Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces Finnegan's Flyer swing ride

Posted Today, 11:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The 80-foot-tall ride will swing riders up to 45 mph.

Amputee victims of Alton Towers Smiler accident sue the park

Posted Today, 11:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The lawsuit comes three years after the accident that caused two women to each lose a leg.

Former Joyland property to be auctioned off as two properties

Posted Today, 11:14 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park closed in 2006 and has since been vandalized.

SeaWorld ditches VR on Kraken roller coaster

Posted Yesterday, 10:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Guest feedback noticed the headsets hurt ride capacity.

Walt Disney World Lyft drivers don't want union representation

Posted Yesterday, 10:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Minnie Van drivers files statements with the National Labor Relations Board.

Professor uses Adventureland on Long Island in college courses

Posted Yesterday, 10:18 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Farmingdale State College teaches about theme parks and tourism.

SeaWorld and former CEO settle SEC case and pay $5 million

Posted Yesterday, 9:59 AM | Contributed by PhantomTails

The SEC accused the company and former CEO Jim Atchison of misleading investors over the impact of the Blackfish film.

Epcot will replace Illuminations fireworks show after 20 years

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 9:03 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The show is scheduled to be replaced at the end of summer 2019.

Hersheypark FAA filing suggests 220-foot tall ride

Posted Friday, September 14, 2018 9:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park isn't saying why the agency would be looking at a ride height that tall.

Odd research suggests roller coasters can dislodge kidney stones

Posted Friday, September 14, 2018 9:14 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Big Thunder Mountain ideal for getting the stones loose.

Busch Gardens Tampa announces Tigris, a 150-foot tall launched roller coaster

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:36 PM | Contributed by aReJay55

The ride will open in 2019.

Morey's Pier closing Flitzer roller coaster

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:33 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park will celebrate the coaster with final rides on September 23.

Wild Adventures offers free tickets for hurricane evacuees

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:28 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park is asking for ID showing a county that was evacuated.

Orange County appraiser appeals court decision to refund Walt Disney World property taxes

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The appraiser says that Disney's evidence in assessing the value of the Yacht and Beach Club resort was flawed.

SeaWorld San Diego offers behind-the-scenes look at animal care

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 12:53 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The special program goes backstage to see how veterinarians care for the park's animals.

Walt Disney World unions approve $15 minimum contract

Posted Friday, September 7, 2018 10:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The raises would be complete by 2021.

Cedar Fair reports net revenue in August up 6% over last year, driven by 5% increase in attendance, 7% boost in out-of-park spending

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2018 8:55 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Release says the strong month doesn't entirely offset the "challenging" first half of the year.

Kennywood taking a beating on social media as ride closures affect experience

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2018 10:44 AM | Contributed by BrettV

Facebook groups voice the concerns of people dissatisfied with park trips.

Carowinds announces Copperhead Strike, a roller coaster with two launches

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:45 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The coaster will launch 0 to 42 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds.

Six Flags America announces Firebird roller coaster

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:41 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The former Apocalypse (relocated from Six Flags Great America where it was Iron Wolf) will be converted to a floorless coaster.

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