Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Profile: New Disney CEO, Bob Chapek

Posted Yesterday, 11:29 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A look at the new boss, coming from the parks, experiences and products division.

Bob Iger stepping down as Disney CEO, Bob Chapek to take the helm, effective immediately

Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:33 PM | Contributed by bigboy

Iger will stay on as executive chairman through the end of 2021.

Six Flags adds growth executives to board

Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

B. Ben Baldanza and Selim Bassoul have been appointed to its board of directors.

Australian coroner refers fatal Dreamworld accident case to prosecutors

Posted Monday, February 24, 2020 10:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Four people died in a 2016 accident on the river rapids ride, finding the park responsible.

Fun Spot America, others interested in Indiana Beach after closure announcement

Posted Saturday, February 22, 2020 5:37 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The closure has resulted in an outpouring of support from fans.

Six Flags takes a beating after posting loss

Posted Friday, February 21, 2020 9:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company was not optimistic about its short-term results.

CoasterBuzz: 20 Years Buzzed, A tale of two CEO's

Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:47 PM | Contributed by Jeff

In this chapter, we explore the styles and accomplishments of two prominent leaders for Cedar Fair, CEO's Dick Kinzel and Matt Ouimet.

Fantasy Island has been permanently closed

Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:46 PM | Contributed by ShaneDenmark

This is the latest Apex park to close, following the previous announcement about Indiana Beach.

Cedar Fair posts record results for 2019

Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Net revenue up 6% and attendance up 5% on a same-park basis.

Coney Island shop owner going to war with Zamperla over rent, may be evicted

Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Italian ride maker manages the property for the city.

Indiana Beach closes as no buyer found for the park

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:22 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Apex Parks says the closure is for financial reasons.

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway posed design challenges as first Mickey ride ever

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

These main characters don't really have a backstory to build on.

Drayton Manor closed for two weeks following flooding

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Heavy rain caused the adjacent lake to overflow.

Disney files patent for "haptic floor system" intended to shake up guests

Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Earthquake maker could be part of a future attraction.

Dogpatch will be sold at auction on March 3

Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Owners owed over $1 million.

CoasterBuzz: 20 Years Buzzed, Of kings and clubs

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff

In this chapter, CoasterBuzz Club gets on its feet, but not everyone is excited about it.

SeaWorld Entertainment settles investor lawsuit for $65 million

Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:02 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The class action alleges that the company hid the financial effects of the Blackfish movie.

NBCUniversal will host its own fan event called Peacock Live! with two theme park panels

Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:02 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The event will be held at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Walt Disney World pass prices increase

Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:02 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The mostly minor increases follow larger increases in June 2019.

Walt Disney World President Josh D'Amaro says investment in cast members critical to guest experience

Posted Friday, February 7, 2020 9:58 AM | Contributed by BrettV

The new president, who previously ran Disneyland, takes over at a time where billions of dollars of new projects are underway.

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