Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Knott's Berry Farm to reopen with inexpensive season pass option

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:22 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park will offer a $101 season pass, after Disneyland has eliminated their passes entirely.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster to open June 10 at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Posted Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:09 AM | Contributed by BrettV

The new roller coaster launches at 70 mph.

Cedar Point names Carrie Boldman as new general manager

Posted Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:04 AM | Contributed by BrettV

The former merchandise boss replaces Jason McClure, who was promoted to Cedar Fair corporate senior VP of park operations.

Fun Spot America announces Sky Hawk swing ride for Orlando location

Posted Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride is expected to open in May, 2021.

California theme parks can open indoor rides with outdoor lines

Posted Monday, March 29, 2021 10:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

State health department has established pandemic rules for the parks.

Adventureland nearly ready to open new 4D roller coaster

Posted Monday, March 29, 2021 10:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Dragon Slayer replaces the Dragon roller coaster.

Tayto Park finally gets approval for €15.5 million roller coaster

Posted Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:30 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Concerns over noise led to a two year planning battle over the installation of the new ride.

Clementon Park to be auctioned off, as a park or piecemeal

Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The 52-acre park will be sold via online auction.

Lake Compounce getting a makeover, new water slide

Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park will open at half capacity in April.

Walt Disney World union says employees should be vaccinated

Posted Monday, March 22, 2021 9:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The union makes a case for prioritizing its members.

California theme park operators encouraged to "mitigate the effects of shouting" on rides when they reopen

Posted Friday, March 19, 2021 9:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The tactic is one of the associations recommendations for reopening with Covid protocols.

Six Flags Over Texas continues to enforce Covid mitigation protocols

Posted Monday, March 15, 2021 5:30 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Despite the governor lifting state rules, the amusement park will continue to require masks.

Disneyland likely to be more expensive when it finally reopens

Posted Saturday, March 13, 2021 10:43 AM | Contributed by hambone

The company has eliminated annual passes for now, and pricing will be high.

Video: Korey explains all the roller coasters

Posted Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

In a Wired interview, The Gravity Group engineer Korey Kiepert explains how all the roller coasters work.

Six Flags America experiences traffic crisis, opening while also hosting Covid vaccinations

Posted Monday, March 8, 2021 11:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park touted its earliest opening ever, but it is also acting as the site of a state-run vaccination program.

California theme parks may be able to reopen as soon as April 1

Posted Saturday, March 6, 2021 11:51 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The state will use a tiered capacity rule based disease transmission in the county.

Universal Orlando to resume building Epic Universe

Posted Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Construction for the fourth gate was stopped last summer as the parks closed in the pandemic.

Bankruptcy court approves $1.2 million sale of Conneaut Lake Park

Posted Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The new owner has not announced intentions for the property.

Iowa's Lost Island Theme park under construction, targeting 2022 opening

Posted Monday, March 1, 2021 1:47 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park's tallest roller coaster, a Vekoma SLC, is nearly track complete.

Cedar Fair appoints a chief procurement officer

Posted Monday, March 1, 2021 9:52 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Seenu Sarma previously worked for Dean Foods, Deloitte and NASA.

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