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Haunted Mansion celebrates 50th anniversary

Classic dark ride remains a fan favorite after five decades.

Disney teases One Day at Disney documentary series and book

Announced at fan conference D23, the documentary will be available with the launch of the Disney+ streaming service.

Kennywood a blend of historic and modern thrills

The Pittsburgh amusement park first opened in 1898.

Universal Orlando bans guests for Nazi salute made in on-ride photo

The resort said in a statement that it would not tolerate hate speech or gestures.

Former Disney accountant files SEC complaint alleging parks and resorts overstated revenue

The former employee was terminated in 2017.

Kings Island announces Orion roller coaster

The gigacoaster is under construction now and set to open in 2020.

Silver Dollar City announces Mystic River Falls

Under construction now, the new ride opens in 2020.

Lego announces Disney Train set

The new $330 set has almost 3,000 pieces and is generally available September 1.

Opinion: Pushed launch water slide looks like a dumb idea

An idea making the rounds through the press after a June announcement seems unnecessary.

Disney results include soft theme park attendance

The company also reported problems with its newly acquired Fox assets.

Cedar Fair having a record year through seven months of 2019

The second quarter had more operating days compared to last year, but year-to-date results represent record performance for the company.

Holiday World and Splashin' Safari announces Cheetah Chase, world's first launched water coaster

The new ProSlide ride will feature more than 1,700 feet of track.

Universal Orlando announces Universal's Epic Universe

The fourth theme park in the Orlando area will be located to the south off of Universal Blvd.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces multi-launch roller coaster Pantheon

The new ride is set to open in 2020.

Universal Orlando starts teasing "epic" announcement for August 1

Rumors range from a single new attraction to a new park in the acquired land south of the existing parks.

NBCUniversal reports 7.5% increase in theme park revenue

Timing of holidays and increased spending account for the increase.

Hersheypark announces 2020 roller coaster Candymonium

New B&M roller coaster will be 210 feet tall, 4,636 feet long and reach 76 mph.

Ohio increases ride inspection fees to better fund department

The budget change comes two years after a fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair.

Chicago tourist allegedly punches Tower of Terror ride op for invalid FastPass

The ride operator declined to press charges.

Walt Disney World Skyliner gondola system to open September 29

The system connects Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and four resorts.

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Top 100 Coasters

  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  2. Fury 325, Carowinds
  3. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  4. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  5. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  6. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  7. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  8. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  9. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  10. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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On this day in...

2018: Disney asks Anaheim to be released from tax agreements

2018: Dutch Wonderland closes due to flooding

2017: Trial begins for sacked Universal Orlando employee accused of stabbing former coworker

2015: Keansburg Gravitron catches fire

2012: Old wooden roller coasters endure, even with new steel rides

2012: Orlando theme parks watching Isaac closely as it approaches Florida

2012: Amusement parks try to diversify with thrills and family attractions

2012: Ontario SPCA, others, inspect conditions at Marineland

2012: Hersheypark's Roller Soaker not for sale

2011: Unused German nuclear plant used as theme park

2011: Boy falls from Excalibur spin ride at Camelot

2011: Local company will guarantee up to $20 million of Hart's investment in Kentucky Kingdom

2010: King Island announces... well, you know

2010: Cedar Point announces... wait for it... WindSeeker

2010: Knott's Berry Farm announces WindSeeker

2010: Canada's Wonderland announces WindSeeker

2009: CoasterBuzz Podcast #153 posted

2009: D23 could be the Comic-Con for Disney fans

2009: Freestyle Music Park misses attendance expectations in first year

2007: Michigan park developer has history of failure

2007: Six Flags will publish kids books on animals

2006: Las Vegas and Orlando compete for vacation and conference business

2004: PKI to open for "Heroes of 9/11" tribute

2004: Tsunami testing, park can't wait to open

2004: Myrtle Beach mayor wants council to keep Pavilion from being moved

2000: Valleyfair's 2001 Plans

2000: Official Loopy Landscapes screen shots released

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