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2001 NEWS ARCHIVE

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

September 2001

Dolly Parton Breaks Ground in Orlando on Dixie Stampede
The new $25 million show and theatre project is slated to open in Orlando in November 2002.
| Read More | 09/24/01

Bill Koch Holiday World's Patriarch Passes Away at 86
Koch's legacy includes the world's first theme park Holiday World, the town of Santa Claus and his family.
| Read More | 09/17/01

Disneyland Observes National Day of Prayer and Rememberance
At noon, the entire resort, including both theme parks will come to a stop for a moment of silence.
| Read More | 09/14/01

Holiday World Gives Away Free Tickets to Blood Donors
The park in an effort to support the American Red Cross is donating parks tickets to donors.
| Read More | 09/13/01

Knott's Coaster Reopens After State Declares Safe
Investigators found no mechanical problems and coroner concludes death was the result of pre-existing condition.
| Read More | 09/07/01

Cedar Fair L.P. Reports Increase In August Attendance
Attendance for the month of August, including Labor Day weekend, increased 5% from a year ago.
| Read More | 09/07/01

Freak Preview Nights Offer Savings for 29th Halloween Haunt
Knott's Scary Farm fans can save up to $20 per ticket by attending on these special preview nights October 4-7.
| Read More | 09/06/01

100 Years of Magic Celebration at Walt Disney World
Starting October 1 this new celebration will feature new spectacles in all four Walt Disney World parks.
| Read More | 09/06/01

'Viva La Indpendencia' at Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags presents a latino festival featuring Tiranos Del Norte, El Morro and more.
| Read More | 09/05/01

Screams of Fright to Fill October Nights at Kings Dominion
FearFest, the region's newest, largest and most terrifying Halloween haunt coming to the park this October.
| Read More | 09/05/01

New 'Slingshot' Ride Now Open at Six Flags Darien Lake
The park's new up-charge attraction from Funtime Industries launches guests 200 feet at over 80 mph.
| Read More | 09/05/01

Millennium Force Closed For Opening of Millennium Mania
Necessary maintenance is forcing the park to close the coaster for at least the opening day of Millennium Mania.
| Read More | 09/05/01

Farewell to the Country Bear Playhouse at Disneyland
Country Bear Playhouse to give farewell performances at Disneyland now through September 9.
| Read More | 09/05/01

Cedar Point Kicks Off 2002 Season Pass Program
The all-new lower priced pass offers the ultimate value at the best amusement park in the world.
| Read More | 09/04/01

Knott's Roller Coaster Closed After Female Dies
A female rider was found slumped over and unconscious after taking a ride on the park's popular roller coaster.
| Read More | 09/02/01

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