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Today is last day to book a room for Golden Ticket Awards

By | August 22, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Although registration for Amusement Today’s 2014 Golden Ticket Awards is still available at goldenticketawards.com. Today is the last day to book a room at the host hotel — the beautiful Hyatt Regency Mission Bay — at the Golden Ticket special rate. On Saturday morning the room block will be released and the […]

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Carowinds reaching exciting new heights

By | August 21, 2014

Charlotte, N.C. – For more than 40 years, Carowinds has been the place where the Carolinas come together. It’s where the Tar Heel State and the Palmetto State meet. It’s where families and friends bond over thrilling rides and entertainment. Carowinds will now unite its storied history with its future as the standard for thrills […]

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Reminder! Today is last register for the 2014 Golden Ticket Awards

By | August 15, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — The time is now! Registration for Amusement Today’s 2014 Golden Ticket Awards is available at goldenticketawards.com. SeaWorld San Diego in California is planning to roll out the red carpet for industry attendees on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6. Nearby Belmont Park will host an Opening Reception on Friday, Sept. 5, […]

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‘Pink Thing’ inventer C. Russel Smith, Jr. dies at 82

By | August 14, 2014

DALLAS, Texas — C. Russel Smith, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Aug. 10, 2014, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Grapevine after a brief battle with colon cancer. He was 82. Smith was born in Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in 1952 and […]

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Silver Dollar City announces Fireman’s Landing

By | August 13, 2014

10 new family adventures & Harlem Globetrotters first-ever extended-run show BRANSON, Mo. — Silver Dollar City debuts 10 new family adventures in Spring 2015. Named Fireman’s Landing, the all-new area harkens back to the days of bucket brigades and volunteer fireman all centered around the headquarters of “Fire Station No. 3.” Featuring six family rides […]

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Hersheypark announces first indoor, spinning Glow-Coaster in the United States

By | August 12, 2014

HERSHEY, Pa. — Known for blending the best of the past with the innovations of the future, Hersheypark announced the addition of Laff Trakk, the first indoor, spinning glow-coaster in the United States for the 2015 summer season. Laff Trakk will be the 13th roller coaster at Hersheypark, officials announced today in a press conference […]

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Canada’s Wonderland Retires Iconic Stand-Up Roller Coaster SkyRider After 29 Years

By | August 6, 2014

VAUGHAN, ON, — After almost 23 million riders, Canada’s Wonderland will be saying goodbye to the iconic stand-up looping roller coaster, SkyRider. Monday, September 1, 2014, will be the last chance for riders to experience one of the legends in the roller coaster collection at the park. SkyRider opened for riders in May, 1985 and […]

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Quassy going Frantic with new Visa ride for 2015

By | August 4, 2014

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — A new spectacular ride will be screaming into town for the 2015 season at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here, park officials announced on Aug. 4. Frantic will provide 360 degrees of pure adrenalin rush when it makes its debut in April at the family-owned lakeside property. “We spent a great deal of […]

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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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