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  • Thu, September 28, 2017 2:23 PM | Deleted user

    Sep. 26, 2017 (ATLANTA) – At the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) in Atlanta, Ga., heavy-duty engine and vehicle manufacturers displayed continued innovation and support for clean diesel  technologies... Read complete story "HERE"

  • Tue, September 26, 2017 2:31 PM | Deleted user


    Circus Harmony is thrilled to congratulate our talented St. Louis Arches alumni, Sidney 'Iking' Bateman and Melvin Diggs on their next circus accomplishment! They will be joining the Cirque du Soleil show, Luzia,    Complete story ..."HERE"

  • Thu, September 21, 2017 3:17 PM | Deleted user

    To our valued members, operators, and partners:

    With the Atlantic hurricane season well underway, many of you may have experienced the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We send our best wishes for a swift recovery to each of you and hope your facilities and attractions are either unaffected or back to full operation.

    We understand your focus may have been on recovery from the recent hurricanes and we want to help in any way possible. We have extended our Super Saver Registration Rate for IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 to Tuesday, Oct. 31 for anyone whose business is located in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and surrounding regions. Our hope is this extension will allow your team to still receive our best rate to attend IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 as you continue to move forward post hurricane. Please use the following promotional codes to take advantage of this special offer:

    IAAPA Member and Nonmember Extension of Super Saver Rate: HEART

    Promo code instructions are available on the FAQ page and here.

    Orlando, Florida was in the path of Hurricane Irma. As of Sept. 17, all properties (Orange County Convention Center, hotels, parks, etc.) involved in the production of IAAPA Attractions Expo are fully operational. Together we look forward to seeing you here in Orlando this November.

    For more information regarding IAAPA Expo 2017, please visit: www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpo 

  • Thu, September 21, 2017 2:45 PM | Deleted user

    Worker falls off North Carolina fair Ferris wheel during stoppage

    One of the gondolas on a Ferris wheel at the Central Carolina Fair in Greensboro, North Carolina, tilted abnormally Friday with riders aboard, prompting the operator to shut it down. A worker with ride operator Michael's Amusements fell to the ground in his attempt to right the gondola. He was taken to a hospital and found to have received minor injuries. The ride was repaired and approved for reopening after being inspected by the state Department of Labor.

    WFMY-TV (Greensboro, N.C.) (9/17

  • Thu, September 21, 2017 2:21 PM | Deleted user

    No injuries reported after incident on roller coaster at Massachusetts fair

    The "Bullet Train" roller coaster at the Big E fair in West Springfield, Massachusetts, stopped Monday when its sensors were activated, according to a fair representative. North American Midway Entertainment used a special lift to evacuate five riders, who were uninjured. The ride is currently closed for inspection.

    WWLP-TV (Springfield, Mass.) (9/18)  

  • Thu, September 14, 2017 3:10 PM | Deleted user

    Walt Disney Co. to aid victims of Irma with $2.5 million donation


    Walt Disney Co. announced that it is donating $2.5 million to humanitarian aid groups including UNICEF and the American Red Cross to help their relief and recovery efforts for people affected by Hurricane Irma. In addition, the company will match employees' donations dollar for dollar. Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World Resort also provided support to first responders during the storm. The company earlier raised nearly $16 million to support recovery efforts by victims of Hurricane Harvey.

    Newsweek (9/13),  The Hill (9/12)  

  • Thu, September 07, 2017 2:11 PM | Deleted user

    A special registration rate of $93 has been negotiated for OABA members. To receive this rate, use the promo code below. Registration must be completed by October 13, 2017. Children age 12 and under are complimentary, children 13 and up must pay the same fee as an adult. 

    Registration website "HERE" and use Promo Code:ZGRP2593

    Registration questions: 
    Inside U.S.: +1 866/233-7970, 
    Outside U.S..:+1 240/439-2992

  • Thu, September 07, 2017 1:38 PM | Deleted user

    What is the trusted technology to respond & rebuild from Harvey... complete story "HERE"

  • Thu, September 07, 2017 10:32 AM | Deleted user

    The OABA office is in the projected cone of hurricane Irma, currently a category 5 at 180 mph maximum sustained winds. In order to prepare our families and neighbors for the storm our office will be closed Friday, Sept.8th and Monday, Sept.11th.

    The following came from Senator Marco Rubio, with some good website information. 

    Hurricane Irma is rapidly approaching Florida and I hope you will take a couple of minutes to read this email and the information included about how you can be prepared.

    Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest - if not soon to be the strongest - Hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. This is not to be taken lightly. This hurricane will cause significant damage and we must take these days leading up to landfall seriously.

    If you live in Florida, know your zone and follow your local instructions for evacuations if given and abide by the law. Have an emergency communication plan with your family and friends in place and put together a go-bag in case evacuations are called for your home.

    Some websites you can visit to find the latest information on #HurricaneIrma and how to be prepared:


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