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SeaWorld Sues State for Whale Breeding Ban

SeaWorld filed a lawsuit challenging the California Coastal Commission’s stipulation that bans the San Diego theme park from breeding captive orcas last Tuesday. The commission endorsed a $100 million expansion of SeaWorld’s killer whale tanks last October but included a ban on breeding and transferring the animals. The park’s attorneys argued that the California Coastal Commission cannot incorporate a clause …

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SeaWorld’s whales likely to remain in captivity despite protests

Since the 2013 release of a documentary that accuses the company of neglecting and abusing its orcas, animal rights activists have demanded that the San Diego theme park free its 11 killer whales. But marine biologists — including SeaWorld critics — agree that the whales probably will never be released to the open seas. Source: coaster-net.com

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Alton Towers: See mysterious teaser video about announcement by theme park

Bosses at Alton Towers have released a mysterious teaser video about an announcement they will make later this month. The theme park’s clip refers to “something out of the world” it wants to share with its visitors on January 12. Click here to see the full story Source: coaster-net.com

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Contractor charged with attempted murder after fight at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Two contractors got into a fight Friday at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and one of them, Frederick Torres, 33, was charged with attempted murder, Orlando police said. The other man involved in the dispute was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition. His name was not released. Universal Orlando spokesman Tom Schroder said no park guests were involved. …

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Cedar Point Puts the Star Atop Valravn

Christmas came early for Cedar Point as the park topped off the first hill of its new coaster for 2016. Crews used a large crane to hoist the 95,000 pound section into place. Cedar Point released the following information with photos and video from the construction: Just in time for Christmas, and with a break in the unseasonable weather, today …

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