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Orlando-based Universal exec will assume top role at Universal Studios Hollywood

Executive Karen Irwin, in charge of merchandising and partnership deals for the parks division, will take over as president of the Hollywood park.

Former Conneaut Lake owner disputes ownership claim

The former owner says he assigned only the land to the trust, and he still owns the rides.

Disney patent filings include hotel room projector in a lamp

The company files many patent applications every year, but few make it into actual attractions.

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights features new stories and attractions

The 26th annual event features contemporary zombies and classic masked slashers.

Florida theme parks contribute millions to political campaigns

The big three have historically been big spenders toward tourism-friendly elected officials.

Wanda hires ex-Disney exec to run Chinese theme parks

Andrew Kam will run the conglomerate's entertainment complexes.

Judge dismisses suit against Disney for allegedly replacing workers with H-1B's

Plaintiffs fail to make case after being laid-off.

Legoland Florida closed for bomb threat

The park found a threatening note in the park.

Magic Kingdom wedding package reportedly starts at $180k

The event includes a reception at Cinderella Castle.

Wet'n'Wild Hawaii brings massive power storage system online

The system offsets load during peek demand.

Cedar Fair says Geauga Lake Big Dipper will be demolished

The roller coaster at the defunct park has remained standing for years.

Orlando theme parks watching Hurricane Matthew

The parks have not made any decisions to close.

Idora Park Experience has remnants of the Youngstown amusement park

Collection of artifacts come from the park that experienced a number of fires and closed for good in 1993.

Disney Parks Blog teases Guardians re-do for California tower

The former Tower of Terror is being transformed into a Guardians of The Galaxy attraction.

Six Flags Great Adventure will spare trees for solar project while groups litigate

Groups were worried the trees would be gone before the case goes to court.

Universal Studios Hollywood introduces $119 pass that covers select days over a rolling nine-month period

The new offering replaces another that was valid fewer days.

E-cigarette device explodes on Hogwarts Express, causing injuries, at Universal Orlando

The ride sustained minor damage to a seat.

VR comes to Skull Mountain at Six Flags Great Adventure

The ride is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Universal Studios Florida suffers power outage

Guests invited to transfer over to Islands of Adventure during the outage.

Granddaughter of Magic Kingdom construction worker shares photos

The theme park will celebrate its 45th anniversary this year.

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On this day in...

2014: NBCUniversal theme park revenue up 18.7% for quarter over last year

2014: Actor calls 13-year-old girls "whores" at Universal Hollywood, according to cell phone video

2013: Stafford County, Virginia, trying to woo Legoland for new park

2013: BBC writer travels the world looking for scary roller coasters

2012: Ed Hart promises $120 million investment, no request for state funding, for Kentucky Kingdom

2008: Universal bans hundreds of under-age drinkers during Horror Nights

2008: Cedar Fair maintains quarterly distribution

2008: Six Flags Magic Mountain announces Terminator: The Coaster

2007: Kings Dominion announces Dominator

2006: Cedar Fair maintains annual distribution

2006: PointBuzz features on-site Maverick construction update

2006: Bell's future uncertain as local authority weighs in on lease

2006: CoasterBuzz Podcast #51 posted

2003: Air Canada to fly special-needs kids to Disneyland

2003: Testing underway on California Adventure's Tower of Terror

2002: VisionLand sold to ProParks for fraction of original value

2002: Great Adventure announces Superman: Ultimate Flight

2002: Disneyland Paris park guide added to Coaster Grotto

2002: Indiana Beach Guide updates with photos from 2002 season

2002: PKI to offer free admission to service personnel and their families

2001: Disney asks for voluntary cut back in hours, attendance on roller coaster ride

2001: Intamin says woman was too large for Perilous Plunge

2001: Southern California theme parks tone down scary attractions this year

2000: Construction photos of Intamin inverter online

2000: PKI offers free parking pass with season pass