Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Finger scans now required for Six Flags passholders

Posted Yesterday, 10:02 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The technology can't be used to recreate a fingerprint.

Adventure Island adopts a shirt required policy

Posted April 15, 2014, 1:07P | Contributed by Jeff

Officials say they're taking the American approach of covering man boobs and beer bellies.

Ohio Supreme Court hears Cedar Fair v. Falfas case

Posted April 14, 2014, 9:46A | Contributed by Jeff

Common Pleas ruled reinstatement not necessary, but Court of Appeals did. Company argues the law does not allow for it.

New Jersey amusement parks open in time for Easter

Posted April 14, 2014, 8:43A | Contributed by Jeff

Parks and boardwalks prepare for the season with new attractions.

SeaWorld loses appeal in OSHA whale proximity case

Posted April 14, 2014, 8:43A | Contributed by Jeff

A panel of judges ruled 2-1 that the agency was within its power to uphold a ban on close contact with the animals.

Six Flags branded park coming to Dubai

Posted April 11, 2014, 9:10A | Contributed by Jeff

The project is expected to open in late 2017.

Family quits, then continues, offering pony rides at Bay Beach

Posted April 10, 2014, 8:42A | Contributed by Jeff

After making up their minds to discontinue serving the park since the 20's, families get them to change their minds.

State says parts were worn on Mt. Olympus Opa! roller coaster at time of accident, park will remove ride

Posted April 10, 2014, 8:29A | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

The park disputes the findings but says it will remove the ride.

Families of autistic kids sue Disney over queue policy

Posted April 9, 2014, 9:01A | Contributed by Jeff

Suit claims that the company doesn't do enough under the ADA to accommodate kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder, which often have difficulty waiting in lines.

Universal Studios Hollywood will be 70% new in two years

Posted April 8, 2014, 2:29P | Contributed by Jeff

Parent Comcast investing over $1.6 billion in the Hollywood theme park.

Emotions run high on future of Playland

Posted April 7, 2014, 9:06A | Contributed by Jeff

The publicly owned park in Rye, New York, is cherished by many, but opinions vary on what to do with it.

Minion Mayhem brings Despicable Me to life at Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted April 7, 2014, 9:06A | Contributed by Jeff

Designers were challenged with bringing the yellow characters from the screen to real life.

Disney's Small World celebrates 50 years

Posted April 7, 2014, 9:06A | Contributed by Jeff

The multi-lingual theme park attraction is a half-century old.

Employee break area goes up in flames at Six Flags Great America

Posted April 4, 2014, 9:03A | Contributed by Jeff

Officials total the value of the loss at $60,000.

Zumanjaro topped off at Six Flags Great Adventure

Posted April 3, 2014, 9:00A | Contributed by Jeff

World's tallest drop ride is attached to the tower for the KingDa Ka roller coaster.

Investors looking for return on investment from Disney's "billion dollar bracelets"

Posted April 2, 2014, 8:45A | Contributed by Jeff

Attention turns to results as the "Next Gen" system reaches most guests at Walt Disney World.

Battlestar Galactica roller coaster closed for good at Universal Studios Singapore

Posted April 2, 2014, 8:45A | Contributed by Jeff

Report says a new ride will take its place.

Two proposals for former Six Flags New Orleans involve resurrecting Jazzland

Posted April 2, 2014, 8:45A | Contributed by Jeff

Committee will consider the plans for the defunct site, which never reopened after Hurricane Katrina.

Advocacy group drops involvement in Playland

Posted April 2, 2014, 8:45A | Contributed by Jeff

The money losing, county owned park continues to be surrounded by controversy.

Charmland announces MagicCharmBracelet

Posted April 1, 2014, 12:34P | Contributed by Jeff

The new service brings guest experience to an entirely new level at the popular theme park.

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