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

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.

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