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Six Flags takes a beating after posting loss

The company was not optimistic about its short-term results.

CoasterBuzz: 20 Years Buzzed, A tale of two CEO's

In this chapter, we explore the styles and accomplishments of two prominent leaders for Cedar Fair, CEO's Dick Kinzel and Matt Ouimet.

Fantasy Island has been permanently closed

This is the latest Apex park to close, following the previous announcement about Indiana Beach.

Cedar Fair posts record results for 2019

Net revenue up 6% and attendance up 5% on a same-park basis.

Coney Island shop owner going to war with Zamperla over rent, may be evicted

Italian ride maker manages the property for the city.

Indiana Beach closes as no buyer found for the park

Apex Parks says the closure is for financial reasons.

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway posed design challenges as first Mickey ride ever

These main characters don't really have a backstory to build on.

Drayton Manor closed for two weeks following flooding

Heavy rain caused the adjacent lake to overflow.

Disney files patent for "haptic floor system" intended to shake up guests

Earthquake maker could be part of a future attraction.

Dogpatch will be sold at auction on March 3

Owners owed over $1 million.

CoasterBuzz: 20 Years Buzzed, Of kings and clubs

In this chapter, CoasterBuzz Club gets on its feet, but not everyone is excited about it.

SeaWorld Entertainment settles investor lawsuit for $65 million

The class action alleges that the company hid the financial effects of the Blackfish movie.

NBCUniversal will host its own fan event called Peacock Live! with two theme park panels

The event will be held at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Walt Disney World pass prices increase

The mostly minor increases follow larger increases in June 2019.

Walt Disney World President Josh D'Amaro says investment in cast members critical to guest experience

The new president, who previously ran Disneyland, takes over at a time where billions of dollars of new projects are underway.

CoasterBuzz: 20 Years Buzzed, It's all talk

In the second chapter, CoasterBuzz launches to a rough start and a reboot before growing out of control.

Disney theme park attendance and revenue up, expects $145 million impact from coronavirus in China

Operating income was up 9% while domestic attendance was up 2%.

CoasterBuzz: 20 Years Buzzed, That Internet may catch on

Introducing the first chapter in a series of stories about the history of CoasterBuzz and the amusement industry.

Woman sues Universal Orlando over Volcano Bay shock

The suit seeks $15,000 in damages, plus interest and legal fees.

Michigan considers reducing ride operator age to 16

State law currently requires operators to be 18.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  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
  8. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  9. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  10. Maverick, Cedar Point

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On this day in...

2019: Universal Orlando announces June opening for Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure roller coaster

2019: Epcot will change up entrance, repurpose former Wonders of Life pavilion

2019: Former Cedar Point GM John Hildebrandt talks about his book on Cleveland TV

2018: Six Flags launching solar projects for Magic Mountain and Discovery Kingdom

2017: Six Flags offsets decline in per capita spending with massive attendance boost

2017: Universal Studios Hollywood ups prices, following Disneyland

2016: Cedar Point announced changes for 2016

2016: Disney details new Star Wars attractions for bicoastal theme parks

2015: Winter Chillout event at Cedar Point reveals changes at the park

2012: Matt Ouimet talks about his experience and the future of Cedar Fair

2012: Cedar Fair names Dave Frazier to GM post at Valleyfair

2011: Six Flags finishes year with $598.9 million profit

2010: Kentucky sues Six Flags for rides at Kentucky Kingdom site

2010: Six Flags gets extension to present restructuring plan

2010: Adventureland fire destroys shops at the Iowa park

2010: CoasterBuzz headlines, now on Twitter

2008: Oakwood charged in 2004 Hydro death

2008: Six Flags Over Georgia water rides will open this season

2007: Orlando landmark Skull Kingdom about to disappear

2007: Ghost Town deal with state should expedite May opening

2006: Speculation swirls over Cedar Point's next big ride

2006: Six Flags announces "Official Fresh Fruit"

2005: Legoland California builds another record-breaking Lego tower

2002: Six Flags to pay $4 million in river ride death

2002: Wild Waves/Enchanted Village to add ten new rides

2002: CCI coming to Cliff's in New Mexico

2001: Six Flags over Georgia announces new rides

2001: Stealth is recreated in RCT

2000: Magnum sinking rumor finally dies!

2000: IOA to build two more rides

2000: More Stealth train photos