Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Legoland Florida runs on renewable energy for Earth Day

Posted Yesterday, 10:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Theme park partners with local utility, will power a portion of the park permanently with renewable energy.

Six Flags attendance and revenue down as Easter pushed to 2nd quarter

Posted Yesterday, 10:18 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Per capita spending up 7% as first quarter loss narrows.

Blog covers the history of Arrow Dynamics

Posted April 22, 2014, 10:00P | Contributed by Jeff

Features include rare photos and literature from the manufacturing company that once dominated the amusement industry.

Cedar Fair sets stage for another record year

Posted April 22, 2014, 8:31A | Contributed by Jeff

The amusement park operator is spending $145 million on capital projects this year.

Exploding prize basketball injures woman at Six Flags Over Texas

Posted April 22, 2014, 8:31A | Contributed by Jeff

Woman suffers from bruises after ball bursts under her arm.

Universal Orlando takes bigger piece of the tourist pie with Harry Potter

Posted April 21, 2014, 9:13A | Contributed by Jeff

According to estimates, Disney and SeaWorld's percentage of theme park attendance declined.

Six Flags Great America accused of denying pass refund for deceased husband

Posted April 21, 2014, 9:13A | Contributed by Jeff

Report says the park offered the refund after media involvement.

Long lines for Banshee and on the freeway for King Island's opening day

Posted April 19, 2014, 10:04A | Contributed by Jeff

Perfect weather, a new ride and opening day bring the crowds out to the Ohio park.

Disney trades 25% higher starting wage and 401(k) style match for pension

Posted April 19, 2014, 9:57A | Contributed by rollergator

The unions oppose the removal of the pension plan.

CoasterImage posts photos and video from Banshee media day at Kings Island

Posted April 18, 2014, 10:04P | Contributed by Jeff

The world's longest inverted roller coaster opens a day early for the media and enthusiasts.

New Splash Adventure owners make a dramatic point to remove parking fees

Posted April 18, 2014, 8:56A | Contributed by Vater

Dan Koch takes a page from the Holiday World playbook by offering free parking.

Finger scans now required for Six Flags passholders

Posted April 16, 2014, 10:02A | 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.

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