Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Disney likely to keep reservations in place for foreseeable future

Posted Friday, June 18, 2021 2:07 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Theme park boss Josh D'Amaro indicated there were benefits to keeping the system.

California giving away $4.5 million in Six Flags tickets for vaccinations

Posted Friday, June 18, 2021 10:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The governor announced the release of 50,000 tickets for those who get the Covid vaccine.

All Disney parks open simultaneously for the first time in 17 months

Posted Friday, June 18, 2021 10:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Pandemic restrictions globally have caused park closures.

Fireworks returning to US Disney parks in July

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Magic Kingdom and Epcot restart on July 1, while Disneyland starts July 4.

Walt Disney World restarts college program with new residences

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Flamingo Crossings Village west of the parks is opening for college program employees.

NBCUniversal chief says Epic Universe coming "in a couple of years" with Nintendo and animation IP

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The executive says the park will lean in to intellectual property from Illumination and Dreamworks.

Fun Spot in Kissimmee fined by OSHA for violation

Posted Monday, June 14, 2021 9:58 PM | Contributed by BrettV

Electrical issues at the bumper cars were described as reason for the fines.

Six Flags settles fingerprint class action for $36 million in Illinois

Posted Monday, June 14, 2021 10:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company was accused of violating an Illinois privacy law.

Walt Disney World drops mask requirement for vaccinated guests indoors

Posted Monday, June 14, 2021 10:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Non-vaccinated guests should still wear masks indoors, and they're required by everyone on Disney transportation.

Columbus Zoo to open Tidal Twist roller coaster

Posted Friday, June 11, 2021 11:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The spinning coaster will open in July.

Cedar Fair legal chief leaving after pay cut

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Duffield “Duff” Milkie will remain with the company through the end of September.

Cedar Point will likely restore operating days after robust response to wage hike

Posted Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:23 AM | Contributed by hambone

The park is offering a $20 per hour wage after it struggled to fill positions.

Police say arsonist tried to set fire to Timber Terror at Silverwood

Posted Monday, June 7, 2021 10:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The fire was quickly put out with a fire extninguisher.

Woman found unreposnsive on Holiday World's Voyage, dies at hospital

Posted Monday, June 7, 2021 9:58 AM | Contributed by ShaneDenmark

The park reopened the roller coaster the next day, finding it to be operating as normal.

New Avengers Campus has challenging timeline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Posted Friday, June 4, 2021 10:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

You may see characters that are in fact dead at Disney's new attraction area.

Container catches fire at Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:52 AM | Contributed by Jeff

No attractions were damaged in the fire.

College student builds roller coaster model with authentic control system

Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:11 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Rockwell Automation helped with the components for the model.

Lagoon's Roller Coaster has been running for a century

Posted Friday, May 28, 2021 10:35 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of its opening.

Universal Orlando raises base pay to $15 starting June 27

Posted Friday, May 28, 2021 10:35 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Unions representing Disney employees negotiated the same rate to take effect in October.

Fun Spot America will bring new RMC roller coaster to Atlanta

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:52 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The new ride will open in 2022, with details about the ride and its name forthcoming.

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