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

December 1999

Dec 26, 1999
Celebrate New Year's At Walt Disney World Parks
New Year's Eve will be marked with gala countdown parties and theme park fun at Walt Disney World.

Dec 9, 1999
Geauga Lake to Expand and Become Six Flags Ohio
This major investment includes plans to build four new roller coasters and more than 20 new rides.

Dec 9, 1999
Three New Coasters for Six Flags New England
Riverside Park will be renamed to the Six Flags brand and will build three new roller coasters for 2000.

Dec 8, 1999
Cedar Fair Completes Purchase of California Water Park
The company announced that it has completed the acquisition of White Water Canyon water park in San Diego.

Dec 8, 1999
You're Invited To Take 'A Look at the Legend'
Holiday World is inviting all enthusiasts to a special hard hat tour of the Legend construction site.

Dec 8, 1999
Knoebels Offers Special Gifts for the Holidays
The park is offering an assortment of unique gifts for the holidays, including discounted ride tickets.

Dec 8, 1999
Premier Announces Four New Six Flags Parks
The company announced plans to rename four more theme parks to the popular Six Flags brand name in 2000.

Dec 7, 1999
Worlds Of Fun Announces Plans For New Roller Coaster
Cedar Fair announced that they will build a new roller coaster at Worlds Of Fun for the 2000 season.

Dec 1, 1999
Holiday Cheer Abounds At Knott's Merry Farm
The last holiday season of the century features memorable shopping, dining, shows and record-breaking attractions.

Dec 1, 1999
Walt Disney World Expands Use of FASTPASS
Disney will expand the use of the popular FASTPASS system to include seven additional attractions.

Dec 1, 1999
SeaWorld Orlando to Celebrate Millennium With Countdown
Shamu-llennium will celebrate the millennium with holiday activities and a countdown to New Year's Eve.

November 1999

Nov 24, 1999
Discovery Cove Announces Pricing, Begins Accepting Reservations
This new Orlando theme park has a pricey admission, but will offer a unique guest experience.

Nov 23, 1999
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.

Nov 23, 1999
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.

Nov 22, 1999
Metal Fracture Caused Orient Express Accident
Worlds of Fun officials released a statement outlining the cause of this year's roller coaster accident.

Nov 22, 1999
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.

Nov 17, 1999
Morgan Manufacturing to Build Record Breaking Coaster
Morgan announced that it would build the world's longest and fastest full circuit steel coaster.

Nov 17, 1999
Iwerks and Stan Lee Media to Create Theme Park Attractions
The agreement marks the first integration of web entertainment brands with theme park attractions.

Nov 17, 1999
Premier Parks Reports Record Third Quarter
The company reports strong growth and performance, in addition to record park attendance.

Nov 17, 1999
Cedar Fair Reports Record Revenues for Third Quarter
The company is reporting record revenues and net income for the third quarter of 1999.

Nov 15, 1999
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.

Nov 12, 1999
Two Teens Charged For Vandalizing Theme Park
Police report the two teenagers caused more than $100,000 in damage during their destructive rampage.

Nov 11, 1999
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.

Nov 11, 1999
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.

Nov 10, 1999
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.

Nov 10, 1999
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.

Nov 9, 1999
Six Flags Marine World Medusa Facts
Park officials unveil the facts on Medusa the first floorless supercoaster in the West.

Nov 8, 1999
Knott's Begins Construction on Perilous Plunge
Construction crews start work on the world's tallest and steepest water flume ride.

Nov 5, 1999
Drop Zone Incident Final Investigation Findings
Paramount's Great America released the official results of the investigation into the Drop Zone incident.

Nov 4, 1999
Disney Plans to Restrict Smoking in Theme Parks
The company announced a plan to restrict smoking inside the theme parks to only designated areas.

Nov 3, 1999
Disney Announces Agreement to Build In Hong Kong
Officials announced a deal with the government to build a fifth international theme park.

Nov 2, 1999
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.

Nov 2, 1999
Disneyland Offers Southern California Resident Pass
The new Southern California resident pass is priced at just a dollar more than two single day passports.

Nov 1, 1999
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.

Nov 1, 1999
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.

Nov 1, 1999
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.

Nov 1, 1999
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.

October 1999

Oct 27, 1999
Universal Planning Third Florida Theme Park
Universal is beginning to make future development plans which including a new theme park, hotels and new retail space.

