Safety First
Don’t just say it, live it!

Safety is our top priority, and is everyone’s responsibility. Immediately report safety hazards or concerns to your supervisor. If an imminent hazard is present, immediately shut down the attraction or close off the area.

July 2019



  • Adam Mackie


  • Scott Logue


  • Sydney's Largest Waterpark is now
    Raging Waters Sydney
  • Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
  • Pink’s Hollywood Visits Lake Compounce
  • World Oceans Day at Miami Seaquarium
  • Steel Curtain Almost Ready To Ride


Adam Mackie, POS System Engineer (East Coast)

Adam Mackie has joined our team! Adam is from Eastern PA and came to us via Gateway Ticketing Systems where he started his career in support before moving to product implementation. When he’s not troubleshooting or helping develop our strategic system goals, Adam enjoys spending his time with his dog Rosie. Both share an affinity for the outdoors and exploring the wilds of Pennsylvania, watching various sports teams (although not any Philadelphia teams Sorry Dutch Wonderland, he’s more of a Pittsburgher), and spending time with friends and family. Adam is excited to meet the parks and start his career in the operations side of the amusement industry with the Sales and Ticketing Systems Team!


Scott Logue, Director of Safety and Compliance - Corporate Office

Please congratulate Scott Logue on his promotion to Director of Safety and Compliance. This position was created to reinforce the company’s commitment to Health and Safety which is and will always be our top priority. Due to the significant overlap of Safety Compliance and Park Audits, Scott will continue to oversee the Park Audit function reporting to Rolf at PE Corporate and he will also collaborate closely with Isidora Diez Heredia the Head of Health and Safety for Parques Reunidos. Please provide Scott the support and cooperation he will need and once again, join us in congratulating him as he takes on this challenge.



Formerly known as Wet’n’Wild Sydney, a beloved Australian summer destination,  is undergoing major enhancements including a new name.  Sydney’s largest waterpark is now Raging Waters Sydney. 

Highlighting this exciting new era is a brand new, first-of-its-kind slide which will take riders on a thrilling 206-metre journey, Whirlwind!

The 2019 - 2020 season will also bring other exciting additions and changes including:

  • New food outlets featuring delicious, new menu items
  • Revamped retail locations, including a new gift shop
  • New, easy and convenient payment plans to pay off your Season Pass before the season starts
  • More shade throughout the Park
  • Refreshed group event area, new family VIP cabanas, and more.

The team is looking forward to an exciting season ahead! 



Dutch Wonderland Hosts Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

On Sunday, June 2nd, Dutch Wonderland hosted their 2nd sanctioned Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest to qualify a champion who will compete in the 2019 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. This year’s winner, George Chiger of Poconos Pines, PA, incredibly ate 31.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes, earning a spot in the Coney Island championship. Congratulations George!



Pink’s Hollywood Visits Lake Compounce

Richard Pink, owner of Pink’s Hollywood Hot Dogs, flew from Hollywood, CA to Connecticut to celebrate Pink’s Sixth Anniversary at Lake Compounce. To celebrate the occasion, Richard and the Lake Compounce team stopped by CT LIVE!, a lifestyle program on NBC CT, to talk chili dogs, history and amusement rides.


World Oceans Day at Miami Seaquarium

On June 8, Miami Seaquarium held a special in-park event to commemorate World Oceans Day. With five stations available, children participated in hands-on activities and learned how to protect and conserve our oceans. Activities ranged from fun arts and crafts to an experiment section! Children first-handedly experienced the level of difficulty to clean up oil spills by attempting to remove all the oil from a water-filled pan. The event was a success, and it taught our guests about ongoing issues our oceans face.


Kennywood Awaits The Steel Curtain

The Steel Curtain roller coaster at Kennywood is almost ready to open! Take a deep dive into one of 2019’s most anticipated roller coasters - the biggest project in the history of Kennywood and Palace Entertainment - with this great piece from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!



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