Author Archives: AT Staff

FEC Dallas February 2015

By | June 26, 2014

Save the Date: FEC Dallas Feb. 8-10, 2015 What: FEC Dallas is an unparalleled conference designed by and for family entertainment center (FEC) owners, operators, manufacturers, and suppliers to Share, Engage, and Grow. Leading FEC professionals will gather to solve challenges, build their networks, compare information, and discuss successful strategies to increase profits. FEC Dallas […]

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Knott’s reopens revamped Calico Mine Ride, Camp Snoopy

By | June 13, 2014

BUENA PARK, Calif. – Knott’s Berry Farm reintroduced its fully updated Calico Mine Ride and a completely refreshed Camp Snoopy to the media on June 12. The public begins enjoying the new attractions June 14. The top-to-bottom refurbishment of the 54-year-old Calico Mine Ride began in early January and includes dozens of new, richly-detailed animatronic […]

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Ripley Entertainment President Jim Pattison, Jr. to Deliver Keynote Address at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 GM and Owners’ Breakfast

By | June 13, 2014

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced President of Ripley Entertainment Jim Pattison, Jr. will address attractions industry leaders as the GM and Owners’ Breakfast keynote speaker on Wednesday, Nov. 19, during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014. The Expo, which is the premier conference and trade show for the $24 billion global attractions […]

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William Hays “Bill” White dies at 67

By | June 6, 2014

Texas Highway Patrol, rodeo clown, Silver Dollar City, two Six Flags Texas parks highlighted long career CEDAR HILL, Texas — William “Bill” Hays White, 67, of Cedar Hill passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, surrounded by family and close friends. Bill was born Aug. 24, 1946, in Bryan-College Station. Known as “Bull” to his six […]

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Six Flags Over Georgia debuts Hurricane Harbor waterpark expansion

By | June 4, 2014

AUSTELL, Ga.— Six Flags Over Georgia opened its new waterpark, Hurricane Harbor, on May 30, 2014. As the largest expansion in the park’s 47-year history, Hurricane Harbor boasts four new water attractions and spans seven acres. “Hurricane Harbor is unlike any other water park in the region, and will quickly become a must-visit destination for […]

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Falcon’s Fury opening delayed

By | May 28, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — Busch Gardens’ new thrill ride Falcon’s Fury includes first-of-its kind design elements, systems and parts. Due to a delay in the fabrication of key component parts, neither the manufacturer nor Busch Gardens are able to complete the lengthy testing processes needed to open the ride to the public. The safety of our […]

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S&S to build tower ride at Casino Beach Pier

By | May 28, 2014

LOGAN, Utah — S&S Worldwide, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Casino Beach Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, to build and install a 120-foot Double Shot Tower Ride. The ride is planned to open at Casino Beach Pier in the 2015 season. Casino Beach Pier sits along the […]

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Amusement Today offices closed Memorial Day

By | May 23, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — The offices of Amusement Today will be closed on Monday, May 26, in recognition of Memorial Day. The next desktop edition of extra extra will be delivered on Tuesday, May 27.

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Knott’s offers free admission to military personnel

By | May 21, 2014

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City water park are pleased to announce that they will be offering FREE admission to active and retired United States Military personnel Saturday through Monday of Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26). A tribute to the Knott’s Berry Farm Armed Forces Program all active Military, Retired […]

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Wildfires temporarily close Legoland California

By | May 19, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Fueled by unseasonably warm temperatures and the region’s notoriously hot, dry Santa Ana winds, eight wildfires — including several that impacted this affluent seaside city and its premier attraction, Legoland California — were sparked within a few hours of each other across San Diego County last week. Legoland, 35 miles north of […]

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