05-Oct-2012 | Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park is coming to Las Vegas
The world’s most iconic water park brand, Wet ’n’ Wild, is coming back to Las Vegas with the amazing new $50 million Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas set to open in May 2013 (WetnWildLasVegas.com).
20-Sep-2012 | Drayton Manor Theme Park voted Best UK Attraction for Children
Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has been voted the Best UK Attraction for Children by readers of leading travel magazine, Group Leisure.
13-Sep-2012 | Gardaland launches the first freaky Flash Mob!
Gardaland launches today the first “freaky” flash mob to inaugurate the scariest and most horrifying event in Autumn: Gardaland Magic Halloween.
10-Sep-2012 | Maryland Zoo In Baltimore Reaches Over 400,000 Visitors In 2012
409,843 spins of the turnstiles! The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is celebrating a successful end to Fiscal Year 2012 with a total count of 409,843 visitors, an increase of 35,232 visitors over FY2011. "As with most businesses, we set higher goals for ourselves every year, and this year we were thrilled to hit the 400,000 visitor mark, which is a significant increase over the 330,680 visitors we saw in 2009," stated Don Hutchinson, president/CEO of the Zoo.
31-Aug-2012 | Worlds of fun announces two parks for the price of one and massive waterpark expansion
Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo, the region's
premier entertainment destination, celebrates its 40th anniversary by
announcing the largest expansion of Oceans of Fun in the park's
history. The extensive project will be highlighted by the combination
of both parks into a single admission ticket and the addition of six
28-Aug-2012 | Okto'BEAR'fest announced at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is excited to announce "OktoBEARfest," a Fall beer festival to be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012, in conjunction with Baltimore Beer Week. The event runs from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Zoo's Waterfowl Lake Pavilion area and will feature a host of seasonal ales, Oktoberfest inspired foods and live music.
25-Aug-2012 | Dollywood's Splash Country Lifeguards Exeed Standards For 2012 Season
During three annual 2012 safety audits, Dollywood's Splash Country's aquatics staff received two "exceeds standards" and ne "meets standards" ratings from industry experts Ellis & Associates.
24-Aug-2012 | Celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day at Naples Zoo
With names ranging from condor to griffon, 22 species of vultures soar the skies of our planet. On Sunday, September 2, 2012, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is celebrating International Vulture Awareness Day to help everyone understand the important role these unlikely heroes play in preventing the spread of disease.
10-Aug-2012 | Maryland Zoo mourning loss of animal ambassador
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is saddened to announce the death of Sam, a keel-billed toucan, one of the Zoo's most well known Animal Ambassadors. Sam was humanely euthanized at the Zoo today after it was determined that his quality of life was becoming increasingly impaired by several medical issues. He was approximately 13-years-old, which is considered elderly for a toucan.
10-Aug-2012 | Worlds of Fun Seeks Freaks with Halloween Haunt Job Fair
Worlds of Fun is looking for gremlins and ghouls to fill over 500 Halloween Haunt positions, including Screamsters, make-up artists, and technical personnel. The amusement park will host Freak Fair, a Halloween Haunt job fair, Saturday, August 11, 2012, from 4 - 8 pm to kick off the selection process.
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