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Rise in popularity of IoT enabled theme parks to boost growth

Rise in popularity of IoT enabled theme parks to boost growth

The global amusement park market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 8% during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. However, the growth momentum of the market is expected to decelerate due to a decline in the year-on-year growth. A key factor driving the […]

Graveyard Games coming to Universal Orlando Resort

Graveyard Games coming to Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort revealed Graveyard Games as the final original content haunted house coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2019. Created by Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team, Graveyard Games will transport guests to a haunted cemetery where vengeful spirits have been awakened from their graves. As guests venture through the graveyard in the dead of night, the […]

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Us is Universal’s newest Halloween Horror Nights Maze

Us is Universal’s newest Halloween Horror Nights Maze

The reality unearthed in Universal Pictures’ global horror film blockbuster, Us, from filmmaker Jordan Peele, becomes perilously tethered to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in all-new terrifying “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes, debuting this September. Featuring the unnerving labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch from coast to coast below America, to the disorienting and […]

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Holiday World plans first launched water coaster

Holiday World plans first launched water coaster

Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana, will introduce Cheetah Chase for the 2020 season. It is their third water coaster and will feature two ProSlide rocketBlast-powered racing slides totalling more than 1700 feet (518 m) of track. Riders will experience a water-powered flat launch before racing against their families toward the finish line. The ride features […]

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“Creepshow” Comes to Life at Universal Studios Hollywood

“Creepshow” Comes to Life at Universal Studios Hollywood

“Creepshow” will scare the creep out of guests when this all-new Halloween Horror Nights maze, inspired by the 1982 cult classic movie and Shudder’s all-original anthology series, debuts as part of Universl Studios Hollywood’s wildly popular nighttime event. It kicks off on Friday, September 13. The original Creepshow movie was created by legendary director George […]

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Universal Orlando announces new theme park

Universal Orlando announces new theme park

Universal Orlando Resort is building a new, fourth, theme park to be called Universal’s Epic Universe. The vision is to create an entirely new level of experience that forever changes theme park entertainment. Universal’s Epic Universe will take guests on a journey where beloved stories expand into vibrant lands – and where that journey is […]

Dorney Park readies for fall

Dorney Park readies for fall

This Autumn, Dorney Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, will debut an all-new, limited-time, interactive experience: Monster Jam Thunder Alley through new partnership with Feld Entertainment, frightening new scare zones at Halloween Haunt, and family-fun at The Great Pumpkin Fest providing a daytime Halloween experience featuring the classic Peanuts characters. Monster Jam Thunder Alley will bring some of […]

WaveTek celebrates 50 Years, launches new logo

WaveTek celebrates 50 Years, launches new logo

WaveTek, a designer and manufacturer of wave generation equipment, is celebrating 50 years of innovative products, pool designs and technology. WaveTek wave generation systems represent over 90% of all recreational wave systems in the U.S. and are installed in over 450 locations world-wide. In order to commemorate the continuing evolution of WaveTek waves, ADG has […]

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Playland opens Dragonator, first new ride since 2008

Playland opens Dragonator, first new ride since 2008

In Rye, New York, Westchester County welcomed a new ride at Playland. County Executive George Latimer officially opened the Dragonator to the public. He was joined by numerous officials, “Coaster” – the park’s mascot and children from Briarcliff Manor, Putnam Valley, Mount Pleasant, Cortlandt and New Castle Day Camps. “I live on the other side […]

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Seth E. Alberts promoted to president of The Ralph S. Alberts Co., Inc.

Seth E. Alberts promoted to president of The Ralph S. Alberts Co., Inc.

Seth E. Alberts has been named President of the Ralph S. Alberts Co., Inc. on June 17, 2019, to succeed his father, Ed Alberts, who will remain active on the Company’s Board of Directors. The Alberts family founded the Montoursville, Pennsylvania, custom molded foam and plastics business in 1963, and provide their products to many […]

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