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August 21, 2003

Stealth Roller Coaster To Close After Only 3 Years

Santa Clara, CA -- Paramount's Great America announced today that it will close the Stealth roller coaster on Sept. 1 to make room for a new water park for next season. Thrill seekers who haven't ridden Stealth have until Sept. 1 to come to the park and ride it before the ride closes and construction begins on "Boomerang Bay."

The Stealth roller coaster, the world's first true "flying" coaster, was announced in June 1999 and debuted at Paramount's Great America in March 2000. The roller coaster will be relocated to Paramount's Carowinds theme park in North Carolina where it will reopen for the 2004 season.

The "Flying Dutchman" roller coaster was designed by Vekoma International of the Netherlands. Presently, there are three Vekoma Flying Dutchman coasters in operation in the United States.

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