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Walt Disney World nerds cry over the replacement of Maelstrom with Frozen attraction

Some fans predict that this means the end of days.

Quassy survives economic uncertainty after four generations

Significant boost in attendance come from $5 million investment at the amusement park.

Backlot tour closes at Disney Hollywood Studio on Sept. 27

The attraction originally opened with the park in 1989.

Wood designer has dream job at Six Flags Over Texas

Artist makes unique gifts for sale at the amusement park.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg removes severed heads from Halloween theme in response to complaints

Complaints suggested the props were insensitive in the wake of terrorist beheadings.

Cedar Point announces Rougarou, Hotel Breakers details and new group pavilions

The amusement park's beach overhaul will be complete next year, along with a Mantis conversion to floorless trains.

Cedar Point posts video tease for Rougarou, the floorless coaster formerly known as Mantis

Altered ride is said to "feed on screams."

Ohio Supreme Court says Falfas not entitled to job at Cedar Fair

The company is not bound by the arbitration panel's requirement that he be reinstated as COO.

Comcast chief hot on Universal theme parks, says they're "under-hoteled"

The parent company of NBCUniversal says everything about the theme park business has been a pleasant surprise.

Cedar Point announces partnership with Lebron James Family Foundation

The park will host kids active with the foundation's "Wheels for Education" program and its I PROMISE Network.

MCO says no to anti-SeaWorld PETA ads

The airport says the ads are "offensive and controversial."

Investor sues SeaWorld Parks, says it lied about reasons for attendance decline

Suit bases argument on position of Blackfish "documentary" film.

Frozen attraction coming to Norway pavilion at Epcot

The parks will also integrate the animated film into other attractions, including the Cinderella Castle lighting during the holidays.

Zamperla subsidiary interested in operating Playland

With New York's Coney Island under its belt, the company would like a shot at running the county-owned Playland, and install a pendulum ride there.

Mother frustrated by Kings Island disallowing son with partial limbs from riding roller coasters

The family says he was able to ride the year before.

Valleyfair expanding its Soak City water park for 2015

New slides are focal point for the expansion.

Walt Disney World will implement just-announced Apple Pay in time for holidays

The new iPhone-based payment system will be live in October.

Universal Orlando announces fifth hotel, Sapphire Falls

The new Loews-operated hotel is expected to open in the summer of 2016.

Six Flags Magic Mountain's Colossus catches fire, suffers damage to lift hill

Ride is already closed for its conversion to the new Twisted Colossus.

Premium experiences boosting revenue at Orlando theme parks

Up-charge attractions offer exclusivity and perks above the regular admission.

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  2. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  3. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  4. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  5. Bizarro, Six Flags New England
  6. Ravine Flyer II, Waldameer Park
  7. Banshee, Kings Island
  8. Behemoth, Canada's Wonderland
  9. Intimidator, Carowinds
  10. Maverick, Cedar Point

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On this day in...

2013: Electronic music show shut down at Quassy after suspected overdoses

2013: RCT and Transport Tycoon developer Chris Sawyer working to get games on mobile platforms

2013: Disney alters queue policy for guests with disabilities

2011: Design firm sues SeaWorld for allegedly stealing designs

2011: Playland future may not include amusement rides

2010: Holiday World and Splashin' Safari announce 2011 improvements on YouTube

2010: Small fire contained on Cedar Point's Mean Streak

2009: Cypress Gardens fails again, owners look for buyers

2009: Disney World bus scare was caused by a wireless tire pressure monitor

2009: Breaking: Sources inside Busch Entertainment say the company has been sold to Blackstone

2008: Gravity Group launches blog, podcast

2008: Lo-Q profit expected to be twice market's expectations

2008: Kings Island debuts new kid-friendly Halloween attractions

2008: CoasterBuzz Podcast #123 posted

2005: Cypress Gardens wins award for economic impact

2005: Disney workers denied special access at Orlando airport

2005: Valleyfair announces Xtreme Swing

2004: Disney taps Communist Party to introduce Mickey to Chinese

2004: Man dies apparently from fall off Mummy's platform at Universal Florida

2003: Virtual Midway posts Lighthouse Point construction and HalloWeekends photos

2003: Uncle Bernie's Theme Park pictures added to Negative-g.com

2003: Paramount's Kings Island announces Boomerang Bay

2002: Fire destroys bumper cars, gift shop at Wyandot Lake

2001: Magic Kingdom attendance rebounds after attacks

2001: Women dies after riding Perilous Plunge at Knott's

2001: Construction approaches final stages at Castle Park

2001: Disneyland Resort and Knott's Berry Farm updates posted at WestCoaster

2001: Magic Mountain wins case over racial comments

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