Author Archives: AT Staff

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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Picsolve accelerates their digital strategy with an investment of over $13m from Moonray Investors, the proprietary investment arm of FIL Ltd

By | November 22, 2013

LONDON – Picsolve, the premier image capture partner for the leisure and entertainment industry, is pleased to announce a further investment from owners Moonray Investors, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity Worldwide Investment. This investment will provide the capital needed to further accelerate Picsolve’s mission to revolutionise the industry in the pursuit of truly connected […]

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Mighty Mississippi Sports and Entertainment District (MMSED) is coming to Vicksburg, Mississippi

By | November 20, 2013

Vicksburg, Mississippi — The Mighty Mississippi Sports and Entertainment District (MMSED) is coming to Vicksburg, Miss. and it promises to be a game changer. The District will be situated on approximately 400 pristine acres on U.S. Highway 61 North. The development will be a mixture of sports facilities and attractions. Included on the site will […]

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Dark Ride innovator John Wood and family entertainment center pioneers Jim and John Huish inducted into attractions industry’s Hall of Fame

By | November 20, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. — The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) inducted dark ride developer John Wood and the forefathers of the family entertainment center industry (FEC) Jim and John Huish into the IAAPA Hall of Fame. The IAAPA Hall of Fame honors legends and pioneers for their significant and lasting contributions to the […]

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Knott’s announces major plans for 2014

By | November 20, 2013

BUENA PARK, Calif, — Knott’s Berry Farm is proud to announce two major projects for 2014 that continue reinvestment in the park’s rich history and heritage. Camp Snoopy celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the revitalization of the entire land of High Sierra fun. The classic Calico Mine Ride, Knott’s first major attraction and theme park […]

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The brand new Hyper GT-X rolls into the New Kentucky Kingdom in May 2014.

By | November 20, 2013

Wichita, Kan. — The New Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay announced at Midnight on Saturday November 17, 2013 that they will reopen the park this May with a new steel hyper coaster called the Lightning Run. Chance Rides is proud to announce that we are the manufacturer of this brand new roller coaster, the Hyper […]

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National Roller Coaster Museum shares history

By | November 15, 2013

The history of the roller coaster takes the stage at the 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives is sharing the history of amusement parks with members of the industry at the 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 18 – 22. A timeline that features milestones […]

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