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Hotel prices around Disney parks rising

Limited capacity and high demand making theme park visits expensive.

Disney likely to keep reservations in place for foreseeable future

Theme park boss Josh D'Amaro indicated there were benefits to keeping the system.

California giving away $4.5 million in Six Flags tickets for vaccinations

The governor announced the release of 50,000 tickets for those who get the Covid vaccine.

All Disney parks open simultaneously for the first time in 17 months

Pandemic restrictions globally have caused park closures.

Fireworks returning to US Disney parks in July

Magic Kingdom and Epcot restart on July 1, while Disneyland starts July 4.

Walt Disney World restarts college program with new residences

The Flamingo Crossings Village west of the parks is opening for college program employees.

NBCUniversal chief says Epic Universe coming "in a couple of years" with Nintendo and animation IP

The executive says the park will lean in to intellectual property from Illumination and Dreamworks.

Fun Spot in Kissimmee fined by OSHA for violation

Electrical issues at the bumper cars were described as reason for the fines.

Six Flags settles fingerprint class action for $36 million in Illinois

The company was accused of violating an Illinois privacy law.

Walt Disney World drops mask requirement for vaccinated guests indoors

Non-vaccinated guests should still wear masks indoors, and they're required by everyone on Disney transportation.

Columbus Zoo to open Tidal Twist roller coaster

The spinning coaster will open in July.

Cedar Fair legal chief leaving after pay cut

Duffield “Duff” Milkie will remain with the company through the end of September.

Cedar Point will likely restore operating days after robust response to wage hike

The park is offering a $20 per hour wage after it struggled to fill positions.

Police say arsonist tried to set fire to Timber Terror at Silverwood

The fire was quickly put out with a fire extninguisher.

Woman found unreposnsive on Holiday World's Voyage, dies at hospital

The park reopened the roller coaster the next day, finding it to be operating as normal.

New Avengers Campus has challenging timeline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

You may see characters that are in fact dead at Disney's new attraction area.

Container catches fire at Universal Studios Hollywood

No attractions were damaged in the fire.

College student builds roller coaster model with authentic control system

Rockwell Automation helped with the components for the model.

Lagoon's Roller Coaster has been running for a century

The park is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of its opening.

Universal Orlando raises base pay to $15 starting June 27

Unions representing Disney employees negotiated the same rate to take effect in October.

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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. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  8. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  9. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  10. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland

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On this day in...

2020: S&S Axis roller coaster prototype offers new ride experience

2018: Pixar Pier overhaul opens this weekend at Disney California Adventure

2016: Teen arrested at Blackpool Pleasure Beach after firing up Blue Flyer

2016: Universal Orlando shares details for Volcano Bay, expects opening by June 1

2016: Humor: Frozen ruins Epcot

2015: UK classic Dreamland reopens after a decade and significant reinvestment

2015: Universal Studios Hollywood questioned for watering habits during drought

2011: Touring the remnants of Chicago's Riverview

2011: Legoland California GM finds car replaced with Lego version

2011: Belmont Park developer headed toward possible bankruptcy, city won't budge on rent

2010: Dan Koch named president of Holiday World and Splashin' Safari

2010: CVC Capital Partners to acquire 30% stake in Merlin

2009: CoasterBuzz Podcast #145 posted

2009: Walt Disney museum on target for October opening in San Francisco

2007: New Son of Beast trains are on track

2007: Girl loses feet on drop tower accident at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

2006: Great Escape neighbors offer alternative parking

2006: Historic Zippin Pippin sells for $2,500

2005: Virginia says they have a "very strong" safety inspection program

2005: Hong Kong Disneyland to limit opening day tickets

2005: Clementon Chaos restraint fails

2005: Coaster Alley Convergence at Silverwood returns

2004: Cedar Fair files intention to sell additional units

2004: California attractions join forces to market state via Web site

2004: Steamboat city gets construction funds

2001: X is almost ready to reveal its skydiving first drop

2001: American-style theme parks finding a welcome home in Europe

2001: Southern California construction update

2001: Cornballs and Cheetahs, oh my!

2001: Cookie Monster assaulted, attacker arrested

2000: Inverted model coaster delights ice cream store customers