Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Walt Disney World reinstating indoor mask requirement

Posted Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The policy starts Friday amid a serious rise in Covid cases in Orange County and Florida.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas announces Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger, a B&M dive coaster

Posted Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:31 AM | Contributed by bigboy

The roller coaster is expected to open in 2022.

Cedar Fair considering E-sports venue in Sandusky

Posted Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:21 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company is working with industry partners to determine the feasibility of the project.

Six Flags reports decrease of attendance and revenue compared to 2019 with massive increase in per capita spending

Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Total guest spending per capita in first half 2021 increased 21% compared to first half 2019.

Epcot previews new Harmonious nighttime show, opening in October

Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A video preview via official YouTube channel includes shots of the show that will take place on the World Showcase lagoon.

Man banned from Six Flags parks after climbing roller coaster to deliver water to stuck riders at Frontier City

Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The man says he will gladly accept the ban.

Video shows teen hit by seagull on Slingshot at Morey's Piers

Posted Friday, July 23, 2021 9:40 AM | Contributed by hambone

The girl suffered only a minor cut.

Disney will get refund in negotiated settlement with Orange County tax appraiser

Posted Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company will get millions of dollars back after filing suit in 2015.

Universal Studios Hollywood reinstates mask requirement for indoor areas

Posted Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:29 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The decision was made in response to rising rates of Covid transmission in Southern California.

Man climbs Knott's Berry Farm drop tower

Posted Monday, July 19, 2021 9:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The man eventually came down and was taken in an ambulance.

Disney moving 2,000 jobs from SoCal to Central Florida

Posted Friday, July 16, 2021 9:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Most of the jobs are in the Parks, Experiences and Products division.

Universal Orlando sued for costumed character making racist gestures

Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company says the actor portraying Gru was previously fired after similar reported incidents.

Fantasy Island to reopen as Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World

Posted Monday, July 12, 2021 1:43 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The water park will reopen this month.

SeaWorld Orlando brings back free beer

Posted Monday, July 12, 2021 1:42 PM | Contributed by Jeff

As a nod to its former brewery ownership days, the park is offering the beer.

Video shows carnival ride swaying violently at Traverse City National Cherry Festival

Posted Monday, July 12, 2021 1:17 PM | Contributed by BrettV

Bystanders jump on platform to attempt to stabilize it.

One person dead after rapids ride boat flips at Adventureland

Posted Monday, July 5, 2021 9:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Three others were hospitalized after the accident in Iowa.

El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure shutdown after "partial derailment"

Posted Thursday, July 1, 2021 9:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Guest video shows the rear wheels off the track.

Six Flags New England closed to cleanup after serious storm

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2021 1:59 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Video shows flooding and massive winds blowing debris around the park.

New Fantasy Island owner wants "vintage" feel

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Gene Staples wants to add rides that fit the park.

Deno's Wonder Wheel ready to open its Phoenix roller coaster

Posted Monday, June 28, 2021 11:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The new Vekoma roller coaster will open the weekend of Independence Day.

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