Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Six Flags Great America removing King Chaos, teasing new attraction

Posted Today, 7:44 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

The ride will close at the end of the day Sunday.

All Six Flags now flies only United States flags at the Texas and Georgia parks

Posted Friday, August 18, 2017 5:05 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park previously flew the Confederate States of America flag among the others that Texas was associated with.

Conneaut Lake Park repays back taxes

Posted Friday, August 18, 2017 8:21 AM | Contributed by Kwood and WestView worker

Trustees sold vacant land used insurance proceeds to pay the debt.

Knott's Berry Farm announces HangTime roller coaster

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The new coaster will have a 96-degree drop.

Carowinds announces Camp Snoopy expansion with six new attractions

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:51 PM | Contributed by Jeff

New ride package opens in 2018.

Valleyfair announces Delirious looping ride

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:48 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The 70-foot looping ride will open in 2018.

Canada's Wonderland announces Lumberjack and Flying Canoes flat rides

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:39 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Lumberjack is a 75-foot high pendulum.

Kings Dominion announces Twisted Timbers roller coaster

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:36 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The new roller coaster will feature a 109-foot barrel roll drop.

Silver Dollar City announces Time Traveler roller coaster

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:28 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park announced a spinning coaster of unique proportions.

California's Great America announces RailBlazer roller coaster

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:23 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The new single rail roller coaster will be 106 feet tall.

Cedar Point announces Steel Vengeance roller coaster

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:59 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride will reach a speed of 74 mph over 5,740 feet of track.

Cedar Point will spill the beans this week on Mean Streak makeover

Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 3:03 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Rocky Mountain Construction project will be made official.

Worker struck and killed by testing roller coaster at Kijima in Japan

Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 9:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff

No one was aboard the coaster at the time of the accident.

Disney Parks and Resorts up this quarter on strength of Shanghai and Paris growth

Posted Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:45 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Domestic parks see rise in attendance and minor drop in room occupancy.

Hersheypark announces new water coaster, racing slides

Posted Tuesday, August 8, 2017 5:11 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Linear induction motors will power the new ride.

SeaWorld Entertainment has disappointing second quarter

Posted Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Attendance and per capita spending down.

Excessive corrosion blamed for fatal accident on Fireball at Ohio State Fair

Posted Monday, August 7, 2017 9:20 AM | Contributed by Rick_UK

KMG is developing a new protocol for inspecting the ride.

Legoland gets zoning approval in Goshen, New York

Posted Friday, August 4, 2017 8:35 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The approval puts Merlin closer to final permission to build a new park.

SeaWorld Entertainment hires consultant that may advise on sale

Posted Thursday, August 3, 2017 11:21 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Rumors feed The Street about intentions for the company.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas announces single-rail Wonder Woman Golden Lasso roller coaster

Posted Thursday, August 3, 2017 11:21 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Ride will follow one 15.5-inch-wide steel track.

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