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Universal Orlando announces Villain-Con Minion Blast for 2023

The attraction updates will also include a Minion Cafe.

Universal's Epic Universe on track for 2025 opening, according to NBCUniversal CEO

The new park will be the fourth gate in Orlando.

Intamin and Sally will collaborate on PortAventura dark roller coaster ride themed to Uncharted movie

The roller coaster dark ride will open mid-2023.

Florida seeks $250k fine against Orlando drop tower operator for teen death

Tyre Sampson fell out of the drop tower in March.

Disney fires Chapek, brings Iger out of retirement

The board fired Chapek on Sunday night.

Alberto Zamperla, second-generation owner of Zamperla, died unexpectedly on November 17

The company bearing his name announced his death in a press release on Friday.

Steel Pier will add two roller coasters from Premier Rides

The rides will be a spinning mouse and a Sky Rocket.

Alice Davis, iconic costume designer for Disney parks, dies at 93

Her designs can still be found in It’s a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Lagoon customers concerned about price increases

Some families react to significant hikes in pass and ticket prices.

Disney Cruise Line acquires incomplete Global Dream ship

The company says parts of the ship will be "reimagined" and sport the signature red funnels.

Zamperla reveals its new coaster train at IAAPA for PNE Playland roller coaster

The train cars feature a single piece of milled aluminum with no welds.

Six Flags reports decreases in revenue, calls it a transition year

Company has made significant gains in per capita spending.

SeaWorld Entertainment posts significant revenue growth for third quarter 2022

Total revenue was a record of $565.2 million, an increase of $44.0 million or 8.4% from the third quarter of 2021.

Disney posts record park revenue, but misses analyst expectations

Parks, experiences and products segment posts revenue increase of more than 34% to $7.4 billion during the quarter.

Western Playland bought by flea market operator, will focus on park

The park was owned by the same family for 62 years.

Orlando tourism worker union says members need a minimum of $18 to keep up with cost of living

Rent and other expenses on the rise in Orange County.

Zamperla announces Lightning LSM roller coaster for Playland in Vancouver

The new ride will cost $9 million CDN.

Universal Orlando announces closure of child attractions for new "family entertainment"

The announcement to close the Curious George, Woody Woodpecker and Fievel areas was made on social media.

Cedar Fair expects record net revenue and EBITDA in 2022

The board also declared a quarterly distribution of 30 cents per unit.

Hersheypark announces RMC hybrid coaster Wildcat’s Revenge for 2023

The roller coaster will be built on the bones of the previous Wildcat.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  2. Velocicoaster, Islands of Adventure
  3. Fury 325, Carowinds
  4. Iron Gwazi, Busch Gardens Tampa
  5. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  6. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  7. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  8. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  9. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  10. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain

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On this day in...

2020: Cedar Fair to manage Kings Island Camp Cedar RV park

2015: Harry Potter opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7

2015: Initial plans for Disney St. Louis park selling at auction

2014: Conneaut Lake Park trustees file for bankruptcy protection to prevent sheriff's sale

2013: Australia Sea World opens flume-roller coaster hybrid

2011: Doogie does the Candlelight Processional at Epcot

2011: Boy suffers paralysis after riding Disneyland Paris' Tower of Terror

2010: Cedar Fair sued by Q Investments for not setting special meeting

2009: Cedar Fair lawsuit could stall 49ers stadium in Santa Clara

2009: Freesetyle Music Park plans to pay its bills by January

2009: Six Flags bankruptcy judge rejects exit financing

2008: Kennywood Entertainment president will step down

2008: Disney CFO says they're lessening the bleeding in resort bookings

2008: CoasterBuzz Podcast #129 posted

2005: Cypress Gardens long-term viability not yet obvious

2004: Turbulence cancelled at Hersheypark, park sues manufacturer

2004: Dorney Park Online posts Hydra photos

2004: OnRideCentral.com posts interview with Dorney Park's PR Manager, Heather Kramer

2004: Results of 12th Annual Internet Wood Coaster Poll posted

2003: Valleyfair announces new attraction, ride for 2004

2002: Virtual Midway survey results released

2002: Disney delays Shanghai park to 2010

2002: Bonfante Gardens holds holiday event

2002: Ten historical photos and editorial added to PKI Unlimited.com

2002: Nemesis Inferno completes test run

2001: Starcoasters.com features "Halloween in the Parks"

2001: Supports arrive at Knott's Berry Farm for new Intamin ride

2001: New England floorless goes vertical

2001: Free admission to Disney and Orlando parks for service people

2000: Six Flags Ohio construction pics at SFO Adventure

2000: 49 new Six Flags Magic Mountain photos

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