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UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019

Rob Curley: Spokane’s Lexi Thiede living out her fantasy at Disneyland

As a full-time student at Penn State, the 22-year-old graduate of Central Valley High School became a member of the Disney College Program in January 2018. When her internship was …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

Theme park to star ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Twilight’

A massive indoor theme park in China will bring to life some of Lionsgate’s biggest films, from ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight.’

UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017

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

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 …

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.

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.

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 …