Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Dorney Park will open without its Boomerang roller coaster, which was removed

Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:19 PM | Contributed by Bobbie1951

The park has not revealed what will go in its place.

Orlando water parks again closed for cold weather

Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:17 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Unusually cold weather again forces the big theme parks to close their water parks, this time for three days.

Speculation builds for Universal Orlando's new Harry Potter roller coaster

Posted Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:30 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Rumors suggest a bike-themed ride or a powered inverted coaster.

Alton Towers announces Wicker Man wooden roller coaster

Posted Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:24 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The horror themed ride will open this summer.

SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby takes on "small minded" arguments of activists

Posted Tuesday, January 9, 2018 12:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The theme park chief says activists "don't know what they're talking about."

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Wild Mouse demolished

Posted Tuesday, January 9, 2018 12:08 AM | Contributed by Rick_UK

Ride was one of four left in the world, opening in 1958.

Former Geauga Lake Tilt-a-Whirl purchased by Northeast Ohio FEC

Posted Saturday, January 6, 2018 2:20 PM | Contributed by BrettV

The Caddie Shack purchased the ride from the Columbus Zoo, will operate it in 2018.

Former Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Great Adventure GM returns to Magic Mountain

Posted Friday, January 5, 2018 9:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Neal Thurman has more than two decades with the company.

Cold thins crowds at Orlando theme parks

Posted Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Temperatures dip to 30's after driving rains.

Silver Dollar City sets attendance record with 2.1 million guests

Posted Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park attracted 500,000 guests in the November-December period.

Six Flags Magic Mountain will be open every day this year

Posted Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Park will offer promotions and contests around the new schedule.

Japan's Space World attracts crowd as it closes forever

Posted Tuesday, January 2, 2018 10:55 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park closed for good, after 27 years, on the last day of 2017.

The top 10 roller coaster and amusement park stories of 2017

Posted Friday, December 29, 2017 10:37 AM | Contributed by Jeff

These stories attracted the most attention this year on CoasterBuzz.

Disneyland suffers power outage

Posted Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:59 AM | Contributed by kevin38

Several rides were down for a few hours on Wednesday.

Magic Kingdom closes on Christmas at capacity, also Internet reaction

Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2017 11:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

People act shocked every year.

Merlin works with New York State on freeway exit renovation for new Legoland

Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2017 11:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company will shoulder most of the cost of the construction.

Village Roadshow sells land under its Gold Coast parks in lease-back deal

Posted Friday, December 22, 2017 1:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The company will pay $6.2 million in rent per year to start.

Robo Trump speech revealed at Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents

Posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The benign speech doesn't sound anything like the usual banter of the Twitterer-in-Chief.

Cedar Fair names Tim Fisher COO

Posted Monday, December 18, 2017 11:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The move comes after the Richard Zimmerman is promoted to CEO after the departure of Matt Ouimet.

Disney will own even more theme park IP with pending acquisition of Fox film and TV units

Posted Monday, December 18, 2017 11:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Existing licensing deals provide revenue for Disney even if they can't use the properties in their own theme parks.

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