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

July 2001

Jul 31, 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.

Jul 31, 2001
Historic Idora Park Wooden Coasters Are Now History
Two historic wooden roller coasters met their fate Thursday morning as a bulldozer plowed over them.

Jul 31, 2001
Thrill Ride Collapses at Michigan's Adventure Park
The Chaos spinning ride broke off its axle Monday evening injuring and stranding passengers.

Jul 31, 2001
Legendary Coaster Designer Schwarzkopf Passed Away
Anton Schwarzkopf will be best remembered for his innovations in steel roller coaster design.

Jul 28, 2001
Coaster Trains Collide at Canobie Lake Amusement Park
Five people were injured after the trains on the Yankee Cannonball ran into each other Friday.

Jul 27, 2001
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.

Jul 27, 2001
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.

Jul 24, 2001
Knott's Announces New Thrill Ride "Vertigo"
The park will introduce one outrageous new ride with three insanely great thrills in late-2001.

Jul 22, 2001
Train Collision Closes Branson USA Roller Coaster
Two trains collided on the Windstorm roller coaster at Branson USA injuring several riders.

Jul 20, 2001
Cedar Point Announces Plans To Debut New Ride
Vertigo, a new thrill ride to open in Cedar Point's Challenge Park later this summer.

Jul 17, 2001
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.

Jul 16, 2001
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.

Jul 10, 2001
Discovery Channel Goes Behind-The-Scenes at Cedar Point
New one-hour documentary on the world's largest amusement park will premiere July 16.

Jul 5, 2001
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.

Jul 5, 2001
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.

Jul 2, 2001
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.

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