Oct 27, 1999
Disney Imagineering Executive Resigns
A Walt Disney spokesperson announced that Kenneth Wong head of the Imagineering unit has resigned.

Oct 20, 1999
Cedar Fair Agrees To Purchase California Water Park
The company has agreed to purchase White Water Canyon, a troubled Southern California water park.

Oct 20, 1999
Chance Rides to Bring New Rides to Amusement Industry Expo
The company will offer the chance to try two rides and preview their newest attraction, the SlingShot.

Oct 20, 1999
"Thrills of a Theme Park" To Premiere in December
The new show will showcase Universal Studios Hollywood, a movie factory now turned theme park.

Oct 18, 1999
New Mountain Coaster at Lake Compounce Gets a Name
After months of searching park officials have finally chosen a name for the new wooden coaster.

Oct 18, 1999
Take A Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of Islands of Adventure
A television special will take viewers on a behind-the-scenes romp through Universal Studios newest theme park.

Oct 11, 1999
Vekoma to Build New Roller Coaster At Orlando Hotel
Kessler Enterprises announced that they would build a prototype coaster at the Sheraton Studio City hotel.

Oct 11, 1999
Three Parks Likely to Join Six Flags Brand
Premier Parks is expected to rename three of its parks and make large investments in each for 2000 season.

Oct 11, 1999
Theme Park Safety Bill Introduced To Congress
The new bill would empower the Consumer Product Safety Commission to regulate amusement park rides.

Oct 11, 1999
Aquatic Development Group to Design and Build Waterpark at Six Flags Great Adventure
The company announced that they are currently working on the new park scheduled to open for the 2000 season.

Oct 11, 1999
Premier Parks Announces Agreement with Warner Bros.
Premier to acquire Warner Bros. Movie World and obtain rights to use Warner Bros. characters internationally.

Oct 6, 1999
California Ride Inspection Bill Becomes Law
The new bill requires the state to perform annual inspections of all amusement park rides.

Oct 6, 1999
Dorney Park Seeks Changes to Land Zoning
Residents voiced their opposition to plans to change the building restrictions on the amusement parks property.

Oct 6, 1999
'QVC' to Broadcast Live From Holiday World
The world's first theme park will host a live broadcast of QVC and the Santa's Toy Shop program.

Oct 5, 1999
Increased Safety Precautions Keep Fair Ride Closed
Officials for the Texas State Fair are taking extra safety steps and will keep the fair's roller coaster closed this year.

Oct 5, 1999
Knott's Calls All Retired Hearses for Procession
The park hopes to break the record for a hearse procession and guests showing up in one October 9 get two free admissions.

Oct 5, 1999
Non-Profit Group Trying to Save Palace Amusements
The group is trying to block the city from demolishing the classic building so they can begin a restoration project.

Oct 1, 1999
Roller Coaster Cars Bump At Geauga Lake
Three riders sustain minor injuries after two cars on the two-car train bumped on the Giant Dipper coaster.

September 1999

Sep 24, 1999
Silverwood Reports Record Attendance For 1999
Park officials report that this year they have broken their previous attendance record set in 1996.

Sep 24, 1999
Disney Likely to Reach Deal with China
The government of China is likely to come to a deal with the Walt Disney Company to invest in the construction of a new Disney theme park.

Sep 24, 1999
Ride Accidents Have Risen According To Commission
The Consumer Product Safety Commission claims that serious accidents on the nations amusement rides has risen over the past five years.

Sep 24, 1999
Cedar Point Begins Construction Diary
Coaster fans will be able to follow the construction of the world's tallest, fastest full-circuit roller coaster on the Internet.

Sep 14, 1999
Orlando Theme Parks Closed For Hurricane Floyd
Theme park operators closed the doors for a day and half as they prepared for possible disaster from Hurricane Floyd.

Sep 12, 1999
Two Lawsuits Filed Against Paramount's Great America
Two suits were filed against the park seeking damages over last year's deadly accident.

Sep 9, 1999
Teenager Jumps Off Shockwave Roller Coaster
A 13-year-old jumped off the moving train after he believed that his safety restraint was not locked.

Sep 8, 1999
Camp Snoopy To Be Added To Dorney Park
Cedar Fair L.P. announced their plans for Dorney park and Wildwater Kingdom for the year 2000.

Sep 8, 1999
California Ride Inspection Bill One Step Closer
A safety bill that will require annual state safety inspections received approval from the Senate.

Sep 8, 1999
World's Largest Ferris Wheel To Rise This Week
The British Airways London Eye will be pulled upright after several months of construction on the ground.

