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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Itasca, IL  – Family Entertainment Group (“FEG”), a market-leading designer, developer, and operator of world-class family oriented entertainment and amusement gaming facilities is excited to welcome Wayne Stancil as the new Vice President of Brand Development. Wayne Stancil is a hospitality veteran with nearly 40 years of experience in high volume casual, themed eatertainment, and family ...read more
Categories: Industry, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, April 15, 2019
 According To HomeToGoQuassy Rated Among Best Amusement Park Values In Nation    NEW YORK - When it comes to offering an affordable family getaway, Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury, Conn., is considered the best option among all amusement parks in the Northeast, according to HomeToGo, the world’s largest vacation rental search engine.  HomeToGo today revealed the results of its annual ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Ed Hodgdon, NEAAPA Secretary and Marketing Manager from Funtown Spalshtown USA, attended this year's IAAPA US Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. on April 8 and 9. Joined by other NEAAPA members including Erik Beard from International Ride Training, Jim Seay, Sara Seay, and Alexandria Liu from Premier Rides, Gaylee Gillim from IALDA, Pete Barto of S&S Worldwide, Chad Wallace and Steve Bell from ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Association, Industry
Saturday, March 30, 2019
   MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – Quassy Amusement Park opens for its 111th season of operation April 27 and 28 with a $45 carload special to benefit the Greater Waterbury Campership Fund.    Up to 10 persons in one car will receive an all-day ride wristband for only $45, parking included. Those not taking part in the carload offer will be charged $7 for parking. Quassy operates 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both ...read more
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
For the first time, Story Land is opening its gates after hours for adults only!  That’s right, all kids young at heart (and 21+ years) are invited for an enchanted evening of childhood nostalgia in the Land Where Fantasy Lives!  This event is exclusively 21+, so please leave the kiddies at home. The first ever Nostalgia Night at Story Land will be held on Saturday, June 22nd. Gates will open ...read more
Categories: Industry, Press Release
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Eastern States Exposition announces that Timothy P. Garstka, of East Longmeadow, Mass., has joined ESE and will serve as the organization’s director of Sales. Garstka comes to ESE from his position at Williams Distributing, Chicopee, Mass., where he served as Sales manager/Brand Marketing manager.  He has more than 15 years of experience in strategic direction, coaching and counseling, ...read more
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Charyl Reardon has been named president of White Mountains Attractions Association, marketing the State's most popular tourism region and driving a $900 million industry in the region.   Reardon becomes just the third president in the association's 60-year history, responsible for visitor services, public relations, and promotion of New Hampshire's fabled White Mountains in markets around the ...read more
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – More than 100 persons gathered for the New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ (NEAAPA) 106th Anniversary Education Conference and Annual Meeting March 18-20 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel here.  The highlight of event was the induction of Gene Dean, owner of Fiesta Shows/Dean Enterprises, Seabrook, N.H., into the NEAAPA Hall of Fame ...read more
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Monday, June 12, 2017
By Ron GustafsonEditor, New England News  (Editor’s note: In 2010, Publisher Gary Slate of Amusement Today asked us to prepare an article related to the history of the New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (NEAAPA). Late NEAAPA Secretary/Treasurer Alan Ramsay dug through the association’s archives for information to forward to me while I conducted numerous telephone interviews ...read more
Categories: Education, Industry, Association, Fun Facts
Thursday, December 17, 2015
  MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – The electrified rail line that once weaved its way through the wooded hills of this quiet borough in northwestern Connecticut has been gone for more than 80 years.   Even though 1930 spelled the end of the line for the Connecticut Trolley Company, its most popular summer stop, one that filled the rail cars to capacity, lives on.   Quassy Amusement & Waterpark is nothing ...read more
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