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Killer Whale Dies at SeaWorld San Antonio

An 18-year-old orca whale has died at SeaWorld San Antonio after suffering for several months with a bladder infection. She had been undergoing medical treatment after a fungal infection called Candida was discovered in September, according to the park. A statement on SeaWorld’s website said: ‘We are saddened to share the passing of Unna today.’ In the wild, female orca …

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HOGWARTS IS COMING TO HOLLYWOOD ON APRIL 7, 2016!

PRESS RELEASE: It’s official: “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” will open at Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday, April 7, 2016, marking the highly-anticipated arrival of the West Coast’s dynamic new immersive experience at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Source: coaster-net.com

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Cedar Fair Pursues New Strategies

Cedar Fair LP is on pace for a record $1.23 billion in revenues this year, but the amusement park chain believes there’s still more money it’s failing to get. Company Chief Executive Matt Ouimet, at an investor conference Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif., outlined new strategies that included electronic photo packages, interactive computer-aided rides, and sports complexes to be used …

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New Kinzel bio reveals how famous roller coasters were created

Thank heavens a now-forgotten Walt Disney manager decided that Richard “Dick” Kinzel wasn’t good enough for Disney. Cedar Point might never have gotten the roller coaster king. Kinzel’s rejection by the Mickey Mouse empire is one of the revelations of “Dick Kinzel: Roller Coaster King of Cedar Point Amusement Park” by Tim O’Brien, a new authorized biography written with Kinzel’s …

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'Human error' caused Alton Towers crash

Two women needed leg amputations after the Smiler ride crashed into an empty carriage in front of it on 2 June. The safety control system was manually overridden without the proper protocols being followed, an investigation concluded. No technical or mechanical issues were found with the ride itself. Source: coaster-net.com

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