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Kid coaster track breaks at fair, adults hold track while kids removed

No injuries were reported in the accident.

Backyard roller coasters pop up around the US

For a few hundred dollars, kids can ride these creations over and over.

Disney filling in pool in abandoned River Country at Walt Disney World

The water park closed in 2002.

Thorpe Park introduces Old Aged Coaster pass for people over 65

One retiree describes the program as "brilliant."

Universal Studios patent implies future wand-driven "game" ride

The patent describes some kind of attraction where the rider influences the outcome with various control devices.

Locals ready to fight new Legoland in Goshen, New York

Merlin says it wants an inclusive process to get the project approved.

State report profiles alligator that killed toddler at Walt Disney World

The animal appeared to have lost its fear of humans.

IMG Worlds of Adventure nearly complete in Dubai

Huge indoor theme park cost $1 billion to build.

Man drowns at Wild Waves, lifeguards criticized

The circumstances of the man's death are not clear.

Woman hit in face by object on El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure

The woman suffered lost and cracked teeth, bloody lips.

Kings Dominion announces Planet Snoopy rides, free pre-K pass

Three new rides included, while the 3-5 crowd can get a free season pass.

Cedar Fair to close Wildwater Kingdom at Geauga Lake permanently

September 5 will be its last operating day.

Worlds of Fun adding two rides, WinterFest in 2017

Classic rides will complement a holiday season festival.

Valleyfair announces 230-foot North Star

The swing tower will open in 2017.

California's Great America will convert Vortex to floorless Patriot

Last stand-up rides will happen on September 5.

Kings Island will bring back WinterFest in 2017

New smokehouse restaurant also slated for water park.

Carowinds adding classic rides, Winterfest for 2017

Rides and food options will be packaged in the "County Fair" section of the park.

Dorney Park adding a Huss Troika and bumper cars for 2017

New show, catering facilities and water park upgrades also announced.

Cedar Point announces Cedar Point Shores Water Park, more Express rooms, new tower for Breakers

The project is a significant change to Soak City.

Theme park attractions mostly based on movie franchises instead of generic themes

The worlds of Harry Potter and Pixar films dominate the new landscape.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Fury 325, Carowinds
  2. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  3. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland
  4. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  5. Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City
  6. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  8. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  9. Goliath, Six Flags Great America
  10. Ravine Flyer II, Waldameer Park

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On this day in...

2014: Epcot dropping long-time bands for new entertainment options

2014: Plaintiffs in autism lawsuit against Disney Resorts want to expand suit

2014: Six Flags America announces the Bourbon Street Fireball

2014: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announces Dare Devil Chaos Coaster

2014: Six Flags Fiesta Texas announces Batman: The Ride, a free-spinning 4D coaster

2014: Six Flags New England announces Wicked Cyclone

2014: Six Flags Magic Mountain announces Twisted Colossus

2014: Six Flags Great Adventure announces Looping Dragon roller coaster

2014: Six Flags Over Georgia announces looping roller coaster, flat ride, new slide

2012: Disney rumored to be considering buyout of Disneyland Paris

2012: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk replacing Hurricane with Undertow

2009: Orlando parks cut hours and jobs to reduce expense

2009: Busch Gardens Tampa adds detail to plan for Sesame Street kids area

2009: PBS affiliate posts Kings Island documentary

2009: Special Olympics Illinois offers ERT event at Six Flags Great America

2008: Cedar Point announces 2008 HalloWeekends information

2008: Hong Kong Disneyland sees surge in attendance

2007: Law suits regularly in play for Cedar Point, Kalahari

2006: CoasterBuzz Podcast #44 posted

2006: Producers considering MTV reality show for Schlitterbahn

2006: Bad wiring blamed for shocking girl at Lorain County Fair

2006: Amusement Today announces Golden Ticket Awards

2003: Steel Dragon had previous defects involving wheels prior to derailment

2003: Two serious proposals offered for future of Astrodome

2003: Six Flags picks Doner as new ad agency

2002: How to conquer amusement park and carnival games

2002: LeSourdsville Lake to host Halloween event

2002: State Fair of Texas erects Skycoaster

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