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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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Get your Thrills at Foxwoods

Get your Thrills at Foxwoods

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut has announced the opening of Thrill Tower at Foxwoods. Provided by Stan Checketts’ Soaring Eagle, the brand-new, extreme attraction includes two new rides, the Sky Drop and Sky Launch. On the Sky Drop, four riders at a time are lifted to the top of Thrill Tower before free-falling 120 feet […]

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Happily Evergrande After

Happily Evergrande After

Creator of world-class attractions IdeAttack will provide designs for the first two Fairytale World theme parks for Evergrande Group. Chinese culture, history and stories will be brought to life by world-leading manufacturers who will provide attractions ranging from immersive multimedia rides to cutting edge theatres and experiences. Each park will feature six different themed zones: […]

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Major SeaWorld & Aquatica San Antonio updates in 2018

Major SeaWorld & Aquatica San Antonio updates in 2018

A Sesame Street parade, a waterslide, a summer celebration and a beer festival are among the new experiences coming to SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio in 2018. The daily Sesame Street Parade features favorite Sesame Street friends, ten themed floats, contemporary tunes including Sesame Street favorites and three performances throughout the parade route, to debut […]

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