Members, Sign In. Not a member? Sign Up

Ultimate Rollercoaster

Ad
Ultimate Rollercoaster > News > Archives > 2000 Headlines

2000 NEWS ARCHIVE

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

December 2000

Rule

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

Rule

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

Rule

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

Rule

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

Rule

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 to park officials.
| Read More | 08/18/00

Marine World Saddened By Loss Of Killer Whale Vigga
The popular orca succumbs to heart ailment on Monday evening according to Six Flags officials.
| Read More | 08/17/00

Attendance Record Shattered at Holiday World
Good weather and word-of-mouth about The Legend roller coaster helped to break the parks single day attendance record.
| Read More | 08/15/00

Knott's Extends Soak City U.S.A. Operating Season
Knott's officials decided to extend the operating season of Southern California's newest water park.
| Read More | 08/14/00

Kennywood Unveils Steel Phantom Replacement for 2001
Officials unveiled plans to build Phantom's Revenge, a hypercoaster to replace the venerable Steel Phantom.
| Read More | 08/10/00

Six Flags Reports Second Quarter Results
Earnings were up despite bad weather at many parks also four re-branded parks continue to outperform.
| Read More | 08/09/00

Busch Gardens Williamsburg to Add 6th Themed Country
Ireland is to become the theme park's sixth country in 2001, with rides, authentic food, entertainment and goods.
| Read More | 08/08/00

Cedar Fair L.P. Announces Increased Revenues and Earnings
The company announced a 4% increase in revenues and 1% increase in earnings for the second quarter of 2000.
| Read More | 08/07/00

Dorney Park's Steel Force Ranked Among The Best
Dorney's popular hypercoaster and the parks waterpark both received Golden Ticket Awards from Amusement Today.
| Read More | 08/06/00

Cedar Point Voted "Best Amusement Park In The World"
Amusement Today poll awards Cedar Point the number one amusement park and steel coaster awards.
| Read More | 08/04/00

Rare Newborns Charm Guests At Six Flags Wild Safari
The parks newborns are enchanting guests at the world's largest drive-thru animal preserve.
| Read More | 08/03/00

Raven Rated No. 1 Wooden Coaster in National Survey
Holiday World also was honored as the friendliest and cleanest park in Amusement Today's annual survey.
| Read More | 08/02/00

Nagashima Spaland Opens Record Breaking Steel Coaster
The World's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster is now open at Nagashima Spaland.
| Read More | 08/01/00

Paramount's Kings Dominion Introduces Hypersonic XLC
The world's first air-launched roller coaster with be built for the 2001 season at Paramount's Kings Dominion.
| Read More | 08/01/00

July 2000

Rule

Silver Dollar City Announces High-Flying, Multi-Looping Coaster
Park officials announced plans for a five-inversion steel roller coaster to open in Spring 2001.
| Read More | 07/21/00

Cedar Point's Millennum Force Earns Top Honors In A&E Poll
Cedar Point's newest roller coaster was rated number one in A&E's annual 'wild rides' coaster poll.
| Read More | 07/18/00

Cajun Pirates Invade Jazzland Theme Park in Louisiana
Jazzland introduces a thrilling virtual adventure ride that simulates a spine-tingling seaboard journey.
| Read More | 07/12/00

Islands of Adventure Introduces Two X-Cellent Attractions
A new mini-roller coaster, entertainment, parades and fireworks mark the start of the summer season.
| Read More | 07/06/00

Premier Parks Officially Changes Name to Six Flags
The new corporate name positions the company to maximize power and value of the Six Flags brand.
| Read More | 07/05/00

Kodak and Six Flags Sign Five-Year Sponsorship Agreement
The agreement makes Kodak the official film of the Six Flags Theme Park chain worldwide.
| Read More | 07/05/00

America Online and Six Flags to Promote Each Other
The two will launch a national strategic marketing and promotional alliance to promote the two brands.
| Read More | 07/05/00

Power Outage Shuts Down Rides at Cedar Point
A broken power cable closed four of the midway attractions during one of the busiest days of the year.
| Read More | 07/05/00

