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Universal patent suggests a real-life version of Pac-Man in the works with bumper cars

The speculation around Nintendo and video game themed attractions continues.

Cedar Fair revenue and attendance down slightly through July 8

Revenue was down 2% while attendance was down 3%.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh wrote dissenting opinion in SeaWorld OSHA case following death of trainer

The judge wrote that Dawn Brancheau's job as a trainer was inherently risky and that OSHA should not regulate it.

Construction worker killed at Walt Disney World

Initial reporting suggests he was working on or near the new gondola system at Pop Century Resort.

Historic Boblo Island boat burns, owners hope to restore

The S.S. Saint Clair caught fire in a welding accident.

Disney wins lawsuit disputing taxable value of resorts

Beach and Yacht Club hotels ruled to be half of assessed value.

Disney endures network outage that affects theme parks, sites and ESPN

App outages block guests from reservations and FastPasses.

Guest at Busch Gardens Tampa treated for celebratory bullet wound

The individual was struck in the shoulder with a bullet that was presumably fired into the air.

SeaWorld Entertainment settles class action suit over annual pass renewal billing

The suit alleges that passes were renewed automatically and without consent, with continued monthly billing.

Mobile games are integrated into Disney theme park experiences

A new app is designed to make time in the queue more interactive.

Universal Orlando pushing dirt around on its new property

New access roads built and a lot of land grading has begun.

$2 Billion sports and recreation complex planned for Central Ohio

Attractions are said to include indoor skydiving, go-karts and other sports.

Review: Lego Roller Coaster

Jeff reviews the new 4,000+ Lego set released last month.

California Screamin' becomes Incredicoaster with Incredibles theme

New theme elements surround the recently discovered powers of Jack-Jack

Union reportedly close to deal with Disney for Florida theme park workers

Report says company has backed off dropping overtime.

Group cancels "die-in" protest at Disney

The protest was in response to Disney's contributions to NRA-supporting politicians.

Pixar Pier overhaul opens this weekend at Disney California Adventure

The reskinning of the themed area includes characters from the Pixar animated films.

Massive yoga class held pre-dawn for Disney cast members at Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle

At least 1,000 cast members participated in the class as part of the company's wellness program.

Investigator says emergency stop button may have prevented deaths in 2016 deaths at Gold Coast Dreamworld

Report says operators were instructed not to use button, or didn't know what it was for.

Demolition of Lesourdsville Lake/Americana to begin soon

Remaining buildings and ride structures will be removed for future development.

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Top 100 Coasters

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

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On this day in...

2017: Cedar Point teases media with unnamed Mean Streak makeover

2017: Jim Reid-Anderson takes over as CEO of Six Flags

2017: Six Flags Fiesta Texas retiring its Power Surge boat ride

2017: Last year's fatal accident still hurting Australian theme park industry

2016: Safety inspector that certified M&D ride before accident banned from further work

2016: Intern fired, rehired, after tweeting photo about alligators at Magic Kingdom

2016: Investment in Nintendo area of Universal Studios Japan said to be huge

2014: Disney theme parks provide massive cash flow to the company

2013: Hydrochloric acid spill temporarily closes Wild Adventures

2012: Man with one leg denied roller coaster ride at Six Flags Over Georgia

2012: Six Flags extends deal with Coke for ten years

2011: Geauga Lake Big Dipper owner rep says potential buyers still interested

2011: Disney will cover a "carousel of projects" at D23 expo

2011: Disney California Adventure opens new entrance, more changes coming soon

2011: Kennywood from the "golden age" of amusement parks

2010: Girl, 15, dies in ride separation accident at Spanish park

2010: Carnival ride comes apart at Calgary Stampede, 10 injured

2009: Bomb squad destroys object found in Cedar Point's parking lot

2009: Man arrested for allegedly molesting a child at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

2007: Merlin sells several properties, will lease back from new owner

2007: S&P rates Six Flags stock a strong buy

2007: Cedar Fair sets new pool rule after death of 4-year-old

2006: CoasterBuzz Podcast #38 posted

2005: Disneyland turns 50, rededicates today

2005: Work is a big thrill at Trimper's

2005: Finger scanning at disney parks causes concern

2003: Six Flags reports a 4% drop in attendance

2003: Conneaut hopes petting farm will boost attendance

2002: CCI closes its doors

2002: Tidal Wave model presented to Paramount’s Great America

2001: Coasters are "Fresh Gear"

2001: Yes, this is another X update

2001: Unofficial Indiana Beach site chronicles the park's history

2001: New trainer released for Rollercoaster Tycoon

2000: Disneyland celebrates 45 year anniversary

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