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2000 NEWS ARCHIVE

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Archive of past news articles on theme & amusement parks, thrill rides and attractions.

December 2000

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Breaks Coaster Records
The park shatters virtually every theme park record associated with roller coasters.
| Read More | 12/19/00

Three New Coasters To Debut At Six Flags Magic Mountain
In 2001 the park will turn into an 'Xtreme Park' with more roller coasters than anywhere on the planet.
| Read More | 12/19/00

Montreal Selects Six Flags To Acquire La Ronde
Six Flags has entered into a letter of intenet with the city to acquire the amusement park.
| Read More | 12/18/00

Six Flags Announces Acquisition of Seattle Park
The company announced that it acquired Wild Waves and Enchanted Village parks in Seattle.
| Read More | 12/06/00

Funtown Splashtown USA Announces Turbo Drop for 2001
The park announced plans to construct a Turbo Drop and Frog Hopper thrill rides for the coming season.
| Read More | 12/04/00

World's Tallest Ferris Wheel May Come To Las Vegas
A group of designers and developers are planning to build an impressive Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas strip.
| Read More | 12/03/00

Cedar Fair Finalizes Capital Expenditures For 2001
The company plans to spend $38 million in capital expenditures at its parks for the upcoming season.
| Read More | 12/01/00

Second Coaster Approved For Six Flags Great America
The park plans to construct a 185-foot roller coaster that will become the park's 12th roller coaster.
| Read More | 12/01/00

2-Year-Old Marine World Elephant Dies From Virus
Six Flags Marine World reported that Kala, an Asian elephant died from a sudden viral infection.
| Read More | 12/01/00

November 2000

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Paramount's Kings Island Files Suit Over Roller Coaster
The park is suing three companies for problems that it claims forced closures and delays in opening Son of Beast.
| Read More | 11/26/00

Knott's Berry Farm To Build 180-Foot Sky Coaster
Park officials received the city's approval to begin constructing an exciting new thrill ride for 2001.
| Read More | 11/24/00

SeaWorld San Antonio To Expand Operating Season
Following this year's success the park will expand its operating season in 2001 through November.
| Read More | 11/22/00

Worlds Of Fun Announces Camp Snoopy For 2001
The park's new addition will feature the Peanuts characters with host of family rides and attractions.
| Read More | 11/22/00

Holiday World's 'Free Drinks' Wins International Award
The park was honored with the Best Promotion Award during the closing ceremony of the IAAPA convention.
| Read More | 11/21/00

Jazzland Extends Operating Season Through Holidays
After a successful inaugural season the park will extend its operating season during the holidays.
| Read More | 11/20/00

Jazzland Unveils New Roller Coaster For 2001
Next season the park will unveil a new roller coaster to the parks exciting line-up of thrill rides.
| Read More | 11/17/00

Colossal Coaster Destined to Become Instant Legend
Titan to ignite anticipation for Six Flags Over Texas 40th anniversary celebration.
| Read More | 11/15/00

Cornball Express Coming To Indiana Beach For 2001
Custom Coasters to build a family wooden roller coaster at Indiana Beach for next season.
| Read More | 11/14/00

Six Flags Theme Parks May Operate La Ronde Park
The city of Montreal hopes to strike a deal to lease La Ronde amusement park to Six Flags.
| Read More | 11/12/00

Historic Ferris Wheel To Take Atlanta For A Spin
World's largest portable midway attraction is coming to Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park for IAAPA 2000.
| Read More | 11/12/00

The Whole World Is Gathering For Fun At IAAPA 2000
More than 30,000 are expected to attend the amusement and theme park convention in Atlanta.
| Read More | 11/12/00

Cedar Fair Shuts Doors To Infamous Knott's Attraction
It's the end of an era as park officials announce the closure of the 46-year old Haunted Shack.
| Read More | 11/08/00

Record 3rd Quarter Earnings and Revenue For Cedar Fair
Cedar Fair, L.P. reports record performance for the company for the third quarter of 2000.
| Read More | 11/06/00

Cedar Point Earns Awards From Ohio Travel Association
The park won two Ruby Awards for the categories of Web Site design and Radio Advertisements.
| Read More | 11/03/00

Disneyland Celebrates Holidays With New Fireworks Show
The park will become 'The Merriest Place on Earth' beginning November 3 with a new fireworks spectacular.
| Read More | 11/01/00

Cedar Point Announces Luxury Camping Complex For 2001
The new camping complex is the highlight the $14 million in improvements at the park for 2001.
| Read More | 11/01/00

Holiday World Announces Park Improvements For 2001
The park plans to spend $1.6 million on improvements to the park facilities and attractions.
| Read More | 11/01/00

October 2000

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Setpoint Honored With Industry Innovation Award
The World Waterpark Association award was given for Setpoint's Flying Super Saturator roller coaster.
| Read More | 10/24/00

