Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Teen girl falls from gondola ride, man breaks her fall

Posted Monday, June 26, 2017 9:37 AM | Contributed by Jeff

There has been no apparent indication of ride failure.

Disney says Robo-Trump will speak in Hall of Presidents

Posted Monday, June 26, 2017 9:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Earlier rumors suggested that the animatronic version of the president would not have a speaking role in the revised show.

Walt Disney World monorail gets you to Magic Kingdom, and pub crawls

Posted Monday, June 26, 2017 9:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The iconic transportation is an attraction itself.

Mine Blower opens at Fun Spot in Kissimmee

Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 1:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The new wooden roller coaster maneuver an inversion over the station.

New permits imply changes coming to Epcot

Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 8:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Disney was issued permits to reconfigure water ways and retention for future development.

Orlando Magic NBA team will feature logos, special seating and Walt Disney World passes for sale at arena

Posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The theme park operator is expanding its partnership with the professional basketball team.

Deal for UK Paramount themed park falls apart

Posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Plans to build the park will move forward, without the Paramount branding.

Disney theme park auction includes hand-drawn park map expected to fetch $900k

Posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Artifacts include everything from costumes to small ride vehicles.

Theme park impact on property values uncertain

Posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Residents ponder the impact of a proposed Legoland park in New York.

Universal Studios Florida kids area reportedly changing to Nintendo theme

Posted Friday, June 16, 2017 9:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Report says the roller coaster will take on a Donkey Kong theme.

Illinois Wild West Town is hard to sell to new operators

Posted Friday, June 16, 2017 9:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The current owners want to sell the property to a new owner that will continue to operate the tiny theme park.

Shanghai Disneyland entertains 10 million guests in first year

Posted Friday, June 16, 2017 9:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Resort has positive first year relative to efforts in Paris and Hong Kong.

Disney, Universal and SeaWorld sue over property tax assessments in Orange County, Florida

Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Disney describes the assessments as "excessive."

Walt Disney World will honor boy killed by alligator with symbol from charitable foundation

Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:35 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A lighthouse sculpture, used as the symbol for the Lane Thomas Foundation, will be placed at one of the resorts.

Six Flags America Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth ride coincides with release of popular movie

Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:35 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The swing ride climbs 24 stories and goes 40 mph.

Disney now owns 97% of Euro Disney, will delist it from trading

Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:05 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Disneyland Paris resort operated as an independent company for 27 years.

Merlin says terrorist attacks hurting attendance for UK attractions

Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:12 AM | Contributed by Jeff

London attractions and parks like Alton Towers have seen a dip in visits.

History: Six Flags Over Georgia turns 50

Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:12 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Feature highlights the park's first half-century.

Universal Studios Hollywood will ditch Shrek for a variety of DreamWorks Animation 4-D attractions

Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:12 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company acquired DreamWorks last year.

Orlando theme park and hotel deals offered for summer 2017

Posted Monday, June 12, 2017 9:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, along with countless properties in between, want your business.

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