Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Firefighters union says Disney fireworks causing brush fires

Posted Friday, April 28, 2017 9:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Orange County is currently under a burn ban because of dry conditions.

Theme parks a big source of growth for Comcast

Posted Thursday, April 27, 2017 9:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Universal Studios parks came with the acquisition of NBCUniversal.

The Verge: What it means to be "immersive" in new theme park experiences

Posted Thursday, April 27, 2017 9:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

All eyes are on Disney after the company offers vague details about the immersive new Star Wars themed lands.

Pacific Park gives Tilt-a-Whirl a shark makeover

Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride's tubs now resemble chomping sharks.

Star Wars lands at Disney parks will offer immersive experiences

Posted Monday, April 24, 2017 10:21 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The areas now in bicoastal development will up Disney's game for theme park attractions.

Pandora employee roles revealed at Animal Kingdom

Posted Monday, April 24, 2017 10:20 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The new land begins conducting previews in May.

Kansas approves more oversight of amusement rides

Posted Monday, April 24, 2017 10:17 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The state will require different inspection and insurance requirements.

Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet an environmental advocate for Lake Erie

Posted Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:18 PM | Contributed by BrettV

Theme park chief says he's reluctant to get politically involved, but the lake is an important resource for Cedar Point.

Disney may be adding ride sharing service on property using EV's

Posted Friday, April 21, 2017 10:20 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Uber currently dominates this space at the theme park complex.

Wichita wants a replacement for Joyland, but economics may not add up

Posted Friday, April 21, 2017 10:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

New investments in amusement parks are rare.

SeaWorld sees its final orca birth at the San Antonio park

Posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The company previously said it would no longer breed the animals.

Feature: Disney's post-Potter theme park renaissance

Posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Pandora and Star Wars lands will be transformative in nature to Disney's theme parks.

Polar bear dies at SeaWorld San Diego

Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The bear was 21, which is typically older than the lifespan of the animals in the wild.

SeaWorld San Diego ending nightly fireworks, neighbors rejoice

Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Local residents petitioned the park to end the displays.

Training program for young adults with disabilities to be offered at Dorney Park

Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Summer program hopes to ease the transition to adulthood and work.

Gondola system for Walt Disney World transportation confirmed in planning documents

Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The system would link Epcot, Hollywood Studios and a number of hotels.

Kids break into Thorpe Park at night, climb 205-foot Stealth roller coaster

Posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Police and firefighters called to the scene as the kids climb back down.

Disney may be considering role playing angle in new Star Wars lands

Posted Monday, April 17, 2017 12:58 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Vague details were revealed at this week's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.

Christmas events coming to Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

Posted Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The special events will start mid-November and last a week into the new year.

Riders rescued from stalled Joker's Jinx at Six Flags America

Posted Friday, April 14, 2017 2:22 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The train stopped at a high point without walking platforms.

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