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Christine McCarthy named new Disney CFO

She replaces Rasulo, and was VP and treasurer of the company.

DisneyQuest closing to make room for NBA Experience

The long running Downtown Disney attraction is out in the continuing evolution toward Disney Springs

Universal Creative exec talks King Kong at Islands of Adventure

The producer explains the placement of the attraction and hints at the story.

Magic of Disney Animation the latest casualty at Hollywood Studios

The attraction joins the ranks of the backlot tour, American Idol Experience and the sorcerer's hat.

Spending in Disney parks rises as economy improves

While headlines have noted the price increases, overall guest spending shows continued growth.

Hoffman's Playland moved, reopens as Huck Finn's Playland

The Albany area kiddie park gets a new life, six miles from its previous location.

Second victim in Alton Towers Smiler accident requires amputation

After several surgeries, doctors amputate leg below the knee.

Disney imposing outright ban on selfie sticks

The company cites safety concerns around the use of the devices in the theme parks.

Disney wants to invest $1 billion in Anaheim in exchange for 30-year ban on new admission taxes

Plans include attractions and a massive new parking garage.

Nintendo's Miyamoto in "constant contact" with Universal Studios for new attractions

While thin on details, the famous video game designer indicates Nintendo is actively working with the theme park company after its recent announcement.

Chicago's Navy Pier will replace its Ferris wheel with a bigger one

The new one will include climate controlled cabins.

Disneyland revokes Club 33 membership for 87-year-old, man sues Disney

Guest passes to the club registered to the member were allegedly sold, a violation of the club's rules.

Rob Decker is real life Rollercoaster Tycoon for Cedar Fair

The SVP of Planning and Design leaves his mark on the company's amusement parks.

Fast & Furious ride producer talks about the illusion of motion at Universal Studios Hollywood

The new ride uses high definition screens to create a feeling of motion.

Man claims injury from safety gate at Cedar Point, park says he tried to squeeze through closing gate

Man sends his photos of his bloody leg to TV station.

ZDT's announces Switchback won't open before the end of summer

The wooden shuttle coaster is currently under construction at the park.

UK classic Dreamland reopens after a decade and significant reinvestment

At least £18 million spent to restore the amusement park.

Universal Studios Hollywood questioned for watering habits during drought

Cell phone video shows sprinkler on in the middle of a hot day.

Lagoon battles rumors as its new roller coaster faces delays

The new Cannibal has yet to open for the season.

Teen paralyzed after jumping coaster fence sues operator

Plaintiff says the operator is responsible for the injuries he sustained after attempting to retrieve his hat.

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Top 100 Coasters

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

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On this day in...

2013: City says Astrotower will be entirely demolished at Coney Island

2013: Man dies in go-kart crash in Wisconsin Dells

2013: Gold Striker at California's Great America temporarily shut down to add noise reducing tunnel

2012: Profile: Denver's Lakeside Amusement Park

2012: Theme parks popping up around China ahead of Disney

2011: Lo-Q comes to Six Flags White Water using RFID wristbands

2010: Couple busted for illegally selling Universal and Walt Disney World tickets

2010: LA Times review: King Kong 360 3-D at Universal Studios Hollywood

2010: Fatal Chinese ride accident still a mystery

2010: Kings Island loses power on July 4th

2009: Disney World Monorail crash kills driver

2007: Son of Beast reopens at Kings Island

2007: Cedar Fair revenue up, attendance down on same-park basis

2005: Disney internships attract students, criticism from unions

2005: Eleven charged with disorderly conduct in Playland fight

2005: Brawl erupts at Six Flags Astroworld, spills into nearby businesses

2005: Wild West World secures first hotel

2005: Funtown Pier worker dies inspecting ride

2005: Keeping an eye on rides in Ohio

2004: Pavilion's uncertain fate worries locals, tourists

2004: Guests have trouble squeezing into Orlando seats

2004: Golden Nugget dark ride moving to Mariner's Landing

2004: Blue Diamond opens roller coaster

2001: Ferris wheel gets stuck, Tigers fans get perks

2001: The Point Online adds new article about Cedar Point history

2001: Southern California roundup on WestCoaster.net

2000: Roller Coaster Tycoon creator talks about the future

2000: 68 photos of Millennium Force added to Coasting America

2000: Premier Parks name change official

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