Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Park district wants to preserve Chippewa Lake Ferris wheel as sculpture in new plans

Posted Yesterday, 9:12 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The plans will be implemented over many years.

Six Flags improves on first quarter results with higher attendance and spending

Posted Monday, May 16, 2022 11:51 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company's first quarter loss was reduced while it reported higher per capita spending.

SeaWorld CFO departing after one year on the job

Posted Friday, May 13, 2022 10:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy had worked for the company since 2013, and was appointed to CFO last May.

Disney reports double the revenue for theme park division over last year

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

International traffic has not entirely returned to domestic parks, overseas parks still affected by pandemic.

SeaWorld Entertainment posts quarterly results, highest 1Q attendance since 2013

Posted Monday, May 9, 2022 9:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Attendance was 3.4 million guests, an increase of 1.2 million guests or 53.7% from the first quarter of 2021.

Roller coaster accident in 1930 ended Ohio park

Posted Monday, May 9, 2022 9:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A ride operator failed to brake the ride as the train entered the station at Springfield Lake.

Epcot pivots new design to include festival space

Posted Friday, May 6, 2022 9:25 AM | Contributed by Jeff

New facility will have space for live music and rolling exhibitions.

Cedar Fair reports first quarter with pass sales up $59 million over 2019

Posted Wednesday, May 4, 2022 9:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company also reported strong early resort booking.

Worker dies after fall from ferris wheel at Gillian's Wonderland Pier

Posted Tuesday, May 3, 2022 9:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Robert W. Sanger, 62, was a welder working for a subcontractor.

Bay Beach has to reduce hours due to staffing shortage

Posted Tuesday, May 3, 2022 9:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Park will close two hours earlier than normal.

Geoff Morrel out as Disney comms chief after only a few months

Posted Monday, May 2, 2022 9:13 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The move comes after the horrible response to "Don't Say Gay" in Florida.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg retiring Davinci's Cradle

Posted Friday, April 29, 2022 10:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride has operated for more than 30 years.

Comcast theme park business up 151% for quarter over last year

Posted Friday, April 29, 2022 10:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The NBCUniversal parks reported $1.56 billion in revenue for the quarter.

Disney's Reedy Creek tells bondholders that dissolution of district is illegal

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:06 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The company says the state can not interfere with the rights of bondholders, who hold the district's debt.

Family of Tyre Sampson files suit after fatal accident on Orlando FreeFall

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:41 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Suit accuses a number of parties of negligence.

Court rejects motion to dismiss Cedar Fair passholder lawsuit for 2020 passes

Posted Friday, April 22, 2022 4:49 PM | Contributed by BrettV

The suit says the company should have offered refunds in the pandemic, even though the passes were extended into 2021.

Dissolving Disney's Reedy Creek would cause massive tax hike to Orange County

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2022 9:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Property taxes would go up 15% to 20% and add billions to the county's debt.

Former Waco news anchor takes GM position at Six Flags Over Texas

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The new boss most recently was the director of sales, marketing and entertainment.

Northwestern theme park engineering group enters attraction competitions

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Student group meets throughout the year.

B&M track arrives at SeaWorld Orlando, park pretends to not notice on Twitter

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:03 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park is obviously going to build a new roller coaster, but has not acknowledged or announced anything.

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