Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Jimmy Fallon ride will open in April at Universal Orlando with first virtual line application for the parks

Posted Yesterday, 8:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Following a series of Tonight Show tapings, the new attraction opens April 6 at Universal Studios Florida.

Bill Morey Sr. dies at age 87

Posted Monday, January 16, 2017 9:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Morey was the co-founder of Morey's Piers.

Schlitterbahn settles with family of boy killed on Verruckt

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The terms of the settlement have not yet been disclosed.

Developer announced underwater attraction with Viacom for The Philippines, environmental backlash instantaneous

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The proposed park would likely disrupt a number of undersea ecosystems.

Disneyland Resort will charge $10 a day for ability to book Fastpass in-park on mobile device

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:48 AM | Contributed by bigboy

The new service will augment the existing service that requires queueing for paper passes at the park.

After 30 years, Star Tours will be updated with new elements from Star Wars Episode VIII

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The popular rides will continue to evolve as Disney releases new films.

SeaWorld San Diego performs its last orca One Ocean show

Posted Monday, January 9, 2017 9:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The orca performance show era has come to an end at the marine life park.

South Dakota doesn't want to administer ride inspections

Posted Monday, January 9, 2017 9:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A recent law requires inspections, but is ambiguous about how they're reported.

Crime: Counterfeiting for Disneyland, shoplifting for Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted Monday, January 9, 2017 9:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The two theme park complexes in Southern California attract different kinds of crime.

Avatar expected to boost Animal Kingdom the way Cars did for California Adventure

Posted Monday, January 9, 2017 9:21 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The new attractions are likely to rebalance the attendance between the Walt Disney World theme parks.

SeaWorld orca Tilikum dies

Posted Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:26 PM | Contributed by DS

The killer whale was estimated to be 36-years-old.

Round up: New Florida theme park attractions for 2017

Posted Friday, January 6, 2017 10:37 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Miami Herald gives a summary of everything new coming this year.

Universal Studios Hollywood temporarily closes Monday at record capacity

Posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Experts estimate the park had 40,000 guests when it closed before noon.

RCT3 and Planet Coaster developer Frontier sues Atari for unpaid royalties

Posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8:14 AM | Contributed by PhantomTails

The game developer believes it's due $2.2 million in royalties for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.

Fans of Tower of Terror make sad faces for its last day at Disney California Adventure

Posted Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:14 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride is closing for a Guardians Of The Galaxy theme makeover.

SeaWorld San Diego announces Electric Eel roller coaster

Posted Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:14 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The new ride will open in early summer 2018.

Riders stranded on Sky Cabin at Knott's Berry Farm, rescued individually by rope

Posted Saturday, December 31, 2016 2:15 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride was stuck 148 feet up and could not be lowered manually.

Six Flags Over Georgia previews its Justice League ride, under construction

Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2016 4:40 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The adventure dark ride is set to open in the summer of 2017.

Disney teases Pandora at Animal Kingdom with detailed video

Posted Monday, December 26, 2016 9:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The new video contains actual scenes from the newest land at Walt Disney World

Disneyland year in review: 10 big stories at the classic theme park

Posted Saturday, December 24, 2016 9:35 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The <i>Orange County Register</i> looks back at the important stories for Disney's first park.

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