Sep 7, 1999
Proposed Federal Bill To Regulate Amusement Parks
A proposed bill will give the federal government the power to regulate the permanent US amusement parks.

Sep 6, 1999
Boy Injured After Falling from Spinning Ride
A 9-year-old boy sustained minor injuries after he slid under his restraint and flew off a ride at Six Flags Marine World.

Sep 6, 1999
Roar Closed Temporarily After Inspection
Park officials close the wooden coaster after a potential problem is found during a routine inspection.

Sep 6, 1999
Boomerang Reopens At Six Flags Marine World
Officials reopen the coaster after a nine-day closure following an incident, which stranded 28 riders.

Sep 2, 1999
Swing Ride Collapses Injuring Fourteen
A swing ride at the Canadian National Exhibition suddenly collapsed Wednesday evening with 45 passengers on board.

Sep 1, 1999
Cedar Fair To Modify All Wooden Coasters
The company will modify all of its wooden coasters to prevent a similar accident like the one on the GhostRider.

August 1999

Aug 31, 1999
Two Killed In Roller Coaster Mishap Saturday
A coaster car crashed killing two and injuring two others at Gilian's Wonderland Pier Saturday.

Aug 31, 1999
GhostRider Reopens At Knott's Berry Farm
Knott's officials reopened the popular wooden coaster after making some precautionary modifications.

Aug 31, 1999
Shockwave Coaster Accident Blamed On Rider Misconduct
Park officials reopened the Shockwave roller coaster after investigators blame the accident on rider miscounduct.

Aug 31, 1999
Chain Lift Fails On Cedar Point's Corkscrew
The chain lift suddenly broke ending the ride early for two dozen riders on board.

Aug 26, 1999
Passengers Stranded On A Boomerang Roller Coaster
Twenty-eight people were stranded 50-feet above the ground, when a roller coaster came to a sudden stop at Six Flags Marine World.

Aug 26, 1999
Knott's to Make Modifications to the GhostRider
Knott's plans to make modifications to the wooden coaster track, to prevent a reoccurrence of Monday's accident.

Aug 24, 1999
Park Visitor Killed on Shockwave Roller Coaster
A visitor was killed on the stand-up roller coaster Monday evening at Paramount's Kings Dominion.

Aug 24, 1999
Decorative Wood Falls Injuring Five Riders at Knott's
A piece of wood fell onto passengers in a train below, leaving five with minor cuts and lacerations.

Aug 24, 1999
12-Year Old Falls to Death at Pararmount's Great America
A youngster fell to his death when he mysteriously slipped out of his restraint on the park's 224-foot freefall ride.

Aug 23, 1999
Employee Killed While Operating Spinning Ride
The teenage employee was killed at Lake Compounce after he fell beneath a spinning ride.

Aug 23, 1999
Cedar Fair To Add Major Thrill Rides for the 2000 Season
The company announced it's plans to add new thrill rides at Knott's Berry Farm and Valleyfair for 2000.

Aug 18, 1999
Power Tower to Open at Valleyfair for 2000
Valleyfair to build the another high-tech thrill ride, that will amount to 275 feet of extreme screams.

Aug 15, 1999
Perilous Plunge To Debut Summer 2000 At Knott's
The world's tallest, steepest and wettest water ride will plummet guests 115-feet at 75-degree angle.

Aug 13, 1999
Cedar Point Amusement Park Earns Top Honors
Cedar Fair, L.P.'s flagship park, Cedar Point, earns top honors as the 'best amusement park in the world.'

Aug 13, 1999
La Ronde Reopens after Employees Strike A Deal
The closed amusement park reopens after striking workers and park management negotiated a new contract.

Aug 13, 1999
Three Children Hurt In Hersheypark Train Accident
A miniature train carrying 15-passengers, most of them children tipped over Tuesday injuring three.

Aug 13, 1999
Investigators Continue To Look For Clues At Riverside
Investigators are continuing to look for clues that may help determine the cause of the water ride accident at Riverside Park.

Aug 13, 1999
Premier Parks Closes All Whitewater River Rides
Riverside's parent company Premier Parks has decided to shut down all raft rides following the latest accident.

Aug 13, 1999
Power Outage Temporarily Closes Six Flags Fiesta Texas
A park wide power outage forced employees to evacuate all of the park's rides and attractions.

