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2008 NEWS ARCHIVE

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

June 2008

Jun 28, 2008
Teen Killed By Roller Coaster At Six Flags Over Georgia
Teen decapitated after jumping two fences into restricted area under Batman The Ride roller coaster.

Jun 27, 2008
Crowds Line Up For Opening Of La Ronde Skycoaster
Montreal theme park debuts Catapulte a 53-meter Skycoaster that is the world's best-selling extreme ride.

Jun 26, 2008
Six Flags America Offers Buy One, Get One Free Admission
While the price of food and gasoline rise, Six Flags America is offering a lower price for its brand of family fun.

Jun 26, 2008
'Kaptain' Robbie Knievel To Jump At Six Flags St. Louis
America's greatest daredevil to jump record 25 cars at St. Louis theme park.

Jun 25, 2008
Cypress Gardens Opens Cirque Acrobat Show
Cirque show presented Thursday to Sunday in the park's Royal Palm Theater now through Labor Day.

Jun 20, 2008
Evel Knievel Roller Coaster Jumps Into Action At Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags St. Louis debuts new wooden coaster themed after America's legendary daredevil, Evel Knievel.

Jun 17, 2008
Gemini Double-Racing Coaster Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Thirty years ago Cedar Point in Sandusky was making headline news around the world with this record-breaking roller coaster.

Jun 16, 2008
Hard Rock Turns On Maximum RPM Roller Coaster
Myrtle Beach family takes the first spin on one of the most anticipated new roller coasters at Hard Rock Park.

Jun 13, 2008
Encore For Cirque Dreams At Six Flags Over Texas
Award-winning Coobrila returns to the Texas Six Flags theme park with all new gravity-defying acts.

Jun 11, 2008
PARC Management Purchases Magic Springs & Crystal Falls
Arkansas theme park and water park purchased by Jacksonville, Florida based park operator.

Jun 10, 2008
Cedar Fair Entertainment Reports Early Season Attendance Trends
Cedar Fair reports attendance and revenue at its amusement parks and water parks is relatively unchanged.

Jun 6, 2008
Thomas The Tank Engine Arrives At Six Flags Magic Mountain
All-new Thomas Town children's area based on Thomas & Friends brand debuts at Southern California theme park.

Jun 6, 2008
Dollywood Hosts 'Thrills in the Hills' Event This Weekend
Rollercoaster enthusiasts from around the country expected to attend this first-time event at Dollywood.

Jun 6, 2008
Cedar Point to Host Coaster Enthusiasts From Around The World
CoasterMania '08 takes place June 6 and the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain will visit Cedar Point on June 13.

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