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December 2000

Dec 19, 2000
Six Flags Magic Mountain Breaks Coaster Records
The park shatters virtually every theme park record associated with roller coasters.

Dec 19, 2000
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.

Dec 18, 2000
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.

Dec 6, 2000
Six Flags Announces Acquisition of Seattle Park
The company announced that it acquired Wild Waves and Enchanted Village parks in Seattle.

Dec 4, 2000
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.

Dec 3, 2000
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.

Dec 1, 2000
Cedar Fair Finalizes Capital Expenditures For 2001
The company plans to spend $38 million in capital expenditures at its parks for the upcoming season.

Dec 1, 2000
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.

Dec 1, 2000
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.

November 2000

Nov 26, 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.

Nov 24, 2000
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.

Nov 22, 2000
SeaWorld San Antonio To Expand Operating Season
Following this year's success the park will expand its operating season in 2001 through November.

Nov 22, 2000
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.

Nov 21, 2000
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.

Nov 20, 2000
Jazzland Extends Operating Season Through Holidays
After a successful inaugural season the park will extend its operating season during the holidays.

Nov 17, 2000
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.

Nov 15, 2000
Colossal Coaster Destined to Become Instant Legend
Titan to ignite anticipation for Six Flags Over Texas 40th anniversary celebration.

Nov 14, 2000
Cornball Express Coming To Indiana Beach For 2001
Custom Coasters to build a family wooden roller coaster at Indiana Beach for next season.

Nov 12, 2000
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.

Nov 12, 2000
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.

Nov 12, 2000
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.

Nov 8, 2000
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.

Nov 6, 2000
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.

Nov 3, 2000
Cedar Point Earns Awards From Ohio Travel Association
The park won two Ruby Awards for the categories of Web Site design and Radio Advertisements.

Nov 1, 2000
Disneyland Celebrates Holidays With New Fireworks Show
The park will become 'The Merriest Place on Earth' beginning November 3 with a new fireworks spectacular.

Nov 1, 2000
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.

Nov 1, 2000
Holiday World Announces Park Improvements For 2001
The park plans to spend $1.6 million on improvements to the park facilities and attractions.

October 2000

Oct 24, 2000
Setpoint Honored With Industry Innovation Award
The World Waterpark Association award was given for Setpoint's Flying Super Saturator roller coaster.

Oct 18, 2000
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.

Oct 9, 2000
Holiday World Completes Most Successful Season Ever
The world's first theme park ended its 55th season with its highest seasonal attendance ever.

Oct 7, 2000
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.

Oct 6, 2000
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.

Oct 6, 2000
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.

Oct 5, 2000
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.

Oct 4, 2000
Six Flags Theme Parks Cash-In on Halloween
The company uses the annual Fright Fest event to drive incremental attendance and revenues.

Oct 2, 2000
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.

Oct 1, 2000
Enchanted Parks Announces Plans For Two New Roller Coasters
The new wooden and steel coasters will cost the park approximately $20 million to build.

September 2000

Sep 28, 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.

Sep 27, 2000
Fright Fest to Invade Six Flags Magic Mountain
Guests will enjoy four spooktacular weekends with haunted mazes, terrifying ghouls and Halloween fun.

Sep 27, 2000
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.

Sep 27, 2000
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.

Sep 26, 2000
Cedar Fair L.P. Declares Increase in Cash Distribution Rate
The publicly traded partnership declares second increase and extends unit repurchase program.

Sep 24, 2000
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.

Sep 15, 2000
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.

Sep 13, 2000
Terror Reigns Supreme At HalloWeekends At Cedar Point
Fourth annual event at the park begins September 22 and runs through closing weekend, October 15.

Sep 12, 2000
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.

Sep 10, 2000
Celebrate Mexican Independence At Paramount's Great America
Mexican Independence Day celebration brings top Latin talent, San Jose Earthquakes and more to the park.

Sep 1, 2000
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.

Sep 1, 2000
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.

Sep 1, 2000
Hasbro Announces Loopy Landscapes For RollerCoaster Tycoon
Loopy Landscapes will be the second expansion pack for the best selling game RollerCoaster Tycoon.

Sep 1, 2000
Disney to Expand FASTPASS Attractions In Orlando
Two more attractions to come onboard by end of year, Disney honored for innovative queuing system.

Sep 1, 2000
Carowinds to Present Its Inagural Praise Celebration
Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers are to perform at the park this Saturday, September 2.

August 2000

Aug 29, 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.

Aug 21, 2000
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.

Aug 21, 2000
Millennium Mania Runs Wild At Cedar Point
The world-famous amusement park announced additional dates to ride the park's major thrill rides.

