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

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.

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