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

August 2001

Aug 31, 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.

Aug 31, 2001
Giovanola Freres Disputes Rumors About Company Closing
The company confirmed that they are still in the business of building amusement park equipment.

Aug 31, 2001
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.

Aug 31, 2001
Kings Dominion Looking For Ghouls, Ghosts and Zombies
Interviews are scheduled for the newest and biggest regional Halloween attraction at the park this October.

Aug 31, 2001
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.

Aug 23, 2001
Netherlands Coaster Manufacturer Files For Bankruptcy
Vekoma, the world's largest coaster manufacturer announced that they will file for bankruptcy protection.

Aug 23, 2001
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.

Aug 21, 2001
Six Flags Launches New Site Extending Online Presence
New interactive Web site to extend the company's Internet presence at

Aug 21, 2001
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.

Aug 20, 2001
Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Opening of Deja Vu
The world's, tallest, fastest, suspended looping boomerang coaster to open Saturday at Six Flags.

Aug 20, 2001
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.

Aug 20, 2001
European Park Announces Record Breaking Coaster
Thorpe Park in England plans to build the world's largest looping roller coaster with ten inversions.

Aug 19, 2001
Superman Coaster Reopens at Six Flags New England
The park reopened the ride after completing their accident investigation and required repairs.

Aug 17, 2001
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.

Aug 16, 2001
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.

Aug 16, 2001
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.

Aug 15, 2001
Conneaut Lake Fans Raise Thousands to Save Coaster
Blue Streak Challenge participants raise several thousand dollars to preserve the classic coaster.

Aug 10, 2001
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.

Aug 9, 2001
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.

Aug 6, 2001
Trains Collide on Superman Ride of Steel at Six Flags
Nineteen passengers were transported to local hospitals to be treated for mostly minor injuries.

Aug 3, 2001
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.

Aug 3, 2001
Waterfort Artisan Visits Busch Gardens Williamsbug
Holiday heirloom ornament designer makes a signing appearance in the Ireland section of the park August 5-11.

Aug 3, 2001
Park Celebrates 30 Millionth Visitor At Dollywood
On July 31 the park celebrated this important attendance milestone after sixteen seasons of operation.

Aug 3, 2001
Rhino Rally Reopens at Busch Gardens Tampa
The attraction reopened to the public after a month of modifications following a minor accident.

Aug 2, 2001
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.

Aug 2, 2001
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.

Aug 1, 2001
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.

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