade show for the attractions industry and took place in the Orange County Convention […]

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Six Flags Magic Mountain lights up the season by introducing the new Holiday in the Park

By | December 4, 2014

With more than one million lights, holiday treats and falling snow, the “Thrill Capital of the World” is transformed into a winter wonderland VALENCIA, Calif. — Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Thrill Capital of the World, debuts the new holiday extravaganza, Holiday in the Park, at the Valencia theme park. With more than one million […]

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Anthony Catanoso of Wildwood has died

By | November 24, 2014

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. — Anthony Thomas Catanoso of North Wildwood, N.J. passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, in North wildwood where he had lived for the past 85 years. He was 97. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on December 23, 1916, his parents Carmelo and Caterina (Foti) moved “Tony” and his seven brothers and sisters to […]

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Bob Cassata and Dick Knoebel inducted into IAAPA Hall of Fame

By | November 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced that rides and carnival games developer Bob Cassata and legendary amusement park operator Richard “Dick” Knoebel were inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame. The IAAPA Hall of Fame honors individuals for their significant and lasting contributions to the worldwide attractions industry. […]

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Six Flags Over Texas settlement agreement reached

By | November 19, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Six Flags Over Texas and the Esparza family announced that they, along with the manufacturer of the Texas Giant’s trains, Gerstlauer, have reached an agreement to settle the claims related to the death of Rosy Esparza. The terms of the settlement agreement were not disclosed. “Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers will […]

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Don Burkholder of Morey’s Piers has passed away

By | November 18, 2014

Morey’s Piers, Beachfront Waterparks & Resorts is sad to announce that Don Burkholder, Assistant Director of Attractions Maintenance recently passed away after a short battle with cancer. Don joined Morey’s Piers in 2006 and was an industry veteran having previously worked at Six Flags Great Adventure and Universal Orlando. Several of Don’s immediate family members […]

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Chance Rides announces new sales manager for the carnival market

By | November 12, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. — Chance Rides recently hired Jeff Miller as Sales Manager for new rides in the North America carnival market. Jeff comes to Chance Rides with over 25 years experience in the amusement ride industry. “We are very pleased to have Jeff on board as we grow our new portable ride production including our […]

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Workers begin demolition of Cedar Point Breakers Hotel

By | October 29, 2014

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Construction crews began demolition on 10/29 of a major portion of Cedar Point’s Hotel Breakers. This historic section of the hotel is being torn down to make way for a grand new entrance portal as a part of the two-year renovation project at the property. Among the many changes and upgrades coming […]

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