Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

SeaWorld San Diego gets green light for night time drone show test

Posted Friday, November 15, 2019 11:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The test could be a prelude to a regularly scheduled show.

Amusement industry concerned about trade war with China ahead of IAAPA Expo

Posted Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Trump's attempt to offset trade deficit cools market.

Carowinds fined $42,000 for six OSHA violations after worker accident

Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The accident occurred with a third-party contractor in March.

Ohio passes Tyler's Law to strengthen amusement ride inspections

Posted Friday, November 8, 2019 8:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The law is named after man who died in ride accident at Ohio State Fair.

Disney beats estimates, expects US attendance increase when additional Star Wars attractions open

Posted Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:46 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Parks, Experiences and Products segment lands big quarter and fiscal year results.

SeaWorld Entertainment names Sergio Rivera to CEO post as company reports attendance slip due to hurricane

Posted Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The executive formerly served in roles for hotel and time share companies.

Cedar Fair reports record performance through 10 months as company grows through acquisition

Posted Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:35 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Results include acquisition of Schlitterbahn water parks.

Review: The Imagineering Story documentary on Disney+

Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:22 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The documentary will appear on the new streaming service launching from Disney this month.

Universal Orlando imposing $4 fee on Uber rides

Posted Monday, November 4, 2019 5:54 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The fee is passed along to riders.

Fun Spot America in Kissimmee soliciting names for former Wild Adventures roller coaster

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The former Viking Voyage will operate at the Florida park.

Six Flags names Michael Spanos, former Pepsi exec, as next CEO

Posted Monday, October 28, 2019 3:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

He replaces Jim Reid-Anderson on November 18.

California man sues Silver Dollar City over name, because it's similar to his seasonal garage attraction

Posted Monday, October 28, 2019 3:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park says it doesn't believe it should change the name of its Mystic River Falls, opening next year.

Universal's Epic Universe will open in 2023

Posted Friday, October 25, 2019 10:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The date was mentioned in the context of a quarterly earnings call for parent Comcast.

Disney operating income down, revenue up in parks and products division, despite lower attendance

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Higher per capita spending helped to offset the decrease in attendance.

Six Flags earnings dip despite higher attendance

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The decrease is in part attributed to lower per capita spending.

Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream mall sells out first weekend

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Most of the mall will open in phases over the next year.

SeaWorld Entertainment announces new Sesame Place theme park, opening in 2021 in San Diego

Posted Monday, October 21, 2019 12:33 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The park will be the second dedicated to the classic Sesame Street characters.

Cedar Point closes roads for first time in history as the park reaches capacity

Posted Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Some guests blame the sale of the inexpensive Gold Pass for the large crowds.

New York man sues Universal Orlando following injuries in Volcano Bay

Posted Friday, October 18, 2019 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The man suffered paralysis after riding a water slide and blames the resort.

SoCal theme parks offer social media worthy food and beverage options for Halloween

Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Spooky treats include sangria in a blood bag at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

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