CoasterBuzz: 20 Years Buzzed
New for 2019: Copperhead Strike at Carowinds
Opening Thunderbird

Roller coaster and amusement park news

RSS feed for roller coaster news

Latest News

Six Flags Magic Mountain will be Covid vaccination site

The park joins the ranks of Disneyland.

Disneyland ends annual pass program, will issue refunds

The theme park said it is developing new membership offerings.

Disney among companies suspending political contributions in wake of Capitol siege

The company is one of many withdrawing PAC donations as some elected officials defend false claims of election fraud.

Disneyland will be used as Covid-19 vaccination site

Officials are setting up tents to vaccinate thousands of people per day in the parking lot.

Disney ending Magical Express airport bus service, Extra Magic Hours being replaced with early entry

Resort reservations starting January 1, 2022, will not offer Magical Express.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg effectively nears year-round operation with events

The theme park adds events early in the year and adjusts pass coverage to include events.

WDW golf courses adding robotic golf carts

The small club carriers will follow you around the golf course.

Former Disney employee accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars charged only with misdemeanors

State attorney pursues no felony charges.

Central Florida theme parks meet reduced capacity around holidays

Universal Orlando in particular has reached capacity two days in a row.

Dippin' Dots could play role in Covid vaccine storage

Dippin' Dots operates freezers that dip to -122 degrees Fahrenheit, cold enough to store the Pfizer vaccine.

Deno’s Wonder Wheel announces Phoenix roller coaster for Coney Island

The ride is expected to open in the summer of 2021.

Legoland Florida adds 4.5 acres, will add rides

The theme park will announce specific plans later.

Walt Disney World announces reopening dates for some resorts

The properties will open in a staggered fashion in 2021.

Fun Spot founder spreads anti-mask conspiracy theories, son and current CEO insists they're meeting guidelines

The Orlando ride park was found "not in compliance" with mask guidelines earlier in the year.

SeaWorld Entertainment adds two board members

Timothy Hartnett and Kimberly Schaefer increase board to 10 seats.

YouTuber enters no contest plea for Busch Gardens Tampa trespassing charge

The man avoids jail time and a second charge as part of the plea deal.

Cedar Fair to manage Kings Island Camp Cedar RV park

The new campground will open in 2021 next to the Cincinnati area park.

Yomiuriland offers Ferris wheel as office space

Japanese entertainment businesses repurpose spaces for work during pandemic.

Universal Orlando settles water slide lawsuit

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Universal Studios Japan teases Super Mario attractions, including Mario Kart ride

The park plans to open the new area February 4, 2021.

RSS feed for photos

Latest roller coaster photos

Top 100 Coasters

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

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. 9,998 - Lord Gonchar
  2. 9,825 - Jay Gast
  3. 7,607 - Vater
  4. 6,261 - RCMAC
  5. 4,827 - ApolloAndy
  6. 4,219 - Raven-Phile
  7. 3,943 - kpjb
  8. 3,773 - rollergator
  9. 3,617 - James Whitmore
  10. 3,536 - Tekwardo
  11. 2,910 - supermandl
  12. 2,734 - sirloindude
  13. 2,466 - LostKause
  14. 2,461 - VitaminsAndGravy
  15. 2,386 - slithernoggin
  16. 2,289 - BrettV
  17. 2,148 - sws
  18. 2,013 - OhioStater
  19. 1,919 - Jason Hammond
  20. 1,486 - Gemini
  21. 1,432 - CoasterCritique
  22. 1,410 - Carrie J.
  23. 1,386 - Bobbie1951
  24. 1,343 - Chitown
  25. 1,325 - GoBucks89


On this day in...

2020: Disney Imagineers speak to hundreds of STEM students

2019: Sesame Street construction coming along at SeaWorld Orlando

2018: Orlando theme park improvement modest in 2018, next year will be huge

2017: New White House press secretary lies, insists Dippin' Dots are not the ice cream of the future

2017: History: The amusement parks of Lehigh Valley, PA

2013: Silverwood adding frisbee-style ride for 2013

2013: Off-season activity at Cedar Point prepares for opening day

2013: City and convention bureau offer up to $300,000 annually to potential Kentucky Kingdom operator

2013: Profile: George Kalogridis, new president of Walt Disney World

2013: Dollywood's Splash Country will use Q-band for water park virtual queueing

2013: Filmmaker shoots movie at Disney World without permission

2012: Legoland Florida will also report injuries to state

2012: Taxpayer involvement of Nashville park unclear

2009: Cedar Fair maintains distribution, will "reconsider" its future

2009: Universal Orlando lays off 70 employees

2008: Cedar Fair maintains quarterly distribution

2007: Cedar Fair maintains quarterly distribution

2007: Six Flags New Orleans future uncertain, Batman moved out

2007: Nintendo Wii: The official game console of Six Flags

2007: Psyclone and Flashback coming down at Six Flags Magic Mountain

2006: Six Flags stock up under new leadership

2006: Oakwood found not criminally liable for Hydro death

2004: Six Disney execs now roaming halls at The Gap headquarters

2003: EuroDisney sales up 16%

2003: Construction on pretzel loop begins on New Jersey's Superman

2002: Florida Busch parks raise admission by two dollars

2002: Castle Dracula may rise from ashes after fire

2002: Six Flags Worlds of Adventure parking reduced to $7

2001: X-Flight land clearing shots available

2001: New Talon construction photos show making of immelman