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

May 2001

May 29, 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.

May 24, 2001
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.

May 24, 2001
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.

May 24, 2001
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.

May 24, 2001
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.

May 24, 2001
Darien Lake Offers New Events Memorial Day Weekend
Family-friendly Mardi Gras Extravaganza offers parades, music, festive food and childrens's activities.

May 24, 2001
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.

May 24, 2001
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.

May 24, 2001
California State Investigators Close Rides After Accident
An accident at Six Flags Marine World last weekend prompted state investigators to close two similar rides.

May 24, 2001
"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.

May 24, 2001
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.

May 24, 2001
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.

May 21, 2001
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.

May 16, 2001
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.

May 11, 2001
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.

May 9, 2001
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.

May 8, 2001
Universal Studios Unwraps The Mummy Returns Attraction
The all-new The Mummy Returns: Chamber of Doom maze opens at Universal Studios Hollywood.

May 7, 2001
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.

May 4, 2001
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.

May 4, 2001
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.

May 3, 2001
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.

May 3, 2001
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.

May 3, 2001
Disneyland Officials Confirm Closure of Rocket Rods
Despite statements saying it would return officials have now confirmed the ride's closed for good.

May 1, 2001
Millionaire Attraction Now Open at Disney-MGM Studios
Walt Disney World's newest theme park attraction is based on a popular television game show.

May 1, 2001
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.

May 1, 2001
Electrical Parade Comes to Disney's California Adventure
The popular nightime parade will return to the Disneyland resort for nightly performances starting July 4.

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