Aug 12, 1999
Premier Parks Reports Record Second Quarter Results
Premier Parks the world's largest theme park company reported record results from operations for the second quarter.

Aug 11, 1999
Hersheypark Races Toward The Millennium
The world class theme park that is home to seven thrilling roller coasters, will be adding number eight in the year 2000.

Aug 9, 1999
Six People Injured On Water Ride at Riverside Park
Six passengers were injured after the raft they were riding in on the Blizzard River flipped.

Aug 9, 1999
La Ronde Park Closed Due To Labor Dispute
A court forbid the park from using temporary labor during the dispute forcing the park to close its doors.

Aug 2, 1999
Dreamworld Disputes Claims Made by US Theme Park
The Tower of Terror will retain the title as the fastest, tallest ride in the world, despite other claims.

Aug 2, 1999
Coaster Works Announces the Opening of Their First Coaster
The opening of the new roller coaster marks the beginning of Coaster Works entry into the thrill ride market.

Aug 2, 1999
Arnolds Park Saved By Fund Raising Efforts
After an intense 31-day campaign, volunteers successfully raised more than the needed amount to save the park.

July 1999

Jul 30, 1999
$665,000 Raised in One Day to Help Save Arnolds Park
Save The Park has raised more than $4.4-million of the $5.5-million required to save Arnolds Park.

Jul 29, 1999
Six Flags Magic Mountain Sets The Record Straight
Superman The Escape still reigns as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world.

Jul 29, 1999
SeaWorld Uses Elmer's Glue to Save Penguin's Life
A quick-thinking employee took fast action using the well-known glue to save the life of the unhatched chick.

Jul 27, 1999
Jazzland Theme Park Begins To Take Shape
Construction on the new New Orleans theme park continues in preparation for the park's May 2000 opening.

Jul 22, 1999
Millennium Force's Statistics Are Staggering
The incredible statistics for the new 'Millinnium Force' roller coaster claim title to ten world records.

Jul 22, 1999
Cedar Point To Build The World's Tallest Roller Coaster
The 310-foot tall 'Millinnium Force' to debut in 2000. The new thriller to break 10 world records.

Jul 21, 1999
PNE Playland Signs 3-Year Lease Extension
Officials announced that they have signed a lease extension securing the parks present location.

Jul 21, 1999
Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Alfred Hitchcock Centennial
The park will celebrate the occasion with an installation of a monument on July 27.

Jul 21, 1999
Cedar Point to Announce New Project Tomorrow
A Toledo television station leaked news that the park will be making a major announcement on Thursday.

Jul 21, 1999
Iwerks and Infogrames Announce Long Term Agreement
Two high-tech leaders joint to produce spcialty films for the theme park and giant screen markets.

Jul 19, 1999
Myrtle Beach to Build New Wooden Coaster For 2000
The park's owners announced plans to build a brand new wooden coaster to open next season.

Jul 19, 1999
Coaster Train Derails Stranding Eighteen Riders
Crews had to rescue 18 riders, after the two derailed cars stop a roller coaster train 20 feet above the ground.

Jul 13, 1999
Rider Alleges Injuries on Coaster at Six Flags Elitch Gardens
A lawsuit brought on by the victim, claims that the park failed to warn customers of dangers they were aware of.

Jul 13, 1999
Thunderbolt Reopens, Mechanical Failure Ruled Out
Inspectors continue to look at other possible causes, while the park reopens the coaster for the first time.

Jul 12, 1999
Operator Error May Have Caused Thunderbolt Collision
Inspections may have rule out mechanical failure, pointing the blame to possibly operator error.

Jul 11, 1999
Coaster Train Collision Injures 30 at Kennywood
Thirty passengers were injured when the two trains on the Thunderbolt roller coaster collided.

Jul 9, 1999
Disney's FASTPASS Gives Guests An Alternative to Waiting in Line
Walt Disney World Resort is introducing the innovative system this month at Disney's Animal Kingodom.

Jul 9, 1999
Knott's Timber Mountain Log Ride Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Knott's plans to celebrate the anniversary by inviting past "loggers" to a special reunion.

Jul 6, 1999
Cedar Fair, L.P. to Build New Motel at Cedar Point
Cedar Fair announced plans to build a new limited service motel for the 2000 season.

Jul 1, 1999
Jeepers! Opens Two New Amusement Parks
A nationwide chain of indoor family amusement parks headquartered in Waltham, MA, opened two new parks yesterday.

