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SeaWorld San Diego gets green light for night time drone show test

The test could be a prelude to a regularly scheduled show.

Amusement industry concerned about trade war with China ahead of IAAPA Expo

Trump's attempt to offset trade deficit cools market.

Carowinds fined $42,000 for six OSHA violations after worker accident

The accident occurred with a third-party contractor in March.

Ohio passes Tyler's Law to strengthen amusement ride inspections

The law is named after man who died in ride accident at Ohio State Fair.

Disney beats estimates, expects US attendance increase when additional Star Wars attractions open

Parks, Experiences and Products segment lands big quarter and fiscal year results.

SeaWorld Entertainment names Sergio Rivera to CEO post as company reports attendance slip due to hurricane

The executive formerly served in roles for hotel and time share companies.

Cedar Fair reports record performance through 10 months as company grows through acquisition

Results include acquisition of Schlitterbahn water parks.

Review: The Imagineering Story documentary on Disney+

The documentary will appear on the new streaming service launching from Disney this month.

Universal Orlando imposing $4 fee on Uber rides

The fee is passed along to riders.

Fun Spot America in Kissimmee soliciting names for former Wild Adventures roller coaster

The former Viking Voyage will operate at the Florida park.

Six Flags names Michael Spanos, former Pepsi exec, as next CEO

He replaces Jim Reid-Anderson on November 18.

California man sues Silver Dollar City over name, because it's similar to his seasonal garage attraction

The park says it doesn't believe it should change the name of its Mystic River Falls, opening next year.

Universal's Epic Universe will open in 2023

The date was mentioned in the context of a quarterly earnings call for parent Comcast.

Disney operating income down, revenue up in parks and products division, despite lower attendance

Higher per capita spending helped to offset the decrease in attendance.

Six Flags earnings dip despite higher attendance

The decrease is in part attributed to lower per capita spending.

Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream mall sells out first weekend

Most of the mall will open in phases over the next year.

SeaWorld Entertainment announces new Sesame Place theme park, opening in 2021 in San Diego

The park will be the second dedicated to the classic Sesame Street characters.

Cedar Point closes roads for first time in history as the park reaches capacity

Some guests blame the sale of the inexpensive Gold Pass for the large crowds.

New York man sues Universal Orlando following injuries in Volcano Bay

The man suffered paralysis after riding a water slide and blames the resort.

SoCal theme parks offer social media worthy food and beverage options for Halloween

Spooky treats include sangria in a blood bag at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

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  2. Fury 325, Carowinds
  3. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  4. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
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  6. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  8. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  9. Maverick, Cedar Point
  10. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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On this day in...

2017: IAAPA setting up permanent home in Orlando

2016: IAAPA 2016 in pictures

2016: Disney Springs officially announces drone light show

2015: Universal Studios Hollywood significantly raises annual pass prices

2014: Skyscraper animation posted, one year after initial announcement

2011: Morey's Piers will feature GCI wooden roller coaster for 2013

2010: IAAPA 2010: Attendance and vendor space suggest better year for the amusement industry

2010: Developer makes plea with state authorities for $50 million in Kentucky Kingdom effort

2010: Disney California Adventure World of Color wins Thea Award

2009: Disney CFO and parks chief swap roles

2009: IAAPA begins in Las Vegas with around 25,000 attendees

2009: Cedar Fair units tank after announcement to drop distribution

2009: Dreamland gets £3.7 million grant to help rebuild Scenic Railway

2009: Disney shares up on strong 4Q results

2009: Southern Star wants to buy former Six Flags New Orleans property

2009: Busch Entertainment sale to close December 1

2009: Vekoma introduces four-across seating

2009: Texas Giant renovation begins

2006: IAAPA 2006: Shapiro tells industry to stop thinking it's "mature"

2006: Tivoli announces architect for hotel and apartment building

2006: IAAPA 2006: Exhibitor awards announced

2005: IAAPA 2005: Spirit of Excellence Awards announced

2005: Kennywood lays off 12 in response from rising costs

2005: Six Flags Magic Mountain announces Tatsu

2005: Historic Dorney building demolished

2005: IAAPA 2005: Franz Mack and Antonio Zamperla named to IAAPA Hall of Fame

2005: IAAPA 2005: Big-E Awards announced

2004: IAAPA 2004: Holiday World wins coveted Applause Award

2004: Typhoon Lagoon gets new water coasters, Stich debuts at Magic Kingdom

2004: Silver Bullet testing underway at Knott's Berry Farm

2004: Six Flags stock down on lowered ratings and issued notes

2003: IAAPA 2003: Thrill for vendors comes in closing deals

2003: IAAPA 2003: Exhibitor rides not inspected by state

2003: MIG posts Orient Express demolition photos

2003: Dorney Park Online add photos of Hercules' demolition

2001: IAAPA 2001: S&S introduced Fungee

2000: Jazzland to add Vekoma SLC in 2001

2000: Millennium Force height restriction to change for 2001

2000: IAAPA 2000: Giovanola shows fully functional tilt coaster model

2000: Coney Island Thunderbolt leveled

2000: IAAPA 2000: Show me the photos!

2000: IAAPA 2000: Intamin receives award for exhibit

2000: Hypersonic starting to look like a coaster

2000: IAAPA 2000: B&M trains see new features, one appears to be for Great Adventure

2000: IAAPA 2000: Denise Dinn-Larrick interview