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Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks to permanently close and remove Opa indoor roller coaster

By | April 2, 2014

Statement from the Laskaris family, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks owners: WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Our hearts and prayers go out to Mr. Theisen and his family during this difficult time. Mt. Olympus has cooperated fully with State Department of Safety and Professional Services investigators in an effort to determine the root cause of […]

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AIR selected as IAAPA’s new preferred FEC insurance provider

By | March 28, 2014

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attraction, (IAAPA), in conjunction with the IAAPA Family Entertainment Center (FEC) Committee, selected Amusement Insurance Resources (AIR), a division of the insurance brokerage firm Britton Gallagher, as its new preferred FEC insurance program provider. The IAAPA-endorsed insurance program, AIR Elite, is managed by AIR and exclusively available to […]

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Euro Attractions Show to take place in Berlin, Germany

By | February 16, 2012

Europe’s largest conference and trade show for the €8.6 billion leisure and attractions industry will take place on October 9-11, 2012 at the Messe Berlin exhibition center in Berlin, Germany. EAS organizers anticipate more than 7,000 attractions industry professionals from theme parks, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers, casinos, and resorts will participate in […]

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Mack Rides reorganizes board following the retirement of managing director

By | February 16, 2012

After 35 successful years at Mack Rides, Kurt Mack-Even has retired from being Managing Director and the head of the sales department. Since the 1970s Kurt Mack-Even was Mack Rides‘ primary contact for industry customers. Kurt will continue consulting for the sales department and will be still available for his clients. Thorsten Koebele, was announced […]

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Frontier City adding water activity play area

By | February 16, 2012

Frontier City has announced the largest water activity structure in Oklahoma. The all new Wild West Water Works interactive play structure will be the coolest place to hang out at Oklahoma’s only theme park. This exciting new water feature is five stories tall (52 feet), with 198 ways to get wet, eight colorful slides, a […]

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Six Flags delivers record full year 2011 adjusted EBITDA

By | February 15, 2012

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) announced today that Adjusted EBITDA(1) reached a record $350 million for full year 2011, an improvement of $55 million or 19 percent over 2010, primarily as a result of higher guest spending and lower cash operating costs. Full year 2011 Modified EBITDA(2) margin, the most directly comparable measure of […]

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Hawaiian Falls Waco pours Wave Pool

By | February 14, 2012

More than 100 cement trucks rolled in and out of Hawaiian Falls Waco Monday, February 6, delivering more than 800 yards of concrete to create a wave pool the size of a football field. Located at 900 Lake Shore Drive, on the site of the former Waco City Water Park, Hawaiian Falls Waco will employ […]

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IAAPA brings management program to Hong Kong

By | February 14, 2012

The intensive, two-day Institute for Attractions Managers, offered for the first time in Asia by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), will take place immediately prior to Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2012, 3 – 5 June in Hong Kong. The program has been presented throughout Europe, the United States, and Latin America. […]

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Ghost Town finds new buyer, could open in 2012

By | February 9, 2012

North Carolina’s Ghost Town in the Sky has a new owner who has stepped up to make sure the beleaguered mountain top theme park is returned to its former glory. Alaska Presley was there to help the Maggie Valley amusement park get started more than 50 years ago. But over recent years, the park fell […]

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Bluegrass Boardwalk, Inc. may reopen Louisville park

By | February 8, 2012

Members of the Koch family in Santa Claus, Indiana, continue to explore re-opening Louisville’s amusement and water park in 2013. Four family members have formed a new company – Bluegrass Boardwalk, Incorporated – to negotiate a lease agreement with the Kentucky State Fair Board, secure financing, and apply for economic development incentives from the Commonwealth […]

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