HyperSonic XLC Begins to Appear At Paramount's Kings Dominion
Construction has begun and steel supports and track have started to appear on site for the new coaster.
| Read More | 10/18/00

Holiday World Completes Most Successful Season Ever
The world's first theme park ended its 55th season with its highest seasonal attendance ever.
| Read More | 10/09/00

Walt Disney World Plans New Attractions for 2001 and 2002
Several new family attractions were announced for the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks.
| Read More | 10/07/00

Dania Beach Hurricane To Hit South Florida This Month
This new 100-foot tall, 3,200-foot long wooden roller coaster will open later this month in Dania Beach.
| Read More | 10/06/00

Visionland Amusement Park Lowers Season Pass Price
The park is selling passes good for the remainder of this season and all of 2001 at reduced prices.
| Read More | 10/06/00

Disneyland Settles Suit Over Christmas Eve Accident
The family has settled a suit over the death of a tourist, killed on the dock of the Columbia sailing ship.
| Read More | 10/05/00

Six Flags Theme Parks Cash-In on Halloween
The company uses the annual Fright Fest event to drive incremental attendance and revenues.
| Read More | 10/04/00

Seven ACE Members Attempt New Guinness World Record
Seven individuals will try to break the world record for the most coasters ridden in a 24-hour period.
| Read More | 10/02/00

Enchanted Parks Announces Plans For Two New Roller Coasters
The new wooden and steel coasters will cost the park approximately $20 million to build.
| Read More | 10/01/00

September 2000

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Cedar Point Raises $10K For Make-A-Wish Foundation
The park raised the donation funds through an online auction of rare park memorabilia and items.
| Read More | 09/28/00

Fright Fest to Invade Six Flags Magic Mountain
Guests will enjoy four spooktacular weekends with haunted mazes, terrifying ghouls and Halloween fun.
| Read More | 09/27/00

New Hypercoaster Planned for Six Flags Over Texas
Officials leaked details about a new roller coaster to be built for next season during a coaster event.
| Read More | 09/27/00

Six Flags Great America Seeks Approval for New Coaster
The park has filed a petition seeking permission to build a new roller coaster up to 180-feet tall.
| Read More | 09/27/00

Cedar Fair L.P. Declares Increase in Cash Distribution Rate
The publicly traded partnership declares second increase and extends unit repurchase program.
| Read More | 09/26/00

Jacket Jams Jaguar Roller Coaster at Knott's
A minor incident involving a guest's jacket caused the coaster's train to come to a sudden stop.
| Read More | 09/24/00

Perilous Plunge Drops Into Knott's Berry Farm
Dubbed the world's tallest, steepest and wettest water ride, Perilous Plunge is now open at Knott's.
| Read More | 09/15/00

Terror Reigns Supreme At HalloWeekends At Cedar Point
Fourth annual event at the park begins September 22 and runs through closing weekend, October 15.
| Read More | 09/13/00

A New Kind of Fear Overtakes Paramount's Kings Island
FearFest, the tri-states' newest, largest and most terrifying haunted event materializes on September 29.
| Read More | 09/12/00

Celebrate Mexican Independence At Paramount's Great America
Mexican Independence Day celebration brings top Latin talent, San Jose Earthquakes and more to the park.
| Read More | 09/10/00

Dorney Park Announces Plans For New Roller Coaster In 2001
Coaster fans should be prepared as Dorney Park is making plans to unleash its first inverted roller coaster.
| Read More | 09/01/00

Wonderland To Add New Rides and Attractions for 2001
Paramount Canada's Wonderland to install five new attractions for next season, including a suspended coaster.
| Read More | 09/01/00

Hasbro Announces Loopy Landscapes For RollerCoaster Tycoon
Loopy Landscapes will be the second expansion pack for the best selling game RollerCoaster Tycoon.
| Read More | 09/01/00

Disney to Expand FASTPASS Attractions In Orlando
Two more attractions to come onboard by end of year, Disney honored for innovative queuing system.
| Read More | 09/01/00

Carowinds to Present Its Inagural Praise Celebration
Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers are to perform at the park this Saturday, September 2.
| Read More | 09/01/00

August 2000

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18th Annual Carousel to Coaster 10k Run & 5k Walk
Paramount's Great America will host the event to benefit a non-profit scholarship organization.
| Read More | 08/29/00

The Ride of the New Millennium at Cedar Point
Cedar Point reveals the official ride statistics after more than 1.2 million riders enjoy Millennium Force.
| Read More | 08/21/00

Millennium Mania Runs Wild At Cedar Point
The world-famous amusement park announced additional dates to ride the park's major thrill rides.
| Read More | 08/21/00

Haunted House Ride Accident Injures Attraction Operator
An employee operating a haunted house ride was severely injured after getting caught in the track.
| Read More | 08/18/00

Knott's Berry Farm to Finally Open Delayed Water Ride
Perilous Plunge, the park's new water ride will open this weekend according