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

January 2001

Jan 31, 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.

Jan 18, 2001
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Launch Platinum Passport
Park officials announced the launch of an unprecedented passport program with extraordinary benefits.

Jan 18, 2001
Six Flags Announces Share Price for Public Offering
Officials announced that the preferred income equity redeemable shares will be priced at $25.

Jan 16, 2001
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.

Jan 16, 2001
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.

Jan 15, 2001
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.

Jan 10, 2001
Six Flags Buys SeaWorld Ohio To Combine Parks
The two parks will become one of the largest entertainment destinations in the Midwest.

Jan 9, 2001
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Orlando
The world's ultimate party returns to Universal Studios Orlando for the sixth year in February.

Jan 8, 2001
Six Flags Over Texas 2001 Season Pass Sale
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Six Flags Over Texas with a special deal on season passes.

Jan 7, 2001
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.

Jan 7, 2001
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.

Jan 7, 2001
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.

Jan 4, 2001
SeaWorld Orlando Leads With Admission Price Hike
The latest increase makes SeaWorld Orlando one of the most expensive theme parks in the country.

Jan 2, 2001
Disney Extends Epcot's Millennium Celebration Shows
Some celebrations are too good to end according to Disney officials who've extended several shows.

Jan 2, 2001
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.

Jan 1, 2001
Disneyland Fills To Capacity During Holidays
The park was forced to close the gates three times in the past week because of overflow crowds.

Jan 1, 2001
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.

Jan 1, 2001
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.

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