Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Tokyo DisneySea to expand in 2022

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 10:48 AM | Contributed by Tekwardo

New hotel, new areas for Frozen and Peter Pan are planned.

Riders thrown when Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 10:44 AM | Contributed by kevin38

Six taken to hospital, two fell 34 feet.

Remembering the studios in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 10:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The former Disney-MGM Studios once aspired to being an alternate location to create movies.

Coaster Campout at Knott's Berry Farm will benefit Boys & Girls Club of America

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The event includes two-day admission for four, breakfast and camping.

Six Flags Great Adventure debuts Cyborg Spin

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The gyroscopic ride rotates riders around every axis.

Walt Disney's boyhood hometown features museum

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:11 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Marceline, Missouri, is said to have inspired the Main Street USA's of the theme parks.

Raptor "Blue" coming to Islands of Adventure Jurassic Park

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The movie character joins the existing attraction at the theme park.

Richard Gerth, greeter at the Grand Floridian at Walt Disney World, has died

Posted Thursday, June 7, 2018 3:02 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Known for years as one of the first people you would meet at the Grand, Richard was 92.

Two Schlitterbahn maintenance workers charged in water slide death case

Posted Friday, June 1, 2018 8:53 AM | Contributed by PhantomTails

Investigators asked why a brake mechanism was not repaired after falling off, according to the report.

Star Wars resort will be tied right in to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted Friday, June 1, 2018 8:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The immersive new hotel will be integrated with the theme of the Galaxy's Edge area.

Video: Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point is also about love

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:02 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Coaster crazy couple enjoys the new roller coaster.

Icon roller coaster opens at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride is the UK's first double launching coaster.

Massive fire destroys parts of Europa Park

Posted Saturday, May 26, 2018 5:41 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Fire reportedly started in the Scandanavian-themed area of the park.

Tours of theme park companies to benefit Give Kids The World

Posted Friday, May 25, 2018 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Manufacturers and attractions open their doors for paid tours to benefit the non-profit.

Knott's Berry Farm debuts HangTime roller coaster

Posted Friday, May 25, 2018 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Set on the former site of Boomerang, the coaster features a 96-degree drop.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park lands have opening seasons

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

They don't quite nail down a date, but expect 2019 summer out west, fall in Florida.

Rumor roundup: Star Trek for Universal Studios theme parks

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The attraction rumor seems like a logical response to Disney's use of Star Wars.

Six Flags will take over operation of five EPR-owned parks from Premier Parks

Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Darien Lake, Frontier City and three water parks will join the roster.

SeaWorld Orlando will also have free beer this summer

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:45 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park follows the lead of sister park Busch Gardens Tampa.

Development on the former Americana property will pay homage to the defunct amusement park

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:50 PM | Contributed by metallik

Plans may include a small museum on the site.

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