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Friday, October 19, 2018
  MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – For the 16th consecutive year, Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here will make marked improvements for its upcoming season.  “We’re pleased to announce the addition of another new family ride for 2019 as well as some other enhancements at the property,” Quassy President Eric Anderson said today.   Bouncing Buggies will be the new ride located in the heart of the lakefront ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Industry, Press Release
Friday, October 19, 2018
E.A.R.T.H. Ltd, the non-profit arm of Southwick’s Zoo, is excited to announce a new conservation program coordinated with the Trumpeter Swan Society. Southwick’s Zoo was contacted by the AZA and SSP Coordinator for Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) and the Trumpeter Swan Society to have the zoo’s trumpeter swans genetically tested to determine if they are Rocky Mountain Population stock.  Due to ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Industry
Thursday, October 04, 2018
As Ride Entertainment continues to celebrate a remarkable first 20 years it is also keeping an eye on the future. In order to facilitate the continued exceptional growth Ride Entertainment has experienced since its founding, it announced the company will create two divisions to manage all of their activities under the larger Ride Entertainment banner. The Business Development division will ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Industry
Monday, October 01, 2018
A record number of visitors attended the 2018 Big E, in West Springfield, Mass., breaking the Fair’s all-time high attendance figure, with a final tally of 1,543,470. The previous record, of 1,525,553, was set in 2017. During the Fair’s run, the all-time highest single day attendance record was also broken when 172,659 visitors attended Saturday, Sept. 22. Five additional daily attendance records ...read more
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Monday, October 01, 2018
Play has always been, and will always be a part of human culture—from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, we all revel in a fun day out at a park. To find out more about different styles and preferences of play, WhiteWater commissioned a report based on research comprised of over 1,100 adult respondents from within the industry as well as consumers across the US and China.   Four distinct ...read more
Categories: Education, Industry, Papers/Research, Press Release
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The Big E announces an all-time, single dayattendance record for Saturday, Sept. 22  172,659 guests visited The Big Eon Vermont Day, making it not only a single day record, but the highest single day attendance in the history of The Big E.  To date, 741,080 people have visitedThe Big E, which runs throughSept. 30 in West Springfield, Mass
Categories: Association, Fun Facts, General News Article, Industry, 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
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