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Wild Rivers waterpark closes after 26 seasons

By | January 6, 2012

Wild Rivers waterpark in Irvine, Calif. has been operating on the same plot of real estate for 26 years. Unfortunately, the 2011 season was its last at the current location. The property’s owner – Irvine, Co. – has elected to evict the waterpark and construct apartment housing units on the site. “While I am sad […]

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Fun Spot Action Park taps local construction company for expansion

By | January 3, 2012

The 75-year old, Orlando based, H. J. High Construction Company was selected as the design-builder of the new $20 million expansion of Fun Spot Action Park located just off International Drive. Fun Spot Parks are a hometown success story being locally owned and operated. “The deep Orlando roots and culture of H. J. High made […]

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Amusement Today offices closed during Christmas holidays

By | December 22, 2011

Amusement Today Publisher Gary Slade has announced the following publishing schedule for the Christmas holidays: The January printed issue of Amusement Today will be mailed to subscribers on Friday, December 23, 2011. Extra Extra on amusementtoday.com will be updated during the holiday break as needed. Extra! Extra! Your Desktop Edition! (email news blast) will not […]

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Amusement railway rides are subject of proposed ASTM standards

By | December 21, 2011

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has turned its attention to amusement park trains. Subcommittee F24.60 on Special Rides/Attractions, part of ASTM International Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices, is working on two proposed standards for amusement railway rides, ASTM WK31185, Practice for Amusement Ride Steam Locomotives, […]

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Knott’s New Year’s Eve celebration

By | December 20, 2011

Knott’s Berry Farm will have something for the entire family this New Year’s Eve with a variety of dance music, a family friendly comedian, a Beatles tribute band and a live performance by the popular band, The Clueless Remix featuring DJ Reeso. All this plus Knott’s rides, attractions and a Midnight Mayhem Fireworks Show in […]

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Clarification of Extreme Makeover and Morgan’s Wonderland

By | December 20, 2011

Shortly after the announcement that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EMHE) would work with Morgan’s Wonderland to build a new home for a deserving family in San Antonio, ABC-TV announced the series finale of the popular Extreme Makeover: Home Edition after nine seasons. According to the network, EMHE will continue with specials after the current season. […]

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Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company announces election of new board chairman and succession plan for CEO

By | December 16, 2011

The Board of Directors of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) announced on Dec. 15 that Ted J. Kleisner, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board, has been elected Chairman of the Board. The position is effective January 1, 2012. The Board also approved Kleisner’s succession plan, which outlines his planned retirement on December […]

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,Morgan’s Wonderland to build home for deserving family

By | December 16, 2011

ABC-TV’s Emmy Award-winning hit reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EMHE) will join Morgan’s Wonderland in a unique collaboration to build a new home for a deserving family in Greater San Antonio, officials of the TV show and theme park announced today. “Just like EMHE, Morgan’s Wonderland is all about changing lives for the better,” […]

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Hong Kong’s Ocean Park sets records in attendance and revenue

By | December 15, 2011

Ocean Park released its annual report for the 2010/11 fiscal year that ended 30 June 2011, reporting a record high attendance of nearly 5.9 million guests – 16% over the previous year. The launch of Aqua City and the Rainforest, together with seasonal presentations, such as the annual Halloween Bash, helped to bolster both Ocean […]

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Kennywood replacing Pitt Fall with new Zamperla Giant Discovery 40 for 2012

By | December 15, 2011

Kennywood Park is proud to announce Black Widow, a Zamperla Giant Discovery 40 swinging pendulum ride, as the replacement for its Pitt Fall free fall. “Black Widow will have a combination of height, airtime and thrill factor,” said Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas. “Kennywood offers a great variety of ride experiences and Black Widow will […]

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