Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Walt Disney World announces 50 megawatt solar facility

Posted Yesterday, 2:13 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Generation will be enough to power two of the four parks' electrical needs, 25% of entire resort load.

Kung Fu Panda will replace Shrek at Universal Studios Hollywood with 3D projection mapping tech

Posted Yesterday, 8:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

NBCUnivervsal acquired DreamWorks animation two years ago.

Sesame Place gets certification as autism center

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:29 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park has special accommodations for children on the autism spectrum, more employee training.

Disney lobbying for Florida amendment that would defer gambling rights to voters

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 1:36 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Report says company has contributed $4.7 million to committee pushing for the amendment.

Billion-dollar Warner Bros. theme park set to open in Abu Dhabi in July

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 1:36 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park joins a number of other large scale tourist attractions.

GKTW founder Henri Landwirth dies at age 91

Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:36 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The holocaust survivor and host to thousands of kids with life-threatening illnesses died late Monday.

Fast & Furious Supercharged soft opens at Universal Studios Florida

Posted Monday, April 16, 2018 9:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride has no announced opening date, but started accepting guests in technical rehearsal.

Idlewild coaster to reopen with new train two years after accident

Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:07 PM | Contributed by PhantomTails

A then 3-year-old boy well from the train and spent two months in the hospital with a head injury.

Universal Orlando acquires more land from Stan Thomas, lifts deed restrictions

Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:02 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The theme park now owns land on both sides of Sand Lake Rd.

Universal Orlando land use lawsuit settled, references new parks

Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Reports suggest two large theme parks could be developed on the vacant land.

Schlitterbahn mortgage in danger with Verruckt indictments, according to mortgage holder

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2018 3:27 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The legal defense along with a potential slide in attendance may put repayment at risk.

Arnolds Park installing new Chance carousel

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The new ride will be larger than their previous carousel.

Silverwood cancels July 4 fireworks out of wildfire concerns

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park issued a statement concerning the fire risk.

Attraction designers place story over technology

Posted Monday, April 9, 2018 3:33 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Award event brings designers from around the world.

Rumors continue around fourth Universal gate in Florida

Posted Tuesday, April 3, 2018 10:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Everything from Harry Potter to Jurassic World and Lord of The Rings is on the table.

Sansei Technologies acquires Vekoma

Posted Friday, March 30, 2018 10:28 PM | Contributed by ShaneDenmark

The Japanese company will have a 100% stake in the Dutch company.

Kansas rules on water parks are not as tight as other states

Posted Friday, March 30, 2018 9:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

After the 2016 death on Verruckt, the state is facing more scrutiny.

Six Flags Over Georgia settles decade-old lawsuit over beating outside of the park

Posted Friday, March 30, 2018 9:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The original award was as high as $35 million.

Couple sues Walt Disney World for $15,000 after rat bites the man

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 9:10 AM | Contributed by slithernoggin

The rat should not be confused with the mouse.

Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry arrested in relation to 2016 fatal accident

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 9:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The charges include 12 counts of aggravated battery and five counts of aggravated child endangerment.

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