Author Archives: AT Staff

2014 Golden Ticket Awards registration, itinerary and hotel information now available

By | July 10, 2014

Get your ticket … it’s a “don’t miss” industry event, and registration and the complete itinerary for Amusement Today’s coveted Golden Ticket Awards are now available at www.goldenticketawards.com.   The event will be hosted this year by the beautiful SeaWorld San Diego in California, where the staff is hard at work preparing to roll out the […]

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Great Coasters International, Skyline design team up for wooden coaster projects

By | July 7, 2014

SUNBURY, Pa.—Clair Hain Jr., President and co-founder of Great Coasters International, Inc., has announced that Jeff Pike, Evan Souliere and Chris Gray will be departing to form their own company and pursue additional interests. At the same time, Hain also announced that the two companies have agreed to cooperate closely on wood coaster design and […]

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Skyline Attractions launches

By | July 1, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla.—Four amusement industry veterans announced today the founding of Skyline Attractions, LLC. Chris Gray, Jeff Pike, Evan Souliere, and Bill Wydra boast more than 50 years combined experience in amusement ride and device development. They will bring their lifelong passion for amusement parks and spectacular new ideas to life through Skyline Attractions, LLC and […]

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Zamperla wins court ruling against two China firms

By | June 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Antonio Zamperla SpA of Vicenza, Italy and Zamperla Inc. of Boonton, N.J., U.S.A. announce that the ride company has successfully prevailed in separate lawsuits against two manufacturers of amusement rides. The suits asserted that Beijing Shibaolai Amusement Equipment Co., Ltd and Zhongshan Golden Dragon Amusement Equipment Company Co., Ltd, both of China, […]

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SeaWorld’s 50th celebration is a sea of surprises

By | March 24, 2014

Eighteen-month celebration kicks off on March 21, 2014, at all three SeaWorld parks ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment launched on March 21, 2014, a multi-park celebration to commemorate a key event in the company’s history. The original SeaWorld Park opened its gates for the first time in March 1964 on Mission Bay in […]

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This Spring fun Is blossoming at Knott’s Berry Bloom

By | March 23, 2014

BUENA PARK, Calif. — The second annual Knott’s Berry Bloom returns this spring season with larger-than-life displays of beautiful spring colors, interactive family-friendly activities, expanded gourmet food and wine tasting opportunities, and more! This spring, the historic theme park will host the inaugural Ghost Town Boysenberry Festival where guests can wine, dine, and buy boysenberry […]

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Nation’s largest mall is getting even bigger

By | March 22, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Mall of America, the nation’s largest retail and entertainment destination, Mortenson, a U.S.-based construction and development services company, Hotel Development LLC, an enterprise of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and the City of Bloomington, Minn. celebrated the beginning of a $325 million expansion project during a groundbreaking event on March 18. The […]

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Castle Park to throw the Guinness Book of World Records “Largest Pajama Party” to benefit the Pajama Program.

By | March 21, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — While employees and guests alike will be wearing onesie pajamas, there will be no sleeping on the job at Castle Park on Saturday, March 29th. Castle Park hopes to set the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Gathering of People Wearing One Piece Pajamas” with Duke’s Pajama Party. Currently, the record to […]

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Cynthia Gardella of Del Grosso’s Amusement Park has died

By | March 19, 2014

ALTOONA, Pa. — Cynthia L. (DelGrosso) Gardella passed away at UPMC Altoona on March 15, 2014. She was 65. Born in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Mafalda (Pulcino) DelGrosso. She married Peter J. Gardella Jr. on Oct. 24, 1971. She was a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School and the […]

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Universal Orlando reveals more details about Hogwarts Express train experience

By | March 14, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Officials at Universal Orlando Resort recently revealed never-before-seen details of the Hogwarts Express train ride, one of the most memorable and exciting experiences from the Harry Potter series that will come to life in Florida this summer. Guests will be able to experience what the film’s characters did as they were transported […]

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