Jul 1, 1999
Nonprofit Group Hopes It Can Save Arnold's Park
The Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum announced that it hopes to save the park by fund raising $5.5-million.

Jul 1, 1999
Historic Arnold's Park May Be Demolished For New Development
The oldest amusement park west of the Mississippi is suddenly in danger of becoming extinct.

June 1999

Jun 30, 1999
Riverside Officials Announce Final Year of Racing
Park officials confirmed the final season of racing, stating plans to incorporate the area into the theme park in 2000.

Jun 24, 1999
The 15-Month Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration
A Celebration Too Big For Just One Night

Walt Disney World will welcome the millennium with a celebration that marks this momentous turn of the calendar.

Jun 24, 1999
Cedar Fair L.P. Announces Plans for Water Park at Knott's Berry Farm
Cedar Fair announces new water park at Knott's and quarterly cash dividend to share holders.

Jun 22, 1999
Paramount's Great America Unveils "Project Stealth"
World's First True Flying Coaster For 2000

Testing underway for prototype coaster which lets guests zoom face-down.

Jun 22, 1999
DisneyQuest Chooses SGI to Power Interactive Attractions
SGI announced that its workstations are a driving technology behind the attractions at Disney's indoor interactive theme park, DisneyQuest.

Jun 22, 1999
Second Rider Claims Injury on Superman Ride of Steel Coaster
A 12-year-old boy is claiming that he was injured while riding the new roller coaster at Six Flags Darien Lake.

Jun 22, 1999
Four Riders Rescued From New Jersey Roller Coaster
Four riders were trapped nearly 40-feet above the ground Saturday, on a roller coaster in Atlantic City.

Jun 16, 1999
Holiday World Announces Biggest Project Ever
Holiday World revealed plans for The Legend, a brand-new $3 million wooden roller coaster.

Jun 16, 1999
Cedar Fair Honored for Having the World's Top Three Steel Roller Coasters in 1999
Cedar Fair has been recognized for having the three best steel roller coasters in the world, according to the 1999 survey of NAPHA.

Jun 16, 1999
Killer Whale Attempts To Bite Trainer at SeaWorld
A killer whale at Sea World in San Diego tried to bite a trainer during a show last Saturday.

Jun 16, 1999
Aerosmith Recorded Disney's Rock 'N Roller Coaster Soundtrack
Sources have confirmed that Aerosmith, a popular rock-n-roll band, signed with Disney to record the soundtrack.

Jun 16, 1999
Disney Unveils Details On Rock 'N Roller Coaster
Disney officials have unveiled some details about the new Rock 'N Roller Coaster attraction, which is slated to open in late-July.

Jun 16, 1999
S&S Sports Power Discuss Plans for New Type of Roller Coaster
Stan Checketts, CEO of S&S Sports Power, Inc. discussed his company's plans to build a new high-speed air-powered roller coaster.

Jun 16, 1999
Himalaya Attraction Passed the City Inspection
The Buildings Department confirmed that inspectors had given the ride's owner , a certificate to operate the attraction.

Jun 16, 1999
Busch Gardens Tampa to Unveil Gwazi to the Media
Park officials today will unveil their newest attraction, Gwazi, to members of the media and the Florida Coaster Club.

Jun 16, 1999
Holiday World to Announce New Wooden Coaster Today
The park will announce plans to build a new 4,000-foot long wood roller coaster today.

Jun 4, 1999
Universal and SeaWorld Follow Disney with Admission Price Hikes
Sea World and Universal Studios Florida also raised the price of a one-day admission after Disney announced theirs.

Jun 4, 1999
CCI Prepares to Begin Work on Lake Compounce Coaster
Custom Coasters International is about ready to begin construction on a the new out and back wooden coaster.

Jun 4, 1999
Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to the Magic Kingdom
The popular nighttime parade has returned for an unknown period of time to the Magic Kingdom.

Jun 4, 1999
Shipwrecked Rapids Opens At Sea World California
A brand new white water rapids attraction opened to the public last weekend at SeaWorld San Diego.

Jun 4, 1999
Vampire Gets Stuck Again At Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
The Vampire roller coaster is once again closed after the roller coaster got stuck again last Saturday.

Jun 4, 1999
California State Assembly Passes Theme Park Legislation Bill
The state assembly approved a bill, that if passed will give the state more control over amusement parks.

Jun 3, 1999
Batman Takes Flight to Gotham City at Six Flags Over Texas
Batman takes flight to Gotham City, with his most powerful and unique crime-fighting tool, Batman The Ride.

