Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

California issues theme park reopening guidelines, keeps Disneyland and Universal closed

Posted Yesterday, 5:48 PM | Contributed by BrettV

The guidelines will not allow the larger parks to reopen until case counts per capita and positive test rates decrease.

Disneyland employees protest continued state closure of theme parks

Posted Monday, October 19, 2020 11:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The governor continues to refuse allowing the opening of California theme parks.

Six Flags Magic Mountain ready for state visit to show pandemic readiness

Posted Monday, October 19, 2020 11:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

State officials have already visited the Disney and Universal theme parks.

Six Flags to layoff 10% of its full time employees

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:25 PM | Contributed by bigboy

The cut will affect about 240 people.

Pandemic affects lucrative Halloween season at theme parks

Posted Monday, October 12, 2020 10:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Events have been scaled back due to capacity limitations and social distancing.

Health officials and unions say Walt Disney World safety protocol has prevented Covid-19 outbreaks

Posted Friday, October 9, 2020 9:42 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The parks have been open for about three months.

California governor in "no hurry" to open theme parks

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A trade group is pressuring the state to allow the parks to reopen.

Walt Disney World layoffs include nearly 9,000 part-time workers

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The unions reached a deal with the company that preserves most full-time positions.

Universal will close Volcano Bay for winter

Posted Monday, October 5, 2020 11:49 AM | Contributed by BrettV

The company says this is a seasonal closure and will work with pass and ticket holders.

Cedar Fair posts preliminary third quarter results, will issue $300m in unsecured notes

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:52 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The company gives a first look at the impact of Covid-19 in the second pandemic quarter.

Disney to layoff 28,000 in US theme parks

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:19 PM | Contributed by BrettV

Of the 28,000 workers affected by the layoffs, 67% are part-time.

Cedar Fair gets extension on credit facilities

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Citing an uncertain market for 2021, the company gets more time on existing covenants and increased lines.

Dreamworld Australia fined for fatal 2016 accident that killed four

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:17 AM | Contributed by kevin38

Four people died when the boat on the water ride overturned.

Season passholder seeks class action against Cedar Fair over refund policy

Posted Monday, September 28, 2020 9:50 AM | Contributed by GoBucks89

The company extended entry to the 2021 season because of the pandemic.

SeaWorld Entertainment posts jobs after layoffs

Posted Monday, September 28, 2020 9:45 AM | Contributed by BrettV

Laid off employees "encouraged to apply" for positions.

Hong Kong Disneyland set to reopen for second time, California park still closed

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:10 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Hong Kong government completed extensive Covid-19 testing.

Marriott's Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort lays off 1,100 employees

Posted Monday, September 21, 2020 10:10 AM | Contributed by BrettV

The convention hotels were hosting professional athletes for much of the summer.

Walt Disney World will keep water parks closed through March

Posted Friday, September 18, 2020 9:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company says those plans could change.

Silverwood announces Stunt Pilot single-rail roller coaster

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:30 PM | Contributed by Pagoda Gift Shop

The new roller coaster will be built by Rocky Mountain Construction.

I-X Center closing permanently in Cleveland, ending the annual indoor amusement park

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The pandemic closure has essentially put the former tank factory out of business.

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