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Ouimet: Cedar Fair growth in complimentary development, not acquisition

The amusement park CEO says there aren't many opportunities to buy parks, and building new is cost prohibitive.

SeaWorld Entertainment cutting 320 jobs

The company says it's part of a restructuring effort, and employees will receive a severance package.

Universal Studios Hollywood reverts Harry Potter to 2D projection

The park hasn't given a specific reason for turning off the 3D.

SeaWorld animal ambassador Julie Scardina retires after nearly 40 years with the company

Scardina made hundreds of TV appearances during her career.

IMG Worlds of Ledgends announces Nickelodeon theme park

The sprawling complex in Dubai will welcome SpongeBob.

Walt Disney World uses sharper projection in new holiday shows

Several parks are using projection and lasers to create more vivid night time shows.

DreamVision theme parks now gone without a trace

The planned parks for Ft. Worth and Northern Alabama never got far beyond an announcement.

Holiday World announces Firecracker

The Calypso ride was previously located at LeSourdsville Lake Park, then Fun Spot in Indiana.

New book details the development of Universal theme parks under MCA ownership

The book tells the story of Jay Stein and the creation of the parks from tram tours to the new park in Orlando.

SeaWorld rescues manatee from Jacksonville storm drain

The animal will be treated and eventually released.

Universal Creative teases Nintendo collaboration, offers little specifics

The latest information only indicates that new themed areas will come to Orlando, Hollywood and Japan.

Dollywood evacuates guests from cabins and DreamMore resort as wildfires advance

No buildings are on fire at this time.

Dreamworld planning to reopen after river rapids fatalities

The park will begin seasonal promotions to attract guests.

Casino Pier announces new Gerstlauer Euro-fighter and Ferris wheel

The new rides are set to open for the 2017 season.

Reedy Creek will build another garage at Disney Springs, other road projects

The total amount approved for recent road projects exceeds $400,000.

Schlitterbahn to remove Verruckt after fatal accident

Caleb Schwab, a 10-year-old boy, died on the ride last summer.

Planet Coaster game ships, reviews mostly favorable

The game is credited as being a solid "builder."

Disney planning to rejuvenate Hong Kong park with $1.4 billion expansion

Frozen and Marvel attractions will be added to the park's lineup.

Disney talks about new Avatar land and teases other theme park updates at fan event

The new information comes from Disney's D23 event, a conference for Disney's biggest fans.

Accesso introduces Prism wearable device

The wrist-worn device will handle virtual queueing, payments, lockers and room keys.

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  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
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On this day in...

2014: UK Skyride cars bump in high winds, nothing actually happens

2011: Cedar Fair drops suit to challenge 49ers stadium next to California's Great America

2010: Disneyland Resort outperformed Walt Disney World this summer

2010: Some Orlando attractions close for cold weather

2010: Tax breaks for proposed Noah's Ark theme park raises concerns

2009: Universal Orlando starts to ramp up Harry Potter promotion

2009: Bond holders lose bid to reorganize Six Flags

2009: NBC Universal chief sticks to script over Comcast deal on analyst call

2008: Hard Rock Park draws bidders to tour area

2006: Genting International gets contract for Universal park

2006: Ted Kleisner named new CEO for Hershey Entertainment, replacing retiring Scott Newkam

2006: Hard Rock sold to Seminole tribe

2005: Developer wants holiday-themed park in Arizona

2005: Mall of America may lose Camp Snoopy

2005: Theme parks tout safety to Florida lawmakers

2004: Knott's Berry Farm ready to open Silver Bullet

2004: Florida gives Silver Springs discount on lease

2004: Holiday World Skeeball machine on eBay

2004: Car gets stuck trying to get a free look at Great Adventure's safari

2003: Wilde Maus becomes Cheeta Chase at Busch Tampa

2003: Common carrier status could affect classification of rides in California under the law

2003: Mitch Hawker's Roller Coaster Poll results posted, Balder tops list

2003: CoasterTrips commences 2003-04 winter coaster tour

2003: Virtual Midway survey results released

2003: Coroner says girl died of heart condition, not choking on Great America's Raging Bull

2003: Space Mountian derails as Tokyo Disneyland

2001: Activists oppose import of whales to Six Flags

2000: Construction begins on Titan in Texas

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