Jun 3, 1999
Premier Parks to Buy Back $375 Million in Debt
Premier Parks Inc. announced last Wednesday that it plans to buy back about $375 million in debt.

Jun 3, 1999
Cedar Fair Opens Breakers Tower Hotel Addition at Cedar Point
Cedar Fair announced the opening of the Breakers Tower last Friday, a 10-story addition to the historic Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point.

Jun 3, 1999
Court Ruling Prevents Darien Lake from Repairing Superman Coaster
A State Supreme Court granted a temporary restraining order, preventing Six Flags from making modifications to one of the trains.

Jun 3, 1999
Ogden Acquires Castle Amusement Park
Ogden Corporation announced Monday that its Entertainment group has acquired Castle Amusement Park in Riverside, California.

May 1999

May 26, 1999
Silver Dollar City Delays Opening Of BuzzSaw Falls
Park officials have delayed the opening of BuzzSaw Falls, which is said to be the world's first liquid roller coaster.

May 20, 1999
Disneyland to Add Rainforest Cafe to New Downtown Disney Complex
A new 600-seat Rainforest Cafe is slated to open in the new shopping and dining complex at Disneyland.

May 20, 1999
Ferris Installs Virtual Reality Systems at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Ferris Productions, Inc., announced today that it has installed multiple virtual reality and PC arcade systems at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

May 20, 1999
Premier Parks Announces Completion of Houston Acquisition
Premier Parks announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Splashtown Water Park.

May 20, 1999
Six Flags Darien Lake To Reopen Roller Coaster
State investigators gave park officials permission to re-open Superman The Ride of Steel, following last Sunday's accident.

May 18, 1999
Passenger Falls From New Roller Coaster at Six Flags Darien Lake
A passenger riding the newly opened Superman Ride of Steel roller coaster at Six Flags Darien Lake fell out of the train.

May 13, 1999
Cedar Fair Credits Knott's for Improved 1st Quarter Results
Cedar Fair LP, owners of Knott's Berry Farm and Cedar Point report the company's first-quarter results.

May 13, 1999
Islands of Adventure Announces Grand Opening Date
Park officials announced the official grand opening date for the new Universal Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando.

May 13, 1999
New Coaster to Open Friday at Six Flags Marine World
From the 'Roaring 20s to the new millennium, take a ride on a classic wooden roller coaster with a modern day twist.

May 11, 1999
Kings Island to Build Worlds Tallest, Fastest, Looping Wooden Coaster
Park officials at Paramount's Kings Island proudly unveiled their plans to build a new record breaking wooden coaster for 2000

May 11, 1999
Paramount's Kings Island to Unveil Coaster Plans Today
Park officials today will unveil their long awaited year 2000 plans for a new wooden coaster.

May 10, 1999
Cedar Point Begins '99 Season With $25 Million in Improvements
Cedar Point kicked off the 1999 season with over $25 million invested in new improvements at the amusement park.

May 10, 1999
Knott's General Manager Apologizes for Cinco de Mayo Promotion
Knott's general manager released the following letter to the community and media regarding the Cinco De Mayo promotion.

May 10, 1999
Knott's May Build A Shoot The Chutes Attraction
Knott's may build the tallest water ride in the U.S. for the 2000 season.

May 6, 1999
Paramount's Kings Island To Announce Long Awaited Y2K Project
Park officials announced that they will be holding a media event to announce their much anticipated 2000 project.

May 6, 1999
Sea World Orlando To Build New Roller Coaster For 2000
A terrifying monster of the deep in the form of a roller coaster will soon be let loose on Central Florida.

May 6, 1999
Premier Parks Announces Three Park Acquisitions
Premier Parks announced that it has acquired Reino Aventura theme park in Mexico and has entered an agreement to purchase Splashtown Water Park.

May 5, 1999
Cinco De Mayo Promotion Gets Out Of Control
Police officers were called this morning to deal with a crowd of out of control teenagers at Knott's Berry Farm this morning.

May 5, 1999
Dorney Park Is Ready To Open the Dominator
Dorney Park is ready to unveil their newest high thrills attraction, the Dominator this weekend.

May 5, 1999
Premier Parks In Agreement to Purchase Atlanta Water Park
Premier Parks Inc. announced that it will purchase the White Water Water Park and American Adventures Entertainment Park in Atlanta.

May 4, 1999
Track Work Completed On New State-Of-The-Art Coaster
The final piece of track was installed last week on a new roller coaster at Paramount's Great America.

