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December 2000

Six Flags Magic Mountain Breaks Coaster Records
The park shatters virtually every theme park record associated with roller coasters.
| Read More | 12/19/00

Three New Coasters To Debut At Six Flags Magic Mountain
In 2001 the park will turn into an 'Xtreme Park' with more roller coasters than anywhere on the planet.
| Read More | 12/19/00

Montreal Selects Six Flags To Acquire La Ronde
Six Flags has entered into a letter of intenet with the city to acquire the amusement park.
| Read More | 12/18/00

Six Flags Announces Acquisition of Seattle Park
The company announced that it acquired Wild Waves and Enchanted Village parks in Seattle.
| Read More | 12/06/00

Funtown Splashtown USA Announces Turbo Drop for 2001
The park announced plans to construct a Turbo Drop and Frog Hopper thrill rides for the coming season.
| Read More | 12/04/00

World's Tallest Ferris Wheel May Come To Las Vegas
A group of designers and developers are planning to build an impressive Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas strip.
| Read More | 12/03/00

Cedar Fair Finalizes Capital Expenditures For 2001
The company plans to spend $38 million in capital expenditures at its parks for the upcoming season.
| Read More | 12/01/00

Second Coaster Approved For Six Flags Great America
The park plans to construct a 185-foot roller coaster that will become the park's 12th roller coaster.
| Read More | 12/01/00

2-Year-Old Marine World Elephant Dies From Virus
Six Flags Marine World reported that Kala, an Asian elephant died from a sudden viral infection.
| Read More | 12/01/00

November 2000

Paramount's Kings Island Files Suit Over Roller Coaster
The park is suing three companies for problems that it claims forced closures and delays in opening Son of Beast.
| Read More | 11/26/00

Knott's Berry Farm To Build 180-Foot Sky Coaster
Park officials received the city's approval to begin constructing an exciting new thrill ride for 2001.
| Read More | 11/24/00

SeaWorld San Antonio To Expand Operating Season
Following this year's success the park will expand its operating season in 2001 through November.
| Read More | 11/22/00

Worlds Of Fun Announces Camp Snoopy For 2001
The park's new addition will feature the Peanuts characters with host of family rides and attractions.
| Read More | 11/22/00

Holiday World's 'Free Drinks' Wins International Award
The park was honored with the Best Promotion Award during the closing ceremony of the IAAPA convention.
| Read More | 11/21/00

Jazzland Extends Operating Season Through Holidays
After a successful inaugural season the park will extend its operating season during the holidays.
| Read More | 11/20/00

Jazzland Unveils New Roller Coaster For 2001
Next season the park will unveil a new roller coaster to the parks exciting line-up of thrill rides.
| Read More | 11/17/00

Colossal Coaster Destined to Become Instant Legend
Titan to ignite anticipation for Six Flags Over Texas 40th anniversary celebration.
| Read More | 11/15/00

Cornball Express Coming To Indiana Beach For 2001
Custom Coasters to build a family wooden roller coaster at Indiana Beach for next season.
| Read More | 11/14/00

Six Flags Theme Parks May Operate La Ronde Park
The city of Montreal hopes to strike a deal to lease La Ronde amusement park to Six Flags.
| Read More | 11/12/00

Historic Ferris Wheel To Take Atlanta For A Spin
World's largest portable midway attraction is coming to Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park for IAAPA 2000.
| Read More | 11/12/00

The Whole World Is Gathering For Fun At IAAPA 2000
More than 30,000 are expected to attend the amusement and theme park convention in Atlanta.
| Read More | 11/12/00

Cedar Fair Shuts Doors To Infamous Knott's Attraction
It's the end of an era as park officials announce the closure of the 46-year old Haunted Shack.
| Read More | 11/08/00

Record 3rd Quarter Earnings and Revenue For Cedar Fair
Cedar Fair, L.P. reports record performance for the company for the third quarter of 2000.
| Read More | 11/06/00

Cedar Point Earns Awards From Ohio Travel Association
The park won two Ruby Awards for the categories of Web Site design and Radio Advertisements.
| Read More | 11/03/00

Disneyland Celebrates Holidays With New Fireworks Show
The park will become 'The Merriest Place on Earth' beginning November 3 with a new fireworks spectacular.
| Read More | 11/01/00

