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Last scream for California’s Colossus coaster

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — It’s last call for Colossus. The Southern California roller coaster that was the world’s tallest and fastest when it opened in 1978 retires Saturday outside the top 10 […]

08/15/2014

Members of the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park security staff monitor the situation at the exit of the park after riders were injured on the Ninja coaster Monday, July 7, 2014, in Valencia, Calif. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Andy Holzman)

Riders evacuated from stalled Magic Mountain coaster

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park Monday, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen […]

07/08/2014

Long Beach Register newsstand on Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Proposal for roller coaster in Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CNS) – A Long Beach councilwoman will ask her colleagues next month to consider bringing back a dual-track roller coaster like the one that stretched over the city’s coast and thrilled millions of […]

09/19/2013

Emergency personnel are on the scene at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, after a woman died on the Texas Giant roller coaster, background left, on Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox)

Police sergeant: Woman fell from Six Flags coaster

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – A woman who died while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park in North Texas fell from the ride, an Arlington police sergeant said Saturday. Sgt. Christopher Cook […]

07/20/2013

Emergency personnel are on the scene at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, after a woman died on the Texas Giant roller coaster, background left, on Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox)

Woman dies while riding Six Flags roller coaster

  ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A woman died Friday in an accident while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park. The accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. Friday at Six […]

07/19/2013

Damage to pier and amusement park rides from Superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (AP Photo)

Roller coaster to be removed from ocean in NJ

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — This time next week, perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy’s devastation at the Jersey shore will be gone. Demolition work is to start Tuesday on the remnants of […]

05/13/2013

Sandy throws roller coaster into the ocean (video)

In New Jersey, superstorm Sandy destroyed several blocks of Atlantic City’s world-famous boardwalk and wrecked several other boardwalks up and down the coast. A Seaside Heights roller coaster was left partially submerged in the ocean.

10/31/2012

Calif. roller coaster strands dozen for 2 hours

(AP) – A newly built roller coaster stalled 150 feet above ground Sunday afternoon, stranding a dozen riders for almost two hours at a Northern California amusement park, a park spokeswoman said. The Superman Ultimate […]

07/30/2012

Amputees barred from roller coaster

(AP) – Universal Studios Hollywood has been sued for barring amputees from a theme park roller coaster. The Los Angeles Times says the federal court lawsuit contends two men were kept off the Revenge of […]

07/11/2012

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