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December 2001

Cedar Fair Declares Fourth Quarter Cash Distribution
The partnership declares a cash distribution of forty-one cents per limited partner unit payable mid-February.
| Read More | 12/21/01

Cedar Fair Finalizes Capital Expenditures For 2002
The partnership announced that it has finalized plans for $42 million in capital expenditures at its parks.
| Read More | 12/19/01

Knott's Accelerates Into 2002 With New Hot Rod Coaster
The park will recreate greasers paradise, hot rods, flaming paint jobs and plenty of speed roller coaster style.
| Read More | 12/17/01

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Announces New Dark Ride
Scooby-Doo and gang will appear at the park in the new Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters interactive ride opening in 2002.
| Read More | 12/10/01

Disney Salutes Armed Forces With Free Park Admission
Active U.S. military members will receive complimentary admission to Disney parks during salute.
| Read More | 12/10/01

IAAPA 2001: Orlando Show and Convention Third Largest Ever
The association's annual convention and tradeshow hosted nearly 29,000 attendees in eight-days.
| Read More | 12/03/01

IAAPA 2001: Celebrates Hall of Fame Inductees
Four individuals were inducted into the Hall of Fame during the association's annual convention and tradeshow.
| Read More | 12/01/01

November 2001

Six Flags Magic Mountains Holds Annual Toy Drive
Guests who bring a new unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more will receive free admission to the park.
| Read More | 11/30/01

Custom Coasters to Renovate Indiana Beach Dark Ride
The company will build its second ride in two years at Indiana Beach this off-season.
| Read More | 11/27/01

IAAPA: 2001 New Product and Best Exhibit Awards
Premier Rides, SS Power and LifeFormations and others earn First Place Awards for products and exhibits.
| Read More | 11/27/01

IAAPA: 2001 Service Awards Winners Honored
The winners of the 2001 Service Awards were honored during the annual convention and tradeshow.
| Read More | 11/26/01

Knott's Becomes Knott's Merry Farm for the Holidays
The park will celebrate the holidays with shopping, dining, and entertainment through January 6.
| Read More | 11/26/01

Dixie Stampede Kicks Off Toys For Tots Toy Drive
Dolly Parton's popular dinner attraction is serving as the designated drop off point for toys.
| Read More | 11/26/01

Cedar Point Announces Plans For 15th Roller Coaster
The park's newest record-breaking coaster Wicked Twister will debut when the park opens in May 2002.
| Read More | 11/26/01

Snoopy Rocks! On Ice Coming to Cedar Point in 2002
The new family oriented ice show to debut at the park voted the 'Best Amusement Park in the World.'
| Read More | 11/26/01

Cedar Fair Announces Capital Improvements for Cedar Point
New world-class roller coaster and family ice show part of $13 million in expenditures at park.
| Read More | 11/20/01

Knott's Salutes Fire and Police Personnel With Free Admission
Fire and Law Enforcement Days at the park begins November 22 and continues until December 16.
| Read More | 11/09/01

Disneyland Discounts 2-Day Admission for Local Residents
The park is hoping to boost attendance during the holidays with the new discounted ticket.
| Read More | 11/09/01

Cedar Fair Reports Record Revnues For 3rd Quarter
Revenues and earnings rise for the third quarter despite the tough economy.
| Read More | 11/08/01

Knott's Honors Veterans and Active Military Thru Nov 22
The park is honoring the brave men and women who have served with free admission to the theme park.
| Read More | 11/07/01

Winter "Off Season" Amusement Park Operations
Plan your off-season trips with this list of parks open for rides and fun during the winter months.
| Read More | 11/07/01

It's a "Holiday Fantasy Forest" at Dollywood's Smokey Mountain Christmas
Three million lights will illuminate the theme park during the annual Christmasfest beginning on November 10.
| Read More | 11/07/01

Phunfest 2001
A special review of the fun found at this fall's enthusiast event the Phoenix Phaul Phunfest at Knoebels.
| Read More | 11/07/01

SeaWorld Diving Into Expanded November 2001 Schedule
The adventure park is expanding its operating schedule to include weekends through November 25.
| Read More | 11/02/01

Paramount's Carowinds to Add Coaster for 30th Anniversary
The addition of the parks 11th roller coaster will highlight this important milestone for the park.
| Read More | 11/01/01

Paramount's Kings Dominion Entertainment Audtions Nov 2-12
The park will begin its search for singers, dancers, actors and tecnicians on November 2, 2001.
| Read More | 11/01/01

October 2001

Paramount's Kings Dominion Thanks Coaster Enthusiasts
To show their appreciation coaster enthusiasts are invited to a special walk back this Saturday.
| Read More | 10/25/01

Michigan's Adventure Announces Expansion Plans for 2002
Cedar Fair plans more than $5 million in capital expenditures for the park's 2002 season.
| Read More | 10/25/01

