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Cocoa Beach approves rides for pier

Some neighbors worry about the noise.

City imposes safety fee on Ark Encounter tickets

The attraction asked to not have the fee imposed.

Magic Kingdom worker makes $13.02 an hour, has worked there for 17 years, lives in hotel

The Orlando Sentinel profiles a cast member that lives a hard life, but says he loves it.

New OWA amusement park opens Friday

The Alabama park will debut with 21 rides.

Cedar Point teases media with unnamed Mean Streak makeover

The roller coaster was closed last year and has been undergoing construction since with new steel track.

Jim Reid-Anderson takes over as CEO of Six Flags

John Duffey has retired "effective immediately."

Six Flags Fiesta Texas retiring its Power Surge boat ride

The ride opened with the park in 1992.

Last year's fatal accident still hurting Australian theme park industry

Lower attendance has caused significant drops in profit.

Two coaster trains collide at Parque de Atracciones

Report says about 33 people at the Madrid park were hurt.

Toy Story Land scheduled for summer 2018 opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Slinky Dog Dash, a new roller coaster, is part of the project.

Star Wars themed resort at Walt Disney World makes cosplay part of your stay

The company says the immersive resort will include costumes for guests.

Disney announces massive renovation project for Epcot, Tron roller coaster for Magic Kingdom

The company is poised to spend billions of dollars over the next several years on new attractions.

Disney shows Star Wars theme park land models at D23, Internet loses its mind

The accompanying blog post vaguely describes two attractions.

Accesso buys TE2 to expand theme park software footprint

The company builds software that integrates various sales and marketing systems.

Morgan's Inspiration Island opens fully accessible water park

A special air-powered wheel chair developed for the park.

Higher Disneyland prices have not reduced wait times

The California parks have seen massive attendance growth in the last few years.

Disneyland replaces hand stamps with photos

The practice was already followed for passholders and multi-day ticket users.

Grand Texas to begin construction on Big Rivers water park

The water park will open in the summer of 2018, with construction on the theme park to begin after that.

Playland carousel catches fire

The cause has not yet been determined.

Wanda sells stake in Chinese theme parks in hotels

The company's CEO spent the last few years strongly insisting he would beat Disney.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Fury 325, Carowinds
  2. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  3. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  4. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  5. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland
  6. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  7. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  8. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  9. Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City
  10. Wicked Cyclone, Six Flags New England

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On this day in...

2016: Guardians of the Galaxy theme to replace Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure

2015: Rumor insists video game themed third gate for Universal Orlando

2015: Six Flags follows Disney in applying banhammer to selfie sticks

2014: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom briefly threatened by wild fire

2013: Sustaintable Playland will keep most rides instead of removing them

2012: Six Flags doubles estimates, last year's profit for quarter

2012: Six Flags New England wants to build 385-foot Star Flyer

2009: Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces retirment of Big Bad Wolf

2009: Son of Beast the most inspected ride in Ohio

2009: Time: Why is Six Flags using a creepy old guy to attract kids?

2009: Disney may be extending discounts into December

2008: Cedar Fair wants more than $110M from 49ers for Great America buyout

2007: Park at MOA becomes Nickelodeon Universe with new rides

2007: CoasterBuzz Podcast #82 posted

2006: Kings Island cancels Winterfest

2006: CoasterBuzz Podcast #39 posted

2006: Skyhawk pneumatic system profiled in trade magazine

2003: Lightning kills giraffe at Disney's Animal Kingdom

2003: S&P may cut Six Flags corporate credit rating

2002: Six Flags Great America's Whizzer to close Aug. 11

2002: PKI to add family interactive Scooby ride (updated)

2002: SDC to build Celebration City in Branson

2002: Snoopy Rocks, Cedar Point live entertainment boss interviewed

2002: Photos highlight coasters and theming Movieword Madrid and Port Aventura

2001: Dateline investigates safety at amusement parks

2001: Joyrides.com adds Six Flags Great America photos

2001: Six Flags New England seeks permission to build 120-foot coaster

2000: Perilous Plunge delays, California Adventure updates

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