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$100 million in taxes to help amusement park, Sandusky

Oct. 29, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — The parent company of one of Ohio's major amusement parks has reached a $100-million, 20-year public investment deal with the Lake Erie city of Sandusky. The city's agreement with Cedar Point, which operates the Cedar Fair park, includes a new...

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...