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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Captivating Shows Date Back More Than 50 YearsThere’s Still Magic In The AirAt Connecticut’s Quassy    MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – In 1965 folk rock band The Lovin’ Spoonful soared onto the music charts with its debut album Do You Believe In Magic.  One could say the title track from that hit recording would be suitable for playing at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here more than a half-century later.  ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 09, 2019
MIDDLEBURY, Conn.  – Quassy Amusement & Waterpark has launched a new comprehensive website, park officials announced today.   “Our new website provides an outstanding overview of the park on alluser platforms,” Quassy President Eric Anderson said. “All of our land rides and waterpark attractions are featured with separate photos and descriptions and we have made the online ticket purchasing ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
The board of Directors of AIMS International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Jane (MJ) Brewer as the next Executive Director. She will succeed Karen Oertley who announced her retirement last November. Brewer brings more than 20 years of industry experience to AIMS International and will assume overall responsibility for day-to-day management and operation of the association ...read more
Categories: Industry, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, May 02, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – If maneuvering down a raging river’s extreme rapids in a raft is on your bucket list, the wait is nearly over.    Splash Away Bay waterpark and Quassy Beach open for the summer season on Saturday, May 25, at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here.    Considered the most thrilling of the 15 slides featured in the waterpark are Category 5 Rapids, three extreme raft rides.   ...read more
Categories: General News Article
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: Association, Education, Industry, Press Release
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
Categories: Education, Industry, Association, General News Article, Press Release
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
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Industry