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Iconic classic Motorama car ride bids farewell

By | August 1, 2014

Family favorite will cruise into history on August 10 SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Motorama car ride, an original family favorite since Six Flags Fiesta Texas opened in 1992, has been giving young children their very first experience behind the wheel for more than two decades, and creating lasting family memories in the process. Motorama […]

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Carowinds announces key changes to its executive team

By | July 31, 2014

New general manager named to lead multi-year expansion Charlotte, N.C. — Carowinds, the premiere entertainment destination of the Carolinas, is in the midst of a significant multi-year expansion. As previously announced, Cedar Fair will invest more than $50 million at Carowinds for new rides and attractions, new and upgraded food locations and general infrastructure improvements. […]

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Penn State senior wins PGAV Destinations scholarship

By | July 30, 2014

Imaginative waterpark design lands winner in Busch Gardens Williamsburg ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Senior Andrew Reiff of Penn State’s School of Visual Arts is 2014’s winner of PGAV Destinations’ Spot Experiential Scholarship. The first-of-its-kind scholarship was launched in early spring 2013 and challenged college students from US universities to design a destination based upon one […]

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Holiday World announces Thunderbird: Nation’s first launched Wing Coaster

By | July 25, 2014

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. — The nation’s first launched wing coaster will take flight over Holiday World in 2015. Named Thunderbird, Holiday World’s first major steel roller coaster will feature a zero-to-60 miles-per-hour launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions — including a 14-story Immelmann loop, Zero-g roll, barrel roll, and a loop soaring 125 […]

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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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