Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Walt Disney World can now run up to 25% of the resort on solar

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:07 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The resort's new 50 megawatt solar farm is online.

Tigris roller coaster previewed at Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:07 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Media previews show point-of-view video for the triple launch coaster.

Universal Orlando wins suit that accused resort of stealing idea for chocolate factory restaurant

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:06 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The court ordered the plaintiff to pay court costs.

SeaWorld cuts more jobs for "efficiency"

Posted Monday, April 15, 2019 9:47 AM | Contributed by BrettV

The company wouldn't say how many jobs were eliminated.

College instructor keeps memories of Geauga Lake and Conneaut Lake Park

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019 12:35 PM | Contributed by Jeff

He also covers Dover Lake and Euclid Beach Park.

Cedar Fair partners with Feld Entertainment for monster truck experiences

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:20 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The attraction will start at Cedar Point, then run at Kings Dominion and Dorney Park.

Cedar Fair CEO Richard Zimmerman joins board

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:20 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Zimmerman replaces Tom Klein.

In 1976: Six Flags St. Louis opens Screamin' Eagle

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The wooden coaster was advertised as the longest and fastest.

Tribe operating OWA will expand the facility, and hotel properties in Florida and tropics

Posted Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:44 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Expansion near the park will total $100 million.

Arnold's Park to rebuild classic wild mouse

Posted Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:12 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride is expected to be open by Memorial Day.

Orlando SeaWorld properties are all autism certified

Posted Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

SeaWorld joins Aquatica and Discovery Cove as certified autism centers.

The Chris Sawyer Interviews: Go back 20 years to the creation of RollerCoaster Tycoon

Posted Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Read a pair of interviews originally posted on PointBuzz (then called Guide to The Point).

Feature: Looking back at RollerCoaster Tycoon, 20 years later

Posted Monday, April 1, 2019 10:13 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The game created a legacy of creative endeavors to build simulated theme parks on the screen.

Kings Island to restore glockenspiel on Festhaus

Posted Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:16 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The restoration should be in place by the opening preview.

Dorney Park has busy off-season maintenance before reopening

Posted Friday, March 29, 2019 11:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park refurbishes its many rides while the park is closed.

Disney bans smoking at US Disney parks

Posted Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:34 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The ban goes in effect May 1.

Woman falls from roller coaster at Las Vegas Adventuredome

Posted Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:26 PM | Contributed by Vater

Investigation has not yet determined a cause.

Cedar Fair to acquire the land under California's Great America for approximately $150 million

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park has rested on leased land from Santa Clara since its inception in 1976.

Cedar Fair rolling out seasonal parade and festival at four parks

Posted Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:32 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Grand Carnivale will take place for a limited time at Kings Dominion, Kings Island, Worlds of Fun and Dorney Park.

Copperhead Strike debuts with double launch at Carowinds

Posted Friday, March 22, 2019 10:18 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park opens for the season this weekend.

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