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Construction firm files liens against SeaWorld for unpaid bills at Orlando properties

Filing company owes nearly $225,000 in unpaid bills.

Another SeaWorld Entertainment CEO resigns, citing disagreement with board

His tenure was about five months, and left with the same issue.

Disney will furlough non-union park workers, will pay for health insurance

The company will also stop payments on annual passes while extending expiration of those paid in full.

White County, Indiana offers $3 million in incentives to buy Indiana Beach

The park has not found a buyer since it announced its permanent closure.

SeaWorld Entertainment furloughs 90% of employees

The company has not set an end date for the temporary lay-off.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #213 posted

The COVID-19 and 20th anniversary edition.

Opening dates for attractions under construction could be delayed

Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa and Universal Orlando all face uncertain timelines.

Universal Orlando extends closure as Orange County issues stay-at-home order

The original April 1 reopen date was of course too optimistic.

Disney stands to miss out on a half-billion dollars in revenue from theme park closures

The figures are estimated based on previous annual reports and unofficial attendance figures.

Some Japanese amusement parks will resume limited operations while screening guests

Only a limited number of outdoor attractions will be open.

SeaWorld San Antonio donates 6,000 pounds of food to food bank

The San Antonio Food Bank accepted the donation.

Wild Water West gets approval for new coaster in Sioux Falls

The general manager of the park hopes to break ground in April.

Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, to pay employees during closure

Both companies said it would maintain pay during the coronoavirus closures.

Walt Disney World announces closures starting Monday

The closure is scheduled to last through the end of the month.

Disneyland will close starting Saturday after governor limits gathering

The park will remain closed through the end of the month.

Iger says Disney "sobered" at shareholder meeting by pandemic

Chairman says Disney has weathered many crises in its history.

Japanese theme parks extend closures in response to virus

Disney parks now targeting a mid-April opening, while Universal considers March 22.

IAAPA postpones Asia Expo to next year due to coronavirus concerns

The event was scheduled to take place in Macao, China.

Business as usual for now in Orlando theme parks amid coronavirus concerns

Some conventions cancelled, but individual travel has been relatively unaffected.

Alleged theme park trespasser sets up funding site

The 23-year-old posted videos of people trespassing in theme parks, and is charged with two counts at Busch Gardens Tampa.

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  2. Fury 325, Carowinds
  3. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  4. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  5. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  6. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
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  10. Maverick, Cedar Point

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On this day in...

2019: Tribe operating OWA will expand the facility, and hotel properties in Florida and tropics

2018: Attraction designers place story over technology

2014: Families of autistic kids sue Disney over queue policy

2013: Philip Koch, owner of Lake Rudolph Campground, dies at age 47

2013: Florida Senate pushes bill to combat sale of partially used theme park tickets

2013: SeaWorld Entertainment reportedly moving forward with $500 million IPO

2012: Accidental shooting trial of Wild West City actor starting after nearly six years

2010: Some theme park fans dislike Tron ads on Walt Disney World monorail train

2008: PointBuzz celebrates 10 years of entertaining Cedar Point fans

2008: Michigan amusement park plan set for environmental hearings

2007: Two injured on carnival Tilt-a-Whirl from falling decorative part

2007: Six Flags completes park sale

2007: Hard Rock Park gets national promotion

2007: Neighbors to FEC complain about screams from ride

2003: Playland faces uncertain future as city assumes control of PNE

2003: Off-season photos show Kennywood's new themed area

2003: Couple to tie knot on Six Flags Darien Lake's slingshot

2002: Mr. Freeze latest Premier coaster to get lap bar treatment

2002: Superman: Ultimate Flight photos posted from opening day

2002: Dark Knight ready for primetime at Six Flags New England

2001: Construction moves along at Kennywood on Phantom's Revenge

2001: Holiday World stages mock disaster

2001: Cedar Point Breakers may lose historic status

2001: Expedition GeForce rising in Germany

2001: Magic Mountain's Deja Vu boomerang complete

2001: New Batwing construction pictures released on COASTERnet

2001: 64 New photos of Titan show the ride ready to go