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Hong Kong Disneyland set to reopen for second time, California park still closed

The Hong Kong government completed extensive Covid-19 testing.

Marriott's Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort lays off 1,100 employees

The convention hotels were hosting professional athletes for much of the summer.

Walt Disney World will keep water parks closed through March

The company says those plans could change.

Silverwood announces Stunt Pilot single-rail roller coaster

The new roller coaster will be built by Rocky Mountain Construction.

I-X Center closing permanently in Cleveland, ending the annual indoor amusement park

The pandemic closure has essentially put the former tank factory out of business.

Anti-masker, urging guests to repent, is escorted out of Disney's Hollywood Studios

Guests were unmoved by his pleas.

Coney Island attractions looking for rent relief or permission to operate

Owners of the attractions say city and state officials have been silent.

California trade association urges governor to allow theme parks to open

The association represents Disney, Universal, Six Flags, Cedar Fair and others operating in the state.

US theme parks not associated with any Covid-19 outbreaks

The various health departments report no community spread originating the parks.

Kennywood's Jack Rabbit roller coaster associated with 100 years of memories

Riders celebrate a century for the classic roller coaster.

Worker falls to death from Orlando StarFlyer

Authorities have not released the man's name or cause of the accident.

Disney Wish, theme park attractions delayed without new dates

The fifth cruise ship and the many projects around the theme parks have been delayed, but without any indication of their new availability.

Iron Gwazi and Ice Breaker expected to open in spring of 2021

The Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando web sites indicate the opening time frame.

Man commissions backyard roller coaster, built by engineering student grandson

They plan to expand the ride next year.

Analysts predict another "lost" year for Disney before recovery

Long-term recovery is expected to exceed 2019 revenue by $10 billion.

SeaWorld Entertainment permanently lays off some furloughed workers

The company did not give a number for the cuts.

IAAPA cancels 2020 expo in Orlando

The organization will conduct a virtual education conference the same week.

Cedar Point’s queue management could influence in-person voting during Covid-19

The park has worked to safely enforce social distancing.

Disneyland faces gradual opening under California tiered plan

Indoor attractions would not likely operate in state plan.

Body cam footage released in search for man camping on Disney's former Discovery Island

The man was found there by deputies in April.

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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. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  8. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  9. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  10. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland

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On this day in...

2017: Give Kids The World fundraiser could land you in Cinderella Castle for a night

2017: Being a caricature artist is hard

2015: Atari shows more of RollerCoaster Tycoon World, working with Six Flags

2015: Miracle Strip selling, observation wheel in its future

2014: Quassy survives economic uncertainty after four generations

2014: Backlot tour closes at Disney Hollywood Studio on Sept. 27

2014: Wood designer has dream job at Six Flags Over Texas

2011: Kentucky Kingdom will not open in 2012

2011: Dorney Park latest Cedar Fair park to announce dinosaur attraction

2011: Video of trainer drowning not shown at SeaWorld OSHA hearing

2010: Luna Park draws highest traffic to Coney Island in 46 years

2010: Geauga Lake Big Dipper roller coaster ran under several different names

2010: Busch Gardens Williamsburg photos added to Negative-G

2009: Family of 12-year-old injured in Xcelerator accident retains lawyer

2009: Walt Disney World known for fine dining, not just burgers and fries

2009: Location, start-up money needed to reopen Bell's Amusement Park

2009: Six Flags Over Georgia plans to open Saturday after flooding

2009: Chang being removed at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

2008: Judge denies motion for earlier trial date in Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom accident case

2006: Disney wants to turn Jungle Cruise into a movie

2005: Disney rejects request to raise Mission: Space height restriction following death of 4-year-old

2005: Hard Rock park gets final approval in Myrtle Beach

2005: PKI announces Nickelodeon Universe

2005: Paramount’s Carowinds announces new Boomerang Bay

2004: Disney cruise chief to head Euro Disney

2004: WWII hanger intended for Schlitterbahn park destroyed in fire

2004: Silver Bullet vertical construction nearly complete, swing parts arrive at Knott's

2004: Disney expects to name new CEO by June

2003: Analysts think NBC may unload Universal theme parks

2003: Environmentalist says new SeaWorld ride built on dangerous ground

2000: IOA's Amzaing Adventures of Spiderman featured in technical article

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