Cedar Point Announces Luxury Camping Complex For 2001
The new camping complex is the highlight the $14 million in improvements at the park for 2001.
| Read More | 11/01/00

Holiday World Announces Park Improvements For 2001
The park plans to spend $1.6 million on improvements to the park facilities and attractions.
| Read More | 11/01/00

October 2000

Setpoint Honored With Industry Innovation Award
The World Waterpark Association award was given for Setpoint's Flying Super Saturator roller coaster.
| Read More | 10/24/00

HyperSonic XLC Begins to Appear At Paramount's Kings Dominion
Construction has begun and steel supports and track have started to appear on site for the new coaster.
| Read More | 10/18/00

Holiday World Completes Most Successful Season Ever
The world's first theme park ended its 55th season with its highest seasonal attendance ever.
| Read More | 10/09/00

Walt Disney World Plans New Attractions for 2001 and 2002
Several new family attractions were announced for the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks.
| Read More | 10/07/00

Dania Beach Hurricane To Hit South Florida This Month
This new 100-foot tall, 3,200-foot long wooden roller coaster will open later this month in Dania Beach.
| Read More | 10/06/00

Visionland Amusement Park Lowers Season Pass Price
The park is selling passes good for the remainder of this season and all of 2001 at reduced prices.
| Read More | 10/06/00

Disneyland Settles Suit Over Christmas Eve Accident
The family has settled a suit over the death of a tourist, killed on the dock of the Columbia sailing ship.
| Read More | 10/05/00

Six Flags Theme Parks Cash-In on Halloween
The company uses the annual Fright Fest event to drive incremental attendance and revenues.
| Read More | 10/04/00

Seven ACE Members Attempt New Guinness World Record
Seven individuals will try to break the world record for the most coasters ridden in a 24-hour period.
| Read More | 10/02/00

Enchanted Parks Announces Plans For Two New Roller Coasters
The new wooden and steel coasters will cost the park approximately $20 million to build.
| Read More | 10/01/00

September 2000

Cedar Point Raises $10K For Make-A-Wish Foundation
The park raised the donation funds through an online auction of rare park memorabilia and items.
| Read More | 09/28/00

Fright Fest to Invade Six Flags Magic Mountain
Guests will enjoy four spooktacular weekends with haunted mazes, terrifying ghouls and Halloween fun.
| Read More | 09/27/00

New Hypercoaster Planned for Six Flags Over Texas
Officials leaked details about a new roller coaster to be built for next season during a coaster event.
| Read More | 09/27/00

Six Flags Great America Seeks Approval for New Coaster
The park has filed a petition seeking permission to build a new roller coaster up to 180-feet tall.
| Read More | 09/27/00

Cedar Fair L.P. Declares Increase in Cash Distribution Rate
The publicly traded partnership declares second increase and extends unit repurchase program.
| Read More | 09/26/00

Jacket Jams Jaguar Roller Coaster at Knott's
A minor incident involving a guest's jacket caused the coaster's train to come to a sudden stop.
| Read More | 09/24/00

Perilous Plunge Drops Into Knott's Berry Farm
Dubbed the world's tallest, steepest and wettest water ride, Perilous Plunge is now open at Knott's.
| Read More | 09/15/00

Terror Reigns Supreme At HalloWeekends At Cedar Point
Fourth annual event at the park begins September 22 and runs through closing weekend, October 15.
| Read More | 09/13/00

A New Kind of Fear Overtakes Paramount's Kings Island
FearFest, the tri-states' newest, largest and most terrifying haunted event materializes on September 29.
| Read More | 09/12/00

Celebrate Mexican Independence At Paramount's Great America
Mexican Independence Day celebration brings top Latin talent, San Jose Earthquakes and more to the park.
| Read More | 09/10/00

Dorney Park Announces Plans For New Roller Coaster In 2001
Coaster fans should be prepared as Dorney Park is making plans to unleash its first inverted roller coaster.
| Read More | 09/01/00

Wonderland To Add New Rides and Attractions for 2001
Paramount Canada's Wonderland to install five new attractions for next season, including a suspended coaster.
| Read More | 09/01/00

