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Walt Disney World reinstating indoor mask requirement

The policy starts Friday amid a serious rise in Covid cases in Orange County and Florida.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas announces Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger, a B&M dive coaster

The roller coaster is expected to open in 2022.

Cedar Fair considering E-sports venue in Sandusky

The company is working with industry partners to determine the feasibility of the project.

Six Flags reports decrease of attendance and revenue compared to 2019 with massive increase in per capita spending

Total guest spending per capita in first half 2021 increased 21% compared to first half 2019.

Epcot previews new Harmonious nighttime show, opening in October

A video preview via official YouTube channel includes shots of the show that will take place on the World Showcase lagoon.

Man banned from Six Flags parks after climbing roller coaster to deliver water to stuck riders at Frontier City

The man says he will gladly accept the ban.

Video shows teen hit by seagull on Slingshot at Morey's Piers

The girl suffered only a minor cut.

Disney will get refund in negotiated settlement with Orange County tax appraiser

The company will get millions of dollars back after filing suit in 2015.

Universal Studios Hollywood reinstates mask requirement for indoor areas

The decision was made in response to rising rates of Covid transmission in Southern California.

Man climbs Knott's Berry Farm drop tower

The man eventually came down and was taken in an ambulance.

Disney moving 2,000 jobs from SoCal to Central Florida

Most of the jobs are in the Parks, Experiences and Products division.

Universal Orlando sued for costumed character making racist gestures

The company says the actor portraying Gru was previously fired after similar reported incidents.

Fantasy Island to reopen as Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World

The water park will reopen this month.

SeaWorld Orlando brings back free beer

As a nod to its former brewery ownership days, the park is offering the beer.

Video shows carnival ride swaying violently at Traverse City National Cherry Festival

Bystanders jump on platform to attempt to stabilize it.

One person dead after rapids ride boat flips at Adventureland

Three others were hospitalized after the accident in Iowa.

El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure shutdown after "partial derailment"

Guest video shows the rear wheels off the track.

Six Flags New England closed to cleanup after serious storm

Video shows flooding and massive winds blowing debris around the park.

New Fantasy Island owner wants "vintage" feel

Gene Staples wants to add rides that fit the park.

Deno's Wonder Wheel ready to open its Phoenix roller coaster

The new Vekoma roller coaster will open the weekend of Independence Day.

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Top 100 Coasters

  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. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  8. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  9. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  10. Maverick, Cedar Point

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Rollback

On this day in...

2019: Universal Orlando announces Universal's Epic Universe

2018: Cedar Fair reports "lower than anticipated" results for 2018 second quarter

2017: Lyft powers Walt Disney World's "Minnie Van" service

2017: Ohio has rich roller coaster history

2016: Cedar Point vague Twitters that Mean Streak will "get the axe"

2015: Peer-reviewed study concludes SeaWorld whales live as long as wild counterparts

2015: Two women face charges after allegedly attacking lesbian couple in Six Flags New England parking lot

2014: Disassembling MagicBands and big data at Walt Disney World

2013: NBCUniversal to massively boost theme park cap ex spending

2013: Restaurant and beach club at Conneaut Lake Park burn down

2012: Comcast reports revenue boost at Universal theme parks

2011: Amusement parks offer ways to skip lines, for free or for a fee

2011: Six Flags, 50 years later

2011: CoasterBuzz Podcast #208 posted

2009: Legislators rally behind Las Vegas and Orlando for alleged ban on travel

2009: Disney World gate rises to $79 for single-day, single park

2008: Lassiter civil suit against Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom to start January 2010

2008: Hong Kong Disneyland clashes with government over financing

2007: Animal rights advocates disapprove of elephant sale from Vallejo to Six Flags

2006: Opinion: We need perspective when it comes to accidents

2006: Cedar Fair revenue and attendance down in second quarter

2005: Cedar Fair revenue up, attendance down in second quarter

2005: California begins investigation of California Screamin' accident

2005: Four hurt in UK coaster crash

2003: Cedar Fair revenue, attendance down, per capita spending up

2003: Disney profit up overall, park attendance down, EuroDisney hurting

2003: OhioThemeParks.com adds Stricker's Grove pictures and information

2002: Civil justice watch dog group says lawyers playing into hype to create business

2001: Simulators not as popular as coasters, despite years of R&D

2001: Texas Trivia arrives for Titan goodies

2001: Michigan riders assess risks and safety of amusement rides

2001: Kings Dominion adding wild mouse for 2002

2001: Visionland drops case to build aquarium

2000: Kings Dominion will get first Air Thrust in 2001

2000: ABCnews.com report on safety tells other side

2000: Coaster design goes 3D on your PC

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