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

June 2001

Jun 29, 2001
Six Flags Magic Mountain Extends Operating Season
The park has extended its operating season and will be open daily through September 30.

Jun 29, 2001
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.

Jun 28, 2001
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.

Jun 28, 2001
Popstar to Celebrate Electronic and Dance Music Culture
Paramount's Great America invites all teens to this special tribute on Saturday, June 30.

Jun 28, 2001
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.

Jun 28, 2001
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.

Jun 28, 2001
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.

Jun 27, 2001
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.

Jun 27, 2001
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.

Jun 27, 2001
Construction Walls Up Around Windjammer at Knott's
Rumors circulate as construction walls go up around the Windjammer roller coaster at Knott's.

Jun 27, 2001
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.

Jun 27, 2001
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.

Jun 27, 2001
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.

Jun 27, 2001
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.

Jun 27, 2001
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.

Jun 25, 2001
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.

Jun 19, 2001
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.

Jun 16, 2001
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.

Jun 15, 2001
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.

Jun 13, 2001
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.

Jun 12, 2001
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.

Jun 12, 2001
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.

Jun 12, 2001
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.

Jun 12, 2001
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.

Jun 4, 2001
28-Year Old Female Dies While Riding Goliath
The unfortunate death was the result of an aneurysm according to the county coroner.

Jun 3, 2001
Riders Evacuated from Knott's Boomerang Coaster
The train stopped mid-way through the boomerang double inversion forcing an evacuation.

Jun 1, 2001
The Power of Blast! Unleased at Epcot for Summer
Daily performances of this summer-long spectacle of music and motion included with Epcot admission.

Jun 1, 2001
Universal Orlando Offers Summer Passes For Florida Residents
New passes offer admission through the summer to both Orlando theme parks for one low price.

Jun 1, 2001
Cedar Fair Completes Acqusition of Michigan's Adventure
Cedar Fair assumed the complete operations and management of the park as of today.

Jun 1, 2001
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.

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