Hasbro Announces Loopy Landscapes For RollerCoaster Tycoon
Loopy Landscapes will be the second expansion pack for the best selling game RollerCoaster Tycoon.
| Read More | 09/01/00

Disney to Expand FASTPASS Attractions In Orlando
Two more attractions to come onboard by end of year, Disney honored for innovative queuing system.
| Read More | 09/01/00

Carowinds to Present Its Inagural Praise Celebration
Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers are to perform at the park this Saturday, September 2.
| Read More | 09/01/00

August 2000

18th Annual Carousel to Coaster 10k Run & 5k Walk
Paramount's Great America will host the event to benefit a non-profit scholarship organization.
| Read More | 08/29/00

The Ride of the New Millennium at Cedar Point
Cedar Point reveals the official ride statistics after more than 1.2 million riders enjoy Millennium Force.
| Read More | 08/21/00

Millennium Mania Runs Wild At Cedar Point
The world-famous amusement park announced additional dates to ride the park's major thrill rides.
| Read More | 08/21/00

Haunted House Ride Accident Injures Attraction Operator
An employee operating a haunted house ride was severely injured after getting caught in the track.
| Read More | 08/18/00

Knott's Berry Farm to Finally Open Delayed Water Ride
Perilous Plunge, the park's new water ride will open this weekend according to park officials.
| Read More | 08/18/00

Marine World Saddened By Loss Of Killer Whale Vigga
The popular orca succumbs to heart ailment on Monday evening according to Six Flags officials.
| Read More | 08/17/00

Attendance Record Shattered at Holiday World
Good weather and word-of-mouth about The Legend roller coaster helped to break the parks single day attendance record.
| Read More | 08/15/00

Knott's Extends Soak City U.S.A. Operating Season
Knott's officials decided to extend the operating season of Southern California's newest water park.
| Read More | 08/14/00

Kennywood Unveils Steel Phantom Replacement for 2001
Officials unveiled plans to build Phantom's Revenge, a hypercoaster to replace the venerable Steel Phantom.
| Read More | 08/10/00

Six Flags Reports Second Quarter Results
Earnings were up despite bad weather at many parks also four re-branded parks continue to outperform.
| Read More | 08/09/00

Busch Gardens Williamsburg to Add 6th Themed Country
Ireland is to become the theme park's sixth country in 2001, with rides, authentic food, entertainment and goods.
| Read More | 08/08/00

Cedar Fair L.P. Announces Increased Revenues and Earnings
The company announced a 4% increase in revenues and 1% increase in earnings for the second quarter of 2000.
| Read More | 08/07/00

Dorney Park's Steel Force Ranked Among The Best
Dorney's popular hypercoaster and the parks waterpark both received Golden Ticket Awards from Amusement Today.
| Read More | 08/06/00

Cedar Point Voted "Best Amusement Park In The World"
Amusement Today poll awards Cedar Point the number one amusement park and steel coaster awards.
| Read More | 08/04/00

Rare Newborns Charm Guests At Six Flags Wild Safari
The parks newborns are enchanting guests at the world's largest drive-thru animal preserve.
| Read More | 08/03/00

Raven Rated No. 1 Wooden Coaster in National Survey
Holiday World also was honored as the friendliest and cleanest park in Amusement Today's annual survey.
| Read More | 08/02/00

Nagashima Spaland Opens Record Breaking Steel Coaster
The World's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster is now open at Nagashima Spaland.
| Read More | 08/01/00

Paramount's Kings Dominion Introduces Hypersonic XLC
The world's first air-launched roller coaster with be built for the 2001 season at Paramount's Kings Dominion.
| Read More | 08/01/00

July 2000

Silver Dollar City Announces High-Flying, Multi-Looping Coaster
Park officials announced plans for a five-inversion steel roller coaster to open in Spring 2001.
| Read More | 07/21/00

Cedar Point's Millennum Force Earns Top Honors In A&E Poll
Cedar Point's newest roller coaster was rated number one in A&E's annual 'wild rides' coaster poll.
| Read More | 07/18/00

Cajun Pirates Invade Jazzland Theme Park in Louisiana
Jazzland introduces a thrilling virtual adventure ride that simulates a spine-tingling seaboard journey.
| Read More | 07/12/00

