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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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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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