Aug 18, 2000
Haunted House Ride Accident Injures Attraction Operator
An employee operating a haunted house ride was severely injured after getting caught in the track.

Aug 18, 2000
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.

Aug 17, 2000
Marine World Saddened By Loss Of Killer Whale Vigga
The popular orca succumbs to heart ailment on Monday evening according to Six Flags officials.

Aug 15, 2000
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.

Aug 14, 2000
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.

Aug 10, 2000
Kennywood Unveils Steel Phantom Replacement for 2001
Officials unveiled plans to build Phantom's Revenge, a hypercoaster to replace the venerable Steel Phantom.

Aug 9, 2000
Six Flags Reports Second Quarter Results
Earnings were up despite bad weather at many parks also four re-branded parks continue to outperform.

Aug 8, 2000
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.

Aug 7, 2000
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.

Aug 6, 2000
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.

Aug 4, 2000
Cedar Point Voted "Best Amusement Park In The World"
Amusement Today poll awards Cedar Point the number one amusement park and steel coaster awards.

Aug 3, 2000
Rare Newborns Charm Guests At Six Flags Wild Safari
The parks newborns are enchanting guests at the world's largest drive-thru animal preserve.

Aug 2, 2000
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.

Aug 1, 2000
Nagashima Spaland Opens Record Breaking Steel Coaster
The World's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster is now open at Nagashima Spaland.

Aug 1, 2000
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.

July 2000

Jul 21, 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.

Jul 18, 2000
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.

Jul 12, 2000
Cajun Pirates Invade Jazzland Theme Park in Louisiana
Jazzland introduces a thrilling virtual adventure ride that simulates a spine-tingling seaboard journey.

Jul 6, 2000
Islands of Adventure Introduces Two X-Cellent Attractions
A new mini-roller coaster, entertainment, parades and fireworks mark the start of the summer season.

Jul 5, 2000
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.

Jul 5, 2000
Kodak and Six Flags Sign Five-Year Sponsorship Agreement
The agreement makes Kodak the official film of the Six Flags Theme Park chain worldwide.

Jul 5, 2000
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.

Jul 5, 2000
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.

Jul 5, 2000
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.

Jul 1, 2000
Worlds Of Fun Celebrates Independence Day
The park will present Celebrate America, one of the largest fireworks extravaganzas in Kansas City.

Jul 1, 2000
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.

June 2000

Jun 27, 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.

Jun 24, 2000
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.

Jun 24, 2000
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.

Jun 23, 2000
Busch Gardens Tampa Reopens Renovated Serengeti Plain
The park now sets a new zoological standard with the enhanced Seregeti Plain animal attraction.

Jun 23, 2000
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.

Jun 22, 2000
Dorney Park Lights Up Independence Day Weekend
A spectacular fireworks display and family fun will be the highlight of the festivities at Dorney Park.

Jun 22, 2000
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.

Jun 19, 2000
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.

Jun 19, 2000
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.

Jun 17, 2000
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.

Jun 16, 2000
Cedar Fair, L.P. Declares 2nd Quarter Cash Distribution
Cedar Fair owns and operates five amusement parks and four water parks in the US.

Jun 15, 2000
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.

Jun 14, 2000
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.

Jun 9, 2000
Soak City Water Park Splashes Into 2000
The newly renovated Bay Harbor Restaurant and live entertainment ready for the summer season.

Jun 9, 2000
Nickelodeon Turns Paramount's Great America Upside Down
Northern California's thrilling park becomes the site for an exciting Nickelodeon party.

Jun 8, 2000
Dinosaurs Discovered At Paramount's Kings Island
A word of caution dinosaurs may cause wide-eyed wonder and excitment in children.

May 2000

May 31, 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.

May 19, 2000
Ogden Parks Group Names New President/CEO
The company announced a new President and CEO along with other organizational changes within the parks group.

May 16, 2000
Disney Announces Grand Opening of California Adventure
Disney's newest theme park, Grand Californian Hotel and Downtown Disney will open in early-2001.

May 15, 2000
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.

May 12, 2000
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.

May 10, 2000
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.

May 10, 2000
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?

May 9, 2000
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.

May 8, 2000
America's Favorite Thrills Comes to New England
Officials announce the official grand opening of the new Six Flags New England theme park.

May 1, 2000
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.

May 1, 2000
Six Flags Waterworld Free With Marine World Season Pass
The park announced free admission to Waterworld USA all summer for Marine World season passholders.

May 1, 2000
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.

April 2000

Apr 25, 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.

Apr 24, 2000
'Thrills, Chills and Spills...' Coaster Television Event
A roller coaster ride across America makes for a memorable memorial day event on the Discovery Channel.

