Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Disney filling in pool in abandoned River Country at Walt Disney World

Posted Yesterday, 8:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The water park closed in 2002.

Thorpe Park introduces Old Aged Coaster pass for people over 65

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:10 AM | Contributed by Jeff

One retiree describes the program as "brilliant."

Universal Studios patent implies future wand-driven "game" ride

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The patent describes some kind of attraction where the rider influences the outcome with various control devices.

Locals ready to fight new Legoland in Goshen, New York

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Merlin says it wants an inclusive process to get the project approved.

State report profiles alligator that killed toddler at Walt Disney World

Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The animal appeared to have lost its fear of humans.

IMG Worlds of Adventure nearly complete in Dubai

Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Huge indoor theme park cost $1 billion to build.

Man drowns at Wild Waves, lifeguards criticized

Posted Monday, August 22, 2016 8:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The circumstances of the man's death are not clear.

Woman hit in face by object on El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure

Posted Monday, August 22, 2016 8:39 AM | Contributed by a_hoffman50

The woman suffered lost and cracked teeth, bloody lips.

Kings Dominion announces Planet Snoopy rides, free pre-K pass

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:07 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Three new rides included, while the 3-5 crowd can get a free season pass.

Cedar Fair to close Wildwater Kingdom at Geauga Lake permanently

Posted Friday, August 19, 2016 7:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

September 5 will be its last operating day.

Worlds of Fun adding two rides, WinterFest in 2017

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:37 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Classic rides will complement a holiday season festival.

Valleyfair announces 230-foot North Star

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:05 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The swing tower will open in 2017.

California's Great America will convert Vortex to floorless Patriot

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:14 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Last stand-up rides will happen on September 5.

Kings Island will bring back WinterFest in 2017

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:14 PM | Contributed by Jeff

New smokehouse restaurant also slated for water park.

Carowinds adding classic rides, Winterfest for 2017

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:13 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Rides and food options will be packaged in the "County Fair" section of the park.

Dorney Park adding a Huss Troika and bumper cars for 2017

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff

New show, catering facilities and water park upgrades also announced.

Cedar Point announces Cedar Point Shores Water Park, more Express rooms, new tower for Breakers

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The project is a significant change to Soak City.

Theme park attractions mostly based on movie franchises instead of generic themes

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The worlds of Harry Potter and Pixar films dominate the new landscape.

Rivers of Light still not flowing at Disney's Animal Kingdom, late hours reduced

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The show, originally to open in April, was supposed to be a part of later nights at the park.

LeBron James Family Foundation brings 5,000 people to Cedar Point

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Visit is part of the foundation's Wheels for Education program.

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