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Valeriano New Sesame Place Park President

Valeriano New Sesame Place Park President

Cathy Valeriano, a longtime executive with SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando, has been named Park President of Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. She succeeds Bob Caruso, who left the company after 30 years of service at Sesame Place. Valeriano is a proven leader with a strong record of financial performance, employee engagement and guest satisfaction […]

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Sky Rail adds thrills to Sky Tykes

Sky Rail adds thrills to Sky Tykes

Innovative Leisure has announced a new development for its Sky Tykes junior ropes course with the addition of a Sky Rail zip line to the attraction. Designed specifically for children aged 2 to 7, Sky Tykes provides youngsters with a variety of rope-based challenges that help promote self-confidence while having fun. The new Sky Rail […]

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Merlin Entertainments invests attractions in northwest UK

Merlin Entertainments will launch two new features at its Manchester attractions next spring. ‘Unearthly’ creatures are set to swim into the Manchester Sea Life Centre, and a new interactive experience will be installed at Legoland Discovery Centre. The developments see over £400k invested in the family-friendly attractionsm but there are no further details to report […]

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Disneyland announces new hotel and parking enhancements

Disneyland announces new hotel and parking enhancements

For the first time in almost two decades, the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California, will open a new hotel. Set to break ground next summer and open in 2021, the 700-room hotel will transform the west end of the Downtown Disney District and anchor a new gateway to the Disneyland Resort. Featuring a sophisticated design with […]

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Dividend Increases Nine Percent at Six Flags

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has announced that its board of directors declared a fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.70 per share of common stock payable December 11, 2017 to shareholders of record as of November 30, 2017. The new dividend represents a nine percent increase on an annualized basis. “Our high-recurring revenue, industry-high margins and […]

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Euro-Fighter Set for Oaks Park

Euro-Fighter Set for Oaks Park

Oaks Amusement Park, Portland, Oregon, will introduce a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter 320 coaster in spring of 2018. Identical to that introduced by Casino Pier in 2017, it will be unlike anything Portland has experienced before. The yet un-named coaster will have a 72-foot (22 m) vertical lift and beyond-vertical drop. The first drop of 97° is […]

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DP Leisure opens sixth 360 Play family entertainment centre in Farnborough, UK

DP Leisure opens sixth 360 Play family entertainment centre in Farnborough, UK

Milton Keynes-based family entertainment centre operator DP Leisure (DPL) has continued the roll out of its 360 Play family play centre brand with the opening of its sixth location, in Farnborough, Hampshire.   The company currently operates successful sites in Milton Keynes, Stevenage, Leicester, Basildon and Redditch and has continued its expansion by opening its […]

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Focus on leisure attracts millennials to malls

Focus on leisure attracts millennials to malls

The UK Supermalls market is forecast to rise 7.2% over the next five years, outpacing growth in physical locations, forecast to be 5.0% (across non-food sectors), according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The all-round appeal of supermalls will drive the market to reach £12.3bn in 2022 helped by the wide variety of […]

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Irvine Ondrey looks to the future

Irvine Ondrey looks to the future

Irvine Ondrey Engineering (IOE) will be the control provider for four Rocky Mountain Construction coasters to be manufactured in 2018. IOE will create control systems for the Steel Vengeance hyper-hybrid coaster at Cedar Point; the Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas; single rail steel coaster RailBlazer at California’s Great America, and […]

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New Coaster for Palace Playland

New Coaster for Palace Playland

Palace Playland, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, is replacing their 23-year-old S.D.C. Galaxi roller with Sea Viper, a new and larger Anaconda coaster from Preston & Barbieri. The 70 foot (21 m) tall ride will be the first of its kind in North America when it opens in spring 2018. Joel Golder, owner of the beachfront […]

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