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Former Disneyland GM to lead SeaWorld San Diego and Sesame Place

Jim Lake is the fourth park president in six years.

Disney executives resume bonuses in 2021

Total pay package for CEO Bob Chapek nearly doubles with equity and cash bonuses.

Six Flags Magic Mountain testing new season pass options

Company likely transitioning out of membership structure.

Residents speak at city council meeting opposing new Bell's Amusement Park

The new park was not on the agenda.

Six Flags Great America president Hank Salemi dies after extraordinary career

Salemi served in various roles in Six Flags corporate and at the Gurnee, Illinois park.

Hong Kong Disneyland closes again over Covid concerns

The current plan is to close for two weeks.

Conneaut Lake Blue Streak catches fire

Half of the ride was demolished.

S&S Power founder Stan Checketts dead at 80

The amusement industry veteran was known for his air-powered rides.

Disney patent describes augmented reality without devices

The USPTO granted the patent on December 28.

The Beast at Kings Island is being improved with new track and structural changes from The Gravity Group

The park made a blog post explaining the changes.

Fire destroys store and bumper cars at Lagoon

Officials are still investigating the cause.

Adventureland acquired by Palace Entertainment

Iowa attraction joins the family of parks that include Kennywood and Lake Compounce.

AWS outage tested already skeptical Disney theme park fans

Add-on fees to queue felt worse for some fans when the system went down.

Lawsuit seeks class-action status against Disneyland, alleging reservation system locks out passholders

Complaint says reservation system favored daily ticket buyers over passholders.

Fire truck drives down Main Street at Disney's Magic Kingdom to put out fire near castle

One cast member was transported to hospital for non-emergency treatment.

Tayto Park to build three new roller coasters

Irish amusement park spending 30 million Euros on new coasters.

Study shows theme park customers not fond of dynamic pricing

Dynamic pricing combined with paid queue priority does not sit well with customers.

New neighbors to Bell's already protesting despite lack of concrete plans

Bell's has not announced any specific construction plans.

Genie and Lightning Lane rolling out to Disneyland Resort

The system, already in place at Walt Disney World, will replace the FastPass and MaxPass offerings.

Bill Davis retiring as Universal Orlando boss, Karen Irwin stepping in from Hollywood

Davis led the resort for 15 years.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  2. Fury 325, Carowinds
  3. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  4. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  5. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  6. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  8. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  9. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  10. Maverick, Cedar Point

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On this day in...

2020: Man sues Six Flags Great Adventure after stepping on bamboo that cuts through shoe

2019: New roller coaster reportedly coming to Universal Orlando's Jurassic Park area

2016: Six Flags Over Georgia expands alcohol sales, locals lose their minds on Facebook

2015: Alleged theft of ET doll at Universal Orlando leads to scuffle and arrests

2015: Measles outbreak now includes five Disneyland Resort employees

2014: OSHA looking into photos of investigator of SeaWorld accident with Blackfish director

2014: Family of Dawn Brancheau releases statement critical of Blackfish

2014: Triotech growing rapidly, responding to global demand

2014: Cedar Fair announces new corporate VP's for strategic alliances, and merchandise and games

2014: Disney collecting mounds of big data at Walt Disney World to offer a streamlined experience

2013: Miami-Dade wants to build theme park around Zoo Miami

2013: The Beach will make $5 million in improvements for comeback season

2013: Indiana Beach owes $347k in taxes to county

2010: Cedar Fair and Apollo seek dismissal of lawsuits

2010: Merlin officially unveils plans for Legoland Florida

2010: Prosecution begins its case against Etheredge case over Wild West World

2010: Dollywood is building huge ropes course for 2010

2010: New Sesame Street area coming together at Busch Gardens Tampa

2009: Adventureland arrives at Sundance, reviewed

2008: CoasterBuzz Podcast #102 posted

2008: Lo-Q extends agreement with Six Flags

2008: Dreamworks latest studio to build theme park in Dubai

2005: New taxes target Cedar Point parking and Sandusky marinas

2005: Double Shot arrives at Santa Cruz Boardwalk

2005: Euro Disney offers new shares as part of financial restructuring

2004: Roy Disney tries to rally supporters to oust Eisner

2004: Surgeon's injury suit goes to trial next week against Disney

2004: Santa Cruz planning officials reject Double Shot

2004: Michigan's Adventure was big in '03, getting Cedar Point's swan boats in '04

2003: Studies show no risk from thrill rides

2003: Wild Adventures announces 2003 rides and improvements

2003: New park guides added to COASTERnet

2001: Knott's closes rides in California's power crisis

2001: Wildfire simulation and story video posted to Silver Dollar City site