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December 2011

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November 2011

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October 2011

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September 2011

Sep 2, 2011
Superman Themed Roller Coaster Coming To Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
New looping roller coaster will become the theme park's first DC Comics-themed attraction.

Sep 1, 2011
State-of-the-Art B&M Wing Coaster Coming To Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America first park in the U.S. to announce plans to build five-inversion wing coaster for 2012 season.

Sep 1, 2011
World's Tallest Vertical Drop Ride Coming To Six Flags Magic Mountain
Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom opening in 2012 to be built on sides of the iconic Superman: Escape from Krypton tower.

August 2011

Aug 31, 2011
Dorney Park To Erect Relocated Invertigo Roller Coaster
Stinger, an inverted, looping shuttle roller coaster, will become the park's eighth and open for summer 2012.

Aug 24, 2011
WindSeeker Ride To Take Flight at Carowinds In 2012
Standing thirty stories the Windseeker swing ride will be the tallest attraction built in the park's history.

Aug 23, 2011
Photos: Baby Eland Antelope Born At Busch Gardens
The park's newest newborn, a 50-pound little girl, will grow to be nearly 1,000 pounds, the largest of the antelope species.

Aug 18, 2011
Canada's Wonderland To Build 300+ Foot Tall Roller Coaster
Leviathan, a B&M megacoaster, will be one of the biggest, tallest roller coasters in the world when it debuts in May 2012.

Aug 12, 2011
Screechin' Eagle Roller Coaster at LeSourdsville Lake Torn Down
Historic roller coaster at LeSourdsville Lake that's been standing for nine years taken down due to safety concerns.

Aug 12, 2011
Photo: Entourage Star Dania Ramirez Meets Penquins At SeaWorld Orlando
Star of HBO's hit series Entourage took a time out to visit with the penguins inside the park's Penquin Encounter exhibit.

Aug 11, 2011
"Coasting For Kids" Raises Over $62,000 for Give Kids The World
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company hosts the annual roller coaster marathon that benefits children with life-threatening illnesses.

Aug 4, 2011
Six Flags Great America To Run American Eagle Backwards For 30th
In celebration of the roller coaster's 30th anniversary Six Flags will run one side backwards for several weeks.

Aug 3, 2011
Hersheypark Announces 200-foot Tall Skyrush Megacoaster For 2012
Skyrush will be the tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster at Hersheypark when it opens next spring.

Aug 1, 2011
Cedar Fair Entertainment Purchases Land For Carowinds Expansion
61-acres of newly acquired land will be used for future development and expansion of the amusement park.

July 2011

Jul 29, 2011
Photo: Selena Gomez Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The teen singer and actress rode the Dragon Challenge roller coaster while visiting the Universal Orlando Resort with her family and friends.

Jul 15, 2011
Universal Orlando Surprises Midnight Screening Guests With Invite To Visit Wizarding World of Harry Potter
After watching the final Harry Potter film attendees were given exclusive access to the Wizarding World and its attractions.

Jul 12, 2011
NBC Universal Slapped With Million-Dollar Lawsuit Over Harry Potter Font Usage
Lawsuit accuses NBC Universal of stealing a typeface that is used on merchandise sold at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Jul 12, 2011
Dare Devil Dive Roller Coaster Welcomes 100,000th Rider
Six Flags Over Georgia's newest roller coaster reaches the milestone just 42 days after its grand opening.

Jul 9, 2011
M. Night Shyamalan Visits Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort
Internationally acclaimed screenwriter, film director and producer visits the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Jul 3, 2011
Power Trip Coaster Now Open at Fun Spot USA Kissimmee
Former Cypress Garden roller coaster debuts in time for summer season at Kissimmee family entertainment center.

June 2011

Jun 24, 2011
Cedar Fair Parks To Host Roller Coaster Marathon To Benefit Give Kids The World
Amusement park enthusiasts across the country again this summer have a chance to ride roller coasters for a cause.

Jun 23, 2011
Zipping Pippin Roller Coaster Increases Revenue At Bay Beach Amusement Park
Elvis Presley's favorite wooden coaster is paying dividends at the city owned amusement park in Wisconsin.

May 2011

May 23, 2011
LEGOLAND Florida Announces October Grand Opening
Florida's newest theme park, the world's largest LEGOLAND, will debut to the public on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

May 18, 2011
Busch Gardens Park President Rides Cheetah Hunt For First Time
After a year of construction Busch Gardens Tampa's Park President took his first ride on the park's new roller coaster.

May 3, 2011
Food Network Dinner Impossible Chef Visits Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine prepares a meal for his fans, the park's elephants before riding the park's roller coasters with his family.

April 2011

Apr 21, 2011
Newly Renovated Texas Giant Reopens For Six Flags' 50th Anniversary
After a year long, $10-million renovation the flagship roller coaster resumes operation at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.

Apr 14, 2011
Busch Gardens' Baby Cheetah Introduced to New Canine Friend
Guests are invited to help name the young cat and yellow lab who will make their first appearance at the Tampa theme park on Saturday.

March 2011

Mar 19, 2011
Superman Flies Again, But Backwards At Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags re-launches Superman roller coaster with an all-new, 100 mile-per-hour, backwards ride experience.

February 2011

Feb 10, 2011
Manta Roller Coaster To Swoop And Fly In SeaWorld San Diego In 2012
SeaWorld San Diego's latest attraction will combine the beauty of marine life with a thrilling roller coaster ride.

January 2011

Jan 22, 2011
Gwazi Reopens With New Millennium Flyer Coaster Trains
Busch Gardens Tampa has upgraded the Gwazi roller coaster with four new trains from Great Coasters International.

Jan 16, 2011
Belmont Park Opens Octotron Unicoaster Thrill Ride
Starting today thrill seekers will be able to try out the new prototype thrill ride at the San Diego amusement park.

Jan 6, 2011
Cheers To Universal Orlando For Sale Of Millionth Butterbeer At Harry Potter
Popular beverage at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter hits major milestone and the park celebrates by serving 1,000 free Butterbeers.

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