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Worker rescued from Six Flags Great America Sky Trek Tower when back pain prevents him from moving

A fire department crew helped get the man safely down. The man was helping to erect the giant inflatable gorilla on the tower.

SeaWorld drops dividend, stock takes a hit

The company announced that it would suspend its dividend, begin buying back shares.

Hotels take design cues from theme park properties

Hotel chains notice the themes and features of theme park resorts.

IAAPA relocating to Orlando, commits expo in town to 2030

The trade association for the amusement industry will move its headquarters from Virginia.

Theme parks and manufacturers differ on how to accommodate amputees on rides

The sensitive issue has been influenced by previous accidents.

Disney says Zika concerns not impacting attendance in Florida

The mosquito borne disease has been found in a number of cases in South Florida.

Indoor Nickelodeon park announced for Meadowlands project

The park is one of many offerings proposed for American Dream complex in New Jersey.

Profile: Universal Orlando's new Sapphire Falls resort

The hotel is the newest of the five on-property resorts.

Dreamworks Animation characters to play a larger role at Universal theme parks

The studio was recently acquired by NBCUniversal.

Video games influencing theme park attraction design

Screens and interactive technologies are finding their way into more attractions.

Six Flags America evacuated for non-specific threat

The park was cleared Saturday afternoon and did not reopen until the next day.

Walt Disney World now requiring finger scans for child admissions to combat fraud

The biometric association was already in use for ages 10 and up.

Unions clash with Disney over classification and pay of parade workers

At issue is whether they're parade performers or dancers, the latter of which gets higher pay.

Facade window at Universal Studios Florida honors Pulse victims

Window includes the names of six people killed in the shooting massacre, some of whom worked at the theme park.

Judge approves bankruptcy for Conneaut Lake, park will continue to operate

Park will sell land and continue to make payments on debt.

Cedar Fair having another record year

Company sets new high through Labor Day for attendance, per capita spending and out-of-park revenue.

CoasterDynamix launches Kickstarter campaign for Lego-compatible roller coaster model

Early pricing offers discounts that will score a kit when it goes to production.

Wildwater Kingdom at Geauga Lake closes permanently

The last rides were administered on Monday.

Opinion: Walt Disney World didn't have a great summer

Columnist describes the factors that may have contributed to soft attendance at the resort.

Woman born without arms suing Universal Orlando for being barred from rides

The woman is able to drive, fly a plane and scuba dive.

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  2. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  3. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland
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  5. Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City
  6. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  8. Goliath, Six Flags Great America
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  10. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain

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2015: Disney opening temporary Star Wars attractions this fall

2014: Rye Playland sees 20% boost in attendance, 24% increase in revenue

2014: Palace sells FEC's to Apex, will focus on gated parks

2013: Chinese entertainment company plans to build competitor to Shanghai Disneyland

2013: Iger touts theme park growth at conference

2013: Cinema theme park project gains momentum near Rome

2013: Former Dreamland owners ask court to block purchase of the site

2012: Son of Beast removal begins at Kings Island

2012: The latest Thorpe Park stunt: Requiring breathalyzer tests to find drunk university students

2012: Tivoli attracts protest for partnering with fur trader

2011: Bell's kiddie rides will operate at flea market

2010: Ghost Town In The Sky to be auctioned off in foreclosure

2009: La Ronde announces SLC for 2010

2009: Six Flags Great America adding night time parade in 2010

2008: Schlitterbahn Vacation Village announces Torrent Tidal Wave River

2008: Disney World announces... nothing significant

2008: Hard Rock Park files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

2007: Analysts ponder Geauga Lake land, reasons for park failure

2006: CoasterBuzz Podcast #47 posted

2006: Fall events ramp up at Orlando theme parks

2006: PETA upset over cockroach eating at Six Flags Great America promo

2006: Alabama Adventure gets OK for hotel, campground, indoor water park

2003: Six Flags launches children's literacy program

2002: PKI to add Delirium for 2003

2002: Shockwave leaving Six Flags Great America, headed elsewhere

2001: Orlando parks cut part-timer hours

2001: Knott's VertiGo opening delayed

2000: Loose article brings Knott's Jaguar to a halt

2000: Four year-old boy hurt on Disney dark ride

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