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Walter Larson, Larson International founder passes away in Texas

By | July 21, 2014

PLAINVIEW, Texas — Walter F. Larson, a native Texan and lifelong citizen of Plainview, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2014. Walter was born on Sept. 26, 1930 to Walter W. Larson and Anita Jarvis Larson. Upon graduation from Plainview High School, he attended American Flyers pilot training school in Fort Worth. He married his […]

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Cyclone Storms out of Six Flags New England this Sunday

By | July 18, 2014

Park Recognizes State Employees and ACE Members for Final Ceremonial Ride AGAWAM, Mass. — Six Flags New England will be retiring the infamous wooden rollercoaster Cyclone on Sunday, July 20. To commemorate this special day, the property will host state employees and American Coaster Enthusiasts to take one of the final rides on Cyclone at […]

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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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Discovery Cove awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

By | June 27, 2014

Park guests share highlights of the one-of-a-kind Orlando day resort experience ORLANDO, Fla. — Discovery Cove in Orlando was recently awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence This accolade recognizes superior service and is only given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Discovery Cove receives top ratings based on a variety of […]

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FEC Dallas February 2015

By | June 26, 2014

Save the Date: FEC Dallas Feb. 8-10, 2015 What: FEC Dallas is an unparalleled conference designed by and for family entertainment center (FEC) owners, operators, manufacturers, and suppliers to Share, Engage, and Grow. Leading FEC professionals will gather to solve challenges, build their networks, compare information, and discuss successful strategies to increase profits. FEC Dallas […]

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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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Knott’s reopens revamped Calico Mine Ride, Camp Snoopy

By | June 13, 2014

BUENA PARK, Calif. – Knott’s Berry Farm reintroduced its fully updated Calico Mine Ride and a completely refreshed Camp Snoopy to the media on June 12. The public begins enjoying the new attractions June 14. The top-to-bottom refurbishment of the 54-year-old Calico Mine Ride began in early January and includes dozens of new, richly-detailed animatronic […]

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Ripley Entertainment President Jim Pattison, Jr. to Deliver Keynote Address at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 GM and Owners’ Breakfast

By | June 13, 2014

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced President of Ripley Entertainment Jim Pattison, Jr. will address attractions industry leaders as the GM and Owners’ Breakfast keynote speaker on Wednesday, Nov. 19, during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014. The Expo, which is the premier conference and trade show for the $24 billion global attractions […]

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