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Orlando Sentinel begins series on the working poor in a tourist economy

The series focuses on the workers who provide services at the regions attractions, hotels and restaurants.

Walt Disney World announces range of opening dates and attractions

The new Star Wars-themed immersive "cruise style" resort will open in 2021.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom latest park to light up car park solar plant

The park says it's the first on the West Coast to be powered primarily by solar.

Florida roller coaster building boom will yield 8 new coasters

A number of new rides have recently opened or are under construction.

Manufacturers preview ride vehicles at IAAPA Expo

Ride builders bring their products to the annual trade show in Orlando.

SeaWorld San Diego renames forthcoming dive coaster to Emperor

The ride was originally going to be called Mako.

Legoland New York previews ride that turns riders into mini-figs

Lego Factory Adventure Ride previewed at IAAPA Expo.

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.

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

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