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  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


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