Cedar Fair Named to Mergent's Dividend Achivevers List
The partnerhsip which owns amusement parks and water parks has been designated a 'Divident Achivever'.
| Read More | 10/25/01

Carowinds 11th Roller Coaster To Highlight Park's 30th Anniversary
The new roller coaster to anchor a newly themed Carolina Boardwalk section of Paramount's Carowinds theme park.
| Read More | 10/23/01

Caricature Carvers at Dollywood's Harvest Celebration
Nationally recognized caricature carvers will be higligted at the celebration October 26-27.
| Read More | 10/22/01

Halloweekends at Cedar Point Infested With Lurking Creatures
The new Halloween attraction at Cedar Point has frightening characters hiding in the shadows and darkness.
| Read More | 10/17/01

It's All Treats - No Tricks During Halloween at Hersheypark
This special event includes fun for the entire family at the sweetest amusement park on earth.
| Read More | 10/16/01

Terra Mitica and Paramount Parks Sign Strategic Agreement
Paramount will enter the European market by taking over the operations at Terra Mitica theme park.
| Read More | 10/12/01

Holiday World Announces Improvements To Roller Coaster
Two new trains for The Legend roller coaster will add capacity and improve the ride experience.
| Read More | 10/12/01

Holiday Spectcular to Debut at Disney's California Adventure
Disney's Luminaria will begin in early November and run nightly at the park through early January.
| Read More | 10/10/01

Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks to Honor America's Hereos
The parks will offer free admission to police, fire and emergency workers through end of year.
| Read More | 10/09/01

Holiday World Ends Record Season With Attendance Up 8%
The park completed its 56th season Sunday with its highest seasonal attendance ever, topping last years record.
| Read More | 10/09/01

Second Monster Coaster Debuts at Six Flags Great America
The world's tallest, fastest, suspended looping boomerang roller coaster opened Saturday at the park.
| Read More | 10/09/01

Disney's 'Ultimate Ride' Roller Coaster Game Released
Ultimate Ride challenges coaster fans and gamers to design the Ultimate Roller Coaster.
| Read More | 10/09/01

Fright Fest Begins Tonight At Six Flags Magic Mountain
The annual Halloween spooktacular starts tonight at Six Flags first and only Xtreme Park.
| Read More | 10/05/01

Holiday World to Build World's Largest Enclosed Waterslide
The new water ride named ZOOMbabwe will debut in Indiana's largest water park in 2002.
| Read More | 10/05/01

Dolly Parton Announces $10 Million Addition to Dollywood
Country music star plans more adventures in imagination for Dollywood Theme Park visitors.
| Read More | 10/02/01

FearFest Begins Friday at Paramount's Kings Island
The Midwest's largest haunted event reincarnates itself this fall every Friday and Saturday night in October.
| Read More | 10/02/01

Haunted Mansion Holiday Opens Friday at Disneyland
The holiday conversion of the Haunted Mansion opens Friday at the Disneyland resort.
| Read More | 10/01/01

Bonfante Gardens Theme Park Suddenly Ends 2001 Season
The new theme park closed early to conserve capital and hopes to reopen for the 2002 season.
| Read More | 10/01/01

September 2001

Dolly Parton Breaks Ground in Orlando on Dixie Stampede
The new $25 million show and theatre project is slated to open in Orlando in November 2002.
| Read More | 09/24/01

Bill Koch Holiday World's Patriarch Passes Away at 86
Koch's legacy includes the world's first theme park Holiday World, the town of Santa Claus and his family.
| Read More | 09/17/01

Disneyland Observes National Day of Prayer and Rememberance
At noon, the entire resort, including both theme parks will come to a stop for a moment of silence.
| Read More | 09/14/01

Holiday World Gives Away Free Tickets to Blood Donors
The park in an effort to support the American Red Cross is donating parks tickets to donors.
| Read More | 09/13/01

Knott's Coaster Reopens After State Declares Safe
Investigators found no mechanical problems and coroner concludes death was the result of pre-existing condition.
| Read More | 09/07/01

Cedar Fair L.P. Reports Increase In August Attendance
Attendance for the month of August, including Labor Day weekend, increased 5% from a year ago.
| Read More | 09/07/01

Freak Preview Nights Offer Savings for 29th Halloween Haunt
Knott's Scary Farm fans can save up to $20 per ticket by attending on these special preview nights October 4-7.
| Read More | 09/06/01

100 Years of Magic Celebration at Walt Disney World
Starting October 1 this new celebration will feature new spectacles in all four Walt Disney World parks.
| Read More | 09/06/01

'Viva La Indpendencia' at Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags presents a latino festival featuring Tiranos Del Norte, El Morro and more.
| Read More | 09/05/01

Screams of Fright to Fill October Nights at Kings Dominion
FearFest, the region's newest, largest and most terrifying Halloween haunt coming to the park this October.
| Read More | 09/05/01

