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Utah bill would establish state ride safety rules and agency

The state is one of six that has no oversight over amusement rides.

Roller coasters going up in new indoor mall in New Jersey

The American Dream mall project in Meadowlands is expected to open this year.

Giraffe born in Animal Kingdom's Kilimanjaro Safari

The baby stands six feet tall on the curated savanna.

Morey's Piers announces Runaway Tram roller coaster

The project will cost $4 million.

YouTube a resource for reliving defunct Disney attractions

Old favorites can still be viewed, some in their old video glory.

Schlitterbahn status for Kansas City park uncertain

The company won't say if the park will open this year, where a 10-year-old died in 2016 and criminal charges are pending around the incident.

Disneyland Resort makes extraordinary price increases for tickets, passes and parking

The pricing increases took effect Sunday.

Boring Company tunnel prototype works like a side-friction roller coaster

The mechanism to steer the vehicle is like the classic Leap The Dips roller coaster.

Steel Curtain arriving at Kennywood

The Steelers themed roller coaster is being delivered to the Pittsburgh amusement park.

Six Flags Over Georgia among others advocating school calendar dates to meet labor demands

The amusement park is one of a number of seasonal businesses that rely on teenagers.

Silverwood workers charged with embezzling $800,000

Two Silverwood employees were indicted.

Six Flags Great Adventure faces fine over Kingda Ka restraint incident

The park may have to pay a fine up to $5,000.

SeaWorld Entertainment breaks ground on new corporate headquarters

The building, next to the Orlando park, is expected to be complete in the fall of 2019.

Walt Disney World holiday transformation is a massive effort led by a relatively small team

There are only 41 full-time, year-round cast members in Holiday Services.

Elitch Gardens site rezoned, will eventually be replaced

There are no immediate plans to demolish the park, but its future and possible relocation are uncertain.

Protesters disrupt animal shows at Gold Coast theme park

A number of arrests were made as the protesters say they were advocating for the animals.

Carnival Cruise Line to introduce the first roller coaster at sea in 2020

The ride will be on the new Mardi Gras ship.

DOJ will not charge SeaWorld Entertainment over investor expectations

The SEC, however, fined the company and its former chief executive over comments about the effect of the Blackfish film.

Magic Forest in Lake George changes hands, name

The new owners will call it Lake George Expedition Park.

Universal Orlando sued for death following King Kong ride

Suit says warnings were not posted in Spanish.

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  2. Fury 325, Carowinds
  3. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  4. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  5. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  6. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  7. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  8. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  9. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  10. Wicked Cyclone, Six Flags New England

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On this day in...

2017: Universal Orlando testing virtual queue on Despicable Me attraction

2016: Thorpe Park announces Derren Brown's Ghost Train

2016: New attractions mark booming year for Orlando theme parks

2016: Disney Springs transition from Downtown Disney has a long history

2013: Apollo and Six Flags reportedly interested in SeaWorld Parks prior to IPO

2012: Maintenance a year-round job at Lake Compounce

2011: North Korean amusement parks offer state-sanctioned fun

2011: Gwazi reopens with new Millennium Flyer trains at Busch Gardens Tampa

2010: CoasterBuzz Podcast #168 posted

2008: Proposed low-cost housing site in Anaheim sold to hotel developer in resort district

2008: Universal Studios Florida launches re-worked Disaster ride

2007: Myrtle Beach Pavilion reduced to rubble

2007: Ralph Stricker dies at age 79

2007: Man arrested at Kings Island sues park for $10 million, claiming mistreatment

2007: Six Flags Marine World renamed Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

2006: Six Flags names CFO and executive VP's

2005: Sally Corp. hires firm for European representation

2005: Disney plans to mix ads with video games to target kids

2005: PKICentral adds photos and video from Italian Job Stunt Track construction tour

2001: Cedar Point raises ticket prices by a dollar

2001: The Great Escape announces acrobat show for 2001

2001: Guinness says Millennium Force and Steel Dragon are inches apart

2001: PKI's defunct Bat coaster computer modeled at Badnitrus

2001: New Titan photos posted as lift continues to rise