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NBCUniversal theme park revenue up 18.7% for quarter over last year

Gains made on the success of the new Harry Potter attractions at Universal Orlando.

Actor calls 13-year-old girls "whores" at Universal Hollywood, according to cell phone video

The incident happened at the park's Halloween Horror Nights.

Video: On painting Mantis into Rougarou

The crew charged with painting the Cedar Point roller coaster shows how it's done.

Six Flags posts record revenue growth, but profit slips on stock compensation

Company takes a $78 million charge in the quarter for stock compensation.

Six Flags New England hosts food truck and beer festival

Festival features local vendors from around New England.

Dark ride and roller coaster hybrids all the rage

Ride manufacturers and theme parks look for ways to combine the two classic ride genres.

Developer intends to build 7 hotels near Disney's Animal Kingdom and Wide World of Sports

Hotels hope to capitalize on more budget-conscious customers, many of which visit the sports venues.

Virgin America drops SeaWorld from points program, nothing actually happens

PETA claims victory over by influencing a program the parks say has no material impact on attendance.

Battlestar Galactica roller coaster reopening at Universal Studios Singapore soon

The shuttered ride is likely to open before the end of the year.

Disney spending billions in capital expenditures, mostly at theme parks

Spending on attractions is the engine that drives attendance.

Universal to open $3.3 billion theme park outside of Beijing in 2019

Park will be owned by state-run companies along with parent Universal Parks & Resorts.

Gerstlauer exec testifies that Six Flags "only one to blame" in 2013 New Texas Giant death

A director at the German company says the park violated its own policy when sending the train that caused Rosa Esparza to fall to her death.

Hoffman's Playland will move to new home and reopen next year

A mix of grants will help fund the small family park's rebirth.

Dreamland to open next year, emphasizing its heritage

The UK park hopes to play to its vintage roots and attract hipsters.

Orlando has lowest median income of top 50 cities due to tourist service economy

City leaders hope to offset budgetary problems with more technology jobs.

Ark Encounter tax incentives in jeopardy over alleged restrictive religious hiring practices

Kentucky officials say job posting and statement of faith requirements would prevent tax break.

Walt Disney Company will fund Euro Disney, may acquire majority control

The company currently owns 40% of the European subsidiary.

Thorpe Park offers Halloween add-ons, including in-hotel-room scares

Guests can be bagged and blindfolded, and even get a special scare when they return to their hotel room.

Six Flags America increases security, teens in fight reportedly knew there were plans for brawl

A high school freshman is still in the hospital after surgery to remove part of his skull to reduce swelling.

Disney CEO Iger contract extended to 2018

The boss of the entertainment and theme park company will go an extra two years.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  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: Pennsylvania official says ride inspection database overhaul coming next year

2013: Five people injured on ride at North Carolina State Fair

2010: Legoland Florida development plans detailed

2010: San Diego theme parks and zoo latch on to Halloween events

2010: CoasterBuzz Podcast #195 posted

2008: Branson's Celebration City closing after this season

2007: Great America announces new name, Huss ride, wood coaster for 2009

2007: Busch moving HQ to Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando boss promoted to COO

2007: Astroland will open for one more season

2006: Girl, 7, denied trick-or-treating at Six Flags Over Texas due to height

2006: Cedar Fair will use "Entertainment Company" name

2005: Hersheypark announces Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge

2005: GM and Disney have unique arrangement for Test Track

2005: Rooftop half-pipe ride causing a stir in Tokyo neighborhood

2005: Great Adventure Source posts aerial photos of El Toro site

2005: AstroWorld: It was all about the memories

2004: Testing imminent for Silver Bullet at Knott's Berry Farm

2004: Knoebels Phunfest photos added to Negative-G.com

2004: Tampered wiring may have caused Pigeon Forge death

2002: Worker killed by ride in motion at North Carolina State Fair

2001: Planned Transylvanian Dracula theme park hits snag

2001: Worker killed on Gauntlet coaster at Camelot in UK

2001: Pleasure Beach Wild Mouse recreated in RCT

2001: Columnist discusses revamped version of Marine World's animal area

2000: Idora Park photos: The decay continues

2000: Setpoint wins innovation award for Super Saturator

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