Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Six Flags Great America president Hank Salemi dies after extraordinary career

Posted Friday, January 14, 2022 9:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Salemi served in various roles in Six Flags corporate and at the Gurnee, Illinois park.

Hong Kong Disneyland closes again over Covid concerns

Posted Wednesday, January 5, 2022 10:27 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The current plan is to close for two weeks.

Conneaut Lake Blue Streak catches fire

Posted Tuesday, January 4, 2022 7:09 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Half of the ride was demolished.

S&S Power founder Stan Checketts dead at 80

Posted Tuesday, January 4, 2022 7:02 PM | Contributed by Rick_UK

The amusement industry veteran was known for his air-powered rides.

Disney patent describes augmented reality without devices

Posted Tuesday, January 4, 2022 1:27 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The USPTO granted the patent on December 28.

The Beast at Kings Island is being improved with new track and structural changes from The Gravity Group

Posted Sunday, December 26, 2021 11:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park made a blog post explaining the changes.

Fire destroys store and bumper cars at Lagoon

Posted Sunday, December 26, 2021 10:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Officials are still investigating the cause.

Adventureland acquired by Palace Entertainment

Posted Friday, December 24, 2021 10:55 AM | Contributed by PhantomTails

Iowa attraction joins the family of parks that include Kennywood and Lake Compounce.

AWS outage tested already skeptical Disney theme park fans

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2021 6:02 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Add-on fees to queue felt worse for some fans when the system went down.

Lawsuit seeks class-action status against Disneyland, alleging reservation system locks out passholders

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2021 6:02 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Complaint says reservation system favored daily ticket buyers over passholders.

Fire truck drives down Main Street at Disney's Magic Kingdom to put out fire near castle

Posted Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:50 AM | Contributed by BrettV

One cast member was transported to hospital for non-emergency treatment.

Tayto Park to build three new roller coasters

Posted Monday, December 13, 2021 9:56 AM | Contributed by Julie M

Irish amusement park spending 30 million Euros on new coasters.

Study shows theme park customers not fond of dynamic pricing

Posted Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:44 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Dynamic pricing combined with paid queue priority does not sit well with customers.

New neighbors to Bell's already protesting despite lack of concrete plans

Posted Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Bell's has not announced any specific construction plans.

Genie and Lightning Lane rolling out to Disneyland Resort

Posted Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The system, already in place at Walt Disney World, will replace the FastPass and MaxPass offerings.

Bill Davis retiring as Universal Orlando boss, Karen Irwin stepping in from Hollywood

Posted Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:43 AM | Contributed by BrettV

Davis led the resort for 15 years.

Walt Disney World suspends annual pass sales again

Posted Monday, November 22, 2021 2:40 PM | Contributed by BrettV

Only the weekday-only pass is available to Florida residents.

Disneyland unions split on new contract

Posted Friday, November 19, 2021 10:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The California Adventure unit ratified the new contract, while the Disneyland unit did not.

Six Flags appoints Selim Bassoul as new CEO

Posted Monday, November 15, 2021 10:10 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza is appointed non-executive chair.

Cedar Fair adds Brian Nurse as executive vice president and chief legal officer

Posted Monday, November 15, 2021 10:10 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The previous counsel agreed to "transition out" after an announcement in June.

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