Roller Coaster and Amusement Industry News

IAAPA setting up permanent home in Orlando

Posted Today, 9:52 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The industry association was previously headquartered outside of Washington, DC.

Six Flags America's Wild One celebrates 100 years

Posted Yesterday, 9:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The relocated coaster made its debut in Massachusetts in 1917.

Man who stabbed coworker at Universal Orlando sentenced to life

Posted Yesterday, 9:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The fired caricature artist will not have an opportunity for parole.

Universal Orlando announces two value hotels on former Wet 'n Wild site

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2017 2:01 PM | Contributed by Jeff

New inventory will boost on-property units over 9,000.

Arnold's Park receives restoration grant

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2017 2:01 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The $935,000 grant comes from a state tourism fund.

IAAPA report says US theme park growth slow this year, expected 2% next year

Posted Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:43 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Hurricane Irma, the Brazilian economy and Latin American perceptions of the US all played a factor.

Kentucky Kingdom will add four attractions in 2018

Posted Wednesday, November 8, 2017 8:48 AM | Contributed by Blackie

Two rides and two 5D films will join the lineup.

California Screamin' to be renamed the Incredicoaster at Disney California Adventure

Posted Friday, November 3, 2017 12:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The retheme is included in the plans for Pixar Pier makeover.

Cedar Fair has record third quarter revenue, increases distribution

Posted Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:37 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Board approves increasing distribution by 4%, making current annual yield around 5.5%.

Disney Cruise Line worker accused of embezzling about $275,000 from merchandise stores

Posted Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:09 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The worker recently took his family on a $35,000 vacation at Walt Disney World using gift cards.

Universal Orlando buys another 101 acres

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The theme park has already purchased 475 acres south of its main resort.

Cedar Fair will open four new roller coasters in 2018

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The list includes the first west coast dive coaster, opening at Knott's Berry Farm.

Teens at center of theft and assault spree at California's Great America

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Two people released from hospital after minor injuries.

Pixar Pier makeover to Disney California Adventure continues into 2018

Posted Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:28 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The "reskin" of Paradise Pier will erase the last remnants of the park's opening day themes.

NBCUniversal theme park division revenue up 7.7% to $1.6 billion in third quarter

Posted Friday, October 27, 2017 9:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff

New attractions worldwide helped fuel the growth.

Marineland sues OSPCA after animal cruelty charges are dropped

Posted Friday, October 27, 2017 9:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Prosecutors dropped the charges after finding that conviction was unlikely.

Disneyland announces new hotel for 2021

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:42 PM | Contributed by Jeff

New hotel will "anchor the west end of the Downtown Disney District."

Six Flags revenue and attendance up in 3Q 2017

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Revenue up 4% with attendance up 3%.

Disney Research exploring tactile fireworks techniques for the blind

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The research division is experimenting with techniques for those who can't see fireworks to feel them.

Cedar Point removing Sandcastle Suites and former Aquatic Stadium, while extending boardwalk to main parking

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:42 AM | Contributed by Tekwardo

The changes are occurring this coming winter.

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