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ans of roller coasters that launch like rockets, gravity-smashing spin rides and water park splashes are in for a treat this year.

After a few years of belt-tightening, theme and amusement park owners have spent big bucks improving their attractions following their strongest attendance period last year since the 2001 terrorist attacks slowed the $10.8 billion industry's momentum.