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Stories with subject: Amusement and theme parks
  • Governor to discuss future of hot springs park 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:29 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead plans to hear from Thermopolis residents Saturday regarding their concerns about operations at Hot Springs State Park following his administration's notice last month that it intends to cancel its contract with a longtime pool operator.

  • Ohio theme parks building on record revenue 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:28 am
  • MASON, Ohio - A new roller coaster at southwestern Ohio's Kings Island theme park is expected to contribute to another year of record revenue and attendance for its parent company.

  • New roller coaster debuts at Kings Island in Ohio 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:22 am
  • MASON, Ohio - Kings Island theme park in southwest Ohio is unveiling a new inverted roller coaster more than 4,000 feet long with speeds up to 68 miles per hour.

  • New roller coaster debuts at Kings Island in Ohio 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:05 am
  • MASON, Ohio - Kings Island theme park in southwest Ohio is unveiling a new inverted roller coaster more than 4,000 feet long with speeds up to 68 miles per hour.

  • New group seeks to run Pennsylvania fun park 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:11 am
  • MEADVILLE, Pennsylvania - A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee a historic 122-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania, and let it come up with a plan to pay off more than $750,000 in property taxes and penalties.

  • Fingerprint required for Six Flags season tickets 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:14 am
  • EUREKA, Missouri - A fingerprint is now required for season pass holders at Six Flags St. Louis.

  • Six Flags theme park planned for Dubai 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:59 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai could soon have some new roller coasters to go with its man-made islands and the world's tallest skyscraper.

  • Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:56 am
  • NEW YORK - The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season - with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds.

  • Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:55 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season - with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds.

  • Six Flags theme park planned for Dubai 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 4:34 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai could soon have some new roller coasters to go with its man-made islands and the world's tallest skyscraper.

  • 'It's a Small World' turns 50 with sing-along 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:03 pm
  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along.

  • 'It's a Small World' turns 50 with sing-along 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:13 pm
  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along.

  • California bill that would end orca shows stalls 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:55 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.

  • Cent. Ind. city to sell ads on electronic signs 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:47 am
  • GREENWOOD, Indiana - New signs are planned for multiple locations in Greenwood, which would tell residents about upcoming city meetings and also try to bring in advertising revenue for the city.

  • NY group suspends Playland amusement park revamp 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:28 pm
  • WHITE PLAINS, New York - A group that has proposed revamping Playland, the county-owned, money-losing amusement park in New York's suburbs, said Tuesday it is stepping away from the process, at least temporarily.

  • Williston to open $76M rec center to draw families 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:41 pm
  • WILLISTON, North Dakota - Winter's chill is sticking around this spring in the landlocked prairie of North Dakota's oil country, but residents of Williston finally will be able to surf in Boomtown, U.S.A.

  • Carowinds Opens 2014 season Saturday 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 12:10 pm
  • FORT MILL, South Carolina - The Carowinds theme park opens its 2014 season on Saturday.

  • Carowinds Opens 2014 season Saturday 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 11:58 am
  • FORT MILL, South Carolina - The Carowinds theme park opens its 2014 season on Saturday.

  • Miami Seaquarium being sold to Calif-based group 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:58 am
  • MIAMI - The Miami Seaquarium is being sold to a California-based company that is a subsidiary of Spanish theme park operator Parques Reunidos.

  • Adventure park opening April 4 in West Bloomfield 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:50 pm
  • WEST BLOOMFIELD, Michigan - An outdoor adventure park with tree platforms, bridges and zip lines is scheduled to open next month will adventure park is set to open in West Bloomfield on April 5.

  • New thrill ride to debut at Busch Gardens 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 3:26 pm
  • TAMPA, Florida - Thrill ride developers at Busch Gardens acknowledge that the park's newest attraction might not be everyone's idea of a good time.

  • New thrill ride to debut at Busch Gardens 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 3:22 pm
  • TAMPA, Florida - Thrill ride developers at Busch Gardens acknowledge that the park's newest attraction might not be everyone's idea of a good time.