New 'Slingshot' Ride Now Open at Six Flags Darien Lake
The park's new up-charge attraction from Funtime Industries launches guests 200 feet at over 80 mph.
| Read More | 09/05/01

Millennium Force Closed For Opening of Millennium Mania
Necessary maintenance is forcing the park to close the coaster for at least the opening day of Millennium Mania.
| Read More | 09/05/01

Farewell to the Country Bear Playhouse at Disneyland
Country Bear Playhouse to give farewell performances at Disneyland now through September 9.
| Read More | 09/05/01

Cedar Point Kicks Off 2002 Season Pass Program
The all-new lower priced pass offers the ultimate value at the best amusement park in the world.
| Read More | 09/04/01

Knott's Roller Coaster Closed After Female Dies
A female rider was found slumped over and unconscious after taking a ride on the park's popular roller coaster.
| Read More | 09/02/01

August 2001

Millennium Mania Returns to Cedar Point in September
Park guests can enjoy five of Cedar Point's best rides without the crowds on four evenings.
| Read More | 08/31/01

Giovanola Freres Disputes Rumors About Company Closing
The company confirmed that they are still in the business of building amusement park equipment.
| Read More | 08/31/01

2nd Extreme Ride to Debut at Six Flags Over Georgia
The world's tallest, fastest suspended looping coaster will open this Saturday at the park.
| Read More | 08/31/01

Kings Dominion Looking For Ghouls, Ghosts and Zombies
Interviews are scheduled for the newest and biggest regional Halloween attraction at the park this October.
| Read More | 08/31/01

Labor Day Fireworks at Paramount's Great America
Festivities at the park this Labor Day weekend include fireworks, the MDA Telethon and a classic car show.
| Read More | 08/31/01

Netherlands Coaster Manufacturer Files For Bankruptcy
Vekoma, the world's largest coaster manufacturer announced that they will file for bankruptcy protection.
| Read More | 08/23/01

Universal Announces Plans For Third Theme Park in Asia
Universal Studios and Renong will develop a $800-million theme park in the southern state of Johor in Malaysia.
| Read More | 08/23/01

Six Flags Launches New Site Extending Online Presence
New interactive Web site to extend the company's Internet presence at
| Read More | 08/21/01

Don Robinson Promoted to Exec VP of Hong Kong Disneyland
Former senior vice president of Walt Disney World Operations to oversee the new theme park.
| Read More | 08/21/01

Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Opening of Deja Vu
The world's, tallest, fastest, suspended looping boomerang coaster to open Saturday at Six Flags.
| Read More | 08/20/01

Fans, Collectors to Gather For 2001 Disneyana Convention
The theme for this year's convention 'A Disney Family Reunion' for Walt Disney's 100th birthday.
| Read More | 08/20/01

European Park Announces Record Breaking Coaster
Thorpe Park in England plans to build the world's largest looping roller coaster with ten inversions.
| Read More | 08/20/01

Superman Coaster Reopens at Six Flags New England
The park reopened the ride after completing their accident investigation and required repairs.
| Read More | 08/19/01

Canada's Only Active Volcano to Erupt at Wonderland
Paramount Canada's Wonderland will come alive as the park's volcano erupts nightly through September 3.
| Read More | 08/17/01

Knott's 29th Annual Halloween Haunt to Begin October 4
This October the park will become Knott's Scary Farm terrorizing guests for nineteen horrifying nights.
| Read More | 08/16/01

Three... Two... One... Blast Off On Cedar Point's VertiGo
Cedar Point's newest challenge park activity VertiGo, a vertical thrill ride is now open to thrill guests.
| Read More | 08/16/01

Conneaut Lake Fans Raise Thousands to Save Coaster
Blue Streak Challenge participants raise several thousand dollars to preserve the classic coaster.
| Read More | 08/15/01

Hersheypark to Build Setpoint Inverted Water Coaster
The new interactive water roller coaster will open for the 2002 season and guests may name the new ride in a contest.
| Read More | 08/10/01

Riders Roll Through Kings Dominion On Record Attempt
The latest world record roller coaster riding attempt to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
| Read More | 08/09/01

Trains Collide on Superman Ride of Steel at Six Flags
Nineteen passengers were transported to local hospitals to be treated for mostly minor injuries.
| Read More | 08/06/01

Six Flags to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Worldwide
On Sunday, August 5 Six Flags will celebrate its 40th at all of its theme parks around the globe.
| Read More | 08/03/01

Waterfort Artisan Visits Busch Gardens Williamsbug
Holiday heirloom ornament designer makes a signing appearance in the Ireland section of the park August 5-11.
| Read More | 08/03/01

Park Celebrates 30 Millionth Visitor At Dollywood
On July 31 the park celebrated this important attendance milestone after sixteen seasons of operation.
| Read More | 08/03/01

Rhino Rally Reopens at Busch Gardens Tampa
The attraction reopened to the public after a month of modifications following a minor accident.
| Read More | 08/03/01