Busch Gardens Tampa Expands Shuttle Service from Orlando
Residents and Florida visitors now have easy access to Busch Gardens via express shuttle service to the park.
| Read More | 07/05/00

Worlds Of Fun Celebrates Independence Day
The park will present Celebrate America, one of the largest fireworks extravaganzas in Kansas City.
| Read More | 07/01/00

Cedar Point to Celebrate First July 4th of the Millennium
The amusement park will celebrate the 4th of July with a spectacular aerial fireworks display and entertainment.
| Read More | 07/01/00

June 2000

Rule

Looney Tunes Nites Begins At Six Flags Magic Mountain
This nightly celebration includes a parade of your favorite characters and concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.
| Read More | 06/27/00

Worlds of Fun Named Top 10 Amusement Park Web Site
The parks Internet web site has been named one of the top 10 amusement parks web site according to eMarketer.
| Read More | 06/24/00

First Coaster of the Millennium Celebrates 1 Million Riders
With a million riders in just five months, Goliath is the hottest new roller coaster in America.
| Read More | 06/24/00

Busch Gardens Tampa Reopens Renovated Serengeti Plain
The park now sets a new zoological standard with the enhanced Seregeti Plain animal attraction.
| Read More | 06/23/00

Feel The Power of Fun on the Fourth of July at Valleyfair
Park guests will enjoy a spectacular fireworks show, choreographed to music and lasers to celebrate the national holiday.
| Read More | 06/23/00

Dorney Park Lights Up Independence Day Weekend
A spectacular fireworks display and family fun will be the highlight of the festivities at Dorney Park.
| Read More | 06/22/00

Tasmanian River Rapids Opens At Wild Adventures
An exciting six-minute water adventure offers first time rafters a small taste of a Tasmanian white water river.
| Read More | 06/22/00

Baby Animals Born At Six Flags Marine World
Dolphins, bengal tiger cubs and penguins are the newcomers to the family at Six Flags Marine World.
| Read More | 06/19/00

Fourth of July Festivities At Six Flags Marine World
New millennium fireworks spectacular is expected to draw more than 2000 aah's from park guests.
| Read More | 06/19/00

So Cal Edison and Knott's Soak City Showcase All-Electric Kitchen
A special partnership gave birth to the Edison Electric Grill, an advanced-technology, quick-service restaurant.
| Read More | 06/17/00

Cedar Fair, L.P. Declares 2nd Quarter Cash Distribution
Cedar Fair owns and operates five amusement parks and four water parks in the US.
| Read More | 06/16/00

Knott's Presents Snoopy's Fabulous 50th On Ice
Peanuts 50th show is Schulz's last production and boasts a record five Peanuts characters on Skates.
| Read More | 06/15/00

1950s Beach Lifestyle Sets Tone For Knott's Soak City USA
Designers capture the classic Southern California lifestyle of 1950's in Knott's two new water parks.
| Read More | 06/14/00

Soak City Water Park Splashes Into 2000
The newly renovated Bay Harbor Restaurant and live entertainment ready for the summer season.
| Read More | 06/09/00

Nickelodeon Turns Paramount's Great America Upside Down
Northern California's thrilling park becomes the site for an exciting Nickelodeon party.
| Read More | 06/09/00

Dinosaurs Discovered At Paramount's Kings Island
A word of caution dinosaurs may cause wide-eyed wonder and excitment in children.
| Read More | 06/08/00

May 2000

Rule

SeaWorld Smashes Records With Orlando's Dominant Coaster
Kraken will launch guests as high as a 15-story building and plunges into a Serpent's Liar.
| Read More | 05/31/00

Ogden Parks Group Names New President/CEO
The company announced a new President and CEO along with other organizational changes within the parks group.
| Read More | 05/19/00

Disney Announces Grand Opening of California Adventure
Disney's newest theme park, Grand Californian Hotel and Downtown Disney will open in early-2001.
| Read More | 05/16/00

Cedar Point Debuts World's Tallest, Fastest Roller Coaster
The park's newest roller coaster debuted Saturday, opening day of Cedar Point's 130th season.
| Read More | 05/15/00

