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Granddaughter of Magic Kingdom construction worker shares photos

The theme park will celebrate its 45th anniversary this year.

Knott's Berry Farm closes Halloween attraction after mental health advocates complain about content

Advocates expressed concern over the portrayal of a possessed girl in a hospital as part of a virtual-reality horror show.

Judge rules in 45 autism suits that Disney provided sufficient accommodations

Despite the summary judgment, the attorney representing the families says he'll appeal.

SeaWorld San Antonio announces Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster

The double-launch Intamin ride will debut in summer 2017.

SeaWorld Orlando announces VR experience for Kraken and other new attractions

The press release boasts that this will be the only VR coaster experience in Florida.

Scientists experiment to see if roller coasters help pass kidney stones

A silicone kidney in a jar was brought on to Magic Kingdom's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Merlin fined £5 million for Alton Towers Smiler accident that resulted in amputations

The sentencing came down after prosecutors put fault with the employer and not individuals.

Orlando becomes scare capital of the world for Halloween

Seasonal events at the theme parks draw from all over.

Court finds Alton Towers at fault in Smiler accident, hears ride operated in high winds

In addition to the human failure of dispatching the loaded train while another had stalled, the court heard that the ride operated in winds higher than it was designed for.

Worker rescued from Six Flags Great America Sky Trek Tower when back pain prevents him from moving

A fire department crew helped get the man safely down. The man was helping to erect the giant inflatable gorilla on the tower.

SeaWorld drops dividend, stock takes a hit

The company announced that it would suspend its dividend, begin buying back shares.

Hotels take design cues from theme park properties

Hotel chains notice the themes and features of theme park resorts.

IAAPA relocating to Orlando, commits expo in town to 2030

The trade association for the amusement industry will move its headquarters from Virginia.

Theme parks and manufacturers differ on how to accommodate amputees on rides

The sensitive issue has been influenced by previous accidents.

Disney says Zika concerns not impacting attendance in Florida

The mosquito borne disease has been found in a number of cases in South Florida.

Indoor Nickelodeon park announced for Meadowlands project

The park is one of many offerings proposed for American Dream complex in New Jersey.

Profile: Universal Orlando's new Sapphire Falls resort

The hotel is the newest of the five on-property resorts.

Dreamworks Animation characters to play a larger role at Universal theme parks

The studio was recently acquired by NBCUniversal.

Video games influencing theme park attraction design

Screens and interactive technologies are finding their way into more attractions.

Six Flags America evacuated for non-specific threat

The park was cleared Saturday afternoon and did not reopen until the next day.

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