Stories tagged: amusement park
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Man catches teen falling from park ride: ‘It’s OK let go!’
A teenager fell about 25 feet from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:59 p.m.
Rescuers pluck passengers from stuck roller coaster
BALTIMORE – An amusement park roller coaster featuring a “cobra roll,” “sidewinder loop,” and “countless swift reversals” stalled Thursday evening outside of Washington, D.C., leaving 24 riders stuck 100 feet …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Kansas Legislature passes oversight after waterslide death
Kansas legislators agreed Friday to strengthen the state’s lax oversight of amusement park rides after a lawmaker’s 10-year-old son was killed last year while riding a waterslide.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Teenage girl dies after being thrown off ride at Chinese amusement park
A 13-year-old girl has died after being flung out of a fast-turning ride at an amusement park in southwest China.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
Six Flags amusement park closed after receiving threat
Authorities say Six Flags America in Prince George’s County is closed after the park received a bomb threat.
Sat., May 25, 2013
New spin on excitement
Silverwood Theme Park’s newest ride, SpinCycle, has the nauseating – er, thrilling – trifecta: It goes backward, upside down and it spins. Sometimes it does all three at once, and …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2013
Riders at Silverwood may wonder which way is up
Silverwood Theme Park is adding a rotating, swinging behemoth of a thrill ride that will test riders’ courage and stomach strength, as well as a far gentler ride for kids …
Sun., May 25, 1997
Three People Killed When Ride Tips Over
Three people were killed and seven injured when a ride tipped over at a festival in the Pacific coast resort city of Puerto Vallarta, local authorities reported Saturday. The accident …
Wed., May 15, 1996
It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! No, It’s A Ride! Superman The Escape Promises To Break 100 Mph Barrier
Frightful new attractions are popping up across the country this summer, luring youngsters on high-speed joyrides and flouting the fundamental law of the land. The law of gravity, that is. …
Sat., May 11, 1996
Silverwood Open For Weekend Visitors
Silverwood Theme Park, located about 15 miles north of Coeur d’Alene on Highway 95, begins its season today. The theme park will be open Sunday, but will close again until …
Tue., April 9, 1996
New Jurassic Park Water Ride Has Gargantuan Budget
Billed as the most expensive attraction ever built, Universal Studios Hollywood will introduce its new $110 million Jurassic Park water-based thrill ride in June. A June 1 fund-raiser featuring Jurassic …
Mon., July 31, 1995
Women Seriously Hurt In Coney Island Accident
The Hell Hole lived up to its name. The Coney Island thrill ride mangled a 24-year-old woman’s leg Saturday night and left 13 other people with sprains and lacerations.
Mon., June 5, 1995
Dan Aylward New General Manager Plans To Keep Silverwood Soaring
Dan Aylward is the new general manager of Silverwood Theme Park. He hopes to increase the area from which Silverwood draws customers and increase promotion of the park. Photo by …
Wed., May 17, 1995
Girl, 4, Dies After Collapsing At Epcot
A 4-year-old girl died Tuesday after collapsing on a ride at Disney World’s Epcot ‘95 amusement park. Linda Elaine Baker of Galveston, Texas, was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center …
Thu., May 4, 1995
Theme Park On Columbia Envisioned
A theme-park developer envisions a stern-wheeler, a marina and maybe a theme village on the Columbia River in Chelan County. Roger Walters Sr., who developed the 1890s theme town of …