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Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom (Six Flags/Facebook)

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Plans To Build New Roller Coaster

The theme park announced on Thursday Looping Dragon will join the park’s other thrill rides.

08/28/2014

The Switchback Railway roller coaster at Coney Island, which debuted on June 16, 1884. (Credit: Public Domain)

130 Years Ago Monday: First U.S. Roller Coaster Opens At Coney Island

One hundred thirty years ago Monday, the very first roller coaster in the U.S made its debut at Coney Island.

06/16/2014

Rendering of new Thunderbolt Roller Coaster. (credit: NYCEDC)

Thrill Seekers Head To Coney Island For Opening Of New ‘Thunderbolt’ Roller Coaster

The ceremony began with a ribbon cutting at Luna Park, where the new ride replaced the original wooden Thunderbolt.

06/14/2014

People walk through the arcade area on the newly rebuilt boardwalk after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy on May 4, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Casino Pier At Seaside Heights Reopens To Thrilled Crowds

Nine months after Superstorm Sandy virtually destroyed the amusement park at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J., the thrills are officially back.

08/07/2013

Rosa Ayala-Goana fell to her death while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. (credit: CBS 2 via handout)

New Yorkers Jilted After Recent Roller Coaster Death

Rosa Ayala-Goana was killed Friday when she fell from the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.

07/22/2013

Rendering of new Thunderbolt Roller Coaster. (credit: NYCEDC)

New Roller Coaster Slated To Open On Coney Island

The Thunderbolt will be 125 feet tall and will reach speeds of 65 mph, according to the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

06/11/2013

Island Beach State Park in New Jersey - Jan. 25, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

New Jersey’s Island Beach State Park Reopens Months After Sandy

Walkers, four-wheelers, and fishermen may now make use of the park in Berkeley Township.

01/25/2013

Seaside Heights Boardwalk Jan. 7, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Northern Barrier Island Residents Start To Return Home Months After Sandy

Seaside Heights and the northern beaches of Toms River will reopen more than two months after sandy destroyed and damaged homes.

01/07/2013

Wheelchair (file / credit: clipart.com)

Police: Worker At United Cerebral Palsy Center Taunted Blind Wheelchair-Bound Patient

Gregory Richardson, 21, lowered the back of the wheelchair the patient was in and started bouncing it around saying it was “like a roller coaster ride,” Nassau County police Lt. Kevin Smith said.

07/15/2011

New York City Buys Historic Coney Island Tract

Former Coney Island Roller Coaster Site For Sale

The former 3-acre site of a roller coaster at Coney Island is back on the market.

03/04/2011