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Parents of unrestrained girl killed on ride sue theme park

Oct. 20, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On her family's first trip since the pandemic began, 6-year-old Wongel Estifanos got on a vertical drop ride at a Colorado amusement park with her uncle, aunt and cousins last month. When the floor pulled away from beneath them, everyone else fell in...

Opening, ticket prices announced for Peppa Pig theme park

Oct. 20, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort is set to open Feb. 24, park officials announced Tuesday. Officials also announced ticket prices. A one-day ticket for the central Florida park will be...

Report: Girl wasn't buckled in before fatal theme park fall

Sep. 25, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — A 6-year-old Colorado girl who died in a fall from a theme park ride this month wasn't wearing the seat belts, and operators of the vertical drop ride didn't properly check the restraints before allowing it to begin, according to a report from state investigators. ...

Super Slide sale: Amusement park on the market in Bismarck

Sep. 13, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The amusement park at Bismarck’s Sertoma Park is up for sale. It’s not the first time the Fleckensteins have thought about selling the Super Slide Amusement Park, but this time they’ve hired a real estate agent and listed the attraction with...

Universal Studios sets opening for first theme park in China

Aug. 30, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Universal Studios announced Monday that its first theme park in China will open in the country's capital in September. The company set the opening date for Sept. 20, according to a statement and video posted on the Chinese social media site WeChat. ...

Palestinian twins open cafe in converted jet in West Bank

Aug. 26, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Few Palestinians in the occupied West Bank get to board an airplane these days. The territory has no civilian airport and those who can afford a plane ticket must catch their flights in neighboring Jordan. But just outside the northern city of Nablus, a pair of...

Esports arena in the works near Ohio amusement park

Jul. 29, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment plans to add esports to its lineup of roller coasters and water parks. It wants to build a 1,500-seat esports arena in Ohio for gaming tournaments near Cedar Point, its flagship amusement park in...

Florida mayors defy DeSantis with mask, vaccine mandates

Jul. 28, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As coronavirus cases continue to soar, two Florida mayors are announcing mask and vaccine mandates and defying the governor who is firmly opposed to any pandemic restrictions. Masks will again be required at indoor county facilities in Florida’s populous...