May 4, 1999
KIIS-FM to Offer Five Cents Admission to Knott's
Radio station personality Rick Dees announced that they will be broadcasting live from the park on Cinco De Mayo.

May 4, 1999
Book "Roller Coasters, Flumes and Flying Saucers" Now Available
The new book provides a behind-the-scenes look into the development of some of the world's most famous attractions.

May 4, 1999
Islands Of Adventure Technical Rehearsal May Continue
Sources are reporting that the technical rehearsal currently in progress may continue until July.

May 4, 1999
Teen Seriously Stabbed At Six Flags Magic Mountain
A teenager was stabbed Sunday evening during a line dispute at one of the roller coasters.

May 3, 1999
Marine World's Roar Begins Initial Testing
New classic looking rolling stock was placed on track last week as the roller coaster begins the intial testing.

May 3, 1999
Riverside Cyclone Train Valleys Sunday Afternoon
A train on the Cyclone roller coaster valleyed Sunday afternoon at the New Riverside Park.

May 3, 1999
Six Flags America Delays Opening Day For One Week
Park officials decide last Friday at the last minute to delay the opening for one week.

May 3, 1999
Builder Plans Major Addition To Six Flags Magic Mountain
The original developer of Magic Mountain, Newhall Land & Farming Co. is working on plans for a 400-acre addition.

April 1999

Apr 27, 1999
Coaster Riding Contest to Celebrate The Giant Dipper's 75th
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk seeking twenty coaster loving contestants to ride the legendary Giant Dipper roller coaster 75 times.

Apr 27, 1999
Universal Studios Hollywood Offers Sneak Peak Of New Attraction
Purchase your tickets online, present a season pass or an AMC MovieWatcher card and you will get a free Sneak Peek pass for Terminator 2:3-D.

Apr 27, 1999
Arrow Dynamics to Team Up To Build High Tech Coaster
Arrow Dynamics of Provo, Utah is teaming up with three partners to research and test magnetic levitation or maglev.

Apr 26, 1999
Riverside Park To Install Huss Frisbee
Riverside Park announced that it would be receiving the third US installation of a Huss Frisbee thrill ride.

Apr 26, 1999
Lake Compounce Accepting Name Suggestions for New Coaster
Lake Compounce announced that it is now accepting name suggestions for their new wooden coaster that will be built for the 2000 season.

Apr 26, 1999
Riverside Park Offers Special Event for Coaster Enthusiasts
Riverside Park will offer a special behind-the-scenes day for 50 lucky coaster enthusiasts on Sunday, June 6.

Apr 26, 1999
Knott's To Spend $11 Million Renovating Hotel
Knott's Berry Farm is planning to spend $11 million to renovate the Buena Park Hotel and convention center.

Apr 22, 1999
New Roller Coaster Opens at Six Flags Over Georgia
Last weekend Six Flags Over Georgia unveiled their latest state-of-the-art thrill ride, The Georgia Scorcher.

Apr 22, 1999
Six Flags Over Texas Officials Reveal Possible Causes Of Deadly Accident
After a three-week investigation park officials announced Tuesday that they now believe they know what caused the accident on the Roaring Rapids water ride.

Apr 13, 1999
Future Hersheypark Ride Discussed Before Planning Commission
Hersheypark presented plans to build a new ride for the year 2000 to the Derry Township Planning Commission.

Apr 13, 1999
Michigan's Adventure Plans One More Roller Coaster
The owner of Michigan's Adventure has confirmed that the park is planning to build a new steel roller coaster in the near future.

Apr 13, 1999
Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Six Flags and Intamin AG
A lawsuit was filed against Six Flags and Intamin AG over the death of the woman killed on the Roaring Rapids attraction last month.

Apr 12, 1999
World's First Liquid Coaster To Open At Silver Dollar City
The first liquid coaster, an adventure ride promises to be the fastest, biggest, most exciting ride ever built at Silver Dollar City.

Apr 12, 1999
Roller Coaster Marathon Ends With Two Winners after 40 Days
After 40 days of riding 14 hours a day the final two contestants in the roller coaster riding marathon got off the coaster at the same time.

Apr 12, 1999
Thunder Road Reopens After Accident with New Sensors
Thunder Road roller coaster that had been closed for an investigation into what caused an accident that injured seven people reopens.

Apr 12, 1999
Vampire Stops Once Again After Reopening
Not more than an hour after reopening after last Wednesday's incident the Vampire roller coaster once again gets stuck.

