Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

Safety advocates still pushing for federal regulation of amusement rides

Posted Yesterday, 10:03 AM | Contributed by Jeff

While accidents are still statistically unlikely, advocates still want federal oversight.

Body found in burning car at Disney's Fantasia Gardens mini-golf course

Posted Yesterday, 10:03 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The victim has not yet been identified.

Merlin starts sharing details for Legoland New York, opening in 2020

Posted Friday, August 17, 2018 12:51 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The new park will be the largest among the Legoland theme parks.

New Disneyland hotel plans on hold as Anaheim disputes tax deal after location change

Posted Friday, August 17, 2018 12:51 PM | Contributed by Jeff

City says the tax break only applied to the previously planned location.

Train catches fire at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Posted Friday, August 17, 2018 12:51 PM | Contributed by Jeff

One minor injury was reported.

Six Flags America to retire Apocalypse roller coaster

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:25 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The former Iron Wolf from Six Flags Great America will soon close.

Six Flags launches guest loyalty program

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:20 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Announcement says guest will earn points for free food and experiences.

Canada's Wonderland announces Yukon Striker, a B&M dive roller coaster

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:40 PM | Contributed by jonnytips

The new 245 foot tall dive coaster will be a part of the new Frontier Canada area.

Man dies in vat of oil and grease in Walt Disney World facility

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The 61-year-old man slipped and fell, and was reportedly overwhelmed by the fumes.

SeaWorld Entertainment secures rights to Rudolph IP for holidays through January 2024

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The characters will be used at SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place parks.

Disney park revenue up 6%, US attendance up 1%

Posted Monday, August 13, 2018 9:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Higher ticket prices and room rates boost revenue.

SeaWorld Entertainment cuts 125 more jobs despite improved results

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:10 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The company had about 4,900 full-time employees as of last December.

SeaWorld Entertainment attendance, revenue up nearly 5% in second quarter compared to last year

Posted Monday, August 6, 2018 8:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Total revenue up 4.9% for the quarter, 8.7% for the year, with similar increases in attendance.

Dollywood announces $37 million Wildwood Grove, including family suspended roller coaster

Posted Friday, August 3, 2018 8:13 PM | Contributed by OhioStater

The 11 new attractions will open in 2019.

Cedar Fair reports "lower than anticipated" results for 2018 second quarter

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2018 11:03 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Net revenue for first half down 1% on a 2% decline in attendance.

NBCUniversal says it's "looking at" another gate in Orlando during earnings call

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 9:02 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The comments were made after the company trademarked a new name.

SeaWorld San Diego planning a small roller coaster

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 9:02 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Filing with planning authority says it will be 22 feet tall.

Disney to eliminate plastic straws from owned theme parks

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company plans to complete the change by mid-2019.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi opens to the public

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The 22-acre indoor theme park is the latest to open in the UAE.

Six Flags says it has record first half in 2018

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Company says quarter revenue is up 5% over last year.

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