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1999 NEWS ARCHIVE

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

November 1999

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Discovery Cove Announces Pricing, Begins Accepting Reservations
This new Orlando theme park has a pricey admission, but will offer a unique guest experience.
| Read More | 11/24/99

Dolly Parton Announces Expansion for Dollywood in 2000
The expansion includes an interactive children's area for 2000 and a major new water park which is set to open in May 2001.
| Read More | 11/23/99

Cedar Fair, L.P. Announces Unit Repurchase Plan
The board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $25 million of Cedar Fair limited partnership units.
| Read More | 11/23/99

Metal Fracture Caused Orient Express Accident
Worlds of Fun officials released a statement outlining the cause of this year's roller coaster accident.
| Read More | 11/22/99

Premier Annnounces Consumation of Transactions With Warner Bros
The deal include a license agreement with Premier to use the Warner Bros and DC Comics characters internationally.
| Read More | 11/22/99

Morgan Manufacturing to Build Record Breaking Coaster
Morgan announced that it would build the world's longest and fastest full circuit steel coaster.
| Read More | 11/17/99

Iwerks and Stan Lee Media to Create Theme Park Attractions
The agreement marks the first integration of web entertainment brands with theme park attractions.
| Read More | 11/17/99

Premier Parks Reports Record Third Quarter
The company reports strong growth and performance, in addition to record park attendance.
| Read More | 11/17/99

Cedar Fair Reports Record Revenues for Third Quarter
The company is reporting record revenues and net income for the third quarter of 1999.
| Read More | 11/17/99

Schwarzkopf Displays New State-Of-The-Art Train
The company will unveil their new train with a new safety system at this week's IAAPA convention.
| Read More | 11/15/99

Two Teens Charged For Vandalizing Theme Park
Police report the two teenagers caused more than $100,000 in damage during their destructive rampage.
| Read More | 11/12/99

Six Flags Magic Mountain Unveils Goliath Facts
Park officials unveil the ride statistics for another world-class roller coaster slated for debut in spring 2000.
| Read More | 11/11/99

Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Another Giant
Another Six Flags Giant in the making, as Six Flags Magic Mountain unveils Goliath, roller coaster of mega proportions.
| Read More | 11/11/99

Six Flags Marine World Creates New Supercoaster
The new 'floorless' coaster is first in the west with the world's first back-to-back super loops.
| Read More | 11/10/99

Six Flags Marine World Sets All-Time Attendance Record
Park officials announced that attendance surpassed 2 million guests for the first time ever in 1999.
| Read More | 11/10/99

Six Flags Marine World Medusa Facts
Park officials unveil the facts on Medusa the first floorless supercoaster in the West.
| Read More | 11/09/99

Knott's Begins Construction on Perilous Plunge
Construction crews start work on the world's tallest and steepest water flume ride.
| Read More | 11/08/99

Drop Zone Incident Final Investigation Findings
Paramount's Great America released the official results of the investigation into the Drop Zone incident.
| Read More | 11/05/99

Disney Plans to Restrict Smoking in Theme Parks
The company announced a plan to restrict smoking inside the theme parks to only designated areas.
| Read More | 11/04/99

Disney Announces Agreement to Build In Hong Kong
Officials announced a deal with the government to build a fifth international theme park.
| Read More | 11/03/99

Developer Unveils Plan For New California Theme Park
Studio Park Partners announced their plan to build a 1,000-acre resort and theme park near Los Angeles.
| Read More | 11/02/99

Disneyland Offers Southern California Resident Pass
The new Southern California resident pass is priced at just a dollar more than two single day passports.
| Read More | 11/02/99

Six Flags Fiesta Texas to Build New Coaster
The popular San Antonio theme park will invest $20-million for a new state of the art roller coaster.
| Read More | 11/01/99

Disney to Build New Theme Park in Hong Kong
The Walt Disney Company and the government of Hong Kong after months of negotiations have reached a deal.
| Read More | 11/01/99

Busch Gardens Tampa Announces Major Zoo Enhancement
The park announced a major enhancement to the park zoo and dedicates a 108-acre auxiliary animal facility.
| Read More | 11/01/99

12 Rides Set The Stage for Thrills at Jazzland
Construction continues on the new Jazzland Theme Park in New Orleans, which is slated to open in the Spring of 2000.
| Read More | 11/01/99

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