Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Actors' Equity Association rejects Walt Disney World proposal for Covid-19 plans

Posted Yesterday, 11:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The union says that not testing performers is unacceptable.

Photos: Candymonium opens with Hersheypark's new entrance

Posted Yesterday, 11:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The new entrance includes Chocolatetown.

Former Disney cast member accused of stealing $160,000 in refund scam

Posted Yesterday, 11:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The felony charge could result in 30 years in prison.

Judge rules for Disney in lawsuit over autism wait times

Posted Yesterday, 10:24 AM | Contributed by BrettV

A parent suing the theme parks said that ADA required accommodations for people with autism, allowing them to skip the lines.

Tayto Park gets approval for two steel roller coasters

Posted Friday, June 26, 2020 10:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park says construction will begin in 2021 for a 2023 opening.

Splash Mountain rides to be rethemed to Princess and the Frog

Posted Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:13 PM | Contributed by BrettV

The project will be applied at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom.

Disneyland Resort delays theme park reopening indefinitely

Posted Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:37 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company says that it needs the state guidelines before it can proceed with opening plan.

Universal Orlando lays off some theme park workers

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:24 AM | Contributed by BrettV

The company did not say how many, but said it would pay severance and benefits.

Some Disney theme park workers urge delay in opening

Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:55 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Petitions express concern for hospitality workers.

S&S Axis roller coaster prototype offers new ride experience

Posted Monday, June 22, 2020 9:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Prototype in Utah promises a different kind of roller coaster experience.

Walt Disney World cancels Halloween event, promises "modified" Food & Wine

Posted Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:42 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The company says the signature events of the Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are not possible in the Covid-19 reality.

Premier Rides, RMC file liens against SeaWorld Entertainment for roller coaster projects

Posted Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:13 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride manufacturers say they haven't been paid millions of dollars.

Gamespot goes to Universal Orlando with Covid-19 rules in place

Posted Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:13 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Video gaming site takes a look at the precautions the Orlando resort is taking.

SeaWorld San Diego sued by contractors building around new dive roller coaster

Posted Monday, June 15, 2020 9:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Construction company says it is owed $3.3 million in payments.

Walt Disney World sues Orange County over tax assessment again

Posted Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:59 PM | Contributed by BrettV

The company has sued in previous years as well.

As SeaWorld Entertainment prepares to reopen, fans step up criticism of board chair

Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:38 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Fans say that Scott Ross, who chairs the SeaWorld board, is making a list of employees critical of him.

Give Kids The World Village lays off 86% of staff, closes indefinitely for Covid-19

Posted Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:09 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The non-profit says it does not know when theme parks can safely welcome vulnerable kids.

Cedar Fair announces phased opening with capacity limitations

Posted Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:22 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Online reservation system will be used to manage capacity.

Unannounced Jurassic Park roller coaster taking shape at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Posted Monday, June 8, 2020 12:45 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park has not announced a name or date for the new ride.

Non-profit sues Ohio on behalf of Cedar Fair and Kalahari to reopen

Posted Friday, June 5, 2020 10:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The suit says the parks have the right to open along side other businesses.

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