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

July 2006

Jul 29, 2006
Heart Attacks Blamed For Two Roller Coaster Deaths
In two separate incidents park patrons suffered a heart attack after riding a roller coaster at Florida and Georgia theme parks.

Jul 26, 2006
Girl Injured While Riding Roller Coaster
An 11-year-old girl was hospitalized after being hit in the head while riding a roller coaster at Adventureland.

Jul 25, 2006
New Car Awarded For Riding Roller Coaster
A 23-year-old man won a two-year lease for a new car after riding a roller coaster at Six Flags Darien Lake for three days.

Jul 24, 2006
Lakeside Park Cyclone Roller Coaster Malfunctions
Riders had to be evacuated from the Denver park's roller coaster after the train stopped midcourse.

Jul 24, 2006
Stunt Show To Entertain Guests At Six Flags Parks
Six Flags adds two-stop tour of Mat Hoffman's Crazy Freakin' Stunt Show to agenda at St. Louis and Louisville parks.

Jul 23, 2006
British Roller Coaster Accident Injures 29
Twenty-nine amusement park guests were injured on the Runaway Mine Train ride at Alton Towers theme park.

Jul 19, 2006
AMC Theatres Cuts Ticket Prices For Morning Movies
Moviegoers to enjoy lower ticket prices by going to the movies in the mornings on weekends and holidays.

Jul 19, 2006
Universal Studios Building New Roller Coaster For 2007
The Hollywood studio theme park in Japan will spend more than $50 million for a new roller coaster attraction.

Jul 18, 2006
Cedar Fair Won't Built Theme Park In China
The previously announced theme park project was rejected in the deal to acquire the Paramount Theme Parks from CBS.

Jul 17, 2006
Roller Coaster Trains Crash in Sweden
Twenty-one people sustained minor injuries at a Swedish amusement park when two trains crash after the lift fails.

Jul 14, 2006
Six Flags St. Louis Celebrates 30th Birthday of Screamin' Eagle
American Coaster Enthusiasts travel cross country to ride the wooden roller coaster for 30 consecutive hours.

Jul 1, 2006
Cedar Fair Completes Purchase of Paramount Parks
The amusement park operator announced that it has completed the acquistion of the theme parks from CBS Corporation.

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