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

August 2009

Aug 27, 2009
Busch Gardens Announces Sesame Street Safari Expansion
All new Sesame Street themed family attraction to open at the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay theme park in Spring of 2010.

Aug 26, 2009
The Intimidator Racing At Carowinds In Roller Coaster Form For 2010
Carowinds to build $23 million roller coaster with racing theme that will be the tallest, fastest, longest coaster in Southeast.

Aug 24, 2009
Universal Orlando Opens Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster
Orlando's newest attraction combines the thrills of a roller coaster with hit music, lighting effects and video.

Aug 20, 2009
Kings Dominion To Build $25 Million, 305 Foot Tall Roller Coaster
Intimidator 305 will be one of the tallest roller coasters in the world when it opens at Kings Dominion in 2010.

Aug 14, 2009
Roller Coaster Enthusiasts Coming To Worlds of Fun
Hundreds of coaster enthusiasts expected to show up Saturday for Worlds of Fun's annual Coaster Mayhem event.

Aug 13, 2009
World's Longest Water Coaster Coming To Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
$5.5 million water coaster is the second largest investment in a single ride in Holiday World's history.

Aug 12, 2009
Kennywood Expanding With Launched Roller Coaster For 2010 Season
Premier Rides to construct a 50 mile-per-hour launch roller coaster at the historic Pittsburgh amusement park.

Aug 4, 2009
Merlin Entertainment Opens Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Celebrity attraction brand Madame Tussauds opened a new location August 1st in the global home of celebrities, Hollywood.

Aug 3, 2009
Plan To Open World's First Amusement Park of Historic Rides Moves Forward
Dreamland Trust given ok to proceed with work on plans to create the world's first amusement park of historic rides.

Aug 2, 2009
Knott's and Ralphs Team Up To Help Orange County Food Bank
Admission discount offered to guests who donate canned food or purchase tickets at Ralphs grocery stores in August.

Aug 1, 2009
Worlds of Fun 'Cans For Coasters' Promo To Help Fight Hunger
Month long food drive offers can food donors admission discount to Worlds of Fun or Oceans of Fun.

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