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Hong Kong Disneyland on roller-coaster ride amid expansion plans

20 February 2017 13:02:18 South China Morning Post - China feed

It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that Mickey Mouse had a roller-coaster ride in Hong Kong last year. The Lantau-based Disneyland theme park ended the Year of the Monkey with a loss of HK$171 million due to dwindling visitor numbers from the mainland. This comes as the park is planning a controversial HK$10.9 billion expansion project, of which more than half will be footed by taxpayers. ‘Unequal’ Disney deal leaving Hongkongers to foot the bill While Disneyland’s...

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New York state family builds backyard roller coaster

06 February 2017 22:34:19 Latest News - UPI.com

Ben Hooper Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A New York state homeowner shared video of his unusual backyard creation -- a fully electric roller coaster that took three months to build.

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Twenty people trapped on Australian roller coaster ride

11 January 2017 08:53:26 GMA News Online / News

Twenty people were trapped for almost two hours at the top of a roller coaster ride at a theme park on Australia&s Gold Coast on Wednesday, said emergency services, only a few months after an accident on a neighboring theme park ride killed four people.

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Twenty people trapped on Australian roller coaster ride

11 January 2017 06:35:58 WN.com - World News

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Twenty people were trapped for almost two hours at the top of a roller coaster ride at a theme park on Australia's Gold Coast on Wednesday, said emergency services, only a few months after an accident on a neighboring theme park ride killed four people....

Vice All News Time11 January 2017 06:35:58


Child thrown off roller coaster is third horrific amusement park accident this week

12 August 2016 16:04:26 WN.com - World News

A 3-year-old boy was thrown from a roller coaster without seatbelts in Pennsylvania on Thursday. The boy’s condition is unknown, but Idlewild & Soak Zone park officials told WPXI that ......

Vice All News Time12 August 2016 16:04:26


Boy injured in fall from roller-coaster at Pennsylvania amusement park

12 August 2016 01:59:21 WN.com - World News

A boy has been hospitalized after falling from a wooden roller-coaster in Pennsylvania. It's the third amusement park accident reported in the U.S. this week. ......

Vice All News Time12 August 2016 01:59:21


A musical pause for Rock’n Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith (Euro Disney SCA)

13 May 2016 12:24:18 WN.com - Europe News

(Source: Euro Disney SCA) As soon as the attraction closed on 28 February, the engineers from the Maintenance division took over Studio C to start numerous works. Jean-Philippe Denève and...

Vice All News Time13 May 2016 12:24:18


VR ride breaks down at UK theme park less than a year after roller coaster collision

04 May 2016 07:56:51 South China Morning Post - News feed

One of Britain's most popular theme parks faced another setback this week, after riders were left stranded on its new ride, less than 12 months after a serious roller coaster crash happened at the park.

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China stock market stabilizes after roller coaster ride

07 September 2015 11:35:36 China News latest RSS headlines - China National News.com

After a roller coaster rush since July 2014, China's stock market has stabilized and risks have been released to some extent, the securities regulator said ...

Vice All News Time07 September 2015 11:35:36


Crash roller coaster to stay closed

05 June 2015 16:45:14 timesofmalta.com

Alton Towers is to reopen “within the next few days” but the ride involved in the crash in which 16 people were injured will remain shut for the foreseeable future, the company which runs the park has announced. Four people were seriously hurt in Tuesday’s accident involving the Smiler ride and the Staffordshire tourist attraction has been closed since then, racking up losses of around £500,000 a day for owner Merlin Entertainment. The company said today that new “safety protocols” were being issued. The company said: “The safety of our visitors is our fundamental priority. We have a strong safety record at Alton Towers and across the Merlin Group. “Today we are enhancing our safety standards by issuing an additional set of safety protocols and procedures that will reinforce the safe operation of our multi-car roller coasters. These are effective immediately. “Each roller coaster has its own individual operating process and characteristics. Our central safety management team, together with local park operations, will now work to implement and brief operating staff on these protocols. “As a consequence, two roller coaster rides have been withdrawn from service until the new...

Vice All News Time05 June 2015 16:45:14