Author Archives: AT Staff

PAPA Spring Meeting postponed

By | February 28, 2014

Hershey, Pa. — As a result of the upcoming storm predicted for the Mid-Atlantic region early next week, the 79th annual Pennsylvania Amusement Parks Association meeting set for March 3–4, has been postponed until March 10–11. It will be held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pa. The PAPA organization is assuming that […]

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Core Cashless partners with BPR to provide solutions to new Georgia Waterpark

By | February 26, 2014

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Core Cashless continues it’s recent success by partnering up with North Carolina based BPR Properties to provide a variety of cashless solutions for the brand new Pooler Water Park, located in Savannah, Ga. Core reps met with BPR at the World Waterpark Association Trade Show and Symposium in 2013 to discuss the […]

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Bill Gelhaus of Jersey Shore Beach & Boardwalk to be featured on the History channel’s popular show American Restoration

By | February 24, 2014

SEASIDE HTS., New Jersey — The New Jersey Amusement Association (NJAA) is pleased to announce that “Riders of the Storm,” an episode of the History Channel’s “American Restoration” program, featuring coverage of the hurricane-damaged Jersey Shore Beach & Boardwalk, will air Tuesday, February 25, at 10:31pm EST on the History Channel. Episode description: When a […]

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Adventure City announces new Rewind Racers roller coaster

By | February 24, 2014

Anaheim, Calif. — Adventure City is proud to kick off the construction of its newest roller coaster Rewind Racers, expected to open this summer. At a cost of over 2 million dollars, this coaster will be Adventure City’s largest single investment to date in its 20 year history. Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GMBH, a well-known German […]

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Britton Gallagher adds staff to its entertainment insurance division

By | February 24, 2014

Cleveland, Ohio—Britton Gallagher announced the expansion of its staff with the recent hiring of industry veterans Rick D’Aprile, Gene Berger, Rodney Gerbers, David Gallace, Randy Ebens, Tammy Catterton, April Merino and Jennifer Wolfe. The group brings decades of experience in the entertainment and specialty insurance industry and are experts in creating unique risk management solutions. […]

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El Loco adds ‘motion’ at The Adventuredome

By | February 19, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — After several weeks extensive testing and media teasing, El Loco — the acrobatic, S&S Worldwide-designed roller coaster that is only the second of its type in the U.S. — finally cut loose inside The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas on Feb. 18. Filling the space formerly occupied by the indoor […]

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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor adding Wahoo Racer for 2014

By | February 12, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest water park in North Texas, is going to the races with the introduction of the all-new Wahoo Racer! The thrilling multi-lane water slide complex is the largest of its kind in the world and will complement the park’s already impressive line-up of more than 40 rides […]

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Hersheypark announces family is focus for 2014

By | February 10, 2014

HERSHEY, Pa. — The roller coaster count at Hersheypark will increase in 2014 when the Park introduces a new coaster designed for families to ride together. Cocoa Cruiser, a new coaster from Zamperla of Italy, will give more opportunities to for adults to ride with their children. Located in the park’s Music Box Way area, […]

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Long time Advertising Manager Bill Rea dies at 90

By | February 7, 2014

HEWITT, Texas — It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of a member of the Amusement Today family. Bill Rea was on hand at the very beginning as the Advertising Manager when Amusement Today was launched in 1997. He passed away Friday, February 7 at a hospice in Hewitt. He was 90. […]

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Banshee trains arrive at Kings Island

By | February 5, 2014

MASON, Ohio – The vehicles for the first of three trains for the new Banshee roller coaster at Kings Island were delivered to the 364-acre amusement and waterpark on Wednesday. Currently under construction, Banshee will be the world’s longest inverted roller coaster when the $24 million ride makes its highly-anticipated debut April 18. Riders will […]

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