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Universal Orlando plans for 4,000-room hotel on former water park site

The value priced hotel will be the largest in Universal's collection.

Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios Hollywood goes 4K with higher frame rate

The park previously eliminated the 3D feature of the ride.

Orlando theme parks sue against rising property tax bills

The big players have all seen significant increases in their assessed property values.

Lakemont Park will remain closed for summer

The park says it will remove a number of rides to make way for FEC features.

Foodie events becoming a year-round phenomenon at Florida theme parks

Various festivals appealing to the tastes of adults looking to get their food and drink on.

Thorpe Park engineers have cake after a 200-foot climb to celebrate the 200th birthday of roller coasters

The workers ascended to the top of Stealth and enjoyed refreshments there.

Six Flags Magic Mountain staff assist in alleged carjack incident

The security workers helped stop what appeared to be the carjacking of a couple leaving the parking lot.

Knott's Berry Farm removing Boomerang roller coaster

The park says that guests can get their final ride on April 23rd.

Kansas wants to increase regulation of amusement rides

The legislation comes after last year's death at Schlitterbahn.

Unions dispute wages with Village Roadshow Theme Parks

Workers claim being underpaid by $50 per week.

Six Flag Fiesta Texas boss says great things are planned for the park

Enthusiast favorite and park president Jeffrey Siebert says to expect great attractions the next few years.

Gold Coast Theme Parks posts video that explains why a ride stop isn't news

The company is one of many where a minor ride stoppage caused by a computer is treated by the press as dangerous and awful.

Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean is 50-years-old

The ride that inspired a series of movies has been around for a half-century and given hundreds of millions of rides.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas celebrates 25 years, started as a quarry

The amusement park is well known for its trademark quarry wall, with roller coasters built on its side.

Chinese swing ride collapses, nine people injured

The rotating fair ride dropped suddenly while it was loaded.

Disney teases AI driven, machine learning characters at SXSW Interactive conference

Prototype "Pascal" chameleon and autonomous droid among the internal experiments at the company.

Worlds of Fun settles lawsuit with environmental group

The group alleged that the park had violated the Clean Water Act by discharging chemicals into the Missouri River.

Marvel super heroes spreading out in Disney theme parks, though not in Florida

More Marvel attractions coming after the company's purchase of the comic book company in 2009.

Silverwood under wage pressure from neighboring Washington

Washington's $11 minimum wage is lifting wages around Idaho as well.

Legoland Florida launches app for kids to play on the way to the park

The app uses GPS to point out geography based facts.

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2016: Virtual reality added to more than a dozen roller coasters for 2016

2016: Rocky Mountain Construction says it's not sure when Dollywood's Lightning Rod will open

2016: Jackson approves Six Flags Great Adventure solar farm

2015: Six Flags Great Adventure's Batman will get the backward treatment in July

2015: Holiday World launches First Flight auction to benefit Give Kids The World

2014: I-X Indoor Amusement Park celebrates 25 years

2011: Cedar Fair responds to Q allegations over separation of former COO Jack Falfas

2011: Legoland Florida reveals new park map

2011: Executive of Festival Tennessee development company is a registered sex offender in Michigan

2011: Q Funding calls for resignation of Cedar Fair board members over Jack Falfas controversy

2010: Thirteen roller coaster debuts at Alton Towers with vertically dropping track

2010: Herschend CEO goes goes to front lines in CBS reality TV show

2010: Florida approves use of protected land at Legoland site

2010: Disney bus rear-ends tour bus at Epcot plaza, driver seriously injured

2009: Michigan's Adventure GM says Western Michigan holding its own in tough economy

2009: Toy Story Mania coming to Nintendo Wii

2009: Two more lawsuits filed against Playland

2009: Playland death lawsuit settled for $1.25 million

2008: Geauga Lake coasters may be auctioned off

2008: Six Flags New England gets first of several approvals for new coaster after stop order

2008: Gastrointestinal illness outbreak grows among visitors to Great Escape indoor water park

2008: Six Flags Over Texas closes gates on record crowds

2008: Expoland demolishing Fujin Raijin II after last year's fatal derailment

2006: Rasulo: No Disney park for Middle East

2006: Daughter of woman who died at HK Disneyland accuses government of cover up, lack of help

2006: Alton Towers uses RFID to tag visitors for custom DVD

2006: Paramount's Carowinds celebrates 30th birthday of Thunder Road

2006: Plans submitted for fourth indoor water park in Sandusky

2005: Powder Keg cleared to re-open

2005: Six Flags brings back Mr. Six ad campaign

2005: Dorney's new Hydra testing

2004: Wisconsin company wants to open resort and indoor water park near PKI

2004: Creditors extend deadline for Euro Disney to pay up

2004: Man hurt at Six Flags Darien Lake awarded $4 million

2003: Carowinds tightens security

2003: Scream's station heads up while Thrill Shot heads down at Magic Mountain

2003: Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle nearly ready for PKI summer

2003: Knott's continues work on 2003 additions, Xcelerator mods

2000: Cedar Point AAA Preview day set for May 7

2000: Six Flags Ohio construction update