The Legend Wooden Coaster Now Open At Holiday World
The new wooden roller coaster themed after The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the biggest expansion in the park's history.
| Read More | 05/12/00

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Makes Landfall On May 27
New, full-featured water park will create three worlds of adventure all at one destination, Six Flags in New Jersey.
| Read More | 05/10/00

Fun Facts About Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Jersey
What does it take to create one of the world's finest and largest water parks?
| Read More | 05/10/00

Cedar Point To Host Physics Day For Students
Who knew that learning could be this much fun? The park will host 6,000 students for a day of learning and fun.
| Read More | 05/09/00

America's Favorite Thrills Comes to New England
Officials announce the official grand opening of the new Six Flags New England theme park.
| Read More | 05/08/00

Dorney Park To Build New Roller Coaster For 2001
The park announced that they will construct a four inversion, inverted roller coaster for next season.
| Read More | 05/01/00

Six Flags Waterworld Free With Marine World Season Pass
The park announced free admission to Waterworld USA all summer for Marine World season passholders.
| Read More | 05/01/00

Garfield and Odie To Hang Out At Lake Compounce
Park officials announced that the cat and his sidekick will appear throughout the theme park this summer.
| Read More | 05/01/00

April 2000

Rule

The Twister is Coming to Six Flags Darien Lake
Construction on new newest thrill ride is nearing completion and the ride will open on May 13.
| Read More | 04/25/00

'Thrills, Chills and Spills...' Coaster Television Event
A roller coaster ride across America makes for a memorable memorial day event on the Discovery Channel.
| Read More | 04/24/00

New Spine-Tingling Attractions at Canada's Wonderland
The park will celebrate 20 years of excitement with six new attractions, including a new thrill ride.
| Read More | 04/15/00

Cedar Point Red Cross Miniature Golf Challenge
The annual event returns to the park to raise money for the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
| Read More | 04/11/00

Hersheypark's 'Springtime in the Park' Special Event
The theme park will open it doors for a special three-day bonus pay as you go weekend event.
| Read More | 04/10/00

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Landmark Gets Millennium Make-Over
The resort's landmark German tower is geting a major facelift for the upcoming 2000 season.
| Read More | 04/10/00

Superman First-Rider Event To Honor Hometown Heroes
Area residents are invited to nomimnate personal heroes for the special event to be held at Six Flags America.
| Read More | 04/07/00

Worlds Of Fun Ready To Rocket Coaster Fans Backwards
The final pieces of track have been erected and the Boomerang is ready to open this Saturday.
| Read More | 04/07/00

Special Deal Offered To Worlds Of Fun Passholders
Passholders may now purchase up to four individual tickets to the park at a special reduced price.
| Read More | 04/06/00

Ohio Theme Parks Break 23 World Records In 2000
Ohio parks invested more than $100 million for capital improvements including six new roller coasters.
| Read More | 04/03/00

Studying The Physics Of Fun At Six Flags AstroWorld
The park transforms into an outdoor lab to experience the principles and theories of physics first hand.
| Read More | 04/02/00

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Introduces New Adventure
The park will be the ticket to education and adventure with a new wild animal reserve.
| Read More | 04/01/00

New Space Surfer Ride Malfunctions During Test
Four employees were left stranded on a new ride at Kings Dominion during a pre-season test.
| Read More | 04/01/00

Cedar Fair Ends Talks With Visionland Park
Cedar Fair was unable to reach an agreement on a management contract and financing for the park.
| Read More | 04/01/00

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Names New V.P. Of Marketing
John Gillespie has been named the new Vice President of Marketing for the theme park and water park.
| Read More | 04/01/00

Cedar Point Voted Best For Steel Roller Coasters
Family Fun magazine also honored Cedar Point naming it the top-rated midwestern family theme park.
| Read More | 04/01/00

March 2000

Rule

Great America Launches Stealth First Flying Coaster
Dreams take flight as Paramount's Great America launches the world's first and only flying coaster.
| Read More | 03/22/00

