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Girl dies in fall from New Jersey carnival ride

The cause of the accident is unknown.

Ride parts stolen from Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

The police incident report says that parts from Peter Pan and Space Mountain were taken.

Judge denies motion for dismisal in SeaWorld investor lawsuit over allegations the company hid impact of Blackfish

A federal judge says the claims have merit and should be heard in a jury trial.

Community concerned about the sale and unknown future over Clementon Park

The park closed early in the season this year and it reportedly for sale.

Skyliners suffer major downtime, loaded, at Walt Disney World

Photos on Twitter show cabins jumbled in station.

Reuters reports Cedar Fair rejected Six Flags offer

The company says the offer was inadequate, while analysts and fans viewed the possibility as unfavorable.

Autism queue lawsuit against Disney will go to trial in Orlando Federal Court

The plaintiff says that Disney must accommodate line bypass for people with autism, while the company says all people with disabilities are treated the same.

Reuters is reporting that Six Flags has offered to buy Cedar Fair

The report attributes only anonymous sources.

Clementon Park may be sold

The park closed a week early this year, and an event organizer said she was told the park was being sold.

Chimera roller coaster at La Feria Chapultepec derails leaving two dead

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident.

Kings Island removing Vortex

The Arrow looping roller coaster operated for 33 seasons.

Disney sets up leadership strategy for US parks

Changes come after Catherine Powell's departure.

Disney Parks president for US and Paris leaving the company

Her position will not be backfilled.

Walt Disney World workers take a lot of abuse from tourists

Few guests suffer legal consequences from their actions, though some are banned from the property for life.

SeaWorld CEO Gus Antorcha resigns less than a year into the job

The new chief executive had only been on the job for seven months.

SeaWorld Entertainment ups roller coaster game in Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa

The new Tampa ride in particular has high potential, being built by fan favorite Rocky Mountain Construction.

SeaWorld Entertainment theme parks are all carrying the Impossible Burger

The meatless burger is all the rage, and the company is rolling it out at all of its theme parks.

Bell's Amusement Park owner says the park will be rebuilt, they just don't have a location yet

A location announcement could happen this fall.

SeaWorld San Antonio announces Texas Stingray, a wooden roller coaster

The new coaster is set to open in the spring of 2020.

Busch Gardens Tampa announces Iron Gwazi roller coaster

The reimagined Gwazi will open in 2020.

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

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On this day in...

2018: Kentucky Kingdom may drop new roller coaster plans without fair board approval

2018: Walt Disney World hikes parking from $22 to $25

2015: Zoning commission denies Orlando Skyplex and its 501-foot roller coaster

2013: Cedar Point guests experience traffic jams, complain on the Internet

2012: Dania Beach Hurricane closed permanently

2012: Former Kentucky Kingdom employees rally for the amusement park

2009: Kings Island attorney says woman suffered hip injury at work, not on Son of Beast

2009: Google has Street View for Legoland California and Santa Monica pier, suggest more

2008: Disney announces 1920's theme for California Adventure rehab

2008: City buys Wonder Wheel site at Coney Island

2007: LA Times writer suits up for Knott's Scary Farm

2006: CoasterBuzz Podcast #50 posted

2006: Merlin Entertainments Group acquires Italy's Gardaland

2006: Belle Vue Bobs remembered

2006: Holiday World to auction equipment, antiques

2005: Idora carousel restoration a two-decade journey

2002: Silver Dollar City ramps up holiday decoration efforts

2002: Researchers say rides do not cause brain injury

2002: updates galleries, including Shockwave removal at Six Flags Great America

2001: Classic PTC carousel to turn again in Australia

2001: Stratosphere coaster to face Vegas council again

2001: Cedar Fair named "Dividend Achiever" by investor information service

2000: Enchanted Parks to add two new coasters

2000: Halloween Haunt update from Knott's Berry Farm.