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December 2010

Dec 28, 2010
Harry Potter Star Takes Holiday Vacation To Universal Orlando Resort
Tom Felton, who portrays Draco Malfoy visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park.

Dec 13, 2010
Animation Shows Off Six Flags' New Dare Devil Dive Roller Coaster
Video gives riders point of view for this beyond vertical dive coaster that will open at Six Flags Over Georgia in 2011.

Dec 13, 2010
SeaWorld San Diego To Open New Shamu Show & Turtle Reef Attraction In 2011
Aquarium exhibit with endangered sea turtles and a new killer whale show coming to the marine animal park next summer.

Dec 8, 2010
LEGOLAND® Florida Partners With Pepsi Beverage Company
Pepsi becomes the park's first official partner and the official beverage supplier for the Central Florida theme park.

Dec 6, 2010
New Holiday Festivities Found at SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration
SeaWorld Orlando expands their Christmas Celebration with the introduction of the Sea of Trees and The Christmas Market.

Dec 3, 2010
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Opens at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Groundbreaking theatrical, acrobatic and musical adventure debuts at Busch Gardens for a limited engagement.

Dec 1, 2010
Lagoon Reveals Name For The Park's New Family Roller Coaster
Construction is underway on the park's 9th roller coaster that will open at the Utah amusement park in spring 2011.

November 2010

Nov 28, 2010
Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Family Visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Academy award-winning actors and their children visit the new Harry Potter attractions at the Universal Orlando Resort.

Nov 24, 2010
AOL Names Silver Dollar City 10 Best Christmas Lights Displays in U.S.
Branson theme park included in the newly posted list of the best Christmas light displays in America.

Nov 16, 2010
Holiday World Visionary Inducted Into Theme Park Hall Of Fame
Will Koch joins amusement industry legends like Walt Disney and Milton Hershey in the amusement industry Hall of Fame.

October 2010

Oct 31, 2010
Busch Gardens' Animals Celebrate Halloween With Carved Pumpkins
Video shows the theme park animals enjoying carved pumpkins with treats during the week leading up to Halloween.

Oct 28, 2010
Universal's Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster Reopens
The popular roller coaster attraction at the Universal Orlando Resort has reopened after a six-week closure for maintenance.

Oct 18, 2010
Gloria Estefan Visits Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights XX
Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter joins the chainsaw drill team during her visit to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.

Oct 11, 2010
Holiday World Closes Season With Attendance Up 14%
Attendance at the Indiana theme park and waterpark exceeds one million guests for the fifth year in a row.

September 2010

Sep 12, 2010
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Win Record Six Golden Ticket Awards
Indiana theme park wins awards for Voyage roller coaster and Wildbeest water coaster and late owner named industry legend.

August 2010

Aug 2, 2010
Barnstormer Swing Ride Coming To Dollywood For 2011
New multi-million dollar family thrill ride will create a fun-filled, barnyard-themed area at the Tennessee theme park.

July 2010

There are no news articles for this month.

June 2010

Jun 15, 2010
Manta Celebrates 1st Anniversary at SeaWorld Orlando
To celebrate SeaWorld has posted a video of some cool facts about the popular flying roller coaster.

Jun 14, 2010
Holiday World Loses Park President – Will Koch
Indiana theme park mourns the loss of their leader who suddenly passed away Sunday evening.

Jun 1, 2010
Chaos Ensues All Time Low Performance At Six Flags
Security unleashed the pepper spray after fans rush the stage during the All Time Low performance at Six Flags Over Texas.

Jun 1, 2010
Aquarists Care For 303rd Turtle Patient at SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld the leader in rescue and rehabilitation of endangered sea turtles has already rescued 304 turtles this year.

May 2010

May 28, 2010
Six Flags Delays Opening Of New Family Coaster At Magic Mountain
Construction delays force the postponement of Six Flags Magic Mountain's 17th roller coaster.

May 20, 2010
Harry Potter Stars Visit Universal To Tour The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Stars of the films take a sneak peak tour of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.

April 2010

Apr 16, 2010
La Ronde Names New Roller Coaster Ednor L'Attaque
With a sea monster theme this suspended looping coaster will feature several firsts for the Montreal theme park.

Apr 11, 2010
San Diego's Giant Dipper To Be Named "Roller Coaster Landmark"
American Coaster Enthusiasts will honor the historic Giant Dipper wooden coaster in San Diego on April 23.

March 2010

Mar 22, 2010
First 100 Ride Free When Coney Island Cyclone Opens March 28
Free rides will be given on the legendary Cyclone roller coaster when it opens for the season on Sunday, March 28.

Mar 11, 2010
Disney Announces Premier Annual Pass Valid At Theme Parks On Both Coasts
New annual passport grants unlimited admission to all Disney theme parks and water parks in California and Florida for one-year.

February 2010

Feb 2, 2010
Baby Giant Anteater Born At Florida Busch Gardens
Photo of mom and her new baby who was born at the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay park two days before Christmas.

Feb 1, 2010
Busch Gardens Ride To Fly Guests Over Europe Landmarks
New simulator ride in Ireland section part of Williamsburg theme park's 35th anniversary celebration.

January 2010

Jan 29, 2010
Demolition Of Elvis Presley's Favorite Roller Coaster Begins
Crews begin taking down the Zippin' Pippin roller coaster at the former Libertyland amusement park.

Jan 27, 2010
Magic Mountain's New Family Coaster Named After Six Flags' Ambassador
The park's 17th roller coaster opening Memorial Day weekend will tie the record for the most coasters in a single park.

Jan 25, 2010
Universal Reveals Hogwarts Castle At Wizarding World Of Harry Potter
Image of Hogwarts Castle revealed as work continues on the Harry Potter theme park at Universal's Orlando Resort.

Jan 15, 2010
Auction Starts For First Rides On Record-Breaking Carowinds Roller Coaster
Carowinds will donate the proceeds from the Intimidator roller coaster first rider auction to local charities.

Jan 15, 2010
Daytona 500 Champion Plays Tug-Of-War With Bengal Tiger
NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth tests his strength with a Bengal tiger during his visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

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