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Jurassic World VelociCoaster to open June 10 at Universal's Islands of Adventure

The new roller coaster launches at 70 mph.

Cedar Point names Carrie Boldman as new general manager

The former merchandise boss replaces Jason McClure, who was promoted to Cedar Fair corporate senior VP of park operations.

Fun Spot America announces Sky Hawk swing ride for Orlando location

The ride is expected to open in May, 2021.

California theme parks can open indoor rides with outdoor lines

State health department has established pandemic rules for the parks.

Adventureland nearly ready to open new 4D roller coaster

Dragon Slayer replaces the Dragon roller coaster.

Tayto Park finally gets approval for €15.5 million roller coaster

Concerns over noise led to a two year planning battle over the installation of the new ride.

Clementon Park to be auctioned off, as a park or piecemeal

The 52-acre park will be sold via online auction.

Lake Compounce getting a makeover, new water slide

The park will open at half capacity in April.

Walt Disney World union says employees should be vaccinated

The union makes a case for prioritizing its members.

California theme park operators encouraged to "mitigate the effects of shouting" on rides when they reopen

The tactic is one of the associations recommendations for reopening with Covid protocols.

Six Flags Over Texas continues to enforce Covid mitigation protocols

Despite the governor lifting state rules, the amusement park will continue to require masks.

Disneyland likely to be more expensive when it finally reopens

The company has eliminated annual passes for now, and pricing will be high.

Video: Korey explains all the roller coasters

In a Wired interview, The Gravity Group engineer Korey Kiepert explains how all the roller coasters work.

Six Flags America experiences traffic crisis, opening while also hosting Covid vaccinations

The park touted its earliest opening ever, but it is also acting as the site of a state-run vaccination program.

California theme parks may be able to reopen as soon as April 1

The state will use a tiered capacity rule based disease transmission in the county.

Universal Orlando to resume building Epic Universe

Construction for the fourth gate was stopped last summer as the parks closed in the pandemic.

Bankruptcy court approves $1.2 million sale of Conneaut Lake Park

The new owner has not announced intentions for the property.

Iowa's Lost Island Theme park under construction, targeting 2022 opening

The park's tallest roller coaster, a Vekoma SLC, is nearly track complete.

Cedar Fair appoints a chief procurement officer

Seenu Sarma previously worked for Dean Foods, Deloitte and NASA.

Herschend becomes majority partner for Kentucky Kingdom

The company will manage the property in conjunction with the ownership of the state fair board.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  2. Fury 325, Carowinds
  3. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  4. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  5. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  6. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  8. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  9. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland
  10. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce

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On this day in...

2020: Disney enters $5 billion credit agreement

2020: Disney posts video on the science of Rock 'n' Rollercoaster's launch system

2020: Bob Iger reasserting control at Disney as much of business is shuttered

2017: New SeaWorld Orlando river rapids ride, Infinity Falls, will feature largest drop of its kind

2017: Live from Kings Island, Mystic Timbers media preview

2016: Disney and Duke Energy producing 5 megawatts with solar farm at Walt Disney World

2016: Developer pitches amusement park for former Six Flags New Orleans site

2015: One dead, one injured in accident at Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World

2015: Joyland owners say the park will finally be torn down

2015: PortAventura celebrating its 20th anniversary

2015: Latest SeaWorld lawsuit frames animal abuse allegations as deceptive marketing

2012: Youngstown historians remember Idora Park

2012: Kennywood applies for beer permit

2012: Universal planning indoor park in Russia

2011: Disney study says Walt Disney World adds $18.2 billion to Florida economy

2011: Tokyo Disneyland to reopen Friday

2010: Health care reform law causes confusion for amusement park operators

2010: Planet Snoopy set to open at Kings Island

2010: Cedar Fair sues Santa Clara again over 49ers stadium proposal

2010: Universal and SeaWorld will negotiate future of Orlando Flex Ticket

2010: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment hires IT exec away from Walt Disney World

2007: Led Zeppelin coaster will be featured at Hard Rock Park

2006: Woman dies after riding Disney's Mission:Space

2006: Six Flags to reimburse Snyder for most expenses in proxy fight

2006: Six Flags letting go of Waterworld Sacramento

2005: Legoland sale expected to close this summer

2005: Six Flags and Disney farm development rumor won't die

2001: Hard hat tour reveals X-Flight trains to adrenaline junkies

2001: Magic Mountain's new rides continue to come a long slowly

2001: TV commercials for Playland in Vancouver posted to Web

2001: Win prom night at Magic Mountain for your school

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