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Walt Disney World announces 50 megawatt solar facility

Generation will be enough to power two of the four parks' electrical needs, 25% of entire resort load.

Kung Fu Panda will replace Shrek at Universal Studios Hollywood with 3D projection mapping tech

NBCUnivervsal acquired DreamWorks animation two years ago.

Sesame Place gets certification as autism center

The park has special accommodations for children on the autism spectrum, more employee training.

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

Report says company has contributed $4.7 million to committee pushing for the amendment.

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

The park joins a number of other large scale tourist attractions.

GKTW founder Henri Landwirth dies at age 91

The holocaust survivor and host to thousands of kids with life-threatening illnesses died late Monday.

Fast & Furious Supercharged soft opens at Universal Studios Florida

The ride has no announced opening date, but started accepting guests in technical rehearsal.

Idlewild coaster to reopen with new train two years after accident

A then 3-year-old boy well from the train and spent two months in the hospital with a head injury.

Universal Orlando acquires more land from Stan Thomas, lifts deed restrictions

The theme park now owns land on both sides of Sand Lake Rd.

Universal Orlando land use lawsuit settled, references new parks

Reports suggest two large theme parks could be developed on the vacant land.

Schlitterbahn mortgage in danger with Verruckt indictments, according to mortgage holder

The legal defense along with a potential slide in attendance may put repayment at risk.

Arnolds Park installing new Chance carousel

The new ride will be larger than their previous carousel.

Silverwood cancels July 4 fireworks out of wildfire concerns

The park issued a statement concerning the fire risk.

Attraction designers place story over technology

Award event brings designers from around the world.

Rumors continue around fourth Universal gate in Florida

Everything from Harry Potter to Jurassic World and Lord of The Rings is on the table.

Sansei Technologies acquires Vekoma

The Japanese company will have a 100% stake in the Dutch company.

Kansas rules on water parks are not as tight as other states

After the 2016 death on Verruckt, the state is facing more scrutiny.

Six Flags Over Georgia settles decade-old lawsuit over beating outside of the park

The original award was as high as $35 million.

Couple sues Walt Disney World for $15,000 after rat bites the man

The rat should not be confused with the mouse.

Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry arrested in relation to 2016 fatal accident

The charges include 12 counts of aggravated battery and five counts of aggravated child endangerment.

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  1. Fury 325, Carowinds
  2. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  3. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  4. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  5. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  6. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  8. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland
  9. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  10. Ravine Flyer II, Waldameer Park

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2016: Merlin accepts responsibility in Alton Towers Smiler accident case

2015: Six Flags wins eight-year-old patent infringement case over magnetic braking

2015: Wicked Cyclone nearly complete at Six Flags New England

2015: Dude jumps fence at Universal Orlando, is promptly arrested

2014: Cedar Fair sets stage for another record year

2014: Exploding prize basketball injures woman at Six Flags Over Texas

2013: Disney's Animal Kingdom turns 15-years-old

2013: Western Playland to introduce Hurricane roller coaster

2013: Sustainable Playland approved for 10-year deal

2013: Workers disassemble Fun Town Ferris wheel

2011: Texas Giant roller coaster reopens with steel track at Six Flags Over Texas

2011: Six Flags St. Louis celebrates 40th season

2010: Cedar Fair executives look to refinance $1.6 billion in debt

2010: Knoebels upgrades infrastructure, Flying Turns a work in progress

2010: Ghost Town bankruptcy proposal would leave vendors, employees, with nothing

2010: Get more out of CoasterBuzz (2010 edition)

2009: New wheels cause rumble on Alton Towers' Nemesis, complaints roll in

2008: PointBuzz previews Cedar Point's 2008 season

2008: Darien Lake affiliates new Motocoaster to TV show bike shop

2008: CoasterBuzz Podcast #109 posted

2008: Kings Island reopens without the Paramount brand and other changes

2008: SeaWorld applies for "Manta" trademark, Web sites connect dots as name for new Orlando ride

2008: KICentral adds 2008 preview photos and Swan Lake construction

2005: Cedar Fair CFO Bruce Jackson to retire

2005: Police search Sega after fatal fall

2005: Crazy Mouse coming to Martin's Fantasy Island

2005: Water park construction at Geauga Lake behind two weeks

2003: Locals, planning council, not a big fan of new Alton Towers proposal

2003: Zonga tested and prepared for public opening this week at Six Flags Marine World

2003: Celebration City hopes to bring back young people to Branson

2002: USA Today lists 5 coolest and most innovative new rides for 2002.

2002: Knott's completes Xcelerator's first overbanked turn

2002: On Ride Central adds 140 new pictures

2002: Construction on The Flying Coaster continues to progress

2002: Odyssey complete at Fantasy Island

2002: Chessington World of Adventures park guide added to Coaster Grotto

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