New Wooden Coaster For Waldameer Park Delayed
A state decision to study the shoreline will further delay the park's attempt to build a major new roller coaster.
| Read More | 08/02/01

Europa Park to Build Europe's Largest Roller Coaster
Germany's largest theme park broke ground on a new hypercoaster to become the tallest and fastest in Europe.
| Read More | 08/02/01

Paramount's Kings Dominion Starts Building 12th Coaster
Park officials announced Ricochet a new wild mouse coaster that will be built for the 2002 season.
| Read More | 08/01/01

July 2001

Amusement Today Announces 2001 Golden Ticket Awards
The prestigious poll conducted by the magazine reveals the best of the best in the amusement industry.
| Read More | 07/31/01

Historic Idora Park Wooden Coasters Are Now History
Two historic wooden roller coasters met their fate Thursday morning as a bulldozer plowed over them.
| Read More | 07/31/01

Thrill Ride Collapses at Michigan's Adventure Park
The Chaos spinning ride broke off its axle Monday evening injuring and stranding passengers.
| Read More | 07/31/01

Legendary Coaster Designer Schwarzkopf Passed Away
Anton Schwarzkopf will be best remembered for his innovations in steel roller coaster design.
| Read More | 07/31/01

Coaster Trains Collide at Canobie Lake Amusement Park
Five people were injured after the trains on the Yankee Cannonball ran into each other Friday.
| Read More | 07/28/01

Couple to be Married on Skycoaster at Kentucky Kingdom
One brave couple will say I do on board the newest thrill ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.
| Read More | 07/27/01

Roller Coaster Record Attempt to Raise Money For Kids
The latest attempt at the 24-hour world record is to benefit the Children's Miracle Network.
| Read More | 07/27/01

Knott's Announces New Thrill Ride "Vertigo"
The park will introduce one outrageous new ride with three insanely great thrills in late-2001.
| Read More | 07/24/01

Train Collision Closes Branson USA Roller Coaster
Two trains collided on the Windstorm roller coaster at Branson USA injuring several riders.
| Read More | 07/22/01

Cedar Point Announces Plans To Debut New Ride
Vertigo, a new thrill ride to open in Cedar Point's Challenge Park later this summer.
| Read More | 07/20/01

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Alcatraz The Ride
This new interactive simulator ride will debut at the park this fall and the official grand opening next season.
| Read More | 07/17/01

Technifex Named Technical Show Producer for Tomb Raider Ride
The company known for sensational special effects will work on the new adventure ride at Paramount's Kings Island.
| Read More | 07/16/01

Discovery Channel Goes Behind-The-Scenes at Cedar Point
New one-hour documentary on the world's largest amusement park will premiere July 16.
| Read More | 07/10/01

Cedar Fair Reports Attendance Increase For June
Attendance at Cedar Fair parks rose 5% in the month of June compared to the same period a year ago.
| Read More | 07/05/01

Park World Ranks New England's Superman Number One
Superman Ride of Steel earned the number one ranking from Park World magazine for the second year in a row.
| Read More | 07/05/01

Tomb Raider: The Ride to Open at Paramount's Kings Island
New attraction will change the face of thrill ride history and become one of the world's greatest adventure rides.
| Read More | 07/02/01

June 2001

Six Flags Magic Mountain Extends Operating Season
The park has extended its operating season and will be open daily through September 30.
| Read More | 06/29/01

Kings Island Welcomes One-Millionth Guest On Son Of Beast
Paramount's Kings Island celebrates the milestone by giving away season passes and prizes to the lucky rider.
| Read More | 06/29/01

World's Fastest Roller Coaster Coming To Japan
Fujikyu Highlands to open a Thrust Air roller coaster that will break the current coaster speed record.
| Read More | 06/28/01

Popstar to Celebrate Electronic and Dance Music Culture
Paramount's Great America invites all teens to this special tribute on Saturday, June 30.
| Read More | 06/28/01

Celebrate The Fourth at Paramount's Great America
Extended hours, Fourth of July all-you-can-eat BBQ and fireworks make for a great celebration.
| Read More | 06/28/01

Massive Fireworks Display Planned at Kings Island
The park will present an all-new fireworks display 30 times the size and scope of the traditional display.
| Read More | 06/28/01

Cedar Point Lights Up The Night With Fireworks Display
The park announced its annual Forth of July fireworks display and extended park hours for the summer.
| Read More | 06/28/01

