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Gay Days begins annual festival in Orlando as parks celebrate Pride Month

Orlando proves friendlier than recent state legislation for the event.

David Dean, owner of former Joyland in Lubbock dies of cancer

The park closed in 2022 and briefly appeared to have an interested buyer.

Six teens arrested in Six Flags Great America fight

Police reportedly used pepper spray to break up the crowd.

Zambezi Zinger at Worlds of Fun misses opening day because of "supply chain issues"

No opening date has been set for the new roller coaster.

Road project for Universal's Epic Universe largest ever for county

The Kirkman Road extension has been in the works for over 20 years.

Knott's Berry Farm started with fried chicken

Feature describes the transition from farm, to chicken dinner, to amusement park.

Waldameer owner Paul Nelson dies at 89

Nelson's relationship with the park started as he worked there at 11.

Walt Disney World closing Galactic Star Cruiser in September

The 100-room hotel experience has only been open for about a year.

Disney cancels $1 billion Lake Nona project citing "changing business conditions"

The large office complex was expected to bring 2,000 jobs to the area.

Disney call for dismissal of state case in Florida because it doesn't matter

The district can't sue to enforce a contract that the state legislature already passed a law to void.

Valleyfair latest amusement park to adopt a chaperone policy

Kids 15 and under will require a chaperone 21 or older.

San Diego sues SeaWorld over unpaid rent during pandemic

The city says the company owes $10 million in rent plus interest.

Dolly Parton opens Big Bear Mountain roller coaster at Dollywood

The ride is the park's largest single-attraction investment to date.

Pennsylvania home to some of the world's oldest roller coasters

Kennywood, Dorney and Lakemont have 3 of the 10 oldest rides.

Disney parks segment posts significant increases in revenue and operating income

Revenues for the quarter increased 17% to $7.8 billion and segment operating income increased 23% to $2.2 billion.

Walt Disney World bringing back dining plans next year

The announcement came with details on changes to the reservation system.

Six Flags revenue up on lower attendance, greater loss in first quarter

The company strategy is to increase guest spending while decreasing attendance.

Universal Orlando building a "team member campus"

The back-of-house facility will serve the theme park's employees.

Florida legislature turns over Disney monorail inspections to FDOT

The latest move is part of a retaliatory campaign on the part of the governor against Disney.

Florida legislature passes two bills in response to free fall tower deah

The bills change reporting requirements and access to active investigation documents.

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  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  2. Velocicoaster, Islands of Adventure
  3. Iron Gwazi, Busch Gardens Tampa
  4. Fury 325, Carowinds
  5. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  6. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  7. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  8. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  9. Pantheon, Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  10. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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On this day in...

2021: New Avengers Campus has challenging timeline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

2015: Victims of Alton Towers Smiler accident speak out

2015: Disney criticized for outsourcing IT in Orlando

2015: NBA Experience coming to Disney Springs

2014: Cedar Fair re-elects three board members, including CEO Matt Ouimet

2014: Jurassic World shooting at former Six Flags New Orleans

2014: Six Flags Magic Mountain to close Colossus in August

2013: Disney and Universal invested heavily in theme parks during recession

2012: Video of Cedar Point's Dinosaurs Alive posted to PointBuzz

2012: Protesters call for release of animals at Lagoon

2011: Girl dies after falling from Ferris wheel at Morey's Pier

2010: PointBuzz will cover Coastermania keynote at Cedar Point live

2010: Wild Waves participates in world record attempt for largest swim lesson

2009: The Gravity Group posts POV video of China's first wooden coaster

2009: Hearing considers settlement that would continue ban on Segways in Disney parks

2009: Wild West World investor disputes fraud charges against Etheredge

2007: CoasterBuzz Podcast #77 posted

2007: Six Flags America best performing park Memorial Day weekend, Shapiro visits

2007: Astroland rides sent to the auction block

2007: IOA Central posts Blue Man Group preview from Universal Orlando

2003: CoasterBuzz Legendary Fall Affair at Holiday World cancelled

2003: Christian group says Disney no-fly zone interferes with free speech

2003: Markey reintroduces ride safety act while most states and parks have standards in place

2003: Prosecutor says accident victim allegedly seen standing on Holiday World's Raven

2003: Stranded racoon saved from amusement park tower

2002: Cedar Point discusses safety precautions for bad weather

2002: Kennywood may reopen today after storm damage

2002: Interview with the developer of Scream Machines PC simulator shows work in progress

2001: Your Cedar Fair season pass: Now good at Michigan's Adventure

2001: Joyrides adds new photos of Holiday World and Phantom's Revenge

2001: Dorney posts front seat Talon video

2001: X about to top off at Magic Mountain