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Lebron James and Cedar Point roller coaster name a complicated affair

Potential licensing, new rides, refurbished rides, all factor into the potential naming issue.

Higher attendance and per capita spending at Universal theme parks boosts Comcast

Holiday timing also helped with the second quarter results.

Six Flags attendance down while per capita spending is up

Company blames harsh winter that shifted school calendars for attendance decrease.

Cinecitta World movie theme park opens Thursday in Italy

The Italian park hopes to lure an international audience to Rome.

Ninja reopens at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Report says fallen tree severed a front wheel.

Harry Potter attractions open at Universal Studios Japan

Butterbeer and magic wands now available for Japanese fans of the books and films.

Disney theme parks provide massive cash flow to the company

Report says the parks provide 25% of the company's revenue.

TripAdvisor ranks theme parks based on reviews, puts Discovery Cove on top

The premium experience next door to SeaWorld Orlando was rated the highest by reviewers.

Scale is the secret to Disney's massive theme park profits

A huge annual customer base leads to the $2.2 billion in profit.

Casino Pier carousel will be auctioned, possibly in pieces

Owner will attempt to sell the historic ride as a whole first.

Six Flags Over Texas and Gerstlauer battle liability over 2013 New Texas Giant death

Family seeks more than $1 million for the death of Rosa Esparza, who fell out of the ride.

Universal Studios Japan expects attendance lift with Harry Potter expansion

Officials are hoping for an annual boost of 2 million guests.

Dozens hospitalized following apparent chlorine gas exposure at Michigan's Adventure

Official says two common pool chemicals combined to create a harmful gas.

Disney responds to lawsuit over change in queue policy for kids with developmental disabilities

Company says its policy, which changed to prevent abuse of previous system, does not prevent guests with the disabilities from riding.

Man suffers severed fingers after ride on Magic Kingdom's Pirates of The Caribbean

Reedy Creek Fire Department official says the man had his hand on the outside of the boat.

Investigation into Ninja derailment continues, first lawsuit filed

Investigators say an entire tree fell on the track, causing the derailment.

AP report shows that SeaWorld animals live longer in captivity

The report looks over decades of statistics, and the findings are contrary to those presented by animal rights activists.

Diagon Alley opens to Harry Potter fans at Universal Studios Florida

Long lines and enthusiastic fans were found for the attraction's opening day.

Hoffman's Playland will close for good this year, likely auction rides

The small kiddie park will be redeveloped, likely with some combination of commercial and residential projects.

Teen dies after fall from Terra Mitica roller coaster

Reports suggest his harness failed.

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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. Behemoth, Canada's Wonderland
  8. Banshee, Kings Island
  9. Intimidator, Carowinds
  10. Maverick, Cedar Point

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