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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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Las Vegas’ Splash Canyon Waterpark to Open Spring 2013

By | February 6, 2012

Splash Canyon Waterpark officials recently announced the $20 million family waterpark in southwest Las Vegas will open spring 2013. It was expected to open Memorial Day weekend. Opening Splash Canyon next year was a collective decision by the investor group to ensure a full first-year season for passholders, maintain a standard of quality and add […]

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South Korea’s Lotte World Waterpark $22M Deal Signed with WhiteWater

By | February 2, 2012

Lotte World, known as the world’s largest indoor theme park in Seoul, South Korea, has just signed the largest contract in the waterpark industry with WhiteWater to open a new waterpark to be located in Kimhae, near Busan, South Korea. The $22 million contract specifies that WhiteWater will engineer, manufacture and install 100% of the […]

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Hersheypark’s Skyrush tops out at 200 feet

By | January 31, 2012

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Six Flags Great America reaches high point in X-Flight construction

By | January 31, 2012

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Wet ‘n Wild Orlando announced new attraction for 2012

By | January 31, 2012

As announced by Universal Parks and Resorts on Wednesday, as part of its 2012 New Product webcast, Wet ‘n Wild Orlando is building a new attraction. Covering an acre and featuring a new sandcastle-themed water playground, the new Kids’ Park is expected to be the largest of its kind in Florida. Scheduled to open Summer […]

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CAI selects Great Coasters International, Inc. to revamp Coney Island Cyclone

By | January 31, 2012

Central Amusement International (CAI) – the subsidiary of Italian ride manufacturer Zamperla overseeing the revitalization of the Coney Island amusement scene – has now set its sights on the mighty Cyclone wooden roller coaster. CAI officials acknowledged that the Cyclone is in need of repairs. They did their research and settled on one company they […]

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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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