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Investigation of Derailed Florida Roller Coaster that Injured 9 Underway

Some passengers who were riding a Florida roller coaster when it derailed last week could have lifelong injuries, an attorney for three of the nine riders who were hospitalized said Monday. The riders suffered broken bones, concussions and possible nerve …

6 Injured After Florida Roller Coaster Derails, Plunges Riders 34 Feet

A roller coaster that derailed in Florida had been put out of service by state inspectors twice in the past year and a half because of problems with the ride. Two riders fell 34 feet (10 meters) when their car …

Alabama Family to Sue Disney Park Over Death Related to Snake Bite

An Alabama family says an escaped snake at Disney’s Animal Kingdom dropped from a tree and bit a boy, which led to the death of the boy’s grandmother. The family’s attorney, Matt Morgan, said Jan. 28 that the family plans …

12 Injured in Kentucky Amusement Park Ride Accident

Authorities say at least 12 people were injured when a swing ride at an amusement park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, tipped over. The Daily News reports emergency officials were dispatched to Beech Bend Amusement Park around 6 p.m. on July …

Instructor at Walt Disney World Race Car Attraction Killed on Track

For fans of speed, the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World offers a heart-pounding thrill. People who drive minivans during the week can settle in behind the wheel of a Ferrari, a Porsche or another one of the fastest, …

Tennessee’s Dollywood Sues German Builder Over Ride Malfunction

The Dollywood theme park in East Tennessee has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against a German company over a ride that park officials claim has malfunctioned. The suit, in Sevier County Circuit Court, claims the Timber Tower ride has not worked …

Settlement Reached in California Roller Coaster Injury

Knott’s Berry Farm has reached a confidential settlement with a 12-year-old boy who was injured on its Xcelerator roller coaster when a cable broke and ripped into his leg. The Los Angeles Times reported that Kyle Wheeler of Weaverville and …