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2001 NEWS ARCHIVE

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

July 2001

Amusement Today Announces 2001 Golden Ticket Awards
The prestigious poll conducted by the magazine reveals the best of the best in the amusement industry.
| Read More | 07/31/01

Historic Idora Park Wooden Coasters Are Now History
Two historic wooden roller coasters met their fate Thursday morning as a bulldozer plowed over them.
| Read More | 07/31/01

Thrill Ride Collapses at Michigan's Adventure Park
The Chaos spinning ride broke off its axle Monday evening injuring and stranding passengers.
| Read More | 07/31/01

Legendary Coaster Designer Schwarzkopf Passed Away
Anton Schwarzkopf will be best remembered for his innovations in steel roller coaster design.
| Read More | 07/31/01

Coaster Trains Collide at Canobie Lake Amusement Park
Five people were injured after the trains on the Yankee Cannonball ran into each other Friday.
| Read More | 07/28/01

Couple to be Married on Skycoaster at Kentucky Kingdom
One brave couple will say I do on board the newest thrill ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.
| Read More | 07/27/01

Roller Coaster Record Attempt to Raise Money For Kids
The latest attempt at the 24-hour world record is to benefit the Children's Miracle Network.
| Read More | 07/27/01

Knott's Announces New Thrill Ride "Vertigo"
The park will introduce one outrageous new ride with three insanely great thrills in late-2001.
| Read More | 07/24/01

Train Collision Closes Branson USA Roller Coaster
Two trains collided on the Windstorm roller coaster at Branson USA injuring several riders.
| Read More | 07/22/01

Cedar Point Announces Plans To Debut New Ride
Vertigo, a new thrill ride to open in Cedar Point's Challenge Park later this summer.
| Read More | 07/20/01

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Alcatraz The Ride
This new interactive simulator ride will debut at the park this fall and the official grand opening next season.
| Read More | 07/17/01

Technifex Named Technical Show Producer for Tomb Raider Ride
The company known for sensational special effects will work on the new adventure ride at Paramount's Kings Island.
| Read More | 07/16/01

Discovery Channel Goes Behind-The-Scenes at Cedar Point
New one-hour documentary on the world's largest amusement park will premiere July 16.
| Read More | 07/10/01

Cedar Fair Reports Attendance Increase For June
Attendance at Cedar Fair parks rose 5% in the month of June compared to the same period a year ago.
| Read More | 07/05/01

Park World Ranks New England's Superman Number One
Superman Ride of Steel earned the number one ranking from Park World magazine for the second year in a row.
| Read More | 07/05/01

Tomb Raider: The Ride to Open at Paramount's Kings Island
New attraction will change the face of thrill ride history and become one of the world's greatest adventure rides.
| Read More | 07/02/01

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