Rhino Rally Closed After Land Rover Tips Over
The new ride at Busch Gardens Tampa closed after two riders suffered minor injuries when a vehicle tipped.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Six Flags Plans 200-Foot Tall Coaster for Ohio Park
Company officials are being met with opposition from neighbors as they propose a new roller coaster.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Construction Walls Up Around Windjammer at Knott's
Rumors circulate as construction walls go up around the Windjammer roller coaster at Knott's.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Tokyo DisneySea Grand Opening Date Set For September 4
Disney's newest theme park is setting sail for adventure and imagination in Tokyo with seven themed areas.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Spectacular Nightime Parade Premiers at Tokyo Disneyland
Dreamlights, Tokyo Disneyland's new Electrical Parade is receiving rave reviews since its debut to guests on June 1.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Disney to Build Coaster at Animal Kingdom for 2002
Chester Hester's Dino Rama! will be a new mini-land of zany fun planned for the Animal Kingdom park.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Magic Carpets of Aladdin Open At Disney's Magic Kingdom
This wew spinning ride themed to popular animated film is now open in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Asian Amusement Expo 2001 July 11-13 in Hong Kong
The Asian Amusement Expo promises to be something for everyone in the amusement and leisure industry.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Disneyland Settles Suit Over Brain Injury from Ride
The company agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to a woman who claims she was injured on Indiana Jones.
| Read More | 06/25/01

Disneyland to Give Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes The Boot
The original Frontierland attraction is slated to close at the end of the summer after 46 years of service.
| Read More | 06/19/01

Six Flags Magic Mountain Reopens Goliath Roller Coaster
The park reopens the popular roller coaster after investigators and the coroner reports conclude that the ride is safe to operate.
| Read More | 06/16/01

Train Valleys On Zoomerang Coaster at Lake Compounce
A day after a tragic accident at the park the train on the Zoomerang got stuck stranding 26 passengers.
| Read More | 06/15/01

Lake Compounce Employee Killed on Roller Coaster
A maintenance worker died after he was struck by a train on the Boulder Dash roller coaster while working.
| Read More | 06/13/01

V2: Vertical Velocity Blasts Off at Six Flags Marine World
The new high-tech, spiraling impulse coaster that rockets riders from 0-70 mph is now blasting off at Marine World.
| Read More | 06/12/01

Disney's California Adventure to Open Millionaire Attraction
A new live show based on ABC's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is coming to the park this August.
| Read More | 06/12/01

Kennywood's Classic Old Mill Ride Celebrates 100 Years
Members of the Dark Rides and Funhouse Enthusiasts came out to celebrate the centennial for the Old Mill.
| Read More | 06/12/01

Bonfante Gardens Theme Park Opens This Friday
Northern California's newest theme park will welcome the public to the new park on Friday, June 15.
| Read More | 06/12/01

28-Year Old Female Dies While Riding Goliath
The unfortunate death was the result of an aneurysm according to the county coroner.
| Read More | 06/04/01

Riders Evacuated from Knott's Boomerang Coaster
The train stopped mid-way through the boomerang double inversion forcing an evacuation.
| Read More | 06/03/01

The Power of Blast! Unleased at Epcot for Summer
Daily performances of this summer-long spectacle of music and motion included with Epcot admission.
| Read More | 06/01/01

Universal Orlando Offers Summer Passes For Florida Residents
New passes offer admission through the summer to both Orlando theme parks for one low price.
| Read More | 06/01/01

Cedar Fair Completes Acqusition of Michigan's Adventure
Cedar Fair assumed the complete operations and management of the park as of today.
| Read More | 06/01/01

Cedar Fair Completes Acquisition of Oasis Water Park
Oasis located in Palm Springs, California is a 16-acre seasonal water park with 20 water rides and attractions.
| Read More | 06/01/01

May 2001

Coasterpalooza! June 9 at Paramount's Great America
One-day event for coaster enthusiasts to celebrate the 117th anniversary of the Coney Island Switchback Railway.
| Read More | 05/29/01

Record Holder Takes On The Boss At Six Flags St. Louis
Richard Rodrigues plans to ride the coaster daily now through August 10 to bring a record home to America.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Holiday World Coasters to Appear on Discovery Channel
The Raven is rated number one and The Legend is called an extreme ride in the new TV specials on Discovery.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Colby From Survivor Series to Appear at Cheetah Opening
Wild Adventures exciting new coaster will debut with a celebrity on board for the first offical ride.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Astroworld to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Texas Cyclone
The park will celebrate with Retro Revive Weekend, a dyno-mite 1970's celebration June 1-3.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Darien Lake Offers New Events Memorial Day Weekend
Family-friendly Mardi Gras Extravaganza offers parades, music, festive food and childrens's activities.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Jersey Opens Saturday
The park's second season kicks off Saturday with the debut of Hurricane Mountain, a new six slide complex.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Ireland Themed Area Now Open at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
America's most beautiful theme park gets a wee bit greener this Spring with the addition of Ireland.
| Read More | 05/24/01

California State Investigators Close Rides After Accident
An accident at Six Flags Marine World last weekend prompted state investigators to close two similar rides.
| Read More | 05/24/01

