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

September 2001

Sep 24, 2001
Dolly Parton Breaks Ground in Orlando on Dixie Stampede
The new $25 million show and theatre project is slated to open in Orlando in November 2002.

Sep 17, 2001
Bill Koch Holiday World's Patriarch Passes Away at 86
Koch's legacy includes the world's first theme park Holiday World, the town of Santa Claus and his family.

Sep 14, 2001
Disneyland Observes National Day of Prayer and Rememberance
At noon, the entire resort, including both theme parks will come to a stop for a moment of silence.

Sep 13, 2001
Holiday World Gives Away Free Tickets to Blood Donors
The park in an effort to support the American Red Cross is donating parks tickets to donors.

Sep 7, 2001
Knott's Coaster Reopens After State Declares Safe
Investigators found no mechanical problems and coroner concludes death was the result of pre-existing condition.

Sep 7, 2001
Cedar Fair L.P. Reports Increase In August Attendance
Attendance for the month of August, including Labor Day weekend, increased 5% from a year ago.

Sep 6, 2001
Freak Preview Nights Offer Savings for 29th Halloween Haunt
Knott's Scary Farm fans can save up to $20 per ticket by attending on these special preview nights October 4-7.

Sep 6, 2001
100 Years of Magic Celebration at Walt Disney World
Starting October 1 this new celebration will feature new spectacles in all four Walt Disney World parks.

Sep 5, 2001
'Viva La Indpendencia' at Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags presents a latino festival featuring Tiranos Del Norte, El Morro and more.

Sep 5, 2001
Screams of Fright to Fill October Nights at Kings Dominion
FearFest, the region's newest, largest and most terrifying Halloween haunt coming to the park this October.

Sep 5, 2001
New 'Slingshot' Ride Now Open at Six Flags Darien Lake
The park's new up-charge attraction from Funtime Industries launches guests 200 feet at over 80 mph.

Sep 5, 2001
Millennium Force Closed For Opening of Millennium Mania
Necessary maintenance is forcing the park to close the coaster for at least the opening day of Millennium Mania.

Sep 5, 2001
Farewell to the Country Bear Playhouse at Disneyland
Country Bear Playhouse to give farewell performances at Disneyland now through September 9.

Sep 4, 2001
Cedar Point Kicks Off 2002 Season Pass Program
The all-new lower priced pass offers the ultimate value at the best amusement park in the world.

Sep 2, 2001
Knott's Roller Coaster Closed After Female Dies
A female rider was found slumped over and unconscious after taking a ride on the park's popular roller coaster.

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