Author Archives: AT Staff

SeaWorld: The truth Is in our parks and people

By | December 20, 2013

An Open Letter from SeaWorld’s Animal Advocates ORLANDO, Fla. — Inaccurate reports recently have generated questions about SeaWorld and the animals in our care. The truth is in our parks and people, and it’s time to set the record straight. The men and women of SeaWorld are true animal advocates. We are the 1,500 scientists, […]

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Rick Hagen of Waterloo Tent has died

By | December 20, 2013

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — A long time employee of Waterloo Tent has passed away. Rick Hagen 49, of Cedar Falls, Iowa passed away Wednesday December 11, 2013 at his home. Rick began his career with Waterloo in 2005 as a Carnival business sales rep. He later became territory manager as his business volume continued to […]

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CORE will be installing the revolutionary new Paydia software suite at Jersey Shore

By | December 20, 2013

LENEXA, Kan. — Located on the Jersey Shore, Jenkinson’s South sits right on the beachfront and provides guests with everything from arcades to amusement rides. Soon they’ll be giving guests the latest in cashless technology, as they have chosen CORE Cashless to provide the park with a wide variety of mobile and revenue solutions. CORE […]

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nWave Pictures’ new 3D film “House of Magic” to spin off two 4D attraction films in 2014

By | December 18, 2013

BRUSSELS. Belgium and BURBANK, Calif. — nWave Pictures is proud to announce the release of the new feature-length 3D animated film “The House of Magic” opening this Christmas in theaters in France, Belgium, South Korea, Singapore and Italy. The 85-minute film, budgeted at $34 million, is produced by nWave Pictures in association with StudioCanal and […]

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ADG to provide Berkshire East Ski Area with North America’s longest mountain coaster

By | December 16, 2013

Berkshire East Ski Area Charlemont, MA. — a long standing, northeast family ski destination has committed to adding Aquatic Development Group’s ADG Mountain Coaster to its activity mix. Family owned and operated for 35-years, Berkshire East has placed a strong emphasis on growing its year-round and summer activity base. Over the past few years, the […]

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Minor fire at causes damage to Outlaw Run’s station at Silver Dollar City

By | December 13, 2013

BRANSON, Missouri — Outlaw Run itself was not impacted by a fire Tuesday, December 11, however Silver Dollar City crews had some repair work to the exterior areas of Outlaw Run’s queue where the flames were confined (10’ x 10’) and efficiently extinguished by regional firefighters. Progress is swift in replacing the affected areas, and […]

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. announces quarterly dividend

By | December 12, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable January 3, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business December 20, 2013. “We […]

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IAAPA seeks vice president, North American operations

By | December 11, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is seeking a Vice President, North American Operations. The Vice President, North American Operations reports to the President and CEO and, in collaboration with the other global Vice Presidents and the headquarters office team, has responsibility for the acquisition of new members and […]

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Hawaiian Falls White Settlement breaks ground on Adventure Park, Water Park & Aloha Conference Center

By | December 5, 2013

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas — Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch joined White Settlement Mayor Jerry Burns and city and business leaders December 3, to break ground on North Texas’ first Adventure Park — Water Park combo. Opening May 2014, the $13 million, year-round entertainment complex will employ more than 300 people during the peak summer months […]

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IAAPA new exhibitor announces industry game-changer

By | December 4, 2013

Orlando, Fla. — Booth 3686 at the IAAPA Attractions Expo was the site where major waterparks and resorts had their first opportunity to meet the members of an industry changing strategic partnership: Innovative Attraction Management, LLC (IAM) and the Starfish Aquatics Institute, LLC (SAI). While both SAI and the individual members of IAM have been […]

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