Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Walt Disney World working on improvements to road system

Posted Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Flyovers and bypasses are intended to reduce delays and congestion around the resort.

Tree falls on boat at Efteling, injuring three

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Head injury, broken leg and minor injuries sustained.

Neighbors pressuring Michigan's Adventure to connect to local sewer system

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park currently uses its own treatment lagoons.

Universal Studios Florida announces Fast and Furious ride for 2017

Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015 7:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The attraction will replace Disaster and Beetlejuice musical show.

Families suing Disney over autism-related disabilities want to depose Staggs, Disney fights back

Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015 7:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Company attorneys argue the COO, who was previously in charge of the parks, is too high level for the matter.

Keansburg Gravitron catches fire

Posted Monday, August 24, 2015 5:03 PM | Contributed by Jeff

No reports yet on the extent of the damage.

Report says Alton Towers Smiler accident result of manual safety override

Posted Sunday, August 23, 2015 8:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Newspaper says that human error caused the accident.

Canada's Wonderland announces Flying Eagles and Skyhawk

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:17 PM | Contributed by OMFG STEAM ROXORZ TEH BIG ONE111!

Canada’s Wonderland is taking guests to new heights for 2016 with the addition of two new rides that will capture the imagination of families and thrill-seekers, as they take flight in an interactive flying experience.

Kings Dominion announces Delirium

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:14 PM | Contributed by Raven-Phile

Construction begins in the fall

It will likely be years before Star Wars and Toy Story are fully realized at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2015 9:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The two massive expansions will require significant changes to infrastructure at the theme park.

Knott's Berry Farm planning "restoration" of Ghost Rider roller coaster

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:13 PM | Contributed by Rick_UK

The park is temporarily closing the ride for the work, as part of the celebration for 75th anniversary of Ghost Town.

Kings Island adding new slide complex to Soak City, new parking lot tolls

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:10 PM | Contributed by Jeff

New slides will begin from a 65-foot platform.

Casino Pier granted permission to rebuild, property swap deal pending

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2015 9:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The New Jersey park nearly destroyed by Sandy clears regulatory hurdle.

SeaWorld Parks names industry veterans to chief financial and creative positions

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2015 9:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A former Cedar Fair exec appointed as CFO, while former Herschend officers takes creative position.

Teenage girl tossed from flat ride at Sandspit Amusement Park

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2015 9:17 AM | Contributed by CoasterDiscern

The victim was left with scratches and bruises.

Toy Story Land coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted Monday, August 17, 2015 10:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

New attractions will include a Slinky Dog roller coaster.

Soarin' Around the World will land at Epcot and California Adventure next year

Posted Monday, August 17, 2015 10:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The attractions will be updated to include digital projection systems.

Star Wars lands announced for Disneyland, Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted Monday, August 17, 2015 10:28 AM | Contributed by Brian Noble

No specific time table given for the two 14-acre themed areas.

Man struck and killed by Raptor at Cedar Point after entering restricted area

Posted Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:11 PM | Contributed by Mike Gallagher

Park says the victim entered a fenced in area.

Travel Channel's Thrill Factor brings former Mythbusters hosts to theme parks

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:10 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Kari Byron and Tory Belleci host the 10-part series.

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