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Brind’O Aquaclub opens


n Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, the Brind’O Aquaclub, Tremblant’s new family waterplay centre, has opened. Thanks to a $3.8 million investment by the Tremblant Resort Association, all indoor installations have been revisited to offer a

fresh new family experience at Tremblant, rain or shine. Eight months were required to create the new aquatic world designed by WAA

Montréal Inc. Luminous and colourful, thecaptivating space brims with movement, with giant dragonflies and ants creating a larger-than-life universe. Up to 750 visitors per day are welcome to enjoy the four water slides from ProSlide Technologies, the biggest one a soaring 20 feet high, along with 35 interactive water

games, indoor and outdoor jetted hot tubs as well as an outdoor swimming pool during the summer months. The newly redesigned fitness room now offers cutting edge gym equipment, extra space and lots of natural light. “Impervious to inclement weather and to further strengthen the sustainability of our

aquatics offer, Brind’O Aquaclub truly enhances our four-season destination offer,” said Tremblant Resort Association CEO, Patrice Malo. “This new experience is the expression of our willingness to continually adapt to the expectations of visiting families, here from the four corners of the globe.”

Cedar Fair appoints Daniel J. Hanrahan board chairman

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, an operator of regional amusement parks, water parks, and immersive entertainment, has appointed Dan Hanrahan as its independent board chairman. Hanrahan has served on Cedar Fair’s Board of Directors since

Merlin Entertainments and Entertainment One to bring PJ Masks attraction to SEA LIFE Centres

Merlin Entertainments, operator of Legoland, Madame Tussauds and The Dungeons, has signed a multi-territory partnership with Entertainment One (“eOne”), bringing the hit preschool superhero property PJ Masks to Sea Life Centres around the world. Starting in February, Merlin will host PJ Masks

branded nautical-themed trails in its SEA LIFE venues in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, Australia/New Zealand and the US. The attractions will feature artwork from the underwater canals from the show, a branded photo wall, costume character appearances and is scheduled to travel between centres throughout the calendar year. A range of PJ Masks products will also be available to purchase in the SEA LIFE Centre gift shops. Alongside Peppa Pig, PJ Masks is one of eOne’s leading global preschool properties with millions of


fans globally. Series four of its highly popular tv- series will launch in 2020 and will feature underwater adventures, further strengthening the thematic tie between SEA LIFE and PJ Masks. The partnership builds on Merlin’s successful

relationship with eOne, which includes the exclusive rights to roll out Peppa Pig attractions in many markets worldwide. Peppa Pig World of Play indoor attractions are already open in the US and China. Matthew Williams, senior brand director midway,

Merlin Entertainments said: “This is an amazing fit: fun and discovery are at the core of what we do at Merlin Entertainments and that is why PJ Masks is a perfect partner for us. The new trail will bring PJ Masks to life in a way that has never been done before. We are looking forward to bringing that magic to SEA LIFE.” Rebecca Harvey, EVP global brand & marketing,

family & brands, Entertainment One said: “Our latest partnership with Merlin Entertainments underlines our on-going focus on live events and their ability to create unique touch-points for our brands. This exciting, interactive adventure will give fans around the world an unforgettable experience that will deepen their connection with PJ Masks and its heroic characters this year.”

June 2012, most recently as chair of the Compensation Committee. “Dan’s breadth of professional experience and

leadership qualities make him well qualified to lead the Cedar Fair board,” said Ouimet, who has served as executive chairman since January 2018, following his six years of service as Cedar Fair’s CEO. “I sincerely enjoy serving on Cedar Fair’s board

and look forward to serving in my expanded role as chairman,” said Hanrahan. “I particularly appreciate how the management team and board focus their decision making on the best long-term interests of Cedar Fair’s guests, investors and employees, an approach I will continue to support as chairman.” “Many thanks go to Matt and Debra for their

leadership of the board over the past several years,” said Cedar Fair president and CEO Richard Zimmerman. “Our management team and unit- holders have clearly benefited from their vision, insights and guidance and I’m pleased they will continue to serve as directors.” Hanrahan has more than 30 years of senior

executive experience in the consumer-packaged goods, retail, travel and hospitality industries, including serving as president and CEO for both Celebrity Cruise Lines and Regis Corporation. He currently serves as a director and member of the audit committee for Lindblad Expedition Holdings.


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