Stealth World's Only True Flying Coaster Fact Sheet
Designed by Vekoma International, Stealth is a one-of-a-kind prototype that will deliver the sensation of flying.
| Read More | 03/22/00

Premier Parks Reports Record Performance For 1999
Premier Parks grew over forthy percent in 1999 and the outlook for 2000 is very strong.
| Read More | 03/21/00

Mighty Medusa Uncaged At Six Flags Marine World
The mythical beauty, monster ride is the west coast's first floorless supercoaster.
| Read More | 03/17/00

Six Flags America Reaches New Heights With Superman
This new 200-foot-tall world-class, mega hypercoaster will premier at the park this coming May.
| Read More | 03/15/00

Texas Sized Birthday Bash for the Texas Giant
The world class wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas turns ten years old Friday.
| Read More | 03/15/00

Ogden Announces Agreement To Sell Water And Theme Parks
Sale is part of strategy to create platform for energy business and delivers value to shareholders.
| Read More | 03/09/00

310-Foot-Tall "Giga-Coaster" Nears End Of Construction
World's tallest coaster soars to new heights and will forever redefine the coaster riding scene.
| Read More | 03/09/00

Fast Facts About Building Cedar Point's Millennium Force
Check out some fast facts about building the world's tallest, fastest roller coaster.
| Read More | 03/09/00

Family Fun At Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom For 2000
The park will ring in the new Mil-LOONEY-um with new attractions, including a new family roller coaster.
| Read More | 03/08/00

Jazzland New Orleans Ready For Late May Opening
After years of planning and months of construction Jazzland is nearing its May grand opening.
| Read More | 03/08/00

Michael Jackson Likely To Build Amusement Park
The pop star will visit Warsaw to continue talks about building a major entertainment complex.
| Read More | 03/08/00

Steel Phantom Fans Saddened After Announcement
Kennywood announced that the roller coaster will close and be removed at the end of this season.
| Read More | 03/07/00

SeaWorld Orlando To Smash Florida Records With Kraken
Tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster in Orlando launches guests as high as a 15-story building.
| Read More | 03/02/00

Speed the Ride To Debut At The Las Vegas NASCAR Cafe
A new high-speed roller coaster journey themed after a NASCAR race will open at the cafe this spring.
| Read More | 03/02/00

Batten Down The Hatches Pirates Invade SeaWorld May 2000
This new 3-D film tale about a hapless pirate crew and its wacky captain will begin in May.
| Read More | 03/02/00

SeaWorld Opens New Sea Lion Show "Fools With Tools"
The newest fun-filled show includes the two of the parks popular sea lions Clyde and Seamore.
| Read More | 03/02/00

White Water To Open Raintree Island This Spring
This new island water adventure is the main attraction in a $1-million expansion of the park.
| Read More | 03/02/00

Valleyfair's Coaster Line-Up Charged With Excitement
For thrill seekers, there's not much that can beat the powerful surge of adrenaline than a roller coaster.
| Read More | 03/01/00

February 2000

Rule

Playland to Remove and Replace New Roller Coaster
Park officials claim the g-forces on the coaster would have been too intense for park guests.
| Read More | 02/22/00

Six Flags Continues Expansion At Fiesta Texas
The park's two-year investment of $50 million includes a new roller coaster for this season.
| Read More | 02/22/00

Couples Exchange Wedding Vows Onboard Goliath
One thousand couples exchanged vows on Valentine's Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
| Read More | 02/17/00

Six Flags Over Texas Announces Pre-40th Birthday Plans
Many extensive enhancements are set for this year to improve the overall guest experience.
| Read More | 02/17/00

Cedar Fair, L.P. To Assume Management Of Visionland
Cedar Fair will manage the daily operations of the family amusement park starting this year.
| Read More | 02/12/00

Six Flags Magic Mountain Opens The New Giant
Goliath, the parks new record breaking steel roller coaster will open to the public today.
| Read More | 02/11/00

Six Flags Astroworld Bids Farewell To Astroneedle
The park will remove the landmark attraction to make room for new attrctions to be built in the future.
| Read More | 02/07/00