Islands of Adventure Introduces Two X-Cellent Attractions
A new mini-roller coaster, entertainment, parades and fireworks mark the start of the summer season.
| Read More | 07/06/00

Premier Parks Officially Changes Name to Six Flags
The new corporate name positions the company to maximize power and value of the Six Flags brand.
| Read More | 07/05/00

Kodak and Six Flags Sign Five-Year Sponsorship Agreement
The agreement makes Kodak the official film of the Six Flags Theme Park chain worldwide.
| Read More | 07/05/00

America Online and Six Flags to Promote Each Other
The two will launch a national strategic marketing and promotional alliance to promote the two brands.
| Read More | 07/05/00

Power Outage Shuts Down Rides at Cedar Point
A broken power cable closed four of the midway attractions during one of the busiest days of the year.
| Read More | 07/05/00

Busch Gardens Tampa Expands Shuttle Service from Orlando
Residents and Florida visitors now have easy access to Busch Gardens via express shuttle service to the park.
| Read More | 07/05/00

Worlds Of Fun Celebrates Independence Day
The park will present Celebrate America, one of the largest fireworks extravaganzas in Kansas City.
| Read More | 07/01/00

Cedar Point to Celebrate First July 4th of the Millennium
The amusement park will celebrate the 4th of July with a spectacular aerial fireworks display and entertainment.
| Read More | 07/01/00

June 2000

Looney Tunes Nites Begins At Six Flags Magic Mountain
This nightly celebration includes a parade of your favorite characters and concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.
| Read More | 06/27/00

Worlds of Fun Named Top 10 Amusement Park Web Site
The parks Internet web site has been named one of the top 10 amusement parks web site according to eMarketer.
| Read More | 06/24/00

First Coaster of the Millennium Celebrates 1 Million Riders
With a million riders in just five months, Goliath is the hottest new roller coaster in America.
| Read More | 06/24/00

Busch Gardens Tampa Reopens Renovated Serengeti Plain
The park now sets a new zoological standard with the enhanced Seregeti Plain animal attraction.
| Read More | 06/23/00

Feel The Power of Fun on the Fourth of July at Valleyfair
Park guests will enjoy a spectacular fireworks show, choreographed to music and lasers to celebrate the national holiday.
| Read More | 06/23/00

Dorney Park Lights Up Independence Day Weekend
A spectacular fireworks display and family fun will be the highlight of the festivities at Dorney Park.
| Read More | 06/22/00

Tasmanian River Rapids Opens At Wild Adventures
An exciting six-minute water adventure offers first time rafters a small taste of a Tasmanian white water river.
| Read More | 06/22/00

Baby Animals Born At Six Flags Marine World
Dolphins, bengal tiger cubs and penguins are the newcomers to the family at Six Flags Marine World.
| Read More | 06/19/00

Fourth of July Festivities At Six Flags Marine World
New millennium fireworks spectacular is expected to draw more than 2000 aah's from park guests.
| Read More | 06/19/00

So Cal Edison and Knott's Soak City Showcase All-Electric Kitchen
A special partnership gave birth to the Edison Electric Grill, an advanced-technology, quick-service restaurant.
| Read More | 06/17/00

Cedar Fair, L.P. Declares 2nd Quarter Cash Distribution
Cedar Fair owns and operates five amusement parks and four water parks in the US.
| Read More | 06/16/00

Knott's Presents Snoopy's Fabulous 50th On Ice
Peanuts 50th show is Schulz's last production and boasts a record five Peanuts characters on Skates.
| Read More | 06/15/00

1950s Beach Lifestyle Sets Tone For Knott's Soak City USA
Designers capture the classic Southern California lifestyle of 1950's in Knott's two new water parks.
| Read More | 06/14/00

Soak City Water Park Splashes Into 2000
The newly renovated Bay Harbor Restaurant and live entertainment ready for the summer season.
| Read More | 06/09/00

Nickelodeon Turns Paramount's Great America Upside Down
Northern California's thrilling park becomes the site for an exciting Nickelodeon party.
| Read More | 06/09/00

Dinosaurs Discovered At Paramount's Kings Island
A word of caution dinosaurs may cause wide-eyed wonder and excitment in children.
| Read More | 06/08/00

