Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Comcast's reversal on theme park business leads to billions in investment

Posted Yesterday, 5:52 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Attendance up 10% in one year at Universal Orlando.

Peer-reviewed study concludes SeaWorld whales live as long as wild counterparts

Posted Saturday, August 1, 2015 8:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Naturally, PETA disagrees despite the science.

Two women face charges after allegedly attacking lesbian couple in Six Flags New England parking lot

Posted Friday, July 31, 2015 9:39 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Charges include assault and battery and a civil rights violation with injury.

Woman attempts to get family of 10 into Dorney Park without paying

Posted Friday, July 31, 2015 3:15 PM | Contributed by Jeff

After getting inside the gates, claiming to meet family members and get their tickets, all 10 take off running.

Carowinds' Fury 325 featured on Travel Channel

Posted Friday, July 31, 2015 7:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Show features the gigacoaster from manufacturing to opening day.

Legoland California planning Ninjago attractions for 2016

Posted Friday, July 31, 2015 7:56 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

Park will offer more details in September.

Old Town getting $10 million in improvements, rides

Posted Friday, July 31, 2015 7:51 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

Parking, concert stage and farmer's market among the new features planned.

Wisconsin won't investigate failed catapult ride at Mt. Olympus

Posted Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:46 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

The state doesn't investigate if there are no injuries.

Conneaut Lake Park to submit bankruptcy plan

Posted Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:51 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

The trustees of the park will file the plan with the courts this week.

EU investigating Disneyland Paris on complaints about foreign visitor pricing

Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Complaints allege some visitors charged more for same packages.

Some UK attractions have doubled price in the last decade

Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Thorpe Park's family ticket price has increased 207% in the last ten years.

Beech Bend swing ride tips over, injuring 12

Posted Monday, July 27, 2015 9:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

All injured people were treated and released.

Merlin warns Alton Towers accident could adversely affect profit

Posted Monday, July 27, 2015 9:09 AM | Contributed by Rick_UK

Merlin Entertainments says accident at Alton Towers in June could affect profits by up to £47m.

Rumor insists video game themed third gate for Universal Orlando

Posted Friday, July 24, 2015 9:21 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Rumormonger says that new land has been acquired for the park.

Six Flags follows Disney in applying banhammer to selfie sticks

Posted Friday, July 24, 2015 9:21 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The amusement park chain has instituted a nationwide ban on narcisticks.

Comcast says Universal theme park quarterly revenue up 25.7% over last year

Posted Thursday, July 23, 2015 2:05 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Revenue increased $773 million, compared to $615 million for the same quarter last year.

Ireland's Tayto park an ode to potato chips

Posted Thursday, July 23, 2015 8:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park is home to the new Cú Chulainn roller coaster.

Six Flags profit down slightly on sliding per capita spending

Posted Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Guest spending was down 5%.

Disney and Universal battle for best theme parks in the US

Posted Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The two theme park complexes continue to up their games.

Six Flags Over Texas director ends 47-year career

Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The former director of operations says he's not that anxious to return to the park in a civilian capacity.

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