Apr 15, 2000
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.

Apr 11, 2000
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.

Apr 10, 2000
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.

Apr 10, 2000
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Landmark Gets Millennium Make-Over
The resort's landmark German tower is geting a major facelift for the upcoming 2000 season.

Apr 7, 2000
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.

Apr 7, 2000
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.

Apr 6, 2000
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.

Apr 3, 2000
Ohio Theme Parks Break 23 World Records In 2000
Ohio parks invested more than $100 million for capital improvements including six new roller coasters.

Apr 2, 2000
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.

Apr 1, 2000
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Introduces New Adventure
The park will be the ticket to education and adventure with a new wild animal reserve.

Apr 1, 2000
New Space Surfer Ride Malfunctions During Test
Four employees were left stranded on a new ride at Kings Dominion during a pre-season test.

Apr 1, 2000
Cedar Fair Ends Talks With Visionland Park
Cedar Fair was unable to reach an agreement on a management contract and financing for the park.

Apr 1, 2000
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.

Apr 1, 2000
Cedar Point Voted Best For Steel Roller Coasters
Family Fun magazine also honored Cedar Point naming it the top-rated midwestern family theme park.

March 2000

Mar 22, 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.

Mar 22, 2000
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.

Mar 21, 2000
Premier Parks Reports Record Performance For 1999
Premier Parks grew over forthy percent in 1999 and the outlook for 2000 is very strong.

Mar 17, 2000
Mighty Medusa Uncaged At Six Flags Marine World
The mythical beauty, monster ride is the west coast's first floorless supercoaster.

Mar 15, 2000
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.

Mar 15, 2000
Texas Sized Birthday Bash for the Texas Giant
The world class wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas turns ten years old Friday.

Mar 9, 2000
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.

Mar 9, 2000
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.

Mar 9, 2000
Fast Facts About Building Cedar Point's Millennium Force
Check out some fast facts about building the world's tallest, fastest roller coaster.

Mar 8, 2000
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.

Mar 8, 2000
Jazzland New Orleans Ready For Late May Opening
After years of planning and months of construction Jazzland is nearing its May grand opening.

Mar 8, 2000
Michael Jackson Likely To Build Amusement Park
The pop star will visit Warsaw to continue talks about building a major entertainment complex.

Mar 7, 2000
Steel Phantom Fans Saddened After Announcement
Kennywood announced that the roller coaster will close and be removed at the end of this season.

Mar 2, 2000
SeaWorld Orlando To Smash Florida Records With Kraken
Tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster in Orlando launches guests as high as a 15-story building.

Mar 2, 2000
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.

Mar 2, 2000
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.

Mar 2, 2000
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.

Mar 2, 2000
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.

Mar 1, 2000
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.

February 2000

Feb 22, 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.

Feb 22, 2000
Six Flags Continues Expansion At Fiesta Texas
The park's two-year investment of $50 million includes a new roller coaster for this season.

Feb 17, 2000
Couples Exchange Wedding Vows Onboard Goliath
One thousand couples exchanged vows on Valentine's Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Feb 17, 2000
Six Flags Over Texas Announces Pre-40th Birthday Plans
Many extensive enhancements are set for this year to improve the overall guest experience.

Feb 12, 2000
Cedar Fair, L.P. To Assume Management Of Visionland
Cedar Fair will manage the daily operations of the family amusement park starting this year.

Feb 11, 2000
Six Flags Magic Mountain Opens The New Giant
Goliath, the parks new record breaking steel roller coaster will open to the public today.

Feb 7, 2000
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.

Feb 7, 2000
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.

Feb 7, 2000
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.

Feb 7, 2000
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.

Feb 7, 2000
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.

Feb 6, 2000
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.

Feb 3, 2000
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.

Feb 3, 2000
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.

Feb 2, 2000
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.

Feb 1, 2000
Paramount's Great America Shatters Expectations
Stealth the world's first true flying coaster frees guests to zoom through the skies face down.

January 2000

Jan 21, 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.

Jan 21, 2000
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.

Jan 19, 2000
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.

Jan 19, 2000
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.

Jan 14, 2000
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.

Jan 14, 2000
Lawsuit Filed Against Universal Over Haunted House
A 57-year old women alleges that she suffered emotional distress during the parks annual Halloween event.

Jan 14, 2000
Disneyland Raises Admission Prices Once More
Park officials raise the price of admission, carrying on an eight-year annual tradition of higher prices.

Jan 9, 2000
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.

Jan 9, 2000
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.

Jan 7, 2000
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.

Jan 5, 2000
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.

Jan 5, 2000
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.

Jan 1, 2000
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.

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