Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Universal Creative exec talks King Kong at Islands of Adventure

Posted Yesterday, 9:18 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The producer explains the placement of the attraction and hints at the story.

Magic of Disney Animation the latest casualty at Hollywood Studios

Posted Monday, June 29, 2015 10:38 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The attraction joins the ranks of the backlot tour, American Idol Experience and the sorcerer's hat.

Spending in Disney parks rises as economy improves

Posted Monday, June 29, 2015 1:01 PM | Contributed by Jeff

While headlines have noted the price increases, overall guest spending shows continued growth.

Hoffman's Playland moved, reopens as Huck Finn's Playland

Posted Monday, June 29, 2015 1:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Albany area kiddie park gets a new life, six miles from its previous location.

Second victim in Alton Towers Smiler accident requires amputation

Posted Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

After several surgeries, doctors amputate leg below the knee.

Disney imposing outright ban on selfie sticks

Posted Friday, June 26, 2015 9:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company cites safety concerns around the use of the devices in the theme parks.

Disney wants to invest $1 billion in Anaheim in exchange for 30-year ban on new admission taxes

Posted Friday, June 26, 2015 9:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Plans include attractions and a massive new parking garage.

Nintendo's Miyamoto in "constant contact" with Universal Studios for new attractions

Posted Friday, June 26, 2015 9:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

While thin on details, the famous video game designer indicates Nintendo is actively working with the theme park company after its recent announcement.

Chicago's Navy Pier will replace its Ferris wheel with a bigger one

Posted Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:46 AM | Contributed by Chitown

The new one will include climate controlled cabins.

Disneyland revokes Club 33 membership for 87-year-old, man sues Disney

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Guest passes to the club registered to the member were allegedly sold, a violation of the club's rules.

Rob Decker is real life Rollercoaster Tycoon for Cedar Fair

Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:30 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The SVP of Planning and Design leaves his mark on the company's amusement parks.

Fast & Furious ride producer talks about the illusion of motion at Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:13 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The new ride uses high definition screens to create a feeling of motion.

Man claims injury from safety gate at Cedar Point, park says he tried to squeeze through closing gate

Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:47 AM | Contributed by Thabto

Man sends his photos of his bloody leg to TV station.

ZDT's announces Switchback won't open before the end of summer

Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:33 AM | Contributed by Raven-Phile

The wooden shuttle coaster is currently under construction at the park.

UK classic Dreamland reopens after a decade and significant reinvestment

Posted Monday, June 22, 2015 11:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff

At least £18 million spent to restore the amusement park.

Universal Studios Hollywood questioned for watering habits during drought

Posted Monday, June 22, 2015 11:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Cell phone video shows sprinkler on in the middle of a hot day.

Lagoon battles rumors as its new roller coaster faces delays

Posted Saturday, June 20, 2015 6:32 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The new Cannibal has yet to open for the season.

Teen paralyzed after jumping coaster fence sues operator

Posted Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Plaintiff says the operator is responsible for the injuries he sustained after attempting to retrieve his hat.

Six Flags Great America boosts its minimum wage to $9

Posted Friday, June 19, 2015 9:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The state minimum wage is $8.25, but the park is doing this independently of any corporate directive.

Disney automatic savings program accidentally withdraws extra money from customer accounts

Posted Friday, June 19, 2015 9:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Some customers complain that the company has been unresponsive in fixing the problem.

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