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Another SeaWorld Entertainment CEO resigns, citing disagreement with board

His tenure was about five months, and left with the same issue.

Disney will furlough non-union park workers, will pay for health insurance

The company will also stop payments on annual passes while extending expiration of those paid in full.

White County, Indiana offers $3 million in incentives to buy Indiana Beach

The park has not found a buyer since it announced its permanent closure.

SeaWorld Entertainment furloughs 90% of employees

The company has not set an end date for the temporary lay-off.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #213 posted

The COVID-19 and 20th anniversary edition.

Opening dates for attractions under construction could be delayed

Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa and Universal Orlando all face uncertain timelines.

Universal Orlando extends closure as Orange County issues stay-at-home order

The original April 1 reopen date was of course too optimistic.

Disney stands to miss out on a half-billion dollars in revenue from theme park closures

The figures are estimated based on previous annual reports and unofficial attendance figures.

Some Japanese amusement parks will resume limited operations while screening guests

Only a limited number of outdoor attractions will be open.

SeaWorld San Antonio donates 6,000 pounds of food to food bank

The San Antonio Food Bank accepted the donation.

Wild Water West gets approval for new coaster in Sioux Falls

The general manager of the park hopes to break ground in April.

Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, to pay employees during closure

Both companies said it would maintain pay during the coronoavirus closures.

Walt Disney World announces closures starting Monday

The closure is scheduled to last through the end of the month.

Disneyland will close starting Saturday after governor limits gathering

The park will remain closed through the end of the month.

Iger says Disney "sobered" at shareholder meeting by pandemic

Chairman says Disney has weathered many crises in its history.

Japanese theme parks extend closures in response to virus

Disney parks now targeting a mid-April opening, while Universal considers March 22.

IAAPA postpones Asia Expo to next year due to coronavirus concerns

The event was scheduled to take place in Macao, China.

Business as usual for now in Orlando theme parks amid coronavirus concerns

Some conventions cancelled, but individual travel has been relatively unaffected.

Alleged theme park trespasser sets up funding site

The 23-year-old posted videos of people trespassing in theme parks, and is charged with two counts at Busch Gardens Tampa.

Palace Entertainment opening corporate office in Pittsburgh area

The office will support Kennywood and Idlewild.

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

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On this day in...

2017: Woman accused of felony child abuse for choking girl at Magic Kingdom fireworks

2017: Keansburg celebrates 80 years for unique kiddie ride

2016: Disney and Universal competition is good for the SoCal market

2016: Michigan's Adventure granted permit to discharge more sewage

2015: Walt Disney World reportedly banning selfie sticks from attractions

2015: Six Flags St. Louis suffers opening day power outage

2014: Emotions run high on future of Playland

2014: Minion Mayhem brings Despicable Me to life at Universal Studios Hollywood

2014: Disney's Small World celebrates 50 years

2011: Local officials greenlight Invertigo roller coaster for Dorney Park

2010: Sun Capital negotiates with Viacom for Paramount Pictures park in Osaka for 2014

2008: CoasterBuzz Podcast #108 posted

2008: Simpsons ride major upgrade from Back to The Future

2008: Dreamland Scenic Railway destroyed in fire

2006: Speed video and photos posted to UK Rides

2006: Kentucky Rumbler construction tour and first ride photos added to Negative-G

2005: Holiday World launches theme park blog

2005: Alton Towers' Rita renamed Camilla for a day

2005: Cedar Point seasonals come from all over the globe

2005: Euro Disney unveils new Space Mountain

2005: Family amusement park ride maker dies at 83

2004: Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has riderless accident

2004: US Military opens renovated resort near Disney World

2004: Epcot attendance up on Mission: Space launch

2003: Xcelerator re-opens at Knott's while final touches are added in Camp Snoopy

2003: adds Carowinds opening day 2003 video

2003: Riders take a spin on PKI's new Delirium

2003: CCI assets up for auction

2000: Industry safety under fire

2000: Michigan's Adventure to add go-karts

2000: SFO Villain trains captured on film