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Universal patent suggests a real-life version of Pac-Man in the works with bumper cars

The speculation around Nintendo and video game themed attractions continues.

Cedar Fair revenue and attendance down slightly through July 8

Revenue was down 2% while attendance was down 3%.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh wrote dissenting opinion in SeaWorld OSHA case following death of trainer

The judge wrote that Dawn Brancheau's job as a trainer was inherently risky and that OSHA should not regulate it.

Construction worker killed at Walt Disney World

Initial reporting suggests he was working on or near the new gondola system at Pop Century Resort.

Historic Boblo Island boat burns, owners hope to restore

The S.S. Saint Clair caught fire in a welding accident.

Disney wins lawsuit disputing taxable value of resorts

Beach and Yacht Club hotels ruled to be half of assessed value.

Disney endures network outage that affects theme parks, sites and ESPN

App outages block guests from reservations and FastPasses.

Guest at Busch Gardens Tampa treated for celebratory bullet wound

The individual was struck in the shoulder with a bullet that was presumably fired into the air.

SeaWorld Entertainment settles class action suit over annual pass renewal billing

The suit alleges that passes were renewed automatically and without consent, with continued monthly billing.

Mobile games are integrated into Disney theme park experiences

A new app is designed to make time in the queue more interactive.

Universal Orlando pushing dirt around on its new property

New access roads built and a lot of land grading has begun.

$2 Billion sports and recreation complex planned for Central Ohio

Attractions are said to include indoor skydiving, go-karts and other sports.

Review: Lego Roller Coaster

Jeff reviews the new 4,000+ Lego set released last month.

California Screamin' becomes Incredicoaster with Incredibles theme

New theme elements surround the recently discovered powers of Jack-Jack

Union reportedly close to deal with Disney for Florida theme park workers

Report says company has backed off dropping overtime.

Group cancels "die-in" protest at Disney

The protest was in response to Disney's contributions to NRA-supporting politicians.

Pixar Pier overhaul opens this weekend at Disney California Adventure

The reskinning of the themed area includes characters from the Pixar animated films.

Massive yoga class held pre-dawn for Disney cast members at Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle

At least 1,000 cast members participated in the class as part of the company's wellness program.

Investigator says emergency stop button may have prevented deaths in 2016 deaths at Gold Coast Dreamworld

Report says operators were instructed not to use button, or didn't know what it was for.

Demolition of Lesourdsville Lake/Americana to begin soon

Remaining buildings and ride structures will be removed for future development.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  2. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  3. Fury 325, Carowinds
  4. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  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. Maverick, Cedar Point

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On this day in...

2017: Two coaster trains collide at Parque de Atracciones

2016: 8-year-old boy drowns at Knoebels pool

2015: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announces closure of Roar roller coaster

2015: Six Flags Over Georgia appeals $35 million verdict holding park responsible for assault outside of park

2015: Adventureland fans will miss log ride

2013: Disney theme park discounts and packages help save money

2013: NC investigators looking into shoot-out stunt accident

2012: Universal Studios Hollywood drops residential plans

2011: Join CoasterBuzz Club this week, $25 goes to Give Kids The World

2010: Hersheypark storm center keeps guests safe in stormy weather

2010: 88-Year-old grandmother loves Diamondback at Kings Island

2010: Slower economy good for water parks

2009: Disney World buses crash in rear-end accident, dozen sent to hospital

2009: Contestants build Apollo's Chariot out of pretzels

2008: Six Flags stock on roller coaster, forecast for first cash flow positive year in company history

2008: UPDATED: Worker struck by Casino Pier's Star Jet, dies in hospital

2006: Coaster fans ponder the future of Son of Beast at PKI

2006: Santa Clarita wants to annex Six Flags Magic Mountain

2006: Hard Rock theme park breaks ground

2003: Vivendi rejects MGM bid for entertainment business

2003: SeaWorld and Epcot rate highest in value survey

2003: Family sues Indiana beach over coaster

2002: Electrical fire closes EPCOT

2002: Fire scorches Wildwood pier for second time this year

2002: Dispute over ownership of Conneaut Lake Park heads to court

2002: Experts, riders skeptical of brain injuries induced by coasters

2002: Lightwater mouse reopens after last year's accident

2002: On ride pictures posted from Movieworld Madrid and Port Aventura

2001: Discovery Channel mystery: Where are the blueprints?

2001: Phantom's Revenge featured in SBN Magazine

2001: Photos from PTC factory tour online

2001: i2STAR and Six Flags Great Adventure announce 'Alcatraz, The Ride'

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