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Park district wants to preserve Chippewa Lake Ferris wheel as sculpture in new plans

The plans will be implemented over many years.

Six Flags improves on first quarter results with higher attendance and spending

The company's first quarter loss was reduced while it reported higher per capita spending.

SeaWorld CFO departing after one year on the job

Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy had worked for the company since 2013, and was appointed to CFO last May.

Disney reports double the revenue for theme park division over last year

International traffic has not entirely returned to domestic parks, overseas parks still affected by pandemic.

SeaWorld Entertainment posts quarterly results, highest 1Q attendance since 2013

Attendance was 3.4 million guests, an increase of 1.2 million guests or 53.7% from the first quarter of 2021.

Roller coaster accident in 1930 ended Ohio park

A ride operator failed to brake the ride as the train entered the station at Springfield Lake.

Epcot pivots new design to include festival space

New facility will have space for live music and rolling exhibitions.

Cedar Fair reports first quarter with pass sales up $59 million over 2019

The company also reported strong early resort booking.

Worker dies after fall from ferris wheel at Gillian's Wonderland Pier

Robert W. Sanger, 62, was a welder working for a subcontractor.

Bay Beach has to reduce hours due to staffing shortage

Park will close two hours earlier than normal.

Geoff Morrel out as Disney comms chief after only a few months

The move comes after the horrible response to "Don't Say Gay" in Florida.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg retiring Davinci's Cradle

The ride has operated for more than 30 years.

Comcast theme park business up 151% for quarter over last year

The NBCUniversal parks reported $1.56 billion in revenue for the quarter.

Disney's Reedy Creek tells bondholders that dissolution of district is illegal

The company says the state can not interfere with the rights of bondholders, who hold the district's debt.

Family of Tyre Sampson files suit after fatal accident on Orlando FreeFall

Suit accuses a number of parties of negligence.

Court rejects motion to dismiss Cedar Fair passholder lawsuit for 2020 passes

The suit says the company should have offered refunds in the pandemic, even though the passes were extended into 2021.

Dissolving Disney's Reedy Creek would cause massive tax hike to Orange County

Property taxes would go up 15% to 20% and add billions to the county's debt.

Former Waco news anchor takes GM position at Six Flags Over Texas

The new boss most recently was the director of sales, marketing and entertainment.

Northwestern theme park engineering group enters attraction competitions

Student group meets throughout the year.

B&M track arrives at SeaWorld Orlando, park pretends to not notice on Twitter

The park is obviously going to build a new roller coaster, but has not acknowledged or announced anything.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Velocicoaster, Islands of Adventure
  2. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  3. Fury 325, Carowinds
  4. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  5. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  6. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  7. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  8. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  9. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  10. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland

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Rollback

On this day in...

2020: Walt Disney World reaches agreement with unions on back-to-work plan

2017: SeaWorld Entertainment to build another Sesame Place theme park, option for more

2016: New general manager at Busch Gardens Williamsburg will focus on guest experience

2016: Mass Effect attraction at California's Great America goes beyond fans of the video games

2016: Family will appeal autism lawsuit after court finds in favor of Disney

2015: Total number of families with autistic children suing Disney on discrimination claim at least 58

2013: Arnolds Park renovates 1927 Legend roller coaster

2013: Dorney Park denied nightly fireworks by zoning board, appealing decision

2012: American leisure spending way up, including theme parks

2012: Star Wars Weekends start today at Disney Hollywood Studios

2012: Six Flags Great Adventure opens SkyScreamer

2011: Cedar Point sues rock work company for incomplete work on Shoot the Rapids

2011: Zippin Pippin opens Saturday at Bay Beach

2011: Hong Kong's Ocean Park sets another attendance record at 5.1 million guests

2010: Cedar Point's opening day documented on PointBuzz

2009: CoasterBuzz Podcast #140 posted

2009: Magnum XL-200 the star on Cedar Point's opening day

2009: Freestyle Music Park refines it marketing strategy

2009: California new attraction round-up

2007: Oakwood prosecuted in 2004 Hydro death

2007: Conneaut Lake attempting without Blue Streak, booking bands

2007: Geauga Lake Today posts pre-season tour photos

2007: Wall Street Journal reviews theme park VIP programs

2006: Grand Rapids opens at Michigan's Adventure

2006: Oakwood defends its safety record

2006: Injunction halts Joyland repair work

2006: Michigan's Adventure water line project moving forward

2005: Pigeon Forge manager convicted of reckless homicide in accidental death

2005: Universal targets Americans in a "vacation crisis"

2005: Magiceye interviews DAFE chairman on Kennywood-Blackpool connection

2004: Court overturns $2.5 million award in Six Flags America discrimination suit

2004: PKICentral.com adds 115 new PKI photos

2004: ACN adds more than sixty photos of Hersheypark

2004: PKI invites enthusiasts to opening of new water park

2001: X continues skyward in SoCal

2001: CCI posts new Cheetah pictures on official site

2000: Fed regulation faces certain death

2000: Even more MF pics

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