Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Universal Orlando single-day ticket rises to $105

Posted Today, 9:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The increase is $3 over the previous price.

Disney Parks have huge quarter, attendance up 10%, per-capita spending up 7%

Posted Yesterday, 8:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Net income for the company overall was up 32% with the help of some science fiction movie.

Lender agrees to mediation following alleged default by Steel Pier

Posted Tuesday, February 9, 2016 9:11 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The lender wanted to repossess a number of rides, including the Crazy Mouse roller coaster.

One year after DreamVision announcement... nothing happened

Posted Tuesday, February 9, 2016 9:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The grand plan for new theme parks hasn't gone anywhere, and no one can speak to the plan's existence.

Six Flags extends accesso contract to 2025

Posted Monday, February 8, 2016 8:13 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Business includes online ticket selling and queue products.

Police looking for people who trespassed at Dorney and climbed 200 feet up Dominator to steal flag

Posted Sunday, February 7, 2016 11:30 PM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Surveillance photo shows the three suspects.

Dorney allegedly dismisses special needs employee, then offers a job

Posted Friday, February 5, 2016 4:53 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Mother says her son was dismissed after interview test.

Schlitterbahn announces Massiv, the world's tallest water coaster

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:43 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride is coming to Galveston this spring.

Dollywood previews Lightning Rod roller coaster

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:35 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride will be the world's fastest wooden roller coaster, and the only launching wooden coaster.

Comcast makes Orlando land purchase declaration in earnings report

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The owner of Universal says it paid $130 million for the land near the Orange County Convention Center.

Universal Studios Hollywood adopts dynamic pricing

Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2016 3:44 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The change is happening before it opens its own version of the Harry Potter attractions.

Locals freak out at prospect of solar farm next to Six Flags Great Adventure

Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2016 8:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff

"It’s an unacceptable location. If something went wrong, it would be catastrophic."

Two women robbed in the ruins of Six Flags New Orleans

Posted Monday, February 1, 2016 11:11 PM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Four men allegedly robbed the women at gun point in the abandoned park.

Solar battle for Six Flags Great Adventure to play out at planning board meeting

Posted Monday, February 1, 2016 8:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The planning board hopes to take up the issue and vote despite strong opinions.

Family sues Disney, says wild, non-venomous snake bite triggered grandma's deadly cardiac arrest

Posted Friday, January 29, 2016 8:03 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Disney says "allegations are an utter mischaracterization of the facts." Boy issued a bandage for his finger.

Great Wolf Lodge buys 50 acres next door to Walt Disney World

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:55 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Preliminary plans call for an 800-room hotel.

Harrison Ford will host TV special to reveal new Star Wars theme park attractions

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:18 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The show will air on ABC on February 21.

OSHA proposes $70,200 in penalties for Lake Compounce

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Agency expresses concerns over handling of chemicals.

Six Flags Great Adventure renames forthcoming Total Mayhem to The Joker

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:11 AM | Contributed by Bobbie1951

The 4-D roller coaster will open in the spring.

Former Walt Disney World IT workers sue company, consulting agencies, over use of foreign H-1B workers

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The plaintiffs allege abuse of the visa system that displaced American workers.

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