Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

DreamVision theme parks now gone without a trace

Posted Friday, December 2, 2016 9:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The planned parks for Ft. Worth and Northern Alabama never got far beyond an announcement.

Holiday World announces Firecracker

Posted Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Calypso ride was previously located at LeSourdsville Lake Park, then Fun Spot in Indiana.

New book details the development of Universal theme parks under MCA ownership

Posted Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The book tells the story of Jay Stein and the creation of the parks from tram tours to the new park in Orlando.

SeaWorld rescues manatee from Jacksonville storm drain

Posted Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The animal will be treated and eventually released.

Universal Creative teases Nintendo collaboration, offers little specifics

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:37 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The latest information only indicates that new themed areas will come to Orlando, Hollywood and Japan.

Dollywood evacuates guests from cabins and DreamMore resort as wildfires advance

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

No buildings are on fire at this time.

Dreamworld planning to reopen after river rapids fatalities

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park will begin seasonal promotions to attract guests.

Casino Pier announces new Gerstlauer Euro-fighter and Ferris wheel

Posted Monday, November 28, 2016 10:25 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The new rides are set to open for the 2017 season.

Reedy Creek will build another garage at Disney Springs, other road projects

Posted Monday, November 28, 2016 8:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The total amount approved for recent road projects exceeds $400,000.

Schlitterbahn to remove Verruckt after fatal accident

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016 8:35 AM | Contributed by ShaneDenmark

Caleb Schwab, a 10-year-old boy, died on the ride last summer.

Planet Coaster game ships, reviews mostly favorable

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:37 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The game is credited as being a solid "builder."

Disney planning to rejuvenate Hong Kong park with $1.4 billion expansion

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Frozen and Marvel attractions will be added to the park's lineup.

Disney talks about new Avatar land and teases other theme park updates at fan event

Posted Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:48 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The new information comes from Disney's D23 event, a conference for Disney's biggest fans.

Accesso introduces Prism wearable device

Posted Friday, November 18, 2016 8:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The wrist-worn device will handle virtual queueing, payments, lockers and room keys.

IAAPA 2016 in pictures

Posted Thursday, November 17, 2016 3:51 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A few interesting notes from this year's attraction expo.

Disney Springs officially announces drone light show

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:40 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The show will include 300 "show drones" and holiday music.

Central Florida businesses benefit by exhibiting at IAAPA Attractions Expo

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The massive trade show runs this week in Orlando.

Six Flags will likely expand into Saudi Arabia with government-owned parks

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Specific details with the Saudi government have not yet been worked out.

S&S will build new inverted family coaster for Dutch Wonderland

Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3:38 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The new ride will be called Merlin's Mayhem.

Busch Gardens Tampa wins 2016 Applause Award

Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:32 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The award was given at the start of today's IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando.

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