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New Splash Adventure owners make a dramatic point to remove parking fees

Dan Koch takes a page from the Holiday World playbook by offering free parking.

Finger scans now required for Six Flags passholders

The technology can't be used to recreate a fingerprint.

Adventure Island adopts a shirt required policy

Officials say they're taking the American approach of covering man boobs and beer bellies.

Ohio Supreme Court hears Cedar Fair v. Falfas case

Common Pleas ruled reinstatement not necessary, but Court of Appeals did. Company argues the law does not allow for it.

New Jersey amusement parks open in time for Easter

Parks and boardwalks prepare for the season with new attractions.

SeaWorld loses appeal in OSHA whale proximity case

A panel of judges ruled 2-1 that the agency was within its power to uphold a ban on close contact with the animals.

Six Flags branded park coming to Dubai

The project is expected to open in late 2017.

Family quits, then continues, offering pony rides at Bay Beach

After making up their minds to discontinue serving the park since the 20's, families get them to change their minds.

State says parts were worn on Mt. Olympus Opa! roller coaster at time of accident, park will remove ride

The park disputes the findings but says it will remove the ride.

Families of autistic kids sue Disney over queue policy

Suit claims that the company doesn't do enough under the ADA to accommodate kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder, which often have difficulty waiting in lines.

Universal Studios Hollywood will be 70% new in two years

Parent Comcast investing over $1.6 billion in the Hollywood theme park.

Emotions run high on future of Playland

The publicly owned park in Rye, New York, is cherished by many, but opinions vary on what to do with it.

Minion Mayhem brings Despicable Me to life at Universal Studios Hollywood

Designers were challenged with bringing the yellow characters from the screen to real life.

Disney's Small World celebrates 50 years

The multi-lingual theme park attraction is a half-century old.

Employee break area goes up in flames at Six Flags Great America

Officials total the value of the loss at $60,000.

Zumanjaro topped off at Six Flags Great Adventure

World's tallest drop ride is attached to the tower for the KingDa Ka roller coaster.

Investors looking for return on investment from Disney's "billion dollar bracelets"

Attention turns to results as the "Next Gen" system reaches most guests at Walt Disney World.

Battlestar Galactica roller coaster closed for good at Universal Studios Singapore

Report says a new ride will take its place.

Two proposals for former Six Flags New Orleans involve resurrecting Jazzland

Committee will consider the plans for the defunct site, which never reopened after Hurricane Katrina.

Advocacy group drops involvement in Playland

The money losing, county owned park continues to be surrounded by controversy.

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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. Bizarro, Six Flags New England
  5. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  6. Ravine Flyer II, Waldameer Park
  7. Behemoth, Canada's Wonderland
  8. Phoenix, Knoebels
  9. Thunderhead, Dollywood
  10. Texas Giant (New), Six Flags Over Texas

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On this day in...

2013: Iron Rattler testing at Six Flag Fiesta Texas

2013: Universal Orlando offers resort and volunteer packages to benefit Give Kids The World

2013: Brady Bunch cast members returning to Kings Island

2012: Speed roller coaster moving from one end of the Las Vegas strip to the other

2012: Great Wolf gets a better buy-out deal

2011: Walt Disney World boss says non-park investments will drive people to parks

2011: Universal Studios Hollywood, GE use alternative energy

2011: CoasterBuzz Podcast #203 posted

2009: CoasterBuzz posts high definition video of Kings Island's Diamondback

2009: Waldameer preps its Mega Disk-O

2009: Themed Entertainment Association and Economics Research Associates post attendance estimates

2009: Six Flags offers to swap debt for equity

2007: Kings Island drops bus service for city workers

2007: PARC names St. John and Partners for agency

2007: Six Flags offers sale proceeds to lenders, intends to use remainder to reduce debt

2007: Township supervisors approve zoning change for Conneaut land sale

2007: The Voyage named #1 "scare you silly" coaster

2006: Thorpe Park closes gates with capacity crowd

2006: Shapiro opens Six Flags New England with new focus

2006: CoasterBuzz Podcast #28 posted

2006: CoasterBuzz Podcast #27 posted

2005: Panel formed to jump-start Pavilion plan

2005: Hong Kong natives flood Orlando to learn the Disney way

2005: Ratanga Junction photos added to ThemeParks.ie

2002: Jazzland running out of money, ex-bidder says Six Flags is interested

2001: Midwest flooding submerges Valleyfair's Excalibur

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