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

September 2006

Sep 26, 2006
Fearfest Halloween Event Returns To Canada's Wonderland For Second Year
For tweleve nights in October the park will transform into a frightening, dark, haunted theme park for Halloween.

Sep 26, 2006
Six Flags St. Louis Offers Family by Day, Fright by Night
Fright Fest begins October 6 at the St. Louis theme park and like others cockroaches are on the menu.

Sep 25, 2006
Six Flags Giving Front of Line Pass To Cockroach Eaters
Guests who eat a live cockroach during Fright Fest's opening weekend will skip the line for their favorite ride or attraction at Six Flags Great America.

Sep 23, 2006
Indoor Outdoor Waterpark Resort Planned For Vegas
Las Vegas Wet announced plans to build $1.1-billion destination resort with waterpark, snow sports casino, hotels and more.

Sep 21, 2006
Valleyfair To Build Wooden Roller Coaster For 2007
The park plans to spend $6.5 million to build Renegade, a wood roller coaster designed by Great Coasters International.

Sep 20, 2006
Arnolds Park Turns Profit For Third Consecutive Year
Revenues increased at the historic amusement park despite a decline in attendance this summer.

Sep 19, 2006
S&P May Lower Six Flags Rating Further Into Junk
Standard Poor's may lower the theme park operator further into junk territory due to poor performance.

Sep 19, 2006
Kentucky Kingdom To Renovate Water Park For 2007
Hurricane Bay water park at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom will be expanded and renamed this winter.

Sep 14, 2006
Developer Seeking City Approval To Build Theme Park in Branson
The $600 million project in Branson will be a year-round attraction with aquarium, hotel, and indoor water park.

Sep 13, 2006
Cypress Gardens Park Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Unpaid insurance claims for damage from three hurricanes force the Winter Haven theme park to file for Chapter 11.

Sep 12, 2006
Hong Kong Disneyland Celebrates First Anniversary
Disney's first theme park in China fell short of its attendance projection and continues to struggle in the market.

Sep 11, 2006
Six Flags Names General Manager For Great Adventure
Six Flags veteran Mark Kane will immediately take the lead at its largest theme park and water park in Jackson, New Jersey.

Sep 11, 2006
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Expanding To Accommodate Growing Attendance
Indiana theme and water park to spend $4.5 million on new rides and improvements for the 2007 season.

Sep 8, 2006
Cedar Fair Reports Decline In Attendance At Parks
Attendance at the partnership's parks was down a percent while revenues remained flat through Labor Day weekend.

Sep 7, 2006
Maverick To Be Cedar Point's 17th Roller Coaster
This new western-themed, inverting coaster is set to rustle up Cedar Point amusement park guests in 2007.

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