Author Archives: AT Staff

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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SeaWorld San Diego hosts Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards

By | September 8, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – In an awards’ show hosted by SeaWorld San Diego, Amusement Today announced the winners of its prestigious 2014 Golden Ticket Awards, which are presented annually to the “Best of the Best” in the amusement industry. Calculated from an international poll conducted by Amusement Today, the Golden Ticket Awards are the results […]

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Historic Belmont Park donates iconic car to museum collection

By | September 5, 2014

Restored, 1925 Prior and Church car will be a jewel in museum collection. SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The nearly ninety year journey from iconic roller coaster to a beachside Saloon is finally ending as a coveted piece of history in the National Roller Coaster Museum. The Prior and Church car ironically sat in front of […]

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Golden Ticket schedule now online

By | September 3, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — The latest schedule for attendees of the Golden Ticket Awards, to be held September 5, 6 & 7, 2014, is now available as a PDF file. Attendees are encouraged to download the file to their smartphone for reference throughout the event. A paper copy of the schedule will also be available at […]

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SeaWorld to stream the 2014 Golden Ticket Awards

By | September 2, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — SeaWorld San Diego will host the 2014 Golden Ticket Awards on September 5, 6 and 7, 2014. Presented by trade newspaper Amusement Today, the private, three-day event for amusement industry professionals recognizes the “best of the best” in the amusement industry. In addition to the Golden Ticket Awards ceremony at the […]

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Karen Oertley named Executive Director of AIMS International

By | September 2, 2014

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The board of Directors of AIMS International (Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers International) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Oertley to Executive Director. Oertley brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to AIMS International and will assume overall responsibility for day-to-day management and operation of the association. Based in […]

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Innovative Attraction Management, LLC to provide Elite Aquatic Risk Prevention Program to Atlantis Paradise Island

By | August 27, 2014

WINDERMERE, Fla. – Innovative Attraction Management, LLC (IAM) has formed a partnership with Atlantis, Paradise Island to provide the IAM Elite Aquatic Risk Prevention program at the destination resort location in the Bahamas. Their exceptional aquatic guest experience includes an unprecedented 141-acre waterscape, Aquaventure. This water experience, containing 7 million gallons of water, consists of […]

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HAuNTcon heads to Baton Rouge for 2015

By | August 25, 2014

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, sponsored by DarkLight, is proud to announce that HAuNTcon 2015 will be help in Baton Rouge, La. at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel and Conference Center February 6 to 11. HAuNTcon has a group discount at the hotel and they provide free shuttle […]

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