water ride accident at Six Flags

“Typhoon Twister” at Six Flags St. Louis not subject to state inspection

Injury on Missouri waterslide highlights lax regulation JEFFERSON CITY  — No government officials conducted a safety inspection of a new waterslide at Six Flags St. Louis before a woman said she suffered whiplash last month from the force of the “Typhoon Twister” that featured a five-story drop and a “45-foot zero gravity wave wall.” Officials […]

roller coaster accident

Excessive speed to blame for coaster incident in Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona Beach roller coaster derailed due to excessive speed, operator error, investigation finds The derailment of a Daytona Beach roller coaster in June that injured six people was caused by excessive speed, an investigation from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found. The investigation said operator error was the reason the Sand Blaster Roller Coaster […]

multi-billion dollar entertainment complex planned in Delaware county, Planet Oasis

Plans unveiled for entertainment complex in Delaware County, Ohio

Multi-billion dollar entertainment district planned in Delaware County could bring thousands of jobs DELAWARE, OH (WCMH) — A huge, multi-use, multi-billion dollar entertainment complex planned in Delaware county promises to bring thousands of jobs to Central Ohio over the next couple of years. Under the developer’s vision of Planet Oasis, phase 1 will house restaurants, a bowling […]

remodel, updating

New attractions planned for LocoLanding adventure park in Penticton, Canada

Adventure park in Penticton is planning to invest in about $2 million in the park It’s unusual to hear clapping in Penticton city council chambers, but when council voted unanimously in favor of considering a special lease renewal for LocoLanding, the gallery erupted in applause. Though the adventure park’s lease is only about halfway through, […]

Margaritaville, arcade construction, Amusement News

Owner seeks Memorial Day opening for Margaritaville Resort in Mississippi with Arcade

The buildings that will house the Portofino Hotel/ Margaritaville Resort are repainted, the signs are up, and work continues as hotel owner Vicksburg Hotels LLC aims for what is hoped to be a grand opening for the first official weekend of summer. “We’re trying to make Memorial Day,” Vicksburg Hotel LLC representative Greg Stewart said. […]

Dinosaur park fire

Electrical malfunction likely cause of fire at Colorado dinosaur attraction

Life-size animatronic T-Rex bursts into flames at Colorado theme park (video) CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — The co-owner of a dinosaur-themed park in southern Colorado thinks an electrical malfunction caused a life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex to burst into flames. Zach Reynolds says the T-Rex at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience smoldered for about 10 minutes […]

Six Flags Magic Mountain launches Gold Plus Membership plan with early entry perk

Six Flags Magic Mountain offering early entry access with new membership Update: On Thursday, Feb. 8, Six Flags Magic Mountain Communications Manager Sue Carpenter said the park will honor Gold Season Pass holders to enter early for all of 2018. Six Flags Magic Mountain has something new this year: the Gold Plus Membership. Starting at $7.85 a month, the […]