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Kernels – January 2010

IAAPA has appointed long-serving executive Susan Mosedale as its interim chief operating officer as the association seeks a new president and CEO following the departure of Charlie Bray. Mosedale has served with IAAPA for 18 years and…
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February 2010 In 2010, the Thomas Town portfolio will expand to six, as Six Flags America in Washington DC opens what is set to be the largest Thomas Town to date in partnership with HIT Entertainment.
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Kernels – January 2010

Tourists in Copenhagen looking for the Little Mermaid this spring or summer should head not to the harbourside at Langelinie but instead to Tivoli Gardens. From April 16 onwards visitors will be able to see a replica of the world famous…
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Kernels – November 2009

Leading Russian ride manufacturer Pax Company is to install a new rollercoaster at its park in the grounds of the All Russia Exhibition Centre (VVTs) in Moscow. The looping Cobra ride will replace an earlier Astro Pax coaster and appear…
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Kernels – October 2009

The board of the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) has unanimously confirmed Steve Thorburn, principal of Thorburn Associates, as its president for a second year. New TEA divisional presidents include SeaWorld’s Brian Morrow (Eastern…
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July 2009 Doug Waterbury has established Empire Attraction LLC, an umbrella company to manage his numerous entertainment venues and events in New York, including Santa’s Workshop, the Historic Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, Yesterday’s…
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June 2009 Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, New Jersey, has replaced its Sellner Tilt-A-Whirl with a newer model formerly operated at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida. Casino Pier’s former Tilt needed to be refurbished, but the…
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May 2009 According to an interview in the Dutch newspaper Financieele Dagblad, Efteling is looking at the possibility of setting up a second establishment abroad. Director Bart de Boer told the publication that any other attraction would…
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April 2009 England’s Drayton Manor theme park has added a third train to its Thomas Land children’s area to cope with anticipated demand in the season ahead. The new engine, Rosie, joins Thomas and Percy and ferries passengers back and…
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