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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.

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