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Disney parks chief talks about story telling roller coaster for Epcot Guardian's of the Galaxy ride

Each cab on this Vekoma roller coaster will be directed toward the action as it moves through the attraction.

Walt Disney World sets opening season for Skyliner gondola system for fall 2019

The system will connect Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and four hotels will be connected by the system.

Man apparently banned from Walt Disney World for holding up Trump sign in on-ride photo

The New York man was a passholder.

Parkitect computer game finally reaching v1.0 release after four years

The official release date is November 29.

Disney theme park income up 11% for the quarter compared to last year

Increase driven by rise in attendance and spending.

SeaWorld San Diego abandons plans for hotel

Interim chief says hotels may still be in the cards in the long term.

Joyland property sold at auction for $198,000

The 57-acre site closed in 2006.

Disney gets its anti-casino amendment in Florida

The amendment was passed by a voter approved amendment in this election.

Regional theme parks evolve with overnight stays

The new Legoland park in New York will open with a hotel.

IAAPA says "experience economy" pushes theme park spending up 5% to $44.8 billion last year

Annual growth of 6.5% expected through 2022.

SeaWorld Entertainment recovery continues with 10% boost in revenue and attendance over 3rd quarter last year

Also: Free beer is coming back next year.

Former Schlitterbahn operator Jeff Henry accused of drug and sex offenses

Judge set a new bond of $1 million.

Conneaut Lake Park finances improving, still not close to exiting bankruptcy

The 2014 filing had the park $2.9 million in debt, and that amount now sits at $1.3 million.

Wanda withdraws from theme park business, gradually abandoning entertainment

The company once boastful about beating Disney sells remaining theme park and film business.

Filings reveal infrastructure plans for 540 acre Universal Orlando plot

Comcast isn't yet saying what they will build on the land.

Cedar Fair announces results through third quarter, increases distribution

Preliminary results show 1% increase in net revenue through first ten months, with 1% increase in in-park per capita spending, 5% out-of-park.

Canadian airlines discontinue SeaWorld partnerships

Air Canada and WestJet will no longer bundle tickets.

Movie Park in Germany evacuated for bomb threat

About 11,000 people exited the park for a false alarm.

Six Flags attendance, adjusted EBITDA up, company celebrates upsell to season passes

Revenue was up 7%, attendance up 5%.

Ghost Town in the Sky insists it will open in 2019

The seemingly cursed park offers a vague message of spring opening.

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  2. Fury 325, Carowinds
  3. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
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  6. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  7. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
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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

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