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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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  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: Holy Land Experience selling items amid financial troubles

2016: Foursquare says millennials flocked to Universal Studios parks for Harry Potter

2016: Six Flags considering more parks in China

2015: Six Flags Over Texas director ends 47-year career

2014: Ninja reopens at Six Flags Magic Mountain

2014: Harry Potter attractions open at Universal Studios Japan

2010: Snoopy turns 60

2010: Woman arrested for leaving kids at home while going 100 miles to Holiday World

2010: Bankruptcy and landslide prevent Ghost Town from opening this year

2009: PA man arrested in connection with bomb scare at Cedar Point

2009: Thomas Etheredge faces Wild West World investors

2009: Conneaut Lake has plan to retire sewer debt

2008: Cedar Fair hires firm to manage marketing partnerships

2006: Teen injured in gang rumble at Thorpe Park

2006: Marineland of the Pacific finally comes down for good

2006: 29 People hurt in Alton Towers accident

2005: Omaha FEC wants to build steel coaster

2005: Disabled girl barred from theme park rides

2004: Shockwave at Six Flags Over Texas still closed after flood

2004: Former Conneaut Lake Park owner sentenced

2004: Mother may be jailed for dropping son off at park

2004: Blue Streak Challenge draws riders from as far away as Mississippi

2003: Knoebels camper struck by lightning on Friday

2003: posts Cedar Point CoasterMania video

2003: Developer pursuing Myrtle Beach park is no stranger to industry

2003: Woman hurt by falling beam on Enchanted Forest carousel

2001: Cedar Point announces VertiGo attraction for Challenge Park

2001: Cedar Point loses power to several attractions for an hour

2001: Six Flags Marine World update posted online

2001: S&S Slingshot goes vertical at Cedar Point

2000: Plunge launch delayed, but testing

2000: More Superman love from the colonies

2000: Confirmed: Silver Dollar City gets a B&M