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2007 NEWS ARCHIVE

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

April 2007

Apr 30, 2007
Universal To Build 150-acre Theme Park in Dubai
Universal Parks Resorts said it will develop a new theme park as part of the Dubailand development.

Apr 30, 2007
Disney's Pirates World Premier Sells Out in 14 Days
Red carpet event to be held at Disneyland Park on May 19 raised $3 million for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Apr 27, 2007
Six Flags First Quarter Numbers Up Compared To 2006
Theme park operator Six Flags gave investors a preview of its first quarter 2007 revenues that they will discuss on May 9.

Apr 27, 2007
Award-Winning Danger Rangers Show Returns To Dutch Wonderland
New York Broadway production team delivers new interactive live show with new Danger Rangers music for season two.

Apr 26, 2007
Six Flags To Continue Use Of Lo-Q Queue Technology
The virtual queue system will be added to two more parks and remain in use at existing Six Flags parks through 2009.

Apr 26, 2007
Follow-Up: Township Bans Smoking at Six Flags Theme Park
Jackson Township passes an ordinance banning smoking at amusement parks in support of Six Flags no smoking policy.

Apr 26, 2007
Dorney Park Gets Zoning Change For Roller Coaster
A minor zoning change moves the amusement park one step closer to building a new 184-foot tall roller coaster.

Apr 25, 2007
Will Harry Potter Become Part Of Universal Orlando?
Reports are claiming that author JK Rowling is close to signing a deal to create a Harry Potter theme park.

Apr 25, 2007
Universal Creating "The Simpsons" Ride For Theme Parks
New mega-attraction based on the hit animated TV series coming to both the Orlando and Hollywood theme parks in 2008.

Apr 23, 2007
Cedar Fair Declares First Quarter Cash Distribution
The latest distribution represents the theme and water park operators 80th quarterly cash distribution.

Apr 23, 2007
Six Flags Announces New Credit Facility
The company intends to use the proceeds to refinance amounts outstanding under its existing credit facility.

Apr 19, 2007
Six Flags Great Adventure Wants No Smoking Law
Park officials ask the local township to back up their no smoking policy with a local ordinance banning it.

Apr 18, 2007
Magazine Names The Voyage #1 "Scare You Silly" Coaster
Two Holiday World Splashin' Safari wooden roller coasters receive top ranking by national magazine.

Apr 17, 2007
Giant 7-Story Swing Ride Debuts at Silver Dollar City
Missouri theme park's new $6 million attraction offers roller coaster speeds and giant-size thrills.

Apr 17, 2007
La Ronde Is On The Lookout For Thrilling Stories
For its 40th anniversary the park is looking for stories from park visitors that will be featured on their web site.

Apr 13, 2007
Led Zeppelin - The Ride Coming To Hard Rock Park
This looping roller coaster is one of the most anticipated rides at the world's first rock 'n' roll theme park.

Apr 12, 2007
New Entertainment Coming To Darien Lake This Season
Under new management the theme park will reopen May 5 with a new name, logo and several new shows.

Apr 11, 2007
Magic Springs & Crystal Falls To Begin Soft Drink and Sunscreen Promo
Arkansas amusement and water park to include unlimited soft drinks and sunscreen with admission this season.

Apr 11, 2007
Elitch Gardens Unveils New Logo and Familiar Name
Denver theme park reverts back to its original name after the recent sale of the park by Six Flags.

Apr 10, 2007
Six Flags Completes Sale Of Seven Parks To Parc
Six Flags finalized the sale of three water parks and four theme parks to Jacksonville company for $312 million.

Apr 9, 2007
Free Admission Promo Gets Out Of Control At Six Flags
Radio station sponored event turns into chaos, severe traffic jams and bad publicity for Six Flags Over Georgia.

Apr 5, 2007
Universal Roller Coaster Shut Down For Inspection
Park employees stopped the theme park attraction after a passenger found a loose bolt in a seat.

Apr 5, 2007
Speed The Ride Evacuated After Unexpected Stop
Las Vegas roller coaster attraction unexpectedly shuts down stranding sixteen passengers for about an hour.

Apr 3, 2007
Worldwide Theme Park Attendance Increased 2.2% In 2006
Disney continues its dominance as an estimated 186.5 million guests attend the world's Top 25 amusement/theme parks.

Apr 3, 2007
Remaining Rocky Point Buildings To Be Demolished
The remaining structures at the former amusement park will be demolished by the end of the month.

Apr 3, 2007
World's Largest Easter Egg Hunt at Cypress Gardens
More than half-a-million eggs hidden at the theme park sets a new Guinness Book world record.

Apr 2, 2007
Rare Band Organ Begins Playing At Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is new home for a rare Wurlitzer 165 Organ from San Francisco's Playland-At-The-Beach.

Apr 1, 2007
Coney Island's Astroland Park Reopens For Final Season
Fans show up for the start of Astroland's farewell season before the amusement park is removed for redevelopment.

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