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Colorado fines Glenwood Caverns for death of 6-year-old girl

Investigation puts fault on the park and its operators.

Six Flags Magic Mountain announces tallest and fastest single-rail coaster, Wonder Woman

The Rocky Mountain Construction ride will open in 2022.

Family will file wrongful death lawsuit against Glenwood Caverns

Six-year-old Wongel Estifanos died on the park's drop ride.

SeaWorld Orlando penguin beats cancer twice

The 33-year-old animal continues to thrive in the Orlando park.

Court has questions about Conneaut Lake purchase agreement

Others allege the new owner violates the agreement.

Disney Genie service deeply unpopular among fans before it has launched

The paid upgrade for line skipping has not been well received.

Family alleges harassment by actor at Six Flags Over Georgia

The park says they're investigating the actions of a third-party actor.

Universal Studios Japan announces partnership with Pokémon

No specific attractions announcements have been made.

Covid vaccination or test required at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Universal Studios Hollywood

The mandate comes from the county health department.

Zamperla breaks ground on Luna Park expansion

The park operator and ride manufacturer delayed the expansion at the start of the pandemic.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has reverse launches and rotating cars

The ride is set to debut some time in 2022.

SeaWorld facility ready to treat animals affected by California oil spill

The park has an 8,000 square-foot facility to take the animals in.

Couple sues Six Flags Great Adventure for injury on tornado water slide

The accident happened in 2019.

History: Walt Disney World at 50 years

The project that Walt never got to see completed turns 50.

Walt Disney World announces interactive MagicBand+

New wearable will react to things in the parks.

LA county makes some concessions in theme park vaccination requirements

ID and age requirements will compliment a slight delay in enforcement.

With anniversary, Disney recognizes 50-year, opening day cast members

About two-dozen employees have worked at the resort since opening.

Universal Studios Japan to expand Nintendo area with Donkey Kong

The new attraction will open in 2024.

Six Flags America will close early during Halloween events after fights, vandalism

The park closed early on Saturday night due to fights.

The Gravity Group offers precut track, more durable and faster to install

The company has installed 600 feet of the track on The Racer at Kings Island.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  2. Fury 325, Carowinds
  3. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  4. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  5. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  6. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  7. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  8. Maverick, Cedar Point
  9. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  10. Superman The Ride, Six Flags New England

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On this day in...

2020: Endangered white rhino born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

2020: Man climbs Belmont roller coaster, spends hours there

2017: Disneyland announces new hotel for 2021

2016: Universal Parks & Resorts announces jump in revenue

2016: Six Flags takes a revenue hit, blames weather

2016: Dollywood announces drop tower and junior coaster for 2017

2016: Mean Streak makeover underway at Cedar Point, no announcement yet

2016: Cedar Point and Six Flags Great America make bet on World Series

2016: Busch Gardens Tampa closes river rapids ride after fatal accident in Australia

2016: California's Great America starts Winterfest in late November

2015: Disney ready to make a Tower of Terror movie

2012: Lake Winnepesaukah announces water park for 2013

2012: Quassy will double water park size for 2013 season

2012: Six Flags profit up on higher attendance and prices

2012: Tom Hanks will play Walt Disney in film about the making of Mary Poppins

2012: Cedar Fair announces deal with Coke

2011: Some Walt Disney World restaurants will start charging reservation cancellation fees

2010: Attorney for accused Extreme World worker rejects plea agreement

2010: Halloween event brings record attendance to Silverwood

2010: US developers announce plans for Cairo theme park

2009: Blackstone planning IPO for Merlin

2009: Legoland California to pitch hotel proposal to city

2007: Animal rights group offers reward for proof of abuse at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

2006: Busch park income up 10% in third quarter over last year

2006: Planning board approves changes at Six Flags Great Adventure

2006: Local business regarding dispute: Beech Bend important to community

2006: WhiteWater World prepares for opening

2005: La Ronde announces Goliath

2005: Michigan's Adventure announces Grand Rapids

2004: Goose Fair review and photo gallery added to Coaster Grotto

2001: Virtual Midway launches new web site

2001: Visionland financial woes continue

2001: New Busch Gardens Williamsburg photo gallery released

2000: Lighthouse Point will expand camping area at Cedar Point

2000: California Adeventure construction update

2000: Webcam shows Talon construction progress