Thrill Seekers Invited To Watch History In The Making
Six Flags Magic Mountain invites thrill seekers to watch the unveiling of Goliath via live webcast.
| Read More | 02/07/00

Disneyland's FASTPASS A Timesaver For Guests
Now offered on selected attractions the Fastpass system allows guests to skip the wait and instead receive a reservation to ride.
| Read More | 02/07/00

Disney To Open New Animal Kingdom Lodge In 2001
The stylish resort slated to open in the spring will overlook the serene beauty and splendor of a 30-acre African savannah.
| Read More | 02/07/00

Two Popular Shows Will Return To SeaWorld Cleveland
The park will celebrate its 31st season with the return of two of last years new entertainment shows.
| Read More | 02/07/00

Cedar Fair L.P. Reports Record Revenues For 1999
Cedar Fair owner of five amusement parks announced record revenues, EBITDA and net income for 1999.
| Read More | 02/06/00

Six Flags St. Louis Announces New Wooden Coaster
Six Flags to open the 'The Boss', another world class wooden coaster set to take charge in 2000.
| Read More | 02/03/00

The Ultimate Party Returns To Universal Studios Florida
The world's ultimate party begins February 18, 2000 when Mardi Gras returns to Universal for the fifth straight year.
| Read More | 02/03/00

Disneyland Celebrates Its 45th With an All-New Parade
Classic characters starring in an all-new Disney parade are part of the celebration of Disneyland's 45th year.
| Read More | 02/02/00

Paramount's Great America Shatters Expectations
Stealth the world's first true flying coaster frees guests to zoom through the skies face down.
| Read More | 02/01/00

January 2000

Rule

Knott's Plans "Winter Coaster Solace" For Enthusiasts
This special first-time event, will be a day filled with food, fun and of course plenty of exciting rides.
| Read More | 01/21/00

Sea World Texas Announces New Attractions and Shows
This year's additions include several new kiddie rides, a new evening show and a redesigned Shamu Stadium.
| Read More | 01/21/00

Knott's Receives Final Approval To Build Soak City USA
The local planning commission approved the park's plans to build a new water park across the street from Knott's.
| Read More | 01/19/00

Six Flags To Open New Water Park At Great Adventure
One of the world's largest water parks is under construction for a May opening in New Jersey.
| Read More | 01/19/00

Wind Gusts Cause Minor Damage To Son Of Beast
A windstorm slightly damaged Son Of Beast, a new wooden coaster under construction at Paramount's Kings Island.
| Read More | 01/14/00

Lawsuit Filed Against Universal Over Haunted House
A 57-year old women alleges that she suffered emotional distress during the parks annual Halloween event.
| Read More | 01/14/00

Disneyland Raises Admission Prices Once More
Park officials raise the price of admission, carrying on an eight-year annual tradition of higher prices.
| Read More | 01/14/00

Man Jumps From Stratosphere Observation Platform
A determined man took only seconds to scale two security fences before leaping from the 1,149-foot tall tower.
| Read More | 01/09/00

Walt Disney World Planning New Resort Hotel
The latest resort will feature over 5,000 rooms and be themed to American pop culture of the 20th century.
| Read More | 01/09/00

Americana Owners Close the Park After 77 Years
Park owners announced that they would not reopen the park for the 2000 season, citing increasing competition.
| Read More | 01/07/00

Cedar Point Tops Off World's Tallest Roller Coaster
The 310-foot tall, 92-mph supercoaster is part of an unprecedented $48 million investment for 2000.
| Read More | 01/05/00

Fireworks, Parties Ring In New Year at Walt Disney World
Record fireworks shows and parties on land and sea usher in 2000 at Walt Disney World Resort.
| Read More | 01/05/00

Disney May Build Roller Coaster at Animal Kingdom
The new roller coaster will help to give Disney an edge in the competitive Orlando theme park market.
| Read More | 01/01/00

Section Info
Search
You can Search all of the news section, including the archives.

Special Features
Exclusive articles and special reports on amusement parks.

Submit News
Do you have a hot story? Submit it so your story may become our next news headline.