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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.

Roller coaster painters practice their specialty at Cedar Point

A company that brightened up a hundred different coasters is now painting Mantis for its conversion to Rougarou.

PA attorney general files petition to block sheriff sale of Conneaut Lake

The state's top lawyer says the park is a public trust and can't be sold.

TV show airing this week features amusement parks

First airing will be Oct. 2 on The Great American Country cable network.

Disney gets autism ADA federal lawsuit moved to Orlando

Company successfully argued that the people involved with current policy are located there.

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  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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