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Park district wants to preserve Chippewa Lake Ferris wheel as sculpture in new plans

The plans will be implemented over many years.

Six Flags improves on first quarter results with higher attendance and spending

The company's first quarter loss was reduced while it reported higher per capita spending.

SeaWorld CFO departing after one year on the job

Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy had worked for the company since 2013, and was appointed to CFO last May.

Disney reports double the revenue for theme park division over last year

International traffic has not entirely returned to domestic parks, overseas parks still affected by pandemic.

SeaWorld Entertainment posts quarterly results, highest 1Q attendance since 2013

Attendance was 3.4 million guests, an increase of 1.2 million guests or 53.7% from the first quarter of 2021.

Roller coaster accident in 1930 ended Ohio park

A ride operator failed to brake the ride as the train entered the station at Springfield Lake.

Epcot pivots new design to include festival space

New facility will have space for live music and rolling exhibitions.

Cedar Fair reports first quarter with pass sales up $59 million over 2019

The company also reported strong early resort booking.

Worker dies after fall from ferris wheel at Gillian's Wonderland Pier

Robert W. Sanger, 62, was a welder working for a subcontractor.

Bay Beach has to reduce hours due to staffing shortage

Park will close two hours earlier than normal.

Geoff Morrel out as Disney comms chief after only a few months

The move comes after the horrible response to "Don't Say Gay" in Florida.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg retiring Davinci's Cradle

The ride has operated for more than 30 years.

Comcast theme park business up 151% for quarter over last year

The NBCUniversal parks reported $1.56 billion in revenue for the quarter.

Disney's Reedy Creek tells bondholders that dissolution of district is illegal

The company says the state can not interfere with the rights of bondholders, who hold the district's debt.

Family of Tyre Sampson files suit after fatal accident on Orlando FreeFall

Suit accuses a number of parties of negligence.

Court rejects motion to dismiss Cedar Fair passholder lawsuit for 2020 passes

The suit says the company should have offered refunds in the pandemic, even though the passes were extended into 2021.

Dissolving Disney's Reedy Creek would cause massive tax hike to Orange County

Property taxes would go up 15% to 20% and add billions to the county's debt.

Former Waco news anchor takes GM position at Six Flags Over Texas

The new boss most recently was the director of sales, marketing and entertainment.

Northwestern theme park engineering group enters attraction competitions

Student group meets throughout the year.

B&M track arrives at SeaWorld Orlando, park pretends to not notice on Twitter

The park is obviously going to build a new roller coaster, but has not acknowledged or announced anything.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  2. Velocicoaster, Islands of Adventure
  3. Fury 325, Carowinds
  4. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  5. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  6. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  8. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  9. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  10. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland

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On this day in...

2019: Disney adds UCF to schools for paid education

2019: Six Flags Great Adventure has the world's tallest pendulum ride

2018: Six Flags will take over operation of five EPR-owned parks from Premier Parks

2017: Gravity Group pushes limits with Mine Blower at Fun Spot Kissimmee

2016: Sponsorship deals a significant source of revenue for some theme parks

2014: Three Disney parks kick off summer with 24-hour run

2013: Universal Studios Florida to retheme portion of park to The Simpsons

2012: Angry Birds themed section opens at Sarkanniemi Amusement Park in Finland

2011: Legoland Florida opening October 15

2011: Worlds of Fun carousel has a mysterious past

2011: Theme park planned for Jordan, with Star Trek attraction

2010: A new server for CoasterBuzz, plus membership updates

2007: Bell's getting financial help from fair board to move

2007: Seven roller coasters labeled dangerous in Japan

2006: T. Lewis Hooper, former president of Kings Entertainment, dies at 61

2006: Lego builders jockey for full-time position at Legoland California

2006: World reacts to Cedar Fair acquisition of Paramount Parks

2005: Brawl closes Six Flags Magic Mountain

2005: Construction pictures of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor posted to SFGAmWorld.com

2005: PKI's Italian Job Stunt Track nedia day pictures added to Negative-G

2005: Dubai International Capital bids for Legoland parks

2003: USA Today profiles 2003's greatest new attractions

2003: Six Flags Worlds of Adventure misses target date for water park opening

2003: Disney to use Lion King characters to promote safety

2003: Warner Bros. Movie World Germany park guide added to Coaster Grotto

2002: Elvis to wed enthusiasts on The Legend

2002: Knott's continues to prepare for Xcelerator's opening day

2001: Fiesta del Sol will feature coaster

2001: Survivor Colby to ride Cheetah for grand opening

2001: Four new articles added to history series on Ultimate Rollercoaster

2000: Kraken unleashed at passholder preview

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