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Anaheim council vote on DisneylandForward proposal getting closer

Residents raise concerns over the long-term plan.

Cedar Fair settles Top Thrill Dragster injury lawsuit

Terms of the settlement are confidential.

Guests sue Universal Studios Hollywood for being stuck on Harry Potter ride

The four people are reportedly seeking damages for emotional distress.

Disney teases $60 billion in new attractions over coming decade

The company says that it's committed to telling new stories across its theme park properties.

Silver Dollar City opens Fire In The Hole

The ride replaces a previous ride of the same name.

Do-Dodonpa will not reopen at Fuji-Q Highlands

Citing safety and performance issues, the park decided to permanently close the ride.

Legoland California to use dynamic pricing

Demand will influence ticket pricing.

Universal Orlando previews Isle of Berk at Epic Universe

The portion of Universal Orlando's newest park is themed to the How To Train Your Dragon series of movies.

Walt Disney World and special district agree to settlement, drop state lawsuits

The settlement comes years after a battle for control over the former Reedy Creek Improvement District.

Merlin buys Orlando Eye, will call it Orlando Eye

The company bought the attraction from ICON Park.

RollerCoaster Tycoon at 25 inspired real coaster designers

Game creator Chris Sawyer and real-life designers talk about the icon 1999 game.

Disney Destiny announced as third Triton-class ship in Disney Cruise Line fleet

The ship is expected to be delivered in 2025.

Kansas City area will be home to a Mattel theme park

The park will open in 2026.

NC records show findings for Carowinds' Fury-325 support crack

The report includes photos of the damaged support.

Wildcat getting vertically laminated track treatment at Lake Compounce

The effort is being led by The Gravity Group.

Cedar Point settles EEOC suit over age restricted employee housing

The company will pay $50,000.

Anaheim's planning commission approves initial plan for Disneyland expansion

The changes include moving parking to a multi-level structure and expanding attractions into current parking lot space.

Rampage at Alabama Adventure closed in 2024 for steel track conversion

Video posted by the park implies the retracking project will be a conversion to steel hybrid.

Teen shot outside of Six Flags Over Georgia as officers called for "unruly crowd"

15-year old critically injured after gunfire exchanged with police

Couple sues Universal Orlando for alleged brain injury on Rip Ride Rocket

The suit seeks at least $50,000 in damages.

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  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. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  7. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  8. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  9. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  10. Mako, SeaWorld Orlando

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On this day in...

2023: Wildcat's Revenge topped off at Hersheypark

2022: Report says safety sensor was adjusted prior to fatal accident on Orlando Free Fall

2022: Protesters block a single road near Walt Disney World, are convinced they win

2019: Walt Disney World can now run up to 25% of the resort on solar

2019: Tigris roller coaster previewed at Busch Gardens Tampa

2019: Universal Orlando wins suit that accused resort of stealing idea for chocolate factory restaurant

2018: Disney lobbying for Florida amendment that would defer gambling rights to voters

2018: Billion-dollar Warner Bros. theme park set to open in Abu Dhabi in July

2017: Kids break into Thorpe Park at night, climb 205-foot Stealth roller coaster

2014: New Splash Adventure owners make a dramatic point to remove parking fees

2013: Iron Rattler testing at Six Flag Fiesta Texas

2013: Universal Orlando offers resort and volunteer packages to benefit Give Kids The World

2013: Brady Bunch cast members returning to Kings Island

2012: Speed roller coaster moving from one end of the Las Vegas strip to the other

2012: Great Wolf gets a better buy-out deal

2011: Walt Disney World boss says non-park investments will drive people to parks

2011: Universal Studios Hollywood, GE use alternative energy

2011: CoasterBuzz Podcast #203 posted

2009: CoasterBuzz posts high definition video of Kings Island's Diamondback

2009: Waldameer preps its Mega Disk-O

2009: Themed Entertainment Association and Economics Research Associates post attendance estimates

2009: Six Flags offers to swap debt for equity

2007: Kings Island drops bus service for city workers

2007: PARC names St. John and Partners for agency

2007: Six Flags offers sale proceeds to lenders, intends to use remainder to reduce debt

2007: Township supervisors approve zoning change for Conneaut land sale

2007: The Voyage named #1 "scare you silly" coaster

2006: Thorpe Park closes gates with capacity crowd

2006: Shapiro opens Six Flags New England with new focus

2006: CoasterBuzz Podcast #28 posted

2006: CoasterBuzz Podcast #27 posted

2005: Panel formed to jump-start Pavilion plan

2005: Hong Kong natives flood Orlando to learn the Disney way

2005: Ratanga Junction photos added to

2002: Jazzland running out of money, ex-bidder says Six Flags is interested

2001: Midwest flooding submerges Valleyfair's Excalibur