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Disney cuts jobs from its largest and most popular live theme park shows

Casts of Festival of The Lion King and Finding Nemo: The Musical are among those let go.

Laid-off Disneyland worker just misses her 40-year anniversary

Theresa Bojorquez miss the mark by about two months, and started her retirement early.

California's reasons to keep theme parks closed, and some of the arguments against them

The parks are not likely to open without some amount of compromise.

Endangered white rhino born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

This birth marks the 11th white rhino calf born at Walt Disney World Resort.

Man climbs Belmont roller coaster, spends hours there

The intention of the man was not known, but he was eventually taken into custody.

How Universal Orlando made haunted houses safer in a pandemic

While Halloween Horror Nights event was canceled, Universal Studios opened two of its famed HHN houses.

California issues theme park reopening guidelines, keeps Disneyland and Universal closed

The guidelines will not allow the larger parks to reopen until case counts per capita and positive test rates decrease.

Disneyland employees protest continued state closure of theme parks

The governor continues to refuse allowing the opening of California theme parks.

Six Flags Magic Mountain ready for state visit to show pandemic readiness

State officials have already visited the Disney and Universal theme parks.

Six Flags to layoff 10% of its full time employees

The cut will affect about 240 people.

Pandemic affects lucrative Halloween season at theme parks

Events have been scaled back due to capacity limitations and social distancing.

Health officials and unions say Walt Disney World safety protocol has prevented Covid-19 outbreaks

The parks have been open for about three months.

California governor in "no hurry" to open theme parks

A trade group is pressuring the state to allow the parks to reopen.

Walt Disney World layoffs include nearly 9,000 part-time workers

The unions reached a deal with the company that preserves most full-time positions.

Universal will close Volcano Bay for winter

The company says this is a seasonal closure and will work with pass and ticket holders.

Cedar Fair posts preliminary third quarter results, will issue $300m in unsecured notes

The company gives a first look at the impact of Covid-19 in the second pandemic quarter.

Disney to layoff 28,000 in US theme parks

Of the 28,000 workers affected by the layoffs, 67% are part-time.

Cedar Fair gets extension on credit facilities

Citing an uncertain market for 2021, the company gets more time on existing covenants and increased lines.

Dreamworld Australia fined for fatal 2016 accident that killed four

Four people died when the boat on the water ride overturned.

Season passholder seeks class action against Cedar Fair over refund policy

The company extended entry to the 2021 season because of the pandemic.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  2. Fury 325, Carowinds
  3. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  4. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  5. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  6. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  8. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  9. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland
  10. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce

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On this day in...

2018: Movie Park in Germany evacuated for bomb threat

2017: Pixar Pier makeover to Disney California Adventure continues into 2018

2015: Grand Texas development at the infrastructure stage

2014: Disney restructuring its theme park technology group

2014: Fun Town Pier hopes to rebuild after last year's fire

2014: Conneaut Lake Park hearing to prevent sheriff's sale set for November 24

2013: Disney greeter at the Grand Floridian brings a "good smile"

2013: Kings Island renames Flight Deck to The Bat

2013: Cedar Point GM John Hildebrandt closes out his final season

2012: Orlando theme park expansion creates thousands of jobs

2011: Six Flags' chief engineer profiled in Wall Street Journal

2010: Kentucky Kingdom opening delayed until at least 2012

2010: Sandusky sees budget surplus as Cedar Point has better year

2009: Sources say Beijing has approved Disney project for Shanghai

2009: Busch sale may open doors for smaller businesses

2008: False leg among strange items found under Alton Tower's Corkscrew

2008: Fire destroys food warehouse at Great Escape

2008: Granville Trimper, of Trimper's Rides in Ocean City, dies at 79

2007: CoasterBuzz Podcast #93 posted

2007: Kennywood hosts low-budget comedy film

2003: Officials say Arnolds Park will open on-time

2003: S&P lowers Six Flags' credit rating

2003: Disney gets its way for Florida bullet train

2002: S&S purchases Arrow Dynamics

2001: Photos from closing weekend show Impulse likely for Cedar Point beach

2001: Deconstruction has begun at Six Flags Darien Lake

2001: Tomb Radier continues to close up

2001: Take the 2001 survey at Kennywood Boulevard

2000: Dania Beach Hurricane Set To Open

2000: Talon animation on Badnitrus released

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