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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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  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...

2015: Walt Disney World working on improvements to road system

2014: Game developers open Kickstarter campaign for Parkitect

2013: Cedar Point announces improvements for Gemini midway

2013: Cedar Fair investing $50 million at Carowinds over three years

2012: MBA students study failure of 1960's Space City USA theme park

2010: Geauga Lake's Big Dipper for sale on eBay

2010: Carowinds announces Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular

2010: Coney Island's Luna Park to celebrate millionth ride

2010: Tokyo Disney parks hit 500 million visits

2008: Accused Six Flags Web site hacker pleads guilty

2007: CoasterBuzz Podcast #86 posted

2007: Canada's Wonderland announces Behemoth

2005: Cedar Point wins Golden Tickets for best park, steel coaster again

2005: Court reinstates verdict against WHAS-TV for 1994 Kentucky Kingdom defamation suit

2004: Amusement Today announces Golden Ticket Awards, Cedar Point on top again

2004: Nude rider record attempt coming to Alton Towers

2004: UPDATED: Pleasureland Southport worker dies inspecting Sky Ride

2003: 2004 Wood Coaster Calendar available from S & D Greetings

2002: Nemesis Inferno construction pictures show long winding path to lift

2002: Macy's parade to hit Universal Orlando's midways

2002: Bill Gates increases his share of Six Flags

2002: State investigators say human error caused toxic cloud at Wyandot Lake

2001: Deja Vu media day coverage posted by Americacoasters.com

2001: Designer John Allen profiled on park history site

2001: Brain injury research group will report findings to Markey

2001: CoasterGallery.com celebrates its second anniversary

2001: LA TV show attends the opening of Magic Mountain's Deja Vu

2001: Feds say amusement injuries are up and down

2001: Georgia's Deja Vu to open Labor Day weekend

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