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

April 2008

Apr 29, 2008
Darien Lake Pairs With Chopper Firm To Name Roller Coaster
New motorcycle themed launch coaster to be named after famed Orange County Choppers business.

Apr 28, 2008
Regal Entertainment To Offer Speed Racer On IMAX Screens
Speed Racer: The IMAX Experience to open May 9 at 18 Regal Entertainment Group IMAX theatres.

Apr 24, 2008
Cedar Fair Declares First Quarter Cash Distribution
The latest payment to shareholders represents Cedar Fair's 84th consecutive quarterly cash distribution.

Apr 22, 2008
Celebration City's New Roaring Falls Water Ride Debuts
Branson's largest new water ride opens with a five-story drop followed by an enormous splash.

Apr 21, 2008
Three-Fourths of Exhibitor Space Sold For 2008 IAAPA Attraction Expo
Record number of exhibitors already assigned floor space for the November attractions expo in Orlando.

Apr 18, 2008
Seats Auctioned for First Run of Behemoth Roller Coaster
Auction proceeds from the inaugural ride on Canada's tallest, fastest roller coaster going to charity.

Apr 18, 2008
Effects Filled, Family Thrill Ride Coming To Schlitterbahn Waterpark
Dragon's Revenge themed raft ride to feature roller coaster like experience with uphill blasts and two-story freefall.

Apr 8, 2008
Medieval Themed Flying Skooters To Debut At Castle Park
New family thrill ride slated to open at the Riverside, California amusement park Memorial Day weekend.

Apr 8, 2008
Pirate Ship, Family Slide New Attractions At Quassy Amusement Park
Connecticut amusement park to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2008 with two new family rides.

Apr 7, 2008
Historic Dreamland Scenic Railway Destroyed By Fire
Great Britain roller coaster was the third oldest roller coaster of its kind still in operation.

Apr 7, 2008
Suspended Roller Coaster Announced For Frontier City
To celebrate the park's 50th anniversary Frontier City is adding Oklahoma's first suspended coaster.

Apr 3, 2008
Hard Rock Park "Sound Check" Soft Opening Begins April 15
Three-week rehearsal offers visitors chance to check out the attractions at the new Myrtle Beach rock 'n' roll theme park.

Apr 3, 2008
SeaWorld To Combine Roller Coaster With Animals For New Attraction
Combo thrill ride and animal exhibit to be the most ambitious and costliest attraction ever at SeaWorld Orlando.

Apr 2, 2008
Universal Orlando Building Hollywood Themed Roller Coaster
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will be the most technologically advanced roller coaster in the world.

Apr 1, 2008
Knott's Berry Farm Celebrates Fiesta Mexicana In April
Southern California Knott's theme park to host authentic Mexican Fiesta on April 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27.

Apr 1, 2008
Hard Rock Park Auctioning First Rides On Led Zeppelin Roller Coaster
Support charity and be one of the first to ride the new Led Zeppelin themed roller coaster at the new Hard Rock Park.

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