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ASTM Amusement Rides and Devices Committee to hold meetings February 16, 17, 18

By | January 31, 2012

ASTM International Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices will be holding three days of standards development meetings from Feb. 16-18, 2012, at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The committee produces global safety standards for the amusement industry. Approximately 50 separate meetings will be held, each one focusing on a specific safety element […]

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Landry’s unveils plans for $60 million Galveston Pier

By | January 30, 2012

Today, Landry’s Restaurants unveils plans for the new Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, a $60 million amusement area that will consist of 16 rides, the first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant, games shops and more. Tilman Fertitta CEO of Landry’s said the new park will open by Memorial Day weekend 2012. The original Pleasure Pier […]

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Universal Orlando Resort hiring hundreds to bring to life new Universal’s Superstar Parade

By | January 27, 2012

Universal Orlando Resort is now hiring hundreds of new full-time and part-time performers to help bring to life “Universal’s Superstar Parade” – an all-new daily parade featuring larger-than-life floats, state-of-the-art technology and high-energy performances – coming to Universal Studios Florida this spring. Opportunities are now available for a multitude of full-time, benefits-eligible roles, including talented […]

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Hersheypark offers coaster-designing video contest

By | January 27, 2012

Skyrush, the 200-foot mega coaster opening for the 2012 Hersheypark summer season, is currently coming to life through the work of a talented construction team. Behind the scenes, Hersheypark is offering the chance for coaster enthusiasts to help share the Skyrush message by doing some building of their own. The “Hersheypark Skyrush Contest” offers applicants […]

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Busch Gardens installs final piece of multi-launch coaster track

By | January 27, 2012

Busch Gardens reached a major milestone Jan. 17 when a team of engineers and contractors bolted the final piece of Verbolten’s 2,835 feet of steel track into place. When it’s complete, Verbolten will take riders on an adrenaline-filled adventure through two high-speed electromagnetic launches, stunning sensory effects and a dizzying array of twists and turns […]

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Universal Orlando Resort offering new entertainment experiences

By | January 27, 2012

This year, Universal Orlando Resort will debut more adventure, excitement, laughter and awe-inspiring moments than ever before – making 2012 an extraordinary year to be there. The new experiences will begin debuting in February. Guests will discover the exhilarating entertainment of a new Blue Man Group show; marvel at breathtaking new animation and effects in […]

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Hawaiian Falls invests $3 million in Roanoke Waterpark

By | January 26, 2012

The biggest news coming out of Roanoke this week is yet another announcement about a second big attraction to be added to Hawaiian Falls Roanoke. Hawaiian Falls opened the Roanoke park last summer and following a successful inaugural year, promptly announced plans to expand the waterpark with a new $1.6 million multi-slide complex, more shade, […]

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White House announces steps aimed at boosting tourism

By | January 19, 2012

President Obama unveiled a new visa elemination plan during a mid-January visit to Walt Disney World (near Orlando, Fla.) in an effort to boost U.S. tourism, thus hopefully creating more jobs. The President’s visit to one of the nation’s largest tourist attractions was aimed to promote U.S. toursim from Brazil and China to name just […]

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Dollywood and Gaylord to build water and snow park in Nashville

By | January 19, 2012

Two of the biggest names in Tennessee tourism are teaming up to bring a major family entertainment zone to Nashville. Gaylord Entertainment and Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Company have entered into a memorandum of understanding for a 50/50 joint venture to develop a 114-acre family entertainment zone adjacent to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. […]

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IOA to insure Six Flags

By | January 19, 2012

Insurance Office of America (IOA) has become the official Property & Casualty insurance broker of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. Effective January 1, 2012 the new agreement offers IOA the advantage of broad awareness building opportunities and high-profile branding through the use of in-park signage at Six Flags parks, web banner advertising on sixflags.com, Six Flags […]

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