May 2000

SeaWorld Smashes Records With Orlando's Dominant Coaster
Kraken will launch guests as high as a 15-story building and plunges into a Serpent's Liar.
| Read More | 05/31/00

Ogden Parks Group Names New President/CEO
The company announced a new President and CEO along with other organizational changes within the parks group.
| Read More | 05/19/00

Disney Announces Grand Opening of California Adventure
Disney's newest theme park, Grand Californian Hotel and Downtown Disney will open in early-2001.
| Read More | 05/16/00

Cedar Point Debuts World's Tallest, Fastest Roller Coaster
The park's newest roller coaster debuted Saturday, opening day of Cedar Point's 130th season.
| Read More | 05/15/00

The Legend Wooden Coaster Now Open At Holiday World
The new wooden roller coaster themed after The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the biggest expansion in the park's history.
| Read More | 05/12/00

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Makes Landfall On May 27
New, full-featured water park will create three worlds of adventure all at one destination, Six Flags in New Jersey.
| Read More | 05/10/00

Fun Facts About Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Jersey
What does it take to create one of the world's finest and largest water parks?
| Read More | 05/10/00

Cedar Point To Host Physics Day For Students
Who knew that learning could be this much fun? The park will host 6,000 students for a day of learning and fun.
| Read More | 05/09/00

America's Favorite Thrills Comes to New England
Officials announce the official grand opening of the new Six Flags New England theme park.
| Read More | 05/08/00

Dorney Park To Build New Roller Coaster For 2001
The park announced that they will construct a four inversion, inverted roller coaster for next season.
| Read More | 05/01/00

Six Flags Waterworld Free With Marine World Season Pass
The park announced free admission to Waterworld USA all summer for Marine World season passholders.
| Read More | 05/01/00

Garfield and Odie To Hang Out At Lake Compounce
Park officials announced that the cat and his sidekick will appear throughout the theme park this summer.
| Read More | 05/01/00

April 2000

The Twister is Coming to Six Flags Darien Lake
Construction on new newest thrill ride is nearing completion and the ride will open on May 13.
| Read More | 04/25/00

'Thrills, Chills and Spills...' Coaster Television Event
A roller coaster ride across America makes for a memorable memorial day event on the Discovery Channel.
| Read More | 04/24/00

New Spine-Tingling Attractions at Canada's Wonderland
The park will celebrate 20 years of excitement with six new attractions, including a new thrill ride.
| Read More | 04/15/00

Cedar Point Red Cross Miniature Golf Challenge
The annual event returns to the park to raise money for the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
| Read More | 04/11/00

Hersheypark's 'Springtime in the Park' Special Event
The theme park will open it doors for a special three-day bonus pay as you go weekend event.
| Read More | 04/10/00

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Landmark Gets Millennium Make-Over
The resort's landmark German tower is geting a major facelift for the upcoming 2000 season.
| Read More | 04/10/00

Superman First-Rider Event To Honor Hometown Heroes
Area residents are invited to nomimnate personal heroes for the special event to be held at Six Flags America.
| Read More | 04/07/00

Worlds Of Fun Ready To Rocket Coaster Fans Backwards
The final pieces of track have been erected and the Boomerang is ready to open this Saturday.
| Read More | 04/07/00

Special Deal Offered To Worlds Of Fun Passholders
Passholders may now purchase up to four individual tickets to the park at a special reduced price.
| Read More | 04/06/00

Ohio Theme Parks Break 23 World Records In 2000
Ohio parks invested more than $100 million for capital improvements including six new roller coasters.
| Read More | 04/03/00

Studying The Physics Of Fun At Six Flags AstroWorld
The park transforms into an outdoor lab to experience the principles and theories of physics first hand.
| Read More | 04/02/00

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Introduces New Adventure
The park will be the ticket to education and adventure with a new wild animal reserve.
| Read More | 04/01/00

New Space Surfer Ride Malfunctions During Test
Four employees were left stranded on a new ride at Kings Dominion during a pre-season test.
| Read More | 04/01/00

Cedar Fair Ends Talks With Visionland Park
Cedar Fair was unable to reach an agreement on a management contract and financing for the park.
| Read More | 04/01/00