Apr 9, 1999
Vampire Roller Coaster Gets Stuck Stranding Riders
Train on the Vampire roller coaster at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom stops leaving 27 riders stranded.

Apr 6, 1999
Seven Injured on Roller Coaster at Paramount's Carowinds
Seven passengers were injured Monday evening after the train they were riding in collided with another.

Apr 5, 1999
Unconfirmed Year 2000 Plans Appear Promising for Six Flags
The year 2000 may be the best year ever for existing and future Six Flags Theme Parks across the country.

Apr 2, 1999
Cinema Ride Obtains Patent On 3-D Video Projected Simulator Rides
Cinema Ride Inc. announced that it has been granted a US Patent for 3-D video projected motion simulator rides.

Apr 2, 1999
Iwerks Announces Four TurboRide 3D! Theater Upgrades
Iwerks to upgrade four of its most popular ride simulation attractions at Six Flags and Paramount Parks venues.

Apr 2, 1999
Fun Fair Park Moving To New Location
When Fun Fair Park reopens for the 1999 season it will not only have a new name, but a new location as well.

Apr 2, 1999
First Phase Of Expansion Nears Completion At Wild Adventures
Wild Adventures theme park in Valdosta, Georgia is nearing completion of the first phase of a five-year $50 million expansion.

Apr 2, 1999
Ogden Announces Acquisition of Raging Waters San Dimas
Ogden announced its Entertainment group has signed an agreement to acquire Raging Waters a privately owned water park.

Apr 1, 1999
Medusa Roller Coaster Opening Delayed At Last Minute
Support defect delays opening of highly anticipated new roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Apr 1, 1999
Dover Lake Waterpark Plans To Build Thrill Rides
Amusement park rides are currently being considered for the Dover Lake Waterpark located in Sagamore Hills, Ohio.

Apr 1, 1999
Disneyland To Test Virtual Queue Today
Disneyland will be testing the new virtual queue system on the Space Mountain attraction today.

Apr 1, 1999
Fabio Hit By Flying Bird on Apollo's Chariot
Supermodel Fabio suffered a one-inch cut on his nose after a bird hit him while riding the new Apollo's Chariot roller coaster.

March 1999

Mar 25, 1999
Lake Compounce Unveils New Mountain Coaster
Custom Coasters, the premiere coaster builder in the world, plans to construct a new wooden roller coaster for the year 2000.

Mar 24, 1999
Superman The Escape Returns To Full Operation
Both sides of Superman the Escape will be operating for the upcoming Spring Break period.

Mar 24, 1999
Six Flags Great America to Add Metal Detectors
Park officials confirmed that the park will be installing metal detectors for the 1999 season.

Mar 24, 1999
Hasbro Interactive's RollerCoaster Tycoon Now Available
Just in time for the spring season a new amusement park you open and design yourself.

Mar 24, 1999
Accident Investigation Continues At Six Flags Over Texas
Investigation into what caused the deadly accident on the Roaring Rapids attraction continues.

Mar 23, 1999
Six Flags Over Texas Suffers First Park Fatality
One killed and ten others were hospitalized after a boat they were riding in capsized.

Mar 23, 1999
Premier Parks To Reopen Magic Springs Amusement Park
Local newspapers in Arkansas have reported that Magic Springs Amusement Park will re-open for the year 2000 operating season.

Mar 23, 1999
Ogden Announces Acquisition Of Second Water Park
Ogden Entertainment group is acquiring Emerald Pointe water park in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Mar 23, 1999
Ogden Corporation To Acquire Raging Waters Park
Ogden announced that it is going to acquire the Raging Waters water park in San Jose, California from Paramount Parks.

Mar 23, 1999
Local Businessmen Take Over Operations Of Conneaut Lake Park
The new local management team hopes to bring some exciting new changes to the local amusement park.

Mar 23, 1999
Universal To Offer Soft Opening For Islands Of Adventure
Universal will begin a preview period of their new $1 billion theme park, Islands of Adventure on March 27.

Mar 23, 1999
Riverside Park Announces New Attractions For 1999
Since 1996 Riverside Park has been transformed into New England's New SuperPark.

Mar 23, 1999
SeaWorld's New 'Steel Eel' Delights Coaster Connoisseurs
The Steel Eel has tremendous app-eel so say roller coaster connoisseurs who've ridden the hypercoaster.

February 1999

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January 1999

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