Author Archives: AT Staff

Busch Gardens’ Falcons Fury exceeds 300-foot mark

By | January 7, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — Construction on Falcon’s Fury at Busch Gardens Williamsburg surpasses the 300-foot mark on Tuesday, January 7m 2014. The first-of-its-kind Intamin drop ride will top out at 335 feet and feature seats that tilt 90 degrees forward so riders are facing the ground as they plummet from the top of the ride.

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NEAAPA hosts Tom Morrow Social

By | January 7, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — The New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (NEAAPA) held its annual Tom Morrow Social during the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Fla. The late Tom Morrow was called “Mr. NEAAPA” for his years of contribution to the association. Shown at the gala are NEAAPA […]

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AIMS Safety Seminar Orlando 2014

By | January 2, 2014

Housing closes Monday The 41st Annual AIMS Safety Seminar is set to Kick off on Sunday January 12, 2014. Industry professionals from around the globe will gather in Orlando for five days of intensive education, testing and certification. For those that have not yet arranged housing with the host hotel — now is the time. […]

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Amusement Today offices closed for the Holiday Season

By | December 22, 2013

ARLINGTON, Texas — The offices of Amusement Today will close at noon on Monday, December 23, 2013, and will re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2014 in order to give our employees a chance to celebrate Christmas and New Years with their family and friends. Amusement Today desktop edition will not be published on December 24, […]

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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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