Archive for November, 2008

Stripped to the bone
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Stripped to the bone

Cypress Gardens removes rides and animals Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven, Florida, has closed for the winter and when it reopens in March will be minus amusement rides and zoo. South Holdings LLC, the company that now owns the 72-year-old park, plans a renewed focus on three areas including the ski show that was the park’s […]

Old Macdonald’s trophy
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Old Macdonald’s trophy

Sustainable tourism award for Manning’s Joseph Manning and his family have been presented with an award for excellence at their Old Macdonald’s Farm park near London. The award was given on behalf of Enjoy England in recognition of the Brentwood attraction’s contribution to sustainable tourism.

SeaWorld Orlando reaches new heights
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SeaWorld Orlando reaches new heights

Manta coaster takes shape Construction crews at SeaWorld Orlando recently secured into place the highest track portion of Manta, the park’s new flying coaster from B&M.

Hard Rock Park for sale
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Hard Rock Park for sale

New owners sought for next season Hard Rock Park, the 55-acre, $400 million theme park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is for sale.

Granville Trimper dies
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Granville Trimper dies

Park founder’s grandson dies Granville Daniel Trimper died on October 27, aged 79. He was the last remaining grandson of German immigrant Daniel Trimper, who in 1890 founded Windsor Resort/Trimper’s Rides in Ocean City, Maryland.

Medusa – the remix
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Medusa – the remix

Six Flags park overhauls floorless coaster Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, is to dramatically transform Medusa, its floorless looping coaster. The ride, which was the first of its kind when it opened in 1999, will deliver a “multi-sensory ride experience” with new audiovisual, fire, fog and water effects.

Christmas at the Junction
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Christmas at the Junction

FEC stages festive special EnterTRAINment Junction, a train-themed family entertainment centre in Ohio, will introduce Christmas at the Junction for the holiday season. In addition to festive train layouts, there will also be a journey to the North Pole to see Santa and his workshop.

Drayton’s Magical Christmas
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Drayton’s Magical Christmas

Thomas ushers in the festive season Drayton Manor theme park in Staffordshire, England, will welcome its first winter season when the park reopens for a Christmas themed event from November 22 onwards.

Turtle Talk in Tokyo!
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Turtle Talk in Tokyo!

Crush makes DisneySea debut Now open inside the SS Columbia at the park’s American Waterfront area, Turtle Talk has come to Tokyo DisneySea, Japan.

Darrell Metzger
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Darrell Metzger

New IAAPA chairman brings global expertise Starting his career at Disneyland in California, for the last two decades Darrell Metzger has served a number of high profile roles in leisure industry in Asia and the Middle East. The incoming IAAPA chairman shares his plans for the association, and his views about the amusement industry in […]

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