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Palace Entertainment is an American amusement and entertainment company located in Newport Beach, California. The company was established in 1998 after the acquisition of four independently owned family entertainment companies with the five brands Camelot Parks, Palace Park, Boomers!, Grand Prix Race-O-Rama and Family Fun Center, by Spanish amusement company Parques Reunidos. The company currently operates 40 amusement parks, water parks, and family entertainment centers throughout the United States.
On February 27, 2006, it was announced that MidOcean Partners was to acquire Palace Entertainment. The closing of this transaction occurred in the second quarter 2006.
On August 24, 2007, MidOcean Partners sold Palace Entertainment to Parques Reunidos for $330 Million. This transaction closed in the third quarter of 2007.
Fernando Eiroa joined Palace Entertainment in 2007, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer.
On November 12, 2010, Palace Entertainment announced the acquisition of Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park in historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, from Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.
In June 2014, Palace Entertainment announced the acquisition of Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Complaints were brought by several Muslim women and girls and a Sikh man who were denied access to Go-Karts at Palace Entertainment’s Boomers. The complainants alleged that they were permitted entry to Boomers! locations, but then denied access to the Go-Kart rides after employees cited safety concerns. The complaints challenged a policy that said “no headwear” could be worn on the Go-Karts at Boomers! operated by Palace Entertainment. The complainants alleged they visited the park and were denied access to the Go-Kart because they refused to remove their religious hijab or turban. Park Entertainment has since changed their policy. Palace Entertainment plans to pay $4,000 in compensation to each of the complaints, totaling $32,000.
- Castle Park (Riverside, California)
- Dutch Wonderland (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
- Idlewild and Soak Zone (Ligonier, Pennsylvania)
- Kennywood (West Mifflin, Pennsylvania)
- Lake Compounce (Bristol, Connecticut)
- Story Land (Glen, New Hampshire)
- Noah's Ark Water Park — Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin)
- Raging Waters theme parks in California, with different attractions:
- Sandcastle Waterpark — West Homestead, Pennsylvania
- Splish Splash — Riverhead, New York
- Water Country — Portsmouth, New Hampshire
- Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe — Greensboro, North Carolina
Marine animal parks
Family entertainment centers
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