Archive for March, 2015

SeaWorld nets Manby

SeaWorld nets Manby

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has appointed Joel Manby as its new president and CEO, effective April 7. The 55-year-old former Herschend executive, who ultimately replaces former CEO Jim Aitchison, will also join the company’s board of directors.

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Pre-Easter launch confirmed for Gardaland dive coaster

Pre-Easter launch confirmed for Gardaland dive coaster

It’s all downhill for daring guests at Gardaland this Easter as the Italian park launches its new dive coaster: Oblivion – The Black Hole.

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Fireman’s Landing opens at Silver Dollar City

Fireman’s Landing opens at Silver Dollar City

The Branson, Missouri, theme park Silver Dollar City has launched a new $8 themed area called Fireman’s Landing.

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Knoebels acts on Impulse

Knoebels acts on Impulse

When Knoebel’s Amusement Resort opens for its 89th season on April 25, guests will be able to enjoy a new rollercoaster: Impulse.

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New landmark for New Orleans?

New landmark for New Orleans?

US Thrill Rides has a signed a development agreement to build a large observation attraction in New Orleans, if its partner on the project is successful in winning a contract to transform the city’s World Trade Center building.

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Deputy PM faces taxing question

Deputy PM faces taxing question

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg dropped into the Cornish Seal Sanctuary last week to push his party’s green agenda in the run-up to the general election …and found himself under interrogation over VAT on tourist attractions.

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