"Snoopy's Rockin Summer" Begins June 23 at Knott's
Summer entertainment at Knott's to including a new Snoopy ice show and an extreme sports spectacular.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Knott's Celebrates Memorial Day With Free T-Shirt Giveaway
Kids ages 3-11 will receive a free t-shirt with each paid child's admission, which is now only $15 through September 3.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Six Flags America Introduces Two New Guest Programs
Fast Lane allows guests to make ride reservations and Prime Time will offer passholders an extra hour of fun.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Johnny Rockets and Soak City Kickoff Summer at Cedar Point
Soak City water park and new Johnny Rockets restaurant now open for the summer season at Cedar Point.
| Read More | 05/21/01

Cedar Fair to Purchase Palm Spring Water Park
Oasis Water Park will become the third Southern California water park owned and operated by Cedar Fair L.P.
| Read More | 05/16/01

Panda Express Coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain
The world's #1 thrill park partners with largest Chinese food service chain to bring gourmet food to park.
| Read More | 05/11/01

Six Flags Reports First Quarter Results For 2001
The company affirms strong outlook for 2001 with good early season attendance, season pass and group sales.
| Read More | 05/09/01

Universal Studios Unwraps The Mummy Returns Attraction
The all-new The Mummy Returns: Chamber of Doom maze opens at Universal Studios Hollywood.
| Read More | 05/08/01

Cedar Fair Announces Acquisition of Michigan's Adventure
The partnership has reached an agreement in principle to acquire the Michigan based amusement and water park.
| Read More | 05/07/01

Six Flags Completes Acquisition of La Ronde Park
Six Flags completed its previously announced acquisition of La Ronde, a 146-acre theme park in Montreal.
| Read More | 05/04/01

Rare Lincoln Signatures Part of Park's Exhibit
Holiday World may be the only theme park in the world with Abraham Lincoln's signature on permanent display.
| Read More | 05/04/01

Cedar Point World's Largest Coaster Park Opens May 6
Voted the 'Best Amusement Park in the World', Cedar Point rolls into opening day of 2001 season on Sunday.
| Read More | 05/03/01

Boulder Dash Voted World's Number One Wooden Coaster
After first year of operation Lake Compounce's new wooden coaster is honored in NAPHA annual poll.
| Read More | 05/03/01

Disneyland Officials Confirm Closure of Rocket Rods
Despite statements saying it would return officials have now confirmed the ride's closed for good.
| Read More | 05/03/01

Millionaire Attraction Now Open at Disney-MGM Studios
Walt Disney World's newest theme park attraction is based on a popular television game show.
| Read More | 05/01/01

Make Way For a New Texas Legend at Six Flags
The biggest, brightest star in the galaxy, Titan sets the state for a colossal 40th anniversary celebration.
| Read More | 05/01/01

Electrical Parade Comes to Disney's California Adventure
The popular nightime parade will return to the Disneyland resort for nightly performances starting July 4.
| Read More | 05/01/01

April 2001

Project Mother's Day for Stark Raven Mad Participants
Enthusiasts going to this event are encouraged to bring a Mother's Day card for Holiday World's matriarch Pat Koch.
| Read More | 04/24/01

IAAPA Returns to Orlando for Annual Industry Trade Show
IAAPA Orlando 2001 is the largest show for the industry and will be held Nov. 14-17 in Central Florida.
| Read More | 04/16/01

Bonfante Gardens Theme Park Sets Opening Date
Northern California's new and highly anticipated theme park will open to the public in mid-June.
| Read More | 04/13/01

Unisys Family Fun Runs to Benefit Arthritis Foundation
The event to be held at Six Flags Over Georgia offers something for everyone on Sunday, May 6th.
| Read More | 04/13/01

AstroWorld to Host 12th Annual Senior High Physics Day
High school seniors will learn the fundamentals of physics at Six Flags on Friday, April 20.
| Read More | 04/13/01

Dorney Park to Host Summer Job Fair On May 17
Earn some extra cash and enjoy the benefits of working in a park with a job this summer at Dorney Park.
| Read More | 04/13/01

Senior Job Fair April 16 at Six Flags Darien Lake
Seniors find convenience, satisfaction and flexibility in seasonal work at Six Flags Darien Lake.
| Read More | 04/12/01

Six Flags AstroWorld Hosts "EGGStrvaganza" Sunday
The 2nd annual biggest, greatest Easter egg hunt will take place at the park on Sunday, April 15.
| Read More | 04/12/01

Nitro Delivers Power and Finesse at Great Adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure debuted their 12th roller coaster, the third one designed by Bolliger & Mabilard.
| Read More | 04/12/01

Six Flags America Opens Earlier Than Ever
The local answer to Spring Break is with a new Spring Break Sneak Peak at Six Flags.
| Read More | 04/11/01

Cedar Point to Open Johnny Rockets Restaurant at Park
Cedar Point will be the first and only amusement park to offer the famed Johnny Rockets experience.
| Read More | 04/09/01

