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IAAPA setting up permanent home in Orlando

The industry association was previously headquartered outside of Washington, DC.

Six Flags America's Wild One celebrates 100 years

The relocated coaster made its debut in Massachusetts in 1917.

Man who stabbed coworker at Universal Orlando sentenced to life

The fired caricature artist will not have an opportunity for parole.

Universal Orlando announces two value hotels on former Wet 'n Wild site

New inventory will boost on-property units over 9,000.

Arnold's Park receives restoration grant

The $935,000 grant comes from a state tourism fund.

IAAPA report says US theme park growth slow this year, expected 2% next year

Hurricane Irma, the Brazilian economy and Latin American perceptions of the US all played a factor.

Kentucky Kingdom will add four attractions in 2018

Two rides and two 5D films will join the lineup.

California Screamin' to be renamed the Incredicoaster at Disney California Adventure

The retheme is included in the plans for Pixar Pier makeover.

Cedar Fair has record third quarter revenue, increases distribution

Board approves increasing distribution by 4%, making current annual yield around 5.5%.

Disney Cruise Line worker accused of embezzling about $275,000 from merchandise stores

The worker recently took his family on a $35,000 vacation at Walt Disney World using gift cards.

Universal Orlando buys another 101 acres

The theme park has already purchased 475 acres south of its main resort.

Cedar Fair will open four new roller coasters in 2018

The list includes the first west coast dive coaster, opening at Knott's Berry Farm.

Teens at center of theft and assault spree at California's Great America

Two people released from hospital after minor injuries.

Pixar Pier makeover to Disney California Adventure continues into 2018

The "reskin" of Paradise Pier will erase the last remnants of the park's opening day themes.

NBCUniversal theme park division revenue up 7.7% to $1.6 billion in third quarter

New attractions worldwide helped fuel the growth.

Marineland sues OSPCA after animal cruelty charges are dropped

Prosecutors dropped the charges after finding that conviction was unlikely.

Disneyland announces new hotel for 2021

New hotel will "anchor the west end of the Downtown Disney District."

Six Flags revenue and attendance up in 3Q 2017

Revenue up 4% with attendance up 3%.

Disney Research exploring tactile fireworks techniques for the blind

The research division is experimenting with techniques for those who can't see fireworks to feel them.

Cedar Point removing Sandcastle Suites and former Aquatic Stadium, while extending boardwalk to main parking

The changes are occurring this coming winter.

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On this day in...

2016: IAAPA 2016 in pictures

2016: Disney Springs officially announces drone light show

2015: Universal Studios Hollywood significantly raises annual pass prices

2014: Skyscraper animation posted, one year after initial announcement

2011: Morey's Piers will feature GCI wooden roller coaster for 2013

2010: IAAPA 2010: Attendance and vendor space suggest better year for the amusement industry

2010: Developer makes plea with state authorities for $50 million in Kentucky Kingdom effort

2010: Disney California Adventure World of Color wins Thea Award

2009: Disney CFO and parks chief swap roles

2009: IAAPA begins in Las Vegas with around 25,000 attendees

2009: Cedar Fair units tank after announcement to drop distribution

2009: Dreamland gets £3.7 million grant to help rebuild Scenic Railway

2009: Disney shares up on strong 4Q results

2009: Southern Star wants to buy former Six Flags New Orleans property

2009: Busch Entertainment sale to close December 1

2009: Vekoma introduces four-across seating

2009: Texas Giant renovation begins

2006: IAAPA 2006: Shapiro tells industry to stop thinking it's "mature"

2006: Tivoli announces architect for hotel and apartment building

2006: IAAPA 2006: Exhibitor awards announced

2005: IAAPA 2005: Spirit of Excellence Awards announced

2005: Kennywood lays off 12 in response from rising costs

2005: Six Flags Magic Mountain announces Tatsu

2005: Historic Dorney building demolished

2005: IAAPA 2005: Franz Mack and Antonio Zamperla named to IAAPA Hall of Fame

2005: IAAPA 2005: Big-E Awards announced

2004: IAAPA 2004: Holiday World wins coveted Applause Award

2004: Typhoon Lagoon gets new water coasters, Stich debuts at Magic Kingdom

2004: Silver Bullet testing underway at Knott's Berry Farm

2004: Six Flags stock down on lowered ratings and issued notes

2003: IAAPA 2003: Thrill for vendors comes in closing deals

2003: IAAPA 2003: Exhibitor rides not inspected by state

2003: MIG posts Orient Express demolition photos

2003: Dorney Park Online add photos of Hercules' demolition

2001: IAAPA 2001: S&S introduced Fungee

2000: Jazzland to add Vekoma SLC in 2001

2000: Millennium Force height restriction to change for 2001

2000: IAAPA 2000: Giovanola shows fully functional tilt coaster model

2000: Coney Island Thunderbolt leveled

2000: IAAPA 2000: Show me the photos!

2000: IAAPA 2000: Intamin receives award for exhibit

2000: Hypersonic starting to look like a coaster

2000: IAAPA 2000: B&M trains see new features, one appears to be for Great Adventure

2000: IAAPA 2000: Denise Dinn-Larrick interview