Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Disney parks chief talks about story telling roller coaster for Epcot Guardian's of the Galaxy ride

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Each cab on this Vekoma roller coaster will be directed toward the action as it moves through the attraction.

Walt Disney World sets opening season for Skyliner gondola system for fall 2019

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The system will connect Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and four hotels will be connected by the system.

Man apparently banned from Walt Disney World for holding up Trump sign in on-ride photo

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The New York man was a passholder.

Parkitect computer game finally reaching v1.0 release after four years

Posted Monday, November 12, 2018 10:31 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The official release date is November 29.

Disney theme park income up 11% for the quarter compared to last year

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:37 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Increase driven by rise in attendance and spending.

SeaWorld San Diego abandons plans for hotel

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:36 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Interim chief says hotels may still be in the cards in the long term.

Joyland property sold at auction for $198,000

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:36 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The 57-acre site closed in 2006.

Disney gets its anti-casino amendment in Florida

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:02 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The amendment was passed by a voter approved amendment in this election.

Regional theme parks evolve with overnight stays

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:01 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The new Legoland park in New York will open with a hotel.

IAAPA says "experience economy" pushes theme park spending up 5% to $44.8 billion last year

Posted Monday, November 5, 2018 8:01 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Annual growth of 6.5% expected through 2022.

SeaWorld Entertainment recovery continues with 10% boost in revenue and attendance over 3rd quarter last year

Posted Monday, November 5, 2018 8:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Also: Free beer is coming back next year.

Former Schlitterbahn operator Jeff Henry accused of drug and sex offenses

Posted Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:26 AM | Contributed by kpjb

Judge set a new bond of $1 million.

Conneaut Lake Park finances improving, still not close to exiting bankruptcy

Posted Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The 2014 filing had the park $2.9 million in debt, and that amount now sits at $1.3 million.

Wanda withdraws from theme park business, gradually abandoning entertainment

Posted Friday, November 2, 2018 11:14 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company once boastful about beating Disney sells remaining theme park and film business.

Filings reveal infrastructure plans for 540 acre Universal Orlando plot

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2018 10:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Comcast isn't yet saying what they will build on the land.

Cedar Fair announces results through third quarter, increases distribution

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Preliminary results show 1% increase in net revenue through first ten months, with 1% increase in in-park per capita spending, 5% out-of-park.

Canadian airlines discontinue SeaWorld partnerships

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Air Canada and WestJet will no longer bundle tickets.

Movie Park in Germany evacuated for bomb threat

Posted Monday, October 29, 2018 10:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

About 11,000 people exited the park for a false alarm.

Six Flags attendance, adjusted EBITDA up, company celebrates upsell to season passes

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2018 10:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Revenue was up 7%, attendance up 5%.

Ghost Town in the Sky insists it will open in 2019

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The seemingly cursed park offers a vague message of spring opening.

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