Prime Time at Astroworld Exclusively For Passholders
Season passholders and catered outing guests gain access to the park one hour before the general public.
| Read More | 04/04/01

2001 Season To Deliver New Thrills at Great Adventure
New this year Nitro, the extreme thrill coaster, Fast Lane ride reservations and Free Safari for all.
| Read More | 04/04/01

Student to Travel The World to Study Coaster Design
A senior at Harvey Mudd College was awarded a fellowship to study international roller coaster design.
| Read More | 04/04/01

New Theme Park Takes Shape in Gilroy, California
Bonfante Gardens, Northern California's newest theme park is scheduled to open in late-May.
| Read More | 04/02/01

Disneyland Resort Welcomes 450 Millionth Guest
San Antonio resident treated to special day and is given a liftime pass to The Happiest Place on Earth.
| Read More | 04/02/01

March 2001

Survive the Nitro Camping Experience for the First Ride
Camp inside the park for two-days to be one of the first riders on Nitro and to win other great prizes.
| Read More | 03/30/01

Hypersonic XLC: The Next Generation of Roller Coasters
This unique air-launched coaster is now open to thrill riders at Paramount's Kings Dominion.
| Read More | 03/30/01

Friends of Conneault Lake Announce Blue Streak Challenge
The event to be held at the park will help raise funds for the upkeep of this classic wooden roller coaster.
| Read More | 03/28/01

Cedar Point Voted Best In The World For Steel Coasters
The park earned top honors from the National Amusement Park Historical Association for having three of the top five steel coasters.
| Read More | 03/23/01

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Named "Favorite Theme Park"
The top honors was awared to the European-themed park by the National Amusement Park Historical Association.
| Read More | 03/22/01

Looney Tunes USA Opens at Six Flags Over Texas
The new giant kids section offers double the rides and attractions for the entire family.
| Read More | 03/22/01

Walt Disney World Adds 20th Fastpass Attraction
Millionaire a new attraction at Disney-MGM Studios is one of five slated to offer Fastpass by summer.
| Read More | 03/22/01

Six Flags Reports 11% Growth Over Previous Year
Six Flags announced its results of operations for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31.
| Read More | 03/19/01

Perrier Named Official Bottled Water of Six Flags Parks
Six Flags and the Perrier Group launch multi-million dollar marketing and promotional alliance.
| Read More | 03/19/01

2001 Amusement Park Opening Dates
A list of opening dates for amusement parks around the United States.
| Read More | 03/18/01

Zoom Into The Fast Lane With No Lines at Astroworld
Six Flags will introduce a ride reservation system, called Fast Lane to eliminate waiting in line.
| Read More | 03/13/01

New Shows Add International Flair to Fiesta Texas
Six Flags line up of exciting entertainment includes many new sensational shows for the 2001 season.
| Read More | 03/13/01

Online Auction to Help Save Asbury Park Palace
Save Tillie announced a second auction with proceeds going to support their efforts to save the Palace.
| Read More | 03/13/01

Nitro Extreme Thrill Coaster to Blast Off In One Month
Six Flags Great Adventures newest roller coaster is on-schedule to operate on the park's opening day, April 7.
| Read More | 03/13/01

Busch Gardens Offers New Savings On Theme Park Fun
Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA introduce a new opportunity to save money on admission.
| Read More | 03/12/01

Knott's to Celebrate Easter With EggMazeMent
The 6th year for this family event will combine walk-through adventures with new shows, rides and other surprises.
| Read More | 03/12/01

Six Flags Expands in Europe as Company Marks 40th
Belgium theme park becomes third international Six Flags property, the park will undergo major transformation to brand.
| Read More | 03/12/01

Six Flags Great America To Elevate Thrills This Season
The record breaking addition of two new roller coasters will elevate thrills to the ultimate extreme.
| Read More | 03/12/01

Cheetah to Stalk Wild Adventures Beginning This May
The park will build a new wooden roller coaster this season as part of its 5-year, $50 million expansion.
| Read More | 03/09/01

Main Street Electrical Parade to Glow Away April 1st
Guests at Walt Disney World can share the magic of this cherished favorite nightly until it ends.
| Read More | 03/07/01

Cedar Point Radisson Harbour Inn to Offer Internet Access
Stay connected to this web site and others with high-speed Internet access in your room at Cedar Point.
| Read More | 03/07/01

Cedar Point To Feature Michael Jordan To The Max
This summer park guests may see Michael Jordan on the huge IMAX screen at the Cedar Point Cinema.
| Read More | 03/07/01

Landmark Ballroom Destroyed In Blaze at Idora Park
The historic ballroom one of the last remains of the closed park was destroyed by fire Monday morning.
| Read More | 03/06/01

February 2001

ESPN Selects Lake Compounce For Site of X Trails
The final qualifier for the X Games will be held at Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol, Connecticut.
| Read More | 02/28/01