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Names New V.P. Of Marketing
John Gillespie has been named the new Vice President of Marketing for the theme park and water park.
| Read More | 04/01/00

Cedar Point Voted Best For Steel Roller Coasters
Family Fun magazine also honored Cedar Point naming it the top-rated midwestern family theme park.
| Read More | 04/01/00

March 2000

Great America Launches Stealth First Flying Coaster
Dreams take flight as Paramount's Great America launches the world's first and only flying coaster.
| Read More | 03/22/00

Stealth World's Only True Flying Coaster Fact Sheet
Designed by Vekoma International, Stealth is a one-of-a-kind prototype that will deliver the sensation of flying.
| Read More | 03/22/00

Premier Parks Reports Record Performance For 1999
Premier Parks grew over forthy percent in 1999 and the outlook for 2000 is very strong.
| Read More | 03/21/00

Mighty Medusa Uncaged At Six Flags Marine World
The mythical beauty, monster ride is the west coast's first floorless supercoaster.
| Read More | 03/17/00

Six Flags America Reaches New Heights With Superman
This new 200-foot-tall world-class, mega hypercoaster will premier at the park this coming May.
| Read More | 03/15/00

Texas Sized Birthday Bash for the Texas Giant
The world class wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas turns ten years old Friday.
| Read More | 03/15/00

Ogden Announces Agreement To Sell Water And Theme Parks
Sale is part of strategy to create platform for energy business and delivers value to shareholders.
| Read More | 03/09/00

310-Foot-Tall "Giga-Coaster" Nears End Of Construction
World's tallest coaster soars to new heights and will forever redefine the coaster riding scene.
| Read More | 03/09/00

Fast Facts About Building Cedar Point's Millennium Force
Check out some fast facts about building the world's tallest, fastest roller coaster.
| Read More | 03/09/00

Family Fun At Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom For 2000
The park will ring in the new Mil-LOONEY-um with new attractions, including a new family roller coaster.
| Read More | 03/08/00

Jazzland New Orleans Ready For Late May Opening
After years of planning and months of construction Jazzland is nearing its May grand opening.
| Read More | 03/08/00

Michael Jackson Likely To Build Amusement Park
The pop star will visit Warsaw to continue talks about building a major entertainment complex.
| Read More | 03/08/00

Steel Phantom Fans Saddened After Announcement
Kennywood announced that the roller coaster will close and be removed at the end of this season.
| Read More | 03/07/00

SeaWorld Orlando To Smash Florida Records With Kraken
Tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster in Orlando launches guests as high as a 15-story building.
| Read More | 03/02/00

Speed the Ride To Debut At The Las Vegas NASCAR Cafe
A new high-speed roller coaster journey themed after a NASCAR race will open at the cafe this spring.
| Read More | 03/02/00

Batten Down The Hatches Pirates Invade SeaWorld May 2000
This new 3-D film tale about a hapless pirate crew and its wacky captain will begin in May.
| Read More | 03/02/00

SeaWorld Opens New Sea Lion Show "Fools With Tools"
The newest fun-filled show includes the two of the parks popular sea lions Clyde and Seamore.
| Read More | 03/02/00

White Water To Open Raintree Island This Spring
This new island water adventure is the main attraction in a $1-million expansion of the park.
| Read More | 03/02/00

Valleyfair's Coaster Line-Up Charged With Excitement
For thrill seekers, there's not much that can beat the powerful surge of adrenaline than a roller coaster.
| Read More | 03/01/00

February 2000

Playland to Remove and Replace New Roller Coaster
Park officials claim the g-forces on the coaster would have been too intense for park guests.
| Read More | 02/22/00

Six Flags Continues Expansion At Fiesta Texas
The park's two-year investment of $50 million includes a new roller coaster for this season.
| Read More | 02/22/00

Couples Exchange Wedding Vows Onboard Goliath
One thousand couples exchanged vows on Valentine's Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
| Read More | 02/17/00

Six Flags Over Texas Announces Pre-40th Birthday Plans
Many extensive enhancements are set for this year to improve the overall guest experience.
| Read More | 02/17/00

Cedar Fair, L.P. To Assume Management Of Visionland
Cedar Fair will manage the daily operations of the family amusement park starting this year.
| Read More | 02/12/00

