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Walt Disney World will reduce operating hours starting September 8

The company did not explain the reason for the reduction in hours.

SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa delay new roller coaster openings to next year

No specific dates have been given, but both rides appear complete.

Man punches teen worker in the face at Sesame Place after reminding him of mask requirement

The suspect fled the scene.

Poll says 72% of Americans uncomfortable returning to amusement parks

Political bias figures into the results.

Cedar Fair records net loss of $133 million for the quarter

The company missed out on 8 million visits due to the pandemic.

Disney misses out on $3.5 billion in operating profit from park closures

The company still posted a profit of 8 cents per share.

Court records say Universal Orlando knew Punga Racers water slide had speed issues that caused injuries

Depositions were unsealed in an ongoing civil suit.

Cedar Fair adjusts operating schedules, will not open four parks at all this year

California’s Great America, Carowinds, Kings Dominion and Valleyfair will not open in 2020.

Waldameer attendance below expectations

Operator says they expected more people once the park was able to reopen.

Michigan’s Adventure closes water park following state order

The water park previously reopened on July 17.

Elitch Gardens decides not to open this year

With no timeline from the state to ease restrictions, the park says it will open next year.

Universal revenue plummets 94%, Epic Universe construction indefinitely on hold

The company says it does not know when it will resume work on the new Orlando theme park.

No Covid-19 outbreaks attributed to Orlando theme parks

Orange County health officials report isolated cases, but no widespread outbreaks.

Six Flags revenue down 96% in the quarter

The company ended the quarter with cash on hand of $296 million and $460 million available under its revolving credit facility.

SeaWorld Entertainment expects revenue for second quarter to be just $18 million, down from $406 million last year

The company says its final financial statements are not yet complete.

Ohio fairs reduced to junior fairs only, no rides

The summer tradition of carnival rides will be prohibited this year.

Cedar Point and Kennywood reduce operating days

Despite pandemic mitigation efforts, parks reduce hours and operating days.

SeaWorld Entertainment settles investor lawsuit for $65 million

The suit was originally filed in 2014.

Woman arrested at Epcot gate with guns in a diaper bag

The Georgia woman also had marijuana, the report says.

Universal Studios cancels Halloween Horror Nights for Hollywood and Florida

The event has run in Orlando for nearly three decades.

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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 Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  8. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  9. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  10. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland

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On this day in...

2019: Silver Dollar City announces Mystic River Falls

2019: Lego announces Disney Train set

2017: Cedar Point will spill the beans this week on Mean Streak makeover

2017: Worker struck and killed by testing roller coaster at Kijima in Japan

2013: adds BeastBuzz trip report and photos

2013: Cedar Fair sells Palm Springs water park to CNL Lifestyle Properties

2013: Martin Luther King III remembers Jim Crow and amusement parks

2013: SeaWorld attendance and earnings down, per capita spending up

2013: Twirl 'n' Hurl opens at Universal Studios Florida with Simpsons theme

2013: Girl injured on Morey's ride sues for mental anguish, despite cheerful Twitter account

2009: Ohio State Fair has big year in attendance and revenue

2008: Six Flags reports third quarter gains in attendance and revenue

2008: Analysts are buzzing at potential buyers for Busch parks

2007: Universal Orlando matches Disney price hike, reports 32% higher profit

2006: Silver Dollar City pictures added to Negative-G

2006: Acrobat dies after fall at Six Flags Elitch Gardens

2003: PKI starts 2004 hype machine with announcement of WaterWorks removal

2003: Six Flags stock downgraded on news of down earnings

2003: Man loses prosthetic leg on Dueling Dragons

2003: Four hospitalized after chemical exposure at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

2002: Busch Tampa marine show to have final curtain call , to be replaced with film

2002: Jubilee Odyssey photos and review added to Coaster Grotto

2001: Twisted Rails posts video of X in action

2001: SoCal round-up includes news from Castle Park

2000: Still more details about Phantom's Revenge