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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

March 12, 2014 No Comments

Barron Games International Is a 2013 Bosa Winner Barron Game International’s Galaxy Collision Quad Air won a gold medal for best physical/sports game in the Bosa Awards. Be sure to stop by the company’s Booth #204 at the Amusement Expo, March 26-27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the award-winning Quad Air. Wilderness […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

February 17, 2014 No Comments

Frostline® Frozen Treats Introduces its Brand New Look and Fresh New Merchandising Frostline® Frozen Treats recently updated the brand’s look for its family of frozen treat dry mix products.  This includes a new brand identity and fresh innovative packaging.  With 40 years of history in food service, operators can continue to depend on the Frostline […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

February 10, 2014 No Comments

Gold Medal Products: Multi-Million Dollar Growth under New Vice President At Gold Medal Products in the last 20 years, international sales totals have grown 14-fold, creating double-digit increases year after year, thanks in part to David J. Garretson, the newly appointed Vice President International Sales. Since 1990, Garretson has helped Gold Medal’s global presence expand, […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks

January 31, 2014 No Comments

Frostline® Frozen Treats: Same Great Product with a New Look Frostline® Frozen Treats, the leader in dry mix soft serve, has a brand new look, but you can still offer your customers great-tasting, guilt-free treats at a fraction of the cost of dairy alternatives. And with nearly 40 years of history in foodservice, you can […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

November 18, 2013 No Comments

Stevenson and Cochran Hired at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium U.K.-based Merlin Entertainments has hired Jack Stevenson to serve as Marketing Manager and David Cochran to serve as Curator for their upcoming SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium located at Concord Mills. Stevenson joins SEA LIFE after nine years in marketing and promotions positions with Cedar Fair Entertainment […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

November 12, 2013 No Comments

Jonesville, Mich., Bowling Center Add the Laser Maze Challenge® Jonesville Lanes (L & J Lanes) in Jonesville, Mich., is the latest bowling center to add a Laser Maze Challenge® to their amusement offerings.  Opened on October 11, L & J Lanes’ Laser Maze features Funovation’s Time Portal graphics, lighted door entry and the newest innovation – Video […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 31, 2013 No Comments

IAAPA Welcomes Two New Employees: Brian Kirkland and Nico Reynders The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) welcomes two new staff members to its headquarters and European office team. Brian Kirkland is IAAPA’s director of education programs and services and Nico Reynders joins the IAAPA Europe team as junior program manager. Kirkland is responsible […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 24, 2013 No Comments

Party Center Software Announces the Online Waiver Center Party Center Software is staged to release their next big module for their software suite:  the  Online Waiver Center.  This new feature, expected to be available by the IAAPA Attractions Expo next month, will provide facilities with the ability to have their customers sign liability waivers online […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 10, 2013 No Comments

BowlmorAMF Is Looking for Leaders Are you looking to be part of a company with the opportunity to change an entire industry?  Bowlmor AMF is looking for leaders!  Join us, the largest bowling company in the world, on an exciting journey to grow America’s favorite pastime.  If you are looking for your next, new challenge, […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

October 3, 2013 No Comments

Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine an Amusement Park Dinner Sponsor at the IGES Show The 2013 International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® is fast approaching November 5-9 and the show’s management is excited to share the details of its very first 2013 Annual (complimentary) Amusement Park Gift Shop Buyers’ Dinner and Meeting. Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine

August 19, 2013 No Comments

IATP Assists in Development of New ASTM Standard F2970-13 for Trampoline Courts The rapid growth of indoor trampoline parks across the world has allowed the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) to help lead the development of a new ASTM safety standard that will significantly enhance consumer experience in both existing and new facilities, while […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

August 16, 2013 No Comments

Sega’s Vid-Demption Games Attract Repeat Play Pirates of Monster Island joins Sega’s line-up of hit Vid-Demption games that includes  Pig’s  Might  Fly and  Super Monkey Ball Ticket Blitz. By adding a video display to a ticket redemption game, Sega has been able to create much greater game content and more compelling gameplay experiences. “A typical […]

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News Flashes: Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine eNewsletter Part II

August 7, 2013 No Comments

Kings Dominion Set to Hire Hundreds for Halloween Haunt: Nearly 650 Positions Available Kings Dominion is hiring for the largest scare force in the region for the 13th season of Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion. In all, Kings Dominion is looking to fill 644 positions, which is a 6 percent increase from 2012. Kings Dominion will […]

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News Flashes: Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine eNewsletter Part I

August 6, 2013 No Comments

Silvercrest Advertising Launches a Version of its Localized Media Automation Platform (LMap) Specifically for Tourist Destinations and Attractions To help local tourist destinations and attractions increase visitor traffic, save money on media buying, and better analyze the results of their marketing efforts, Silvercrest Advertising has launched a version of its Localized Media Automation Platform (LMap) […]

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News Flashes from Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine

July 26, 2013 No Comments

IAAPA Is Accepting Hall of Fame Nominations Have you ever considered nominating someone for the IAAPA Hall of Fame Award? Now is your chance! Nominations are due Aug. 1, 2013 The IAAPA Hall of Fame was established in 1990 to celebrate outstanding achievement and contributions to the growth and development of the global amusement parks […]

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