Six Flags Magic Mountain Opens The New Giant
Goliath, the parks new record breaking steel roller coaster will open to the public today.
| Read More | 02/11/00

Six Flags Astroworld Bids Farewell To Astroneedle
The park will remove the landmark attraction to make room for new attrctions to be built in the future.
| Read More | 02/07/00

Thrill Seekers Invited To Watch History In The Making
Six Flags Magic Mountain invites thrill seekers to watch the unveiling of Goliath via live webcast.
| Read More | 02/07/00

Disneyland's FASTPASS A Timesaver For Guests
Now offered on selected attractions the Fastpass system allows guests to skip the wait and instead receive a reservation to ride.
| Read More | 02/07/00

Disney To Open New Animal Kingdom Lodge In 2001
The stylish resort slated to open in the spring will overlook the serene beauty and splendor of a 30-acre African savannah.
| Read More | 02/07/00

Two Popular Shows Will Return To SeaWorld Cleveland
The park will celebrate its 31st season with the return of two of last years new entertainment shows.
| Read More | 02/07/00

Cedar Fair L.P. Reports Record Revenues For 1999
Cedar Fair owner of five amusement parks announced record revenues, EBITDA and net income for 1999.
| Read More | 02/06/00

Six Flags St. Louis Announces New Wooden Coaster
Six Flags to open the 'The Boss', another world class wooden coaster set to take charge in 2000.
| Read More | 02/03/00

The Ultimate Party Returns To Universal Studios Florida
The world's ultimate party begins February 18, 2000 when Mardi Gras returns to Universal for the fifth straight year.
| Read More | 02/03/00

Disneyland Celebrates Its 45th With an All-New Parade
Classic characters starring in an all-new Disney parade are part of the celebration of Disneyland's 45th year.
| Read More | 02/02/00

Paramount's Great America Shatters Expectations
Stealth the world's first true flying coaster frees guests to zoom through the skies face down.
| Read More | 02/01/00

January 2000

Knott's Plans "Winter Coaster Solace" For Enthusiasts
This special first-time event, will be a day filled with food, fun and of course plenty of exciting rides.
| Read More | 01/21/00

Sea World Texas Announces New Attractions and Shows
This year's additions include several new kiddie rides, a new evening show and a redesigned Shamu Stadium.
| Read More | 01/21/00

Knott's Receives Final Approval To Build Soak City USA
The local planning commission approved the park's plans to build a new water park across the street from Knott's.
| Read More | 01/19/00

Six Flags To Open New Water Park At Great Adventure
One of the world's largest water parks is under construction for a May opening in New Jersey.
| Read More | 01/19/00

Wind Gusts Cause Minor Damage To Son Of Beast
A windstorm slightly damaged Son Of Beast, a new wooden coaster under construction at Paramount's Kings Island.
| Read More | 01/14/00

Lawsuit Filed Against Universal Over Haunted House
A 57-year old women alleges that she suffered emotional distress during the parks annual Halloween event.
| Read More | 01/14/00

Disneyland Raises Admission Prices Once More
Park officials raise the price of admission, carrying on an eight-year annual tradition of higher prices.
| Read More | 01/14/00

Man Jumps From Stratosphere Observation Platform
A determined man took only seconds to scale two security fences before leaping from the 1,149-foot tall tower.
| Read More | 01/09/00

Walt Disney World Planning New Resort Hotel
The latest resort will feature over 5,000 rooms and be themed to American pop culture of the 20th century.
| Read More | 01/09/00

Americana Owners Close the Park After 77 Years
Park owners announced that they would not reopen the park for the 2000 season, citing increasing competition.
| Read More | 01/07/00

Cedar Point Tops Off World's Tallest Roller Coaster
The 310-foot tall, 92-mph supercoaster is part of an unprecedented $48 million investment for 2000.
| Read More | 01/05/00

Fireworks, Parties Ring In New Year at Walt Disney World
Record fireworks shows and parties on land and sea usher in 2000 at Walt Disney World Resort.
| Read More | 01/05/00

Disney May Build Roller Coaster at Animal Kingdom
The new roller coaster will help to give Disney an edge in the competitive Orlando theme park market.
| Read More | 01/01/00

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