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Legoland Florida Goes Green for Earth Day

Yesterday, Legoland Florida celebrated Earth Day by running completely on renewable energy for an entire day — the first for any U.S. theme park. The Florida theme park joined forces with Tampa Electric to kick off...

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Attraction Awards 2014: Vote

It’s time to vote for the 2014 Attraction Awards! You nominated your favorite parks and attractions from across the globe, and below are the official ballots. Remember, this a fun, non-scientific...

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Merlin Brings New Attractions to Orlando

Merlin Entertainments recently unveiled new details and renderings for three new attractions coming to the Orlando area in 2015: The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Aquarium. The U.K.-based family entertainment...

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78-Year-Old Woman Rides First Coaster

Here’s a video that will surely brighten those Monday blues. Below, watch 78-year-old Ria Van den Brand of the Netherlands ride her first roller coaster — Formule X at Drievliet Family Park....

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White Water Branson Announces KaPau Plummet

White Water in Branson, Mo., is launching its 2014 season with its biggest thrill ride to date — the $1.7 million KaPau Plummet, a four-story, drop-floor double water slide tower. Each of...

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Attraction Awards 2014: Nominate

It’s time once again for the Coaster101 Attraction Awards — our nonscientific, lighthearted polling of six random categories related to the amusement industry. We need your help nominating the attractions and...