New in 2018: Cedar Point's Steel Vengeance
New for 2017: Mystic Timbers at Kings Island
Opening Thunderbird

Roller coaster and amusement park news

RSS feed for roller coaster news

Latest News

Walt Disney World announces date-based ticket pricing

A blog post says the resort is pursuing this direction in part to better distribute visitor guest load.

Five women make up core veterinarian team at SeaWorld Orlando

The group came from diverse interests but generally wanted to care for animals at a young age.

Fights break out at Valleyfair, police close the park early

Shakopee police join several other departments in clearing the park.

OSHA fines Cedar Point for fall hazard

The fines are for an accident where an employee fell through a skylight, and for allegedly inadequate training.

SoCal theme parks up their Halloween game under higher demand

More haunt attractions, more food and beverage cater to scare fans.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces Finnegan's Flyer swing ride

The 80-foot-tall ride will swing riders up to 45 mph.

Amputee victims of Alton Towers Smiler accident sue the park

The lawsuit comes three years after the accident that caused two women to each lose a leg.

Former Joyland property to be auctioned off as two properties

The park closed in 2006 and has since been vandalized.

SeaWorld ditches VR on Kraken roller coaster

Guest feedback noticed the headsets hurt ride capacity.

Walt Disney World Lyft drivers don't want union representation

The Minnie Van drivers files statements with the National Labor Relations Board.

Professor uses Adventureland on Long Island in college courses

Farmingdale State College teaches about theme parks and tourism.

SeaWorld and former CEO settle SEC case and pay $5 million

The SEC accused the company and former CEO Jim Atchison of misleading investors over the impact of the Blackfish film.

Epcot will replace Illuminations fireworks show after 20 years

The show is scheduled to be replaced at the end of summer 2019.

Hersheypark FAA filing suggests 220-foot tall ride

The park isn't saying why the agency would be looking at a ride height that tall.

Odd research suggests roller coasters can dislodge kidney stones

Big Thunder Mountain ideal for getting the stones loose.

Busch Gardens Tampa announces Tigris, a 150-foot tall launched roller coaster

The ride will open in 2019.

Morey's Pier closing Flitzer roller coaster

The park will celebrate the coaster with final rides on September 23.

Wild Adventures offers free tickets for hurricane evacuees

The park is asking for ID showing a county that was evacuated.

Orange County appraiser appeals court decision to refund Walt Disney World property taxes

The appraiser says that Disney's evidence in assessing the value of the Yacht and Beach Club resort was flawed.

SeaWorld San Diego offers behind-the-scenes look at animal care

The special program goes backstage to see how veterinarians care for the park's animals.

RSS feed for photos

Latest roller coaster photos

Top 100 Coasters

  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  2. Fury 325, Carowinds
  3. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  4. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  5. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  6. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  7. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  8. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  9. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  10. Wicked Cyclone, Six Flags New England

See the entire list in the CoasterBuzz 100

CoasterBuzz Club

The new CoasterBuzz is made possible by our club members. You can join today for just $25 per year. Club members enjoy the site without the advertisements. You'll get a membership card in the mail that will identify you at enthusiast events. Now you can buy a gift membership for someone else!

Join instantly by credit card on our secure site, or join by mail with a check.

Scoring Game

The top 25 members:

  1. 9,825 - Jay Gast
  2. 8,684 - Lord Gonchar
  3. 6,402 - Vater
  4. 5,532 - RCMAC
  5. 3,845 - Raven-Phile
  6. 3,771 - rollergator
  7. 3,617 - James Whitmore
  8. 3,468 - ApolloAndy
  9. 3,393 - kpjb
  10. 3,337 - Tekwardo
  11. 2,910 - supermandl
  12. 2,561 - sirloindude
  13. 2,461 - VitaminsAndGravy
  14. 2,378 - LostKause
  15. 2,330 - slithernoggin
  16. 2,045 - sws
  17. 1,917 - Jason Hammond
  18. 1,482 - Gemini
  19. 1,347 - Carrie J.
  20. 1,342 - Chitown
  21. 1,309 - OhioStater
  22. 1,275 - Mike Gallagher
  23. 1,270 - Ensign Smith
  24. 1,130 - xbombman
  25. 1,030 - birdhombre


On this day in...

2015: Disney opening temporary Star Wars attractions this fall

2014: Rye Playland sees 20% boost in attendance, 24% increase in revenue

2014: Palace sells FEC's to Apex, will focus on gated parks

2013: Chinese entertainment company plans to build competitor to Shanghai Disneyland

2013: Iger touts theme park growth at conference

2013: Cinema theme park project gains momentum near Rome

2013: Former Dreamland owners ask court to block purchase of the site

2012: Son of Beast removal begins at Kings Island

2012: The latest Thorpe Park stunt: Requiring breathalyzer tests to find drunk university students

2012: Tivoli attracts protest for partnering with fur trader

2011: Bell's kiddie rides will operate at flea market

2010: Ghost Town In The Sky to be auctioned off in foreclosure

2009: La Ronde announces SLC for 2010

2009: Six Flags Great America adding night time parade in 2010

2008: Schlitterbahn Vacation Village announces Torrent Tidal Wave River

2008: Disney World announces... nothing significant

2008: Hard Rock Park files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

2007: Analysts ponder Geauga Lake land, reasons for park failure

2006: CoasterBuzz Podcast #47 posted

2006: Fall events ramp up at Orlando theme parks

2006: PETA upset over cockroach eating at Six Flags Great America promo

2006: Alabama Adventure gets OK for hotel, campground, indoor water park

2003: Six Flags launches children's literacy program

2002: PKI to add Delirium for 2003

2002: Shockwave leaving Six Flags Great America, headed elsewhere

2001: Orlando parks cut part-timer hours

2001: Knott's VertiGo opening delayed

2000: Loose article brings Knott's Jaguar to a halt

2000: Four year-old boy hurt on Disney dark ride