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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 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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Penn State senior wins PGAV Destinations scholarship

By | July 30, 2014

Imaginative waterpark design lands winner in Busch Gardens Williamsburg ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Senior Andrew Reiff of Penn State’s School of Visual Arts is 2014’s winner of PGAV Destinations’ Spot Experiential Scholarship. The first-of-its-kind scholarship was launched in early spring 2013 and challenged college students from US universities to design a destination based upon one […]

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Holiday World announces Thunderbird: Nation’s first launched Wing Coaster

By | July 25, 2014

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. — The nation’s first launched wing coaster will take flight over Holiday World in 2015. Named Thunderbird, Holiday World’s first major steel roller coaster will feature a zero-to-60 miles-per-hour launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions — including a 14-story Immelmann loop, Zero-g roll, barrel roll, and a loop soaring 125 […]

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