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Peer-reviewed study concludes SeaWorld whales live as long as wild counterparts

Naturally, PETA disagrees despite the science.

Two women face charges after allegedly attacking lesbian couple in Six Flags New England parking lot

Charges include assault and battery and a civil rights violation with injury.

Woman attempts to get family of 10 into Dorney Park without paying

After getting inside the gates, claiming to meet family members and get their tickets, all 10 take off running.

Carowinds' Fury 325 featured on Travel Channel

Show features the gigacoaster from manufacturing to opening day.

Legoland California planning Ninjago attractions for 2016

Park will offer more details in September.

Old Town getting $10 million in improvements, rides

Parking, concert stage and farmer's market among the new features planned.

Wisconsin won't investigate failed catapult ride at Mt. Olympus

The state doesn't investigate if there are no injuries.

Conneaut Lake Park to submit bankruptcy plan

The trustees of the park will file the plan with the courts this week.

EU investigating Disneyland Paris on complaints about foreign visitor pricing

Complaints allege some visitors charged more for same packages.

Some UK attractions have doubled price in the last decade

Thorpe Park's family ticket price has increased 207% in the last ten years.

Beech Bend swing ride tips over, injuring 12

All injured people were treated and released.

Merlin warns Alton Towers accident could adversely affect profit

Merlin Entertainments says accident at Alton Towers in June could affect profits by up to £47m.

Rumor insists video game themed third gate for Universal Orlando

Rumormonger says that new land has been acquired for the park.

Six Flags follows Disney in applying banhammer to selfie sticks

The amusement park chain has instituted a nationwide ban on narcisticks.

Comcast says Universal theme park quarterly revenue up 25.7% over last year

Revenue increased $773 million, compared to $615 million for the same quarter last year.

Ireland's Tayto park an ode to potato chips

The park is home to the new Cú Chulainn roller coaster.

Six Flags profit down slightly on sliding per capita spending

Guest spending was down 5%.

Disney and Universal battle for best theme parks in the US

The two theme park complexes continue to up their games.

Six Flags Over Texas director ends 47-year career

The former director of operations says he's not that anxious to return to the park in a civilian capacity.

Kentucky Kingdom announces Storm Chaser

The RMC roller coaster will be its second new coaster in as many years.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  2. Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City
  3. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland
  4. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  5. Ravine Flyer II, Waldameer Park
  6. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  7. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  8. Bizarro, Six Flags New England
  9. Banshee, Kings Island
  10. Maverick, Cedar Point

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On this day in...

2013: Newspaper asserts that new Kings Island attraction will be, wait for it, a roller coaster

2011: Hershey announces Skyrush for 2012

2011: Dolly Parton apologizes for "gay" T-shirt incident at Dollywood

2011: Cedar Fair buys 61 acres next to Carowinds

2010: Dollywood announces Barnstormer for 2011

2010: Adiran Jones appointed to GM spot at Legoland Florida

2010: Alton Towers designates hotel rooms as adult only

2010: CoasterBuzz Podcast #186 posted

2007: Abandoned sea otter nursed to health at SeaWorld San Diego

2006: Lake Compounce announces new car ride for 2007

2006: Alton Towers wedding party back on after cancelled Muslim buyout

2006: Great Wolf posts 2nd quarter loss

2006: Erieview to close

2006: Cedar Point historian David Francis passes away

2005: adds California and Las Vegas photos

2004: Cedar Fair revenue down for second quarter, up overall for first half

2004: Couple wins suit against Alton Towers

2004: Lawyers want to pin responsibility for fallen tree death at Compounce

2004: EuroDisney stock slips again with 3% drop in revenue

2004: After 40 years, Universal Hollywood has achieved grand scope

2004: Coaster parts arrive at Six Flags Great Adventure

2004: Geauga Lake Online debuts Park Hopping feature

2002: X is now up and running... on Badnitrus!

2002: Cedar Fair attendance up 3% for July over last year

2002: Coke to dominate US Six Flags parks

2002: Bill Gates: roller coaster tycoon of Six Flags

2002: Six Flags Magic Mountain sued by pass holder for misleading advertising

2001: "Fun!" to add updated pics of X to its website

2001: Knott's continues destruction of Windjammer

2001: Mechanical failures rare on rides

2001: Europa Park releases details of B&M hyper

2001: Pinfari Xpress to debut at French park

2001: Kennywood mechanic profiled in local paper

2000: Exclusive Perilous Plunge testing pics at

2000: Commission safety report numbers could be off by 50%

2000: Nine suffer minor injuries on Disneyland's Space Mountain (updated)

2000: Web hosting company condemned after dropping coaster sites

2000: Looking in to the big amusement business on