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

July 2008

Jul 29, 2008
Gerstlauer Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Their Wooden Coaster Trains
German manufacturer celebrates a decade of having their wood roller coaster trains running on rides around the world.

Jul 29, 2008
Polar Express 4-D Joins Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival
New 4-D attraction to become part of the 19th annual Christmas event at Dollywood starting November 8th.

Jul 28, 2008
Indiana Beach Extends Season In Response To Record Attendance
New roller coaster, fireworks and promotions draw record crowds to the amusement park despite economic concerns.

Jul 28, 2008
New England's Largest Scariest Halloween Event Begins October 3rd
America's oldest theme park Lake Compounce has spine-chilling thrills planned for The Haunted Graveyard.

Jul 26, 2008
85-Year Old Myrtle Beach Carousel Spins For National Carousel Day
Family Kingdom Amusement Park celebrates the famed amusement ride by featuring their classic Carousel from 1923.

Jul 22, 2008
Mummy Star Brendan Fraser To Appear At Universal Studios Hollywood
Star of Universal Picture's The Mummy franchise to greet park guests and take a spin on The Mummy roller coaster.

Jul 17, 2008
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough To Reopen
This classic Disneyland attraction will reopen for the holiday season in advance of the animated film's 50th anniversary.

Jul 17, 2008
Six Flags Parks Maintain Guest Satisfaction Ratings
Survey scores from tweleve Six Flags parks still at their all-time high for guest satisfaction.

Jul 15, 2008
One-Millionth Rider Boards The Simpsons Ride at Universal Orlando
The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Florida has become the most popular ride ever at the Orlando theme park.

Jul 15, 2008
Cedar Fair Park Attendance On Par With Last Year
Despite the slow economy Cedar Fair says its attendance and in-park revenues are comparable to last year.

Jul 4, 2008
Cypress Gardens' Baby Albino Wallaby Named "Mahina"
Winter Haven resident submitted winning name that was chosen out of more than 400 entries.

Jul 2, 2008
Hersheypark To Offer More Ways To Cool Off In 2009
In response to guest feedback, Hersheypark will expand their water attractions with the debut of The SEAquel.

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