Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Engadget has a bad experience with Six Flags VR coaster

Posted Yesterday, 10:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

An apparent issue with an incomplete installation on a headset caused a broken experience.

Ghost Town in the Sky is for sale at $4.5 million

Posted Yesterday, 10:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The property was purchased at auction for $2.5 million in 2012.

Cedar Point officials share plans in off-season fundraiser/tour, but not about Mean Streak

Posted Yesterday, 8:30 AM | Contributed by GoBucks89

About 800 people showed up at the park to tour it in the off-season.

Reedy Creek firefighters settle contract dispute pending vote

Posted Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Workers for the Disney-owned government say they're happy with the results and pay raises.

Six Flags offsets decline in per capita spending with massive attendance boost

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:37 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Per caps were down 7% while attendance grew by 22%.

Universal Studios Hollywood ups prices, following Disneyland

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:37 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park continues to offer variable pricing based on demand.

Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom reportedly spurs massive traffic headache of guests

Posted Monday, February 20, 2017 8:53 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Photos on social media show crowds that can't move one way or the other between shows.

Universal Orlando follows Disney with price increases

Posted Monday, February 20, 2017 8:52 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The one-day tickets seem expensive, but discounting online and multi-day are significant.

Conneaut Lake Park emerges from bankruptcy

Posted Monday, February 20, 2017 8:35 AM | Contributed by Walt S

The park still owes millions in back property taxes.

Star Wars' BB-8 coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios for character meet

Posted Friday, February 17, 2017 11:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The popular droid from The Force Awakens will meet guests along with Kylo Ren and Chewbacca.

Universal Orlando testing photo validation technology for express passes

Posted Friday, February 17, 2017 8:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The system appears to use facial recognition to confirm the identity of users of the pass.

Fireworks surprise locals as Magic Mountain throws party for company leadership

Posted Friday, February 17, 2017 8:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park hosted a private event for its park and corporate leadership.

Plans suggest gondola transportation system between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Reedy Creek has filed plans with the state that are vague, but suggest the ski resort-like system.

Cedar Fair has another record setting year

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company posted record results in revenue, attendance and per capita spending.

Puppeteers at Disney California Adventure say show closure is over union activities

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company is shutting down the Disney Junior show for one with updated technology and no puppets.

History: Looking back at LeSourdsville Lake and Americana

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The property for the former amusement park was recently sold, after a history spanning decades.

Fire burns 8 cars at Disneyland garage

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:25 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Officials estimate about $180,000 in damage.

LeSourdsville Lake property sold to career school

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:25 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Owner Jerry Couch finally ends the long history of the amusement park.

Disney raises theme park prices more modestly than last year

Posted Monday, February 13, 2017 8:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Increase ranges from 1.9 percent to 4.9 percent.

Court tosses award in Six Flags Over Georgia beating, state supreme court to hear case

Posted Monday, February 13, 2017 8:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The park is also appealing the ruling that it was at fault.

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