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May 2006

May 26, 2006
Memorial Day Weekend Beginning Of Daily Operations at Dollywood's Splash Country
Tennessee water park welcomes the addition of Fire Tower Falls, two side-by-side 70-foot free-fall body slides.

May 22, 2006
Valleyfair Roller Coaster Car Separates Injuring Riders
Fourteen riders were treated for minor injuries after a car on the Wild Thing coaster separated, derailed and tipped over.

May 22, 2006
Cedar Fair To Buy Paramount Parks For $1.24 Billion
The acquisition will position Cedar Fair as one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world.

May 17, 2006
Boardwalk To Celebrate Carousel's 95th Birthday
The historic beach boardwalk will hold a brass ring promotion to celebrate the Looff Carousel's 95th birthday.

May 17, 2006
Kansas Joyland Hopes To Reopen Roller Coaster May 27
The new owners hope to get the park's historic wooden coaster rolling again after sitting silent for two years.

May 17, 2006
Chicago Kiddieland Park May Close After 2010
The last remaining Kiddieland Park founded 78 years ago may close at the end of this decade because of a family squabble.

May 15, 2006
Pharaoh's New Owners Spend $9 Million On Renovations
Under new ownership the Southern California amusement park and waterpark will reopen May 18 in the middle of a major renovation.

May 15, 2006
Williams Grove Park Owner Seeks Buyer Or Operator
The Mechanicsburg amusement park will remain closed this summer unless a buyer or management team is found to open the park.

May 13, 2006
Tatsu Flying Roller Coaster Unleashed At Six Flags Magic Mountain
The tallest, fastest, longest flying coaster opens today at Magic Mountain in celebration of Six Flags 45th anniversary.

May 11, 2006
Astroworld Theme Park Land Sold For $77 Million
Six Flags stated in its earnings release that it has found a buyer for the former Houston theme park property.

May 6, 2006
Kentucky Rumbler Wooden Coaster Now Open
Beech Bend Park invites the public to ride the park's new wood roller coaster with 30 crossovers and a top speed of 50 mph.

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