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President of the International Un...

Local Address: Mission, Texas, United States
North American Midway Entertainment LLC
8560 West Sunset Blvd Suite 700
Los Angeles , California 90069
United States

Company Description: NAME provides the highest quality of midway entertainment to over 21 million fairgoers annually in twenty states and four Canadian provinces. We produce the midway...   more
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Board with the Outdoor Amusement Business Association
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www.namidway.com, 14 May 2014 [cached]
Tony Diaz
President of the International Unit
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Tony Diaz
President of the International Unit
Tony is the President of the International Unit of North American Midway Entertainment. He manages the largest traveling unit of NAME, the International Unit which travels to seven states and four Canadian provinces. Tony's biggest achievement has been the transformation of Conklin Shows unit into the best traveling midway unit in North America with an unparalleled safety record, the best uniform, staff management and recruitment policies and an unmatched midway beautification presentation. Tony is a former Director of the Board with the Outdoor Amusement Business Association and Past President of the Mid West Showman's League of America.
September 2010
www.namidway.com, 1 Sept 2010 [cached]
Tony Diaz, President North American Midway worked closely with Corey Mueller, Vice President, Food and Beverage, Queen City Ex on the brand new layout of Kid's World and Kiddieland.
Carnivals | texascarnivals.com
texascarnivals.com, 16 Sept 2013 [cached]
Tony Diaz
NAME | Executive Bios - Visionaries in the amusement industry
www.namidway.com, 4 July 2010 [cached]
Tony Diaz
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Tony Diaz
NAME Unveils Midway Fast Pass at South Carolina State Fair on CarnivalWarehouse.com
www.carnivalwarehouse.com, 24 Oct 2011 [cached]
The Fast Pass is good for the entire day, said Tony Diaz, general manager of North American Midway's international unit.
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The number of Fast Pass users allowed per ride is basically about 20 to 25 percent of overall ride capacity, Diaz said. North American Midway pays for the signs, fencing and banners.
Officials like the look of the midway with the added touch of convenience. Next season, the carnival's plan is to roll out the Fast Pass to other big fairs, including the Canadian route once held by the old Conklin Shows.
"It is the future," Diaz said.
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The oil industry continues to thrive in western Canada, including Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Diaz said.
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For 2012, the international unit plans to add another spectacular ride, most likely another big coaster, Diaz said. It will join two other spectaculars, a flume ride and the Crazy Mouse.
In Columbia, North American Midway personnel worked with fair officials to improve the midway by creating another entrance and widening the pathways.
"We shook it up to make it more customer friendly," Diaz said. "The entry to kiddieland is more accessible to the main midway. These were things proposed by the state fair to improve traffic flow."
The show continues to use international workers from South Africa under the H2B Visa program. For most of those young adults, it will be their only opportunity to see North America before returning home in the offseason, Diaz said.
Those employed by the international unit get to see some of the most beautiful country in the world during the Calgary Stampede in Alberta. Every year, North American Midway takes a group to Banff, a rustic mountain town outside Calgary.
"The kids tell us they want to work for our unit because they heard about the trip to the mountains," Diaz said.
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