I believe that quote refers to her role as a board member with IAAPA, rather than her working with them for any new attractions. It would be perfectly normal for her to have regular conversations with the people mentioned in order for her to fulfill her IAPPA responsibilities:
There is very much a global influence on everything that happens at the Pleasure Beach, and Amanda is on the board of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), as well as chairman of the IAAPA European, Middle East and Africa committee.
She said: “I am working with the heads of Disney, Universal Studios and Europa Park and Blackpool Pleasure Beach is very highly regarded in the international world because of our history and because we are family owned. It is a sort of one-off that something has been in one family for such a long time.
Whilst Blackpool, like any other attraction, will be influenced by other parks from Europe and worldwide, it will very much want to maintain its own identity and history - something which the article makes quite clear.
We need to be careful with these kinds of articles as it is all too easy to read too much into things and see stuff which isn't there. Of course that's not to say that Blackpool aren't working with MACK, however there is nothing in there to confirm that for sure.
Perhaps most interesting is the confirmation that Pleasure Beach's new ride will open in 2018, meaning it will be in direct competition with SW8 at Alton Towers. I think we could have a very interesting year in 2018.