I was talking to a USA Today reporter about the new stuff popping up at amusement parks today, when I realized that there is actually quite a bit going on still these days, just not in the way that we became accustomed to back around the turn of the century.
It's true that the industry is very capital intensive, but it's also not trying to build the "-est" everything the way it used to. Thank God, right?
The only place bucking the trend is Orlando, where they seem to be hell bent on building new coasters and new themed areas, dark rides, etc. That's the part I get excited about because they tend to deliver some pretty amazing experiences.