Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Disneyland ends annual pass program, will issue refunds

Posted Yesterday, 9:42 AM | Contributed by BrettV

The theme park said it is developing new membership offerings.

Disney among companies suspending political contributions in wake of Capitol siege

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company is one of many withdrawing PAC donations as some elected officials defend false claims of election fraud.

Disneyland will be used as Covid-19 vaccination site

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:24 AM | Contributed by BrettV

Officials are setting up tents to vaccinate thousands of people per day in the parking lot.

Disney ending Magical Express airport bus service, Extra Magic Hours being replaced with early entry

Posted Monday, January 11, 2021 3:22 PM | Contributed by bigboy

Resort reservations starting January 1, 2022, will not offer Magical Express.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg effectively nears year-round operation with events

Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The theme park adds events early in the year and adjusts pass coverage to include events.

WDW golf courses adding robotic golf carts

Posted Monday, January 4, 2021 9:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The small club carriers will follow you around the golf course.

Former Disney employee accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars charged only with misdemeanors

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:53 PM | Contributed by Jeff

State attorney pursues no felony charges.

Central Florida theme parks meet reduced capacity around holidays

Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Universal Orlando in particular has reached capacity two days in a row.

Dippin' Dots could play role in Covid vaccine storage

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Dippin' Dots operates freezers that dip to -122 degrees Fahrenheit, cold enough to store the Pfizer vaccine.

Deno’s Wonder Wheel announces Phoenix roller coaster for Coney Island

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:57 AM | Contributed by hambone

The ride is expected to open in the summer of 2021.

Legoland Florida adds 4.5 acres, will add rides

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The theme park will announce specific plans later.

Walt Disney World announces reopening dates for some resorts

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The properties will open in a staggered fashion in 2021.

Fun Spot founder spreads anti-mask conspiracy theories, son and current CEO insists they're meeting guidelines

Posted Monday, December 14, 2020 9:24 AM | Contributed by BrettV

The Orlando ride park was found "not in compliance" with mask guidelines earlier in the year.

SeaWorld Entertainment adds two board members

Posted Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Timothy Hartnett and Kimberly Schaefer increase board to 10 seats.

YouTuber enters no contest plea for Busch Gardens Tampa trespassing charge

Posted Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The man avoids jail time and a second charge as part of the plea deal.

Cedar Fair to manage Kings Island Camp Cedar RV park

Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:19 AM | Contributed by Bakeman31092

The new campground will open in 2021 next to the Cincinnati area park.

Yomiuriland offers Ferris wheel as office space

Posted Monday, December 7, 2020 10:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Japanese entertainment businesses repurpose spaces for work during pandemic.

Universal Orlando settles water slide lawsuit

Posted Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:52 AM | Contributed by BrettV

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Universal Studios Japan teases Super Mario attractions, including Mario Kart ride

Posted Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park plans to open the new area February 4, 2021.

Carowinds GM Pat Jones on being closed for the year

Posted Monday, November 30, 2020 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The amusement park on the border of the Carolinas was not able to open due to Covid restrictions.

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