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Star Wars' BB-8 coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios for character meet

The popular droid from The Force Awakens will meet guests along with Kylo Ren and Chewbacca.

Universal Orlando testing photo validation technology for express passes

The system appears to use facial recognition to confirm the identity of users of the pass.

Fireworks surprise locals as Magic Mountain throws party for company leadership

The park hosted a private event for its park and corporate leadership.

Plans suggest gondola transportation system between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios

Reedy Creek has filed plans with the state that are vague, but suggest the ski resort-like system.

Cedar Fair has another record setting year

The company posted record results in revenue, attendance and per capita spending.

Puppeteers at Disney California Adventure say show closure is over union activities

The company is shutting down the Disney Junior show for one with updated technology and no puppets.

History: Looking back at LeSourdsville Lake and Americana

The property for the former amusement park was recently sold, after a history spanning decades.

Fire burns 8 cars at Disneyland garage

Officials estimate about $180,000 in damage.

LeSourdsville Lake property sold to career school

Owner Jerry Couch finally ends the long history of the amusement park.

Disney raises theme park prices more modestly than last year

Increase ranges from 1.9 percent to 4.9 percent.

Court tosses award in Six Flags Over Georgia beating, state supreme court to hear case

The park is also appealing the ruling that it was at fault.

Rivers of Light finally opening at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The long delayed show will begin February 17.

Disney increases stake in EuroDisney, makes offer to buy it outright

The company has already bailed out the Paris attraction, which has struggled for decades.

Disney Cruise Line adding Beauty And The Beast show to the Disney Dream

The company has already replaced other shows with new signature performances on two other ships.

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Samsung use augmented reality on Revolution

The ride will use Samsung's VR Gear headset to combine reality with virtual objects.

Pandora opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom on May 27, Star Wars areas in 2019

The dates were given as part of Disney's quarterly investor call.

Disney reports parks and resorts up in revenue and operating income

Revenue up 6% to $4.6 billion for the quarter.

Two men arrested for allegedly growing weed on Legoland Windsor property

The plants were found growing in an abandoned building on the property.

Man says daughter broke her neck on Tayto Park roller coaster

The park says it has investigated and will defend against the allegations.

13-Year-old girl dies after being flung from ride in Southwest China

Investigation suggests a failure of two restraints.

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On this day in...

2015: Antique Joyland clown found in sex offender's house

2014: Cedar Fair posts record results for 2013

2014: Six Flags Over Texas workers may see medical examiner photos in depositions for fatal accident case

2012: Kentucky Kingdom name could change if Koch deal for Bluegrass Boardwalk is reached

2012: Alleged drunk guy restrained by other guests at Disney California Adventure

2009: Orlando parks spend more on lobbying state in 2008

2008: Family-owned Morgan RV Resorts purchases Indiana Beach Amusement Resort

2007: Developer plans 90-room hotel near Sesame Place

2006: Three Conneaut rides to reopen for 2006 season

2006: Expedition Everest hopes to draw families to Animal Kingdom

2006: Original Imagineer Marty Sklar stepping down from post

2006: Tivoli plans Halloween schedule

2006: Summer under glass in Dells water parks

2003: Disney on hiring freeze

2003: Judge rules in favor of Conneaut Lake

2003: Rotunda fined for death of eight-year old girl

2003: Knott's announces Frisbee, Sky Skater, and new theater

2002: Disney shareholders say no to safety reports

2002: Batman: Dark Knight track complete

2002: Drachen Fire demise visible from outside park

2002: Former Kings Island and TOGO exec says he wouldn't be surprised to see King Cobra go

2001: Colossos taking shape in Germany

2001: Joyland in Texas adds a log flume for 2001

2001: Martin's Fantasy Island announces new ride

2001: Vekoma track spotted at Six Flags Great America

2001: Lagoon to install Mondial Cliffhanger

2001: Lake Compounce to host ESPN X-Games trials

2000: New aerial shots of Millennium Force