Dinosaurs to Take Over Wild Adventures This Season
Dino Island to be the opening feature at the Wild Adventures new motion simulator theater.
| Read More | 02/26/01

CoasterMania to Be Held June 1 at Cedar Point
The annual event for enthusiasts includes exclusive ride time on the park's most popular coasters.
| Read More | 02/26/01

Skyline is Changing at Six Flags Over Georgia In 2001
This year's $16 million in capital improvements is the largest in Six Flags Over Georgia park history.
| Read More | 02/22/01

Paramount's Kings Island to Feature Cyberspace Adventure in 3-D
Paramount Action FX Theatre will feature 7th Portal, a new, action packed and motion spectacular in 2001.
| Read More | 02/22/01

Paramount's Kings Island And Nickelodeon Team Up
New park rides and attractions based on the Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys and Blue's Clues to open in 2001.
| Read More | 02/15/01

Incredible Flying Coaster Coming to Six Flags America
Batwing to take flight over Six Flags America this season and will prove that human flight is possible.
| Read More | 02/15/01

Straight Up With A Twist At Six Flags Marine World
Northern California's most extreme thrill ride, V2 Vertical Velocity, is coming to Six Flags in 2001.
| Read More | 02/07/01

Nitro Unveiled At Six Flags Great Adventure
The countdown begins for the opening of Nitro, a BM hypercoaster, dubbed the most explosive coaster on the planet.
| Read More | 02/01/01

Great Adventure Extends Free Safari to All Park Guests
In an unprecedented move Six Flags officials will offer free admission to the Wild Safari during the 2001 season.
| Read More | 02/01/01

Six Flags Creates New Mega Park in Ohio
New park to feature three extraordinary parks in one - a thrill ride park, a marine life park and a water park.
| Read More | 02/01/01

Six Flags Over Texas Announces 2nd Expansion For 2001
Park officials unveiled the biggest single expansion project in the history of the park with new kids section and family attractions.
| Read More | 02/01/01

January 2001

Paramount's Great America Adds Psycho Mouse Coaster
The park unveils more than 15 new thrills and adventures, including rides and shows for the 2001 season.
| Read More | 01/31/01

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Launch Platinum Passport
Park officials announced the launch of an unprecedented passport program with extraordinary benefits.
| Read More | 01/18/01

Six Flags Announces Share Price for Public Offering
Officials announced that the preferred income equity redeemable shares will be priced at $25.
| Read More | 01/18/01

Snoopy's Presidential Days at Knott's Berry Farm
Peanuts Presidency makes its first executive order to admit kids into Knott's for only one dollar.
| Read More | 01/16/01

Knott's Admits Postal Service Workers for Only $10
The park is offering this special reduced admission price to US Postal Service employees now through Feb 9.
| Read More | 01/16/01

Christian Pop Rock at Universal Studios Hollywood
Some of the biggest names in Christian rock will take the stage for 'Rock The Universe' in March.
| Read More | 01/15/01

Six Flags Buys SeaWorld Ohio To Combine Parks
The two parks will become one of the largest entertainment destinations in the Midwest.
| Read More | 01/10/01

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Orlando
The world's ultimate party returns to Universal Studios Orlando for the sixth year in February.
| Read More | 01/09/01

Six Flags Over Texas 2001 Season Pass Sale
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Six Flags Over Texas with a special deal on season passes.
| Read More | 01/08/01

Florida Fun Card Returns By Popular Demand
Residents can enjoy unlimited entry into SeaWorld Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa for the price of a single-day admission.
| Read More | 01/07/01

Cedar Fair, L.P. Entertains Record Number of Guests in 2000
Attendance at Cedar Fair's five amusement parks rose 2% over the previous record set in 1998.
| Read More | 01/07/01

X-Flight to Take Riders Flying at Six Flags Ohio
Mankind will no longer be grounded after this incredible flying coaster proves human flight is possible.
| Read More | 01/07/01

SeaWorld Orlando Leads With Admission Price Hike
The latest increase makes SeaWorld Orlando one of the most expensive theme parks in the country.
| Read More | 01/04/01

Disney Extends Epcot's Millennium Celebration Shows
Some celebrations are too good to end according to Disney officials who've extended several shows.
| Read More | 01/02/01

Walt Disney World Starts New Year With A Bang
The start of the New Year's parties signaled the end to the 15-month Millennium Celebration.
| Read More | 01/02/01

Disneyland Fills To Capacity During Holidays
The park was forced to close the gates three times in the past week because of overflow crowds.
| Read More | 01/01/01

Park Attendance Rose In 2000 For Many Amusement Parks
Attendance at North American amusement parks was up 3% in 2000, to a record 175.1 million.
| Read More | 01/01/01

Disney to Change Look of Epcot's Icon Spaceship Earth
The makeover will carry on the look from the Millennium Celebration into a new, lasting beacon at Epcot.
| Read More | 01/01/01

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