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For Immediate Release
August 29, 2001


The Internet's Definitive Roller Coaster Site Celebrates This Important Milestone Making It One of the Oldest Sites On the Web Dedicated To Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks

Rolling Hills, Calif. -- Ultimate, the definitive Internet destination for roller coasters, theme parks and thrill rides celebrates its fifth anniversary online today, August 29. Since its debut five years ago the site has grown to become the number one online destination for roller coaster and amusement park enthusiasts.

"It's an exciting, important milestone for the site," said Eric Gieszl, editor of Ultimate "When the site launched in August 1996 I never imagined that it would become what it is today. I am just thrilled with the success!"

Ultimate Rollercoaster features the largest collection of roller coaster and amusement park content on the Internet. The site features ride review, awe inspiring photos, an extensive amusement industry news section, and more.

Thousands of enthusiasts have also made Ultimate Rollercoaster have joined the online community and discuss their favorite rides and attractions on the active message boards. Another popular feature is the Roller Coaster Yellowpages, an online database of statistics on nearly 500 roller coasters in the United States.

Roller Coaster enthusiasts will also find an impressive section dedicated to Roller Coaster History. This exclusive feature presents twenty articles covering the history of the roller coaster from invention through recent years. It's been called a must read for any roller coaster enthusiast.

Ultimate entertains more than 200,000 visitors per month and serves up more than one-million page views. Since 1996 more than 4 million have visited the Ultimate The site is ranked in the top 45,000 web sites by Alexa and has been ranked the number one roller coaster web site for the past two years in a poll conducted by Amusement Link One Source.

Ultimate Rollercoaster is a trademark of Eric Gieszl. Roller Coaster Yellowpages is a service mark of Ultimate Rollercoaster.

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