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Orlando-based Universal exec will assume top role at Universal Studios Hollywood

Executive Karen Irwin, in charge of merchandising and partnership deals for the parks division, will take over as president of the Hollywood park.

Former Conneaut Lake owner disputes ownership claim

The former owner says he assigned only the land to the trust, and he still owns the rides.

Disney patent filings include hotel room projector in a lamp

The company files many patent applications every year, but few make it into actual attractions.

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights features new stories and attractions

The 26th annual event features contemporary zombies and classic masked slashers.

Florida theme parks contribute millions to political campaigns

The big three have historically been big spenders toward tourism-friendly elected officials.

Wanda hires ex-Disney exec to run Chinese theme parks

Andrew Kam will run the conglomerate's entertainment complexes.

Judge dismisses suit against Disney for allegedly replacing workers with H-1B's

Plaintiffs fail to make case after being laid-off.

Legoland Florida closed for bomb threat

The park found a threatening note in the park.

Magic Kingdom wedding package reportedly starts at $180k

The event includes a reception at Cinderella Castle.

Wet'n'Wild Hawaii brings massive power storage system online

The system offsets load during peek demand.

Cedar Fair says Geauga Lake Big Dipper will be demolished

The roller coaster at the defunct park has remained standing for years.

Orlando theme parks watching Hurricane Matthew

The parks have not made any decisions to close.

Idora Park Experience has remnants of the Youngstown amusement park

Collection of artifacts come from the park that experienced a number of fires and closed for good in 1993.

Disney Parks Blog teases Guardians re-do for California tower

The former Tower of Terror is being transformed into a Guardians of The Galaxy attraction.

Six Flags Great Adventure will spare trees for solar project while groups litigate

Groups were worried the trees would be gone before the case goes to court.

Universal Studios Hollywood introduces $119 pass that covers select days over a rolling nine-month period

The new offering replaces another that was valid fewer days.

E-cigarette device explodes on Hogwarts Express, causing injuries, at Universal Orlando

The ride sustained minor damage to a seat.

VR comes to Skull Mountain at Six Flags Great Adventure

The ride is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Universal Studios Florida suffers power outage

Guests invited to transfer over to Islands of Adventure during the outage.

Granddaughter of Magic Kingdom construction worker shares photos

The theme park will celebrate its 45th anniversary this year.

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On this day in...

2014: Video: On painting Mantis into Rougarou

2014: Six Flags posts record revenue growth, but profit slips on stock compensation

2013: Cedar Fair amends Ouimet contract with new terms, through at least 2016

2013: Petitioners want Thorpe Park to shut down "asylum" attraction

2011: Some complain that Legoland Florida is too expensive

2011: Facebook bully convicted, but not for threat to Dorney Park

2010: Flying coaster at Prater strikes crane hoist, causes injuries

2010: Giant Ferris wheel proposed for Seattle waterfront

2010: Ferrari World profiled by Canadian Press

2009: Cedar Fair maintains quarterly distribution at a $0.25 per unit

2009: Zamperla files the 17th suit against Freestyle owners

2008: Analysts continue to be down on Disney

2008: Ride worker killed in accident at South Carolina fair

2007: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom plans biggest Christmas tree in the world

2007: CoasterBuzz Podcast #92 posted

2004: Cedar Point's Castaway Bay opening just around the corner

2004: Coaster science exhibit opens in San Jose

2004: Dells merger creates water and theme park hotel complex

2004: Lego Co. wants to sell Legoland parks

2004: Six Flags New England GM promoted to GM of Six Flags Great America

2002: Cedar Point to remove Schwabinchen

2002: Danger debated in New Jersey as park plans to announce new ride

2001: Photos and blueprints of unannounced New England coaster posted

2001: Worlds of Adventure proposes new animal attraction

2001: The rebirth of Luna Park's Big Dipper begins down under

2001: Skycoaster coming to Michigan's Adventure for 2002

2001: Tomb Raider building starts to close up at PKI

2001: Six Flags Marine World Fright Fest update posted to SFMW Online

2001: Kennywood photo gallery added to

2000: Schools look to tax Knoebel's rides