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April 26, 1999

Riverside Park Offers Special Event for Coaster Enthusiasts

Agawam, MA -- Riverside Park public relations manager Jerry Gretzinger announced that the park will offer a special behind-the-scenes day for 50 lucky coaster enthusiasts on Sunday, June 6.

The special day long event will begin free admission to the park and "exclusive ride time" on a number of the park's roller coasters and other new attractions.

Following the morning events will be a private picnic lunch in the 155-year-old Riverside Grove, beside the Connecticut River.

In the afternoon participants will be given the opportunity to try out the newly expanded Island Kingdom Water Park with the new Shark Attack water slides. In addition the park will offer a 'Question and Answer' session and a 'behind-the-scenes' tour.

The day will conclude with more "exclusive ride time" on the famous Riverside Cyclone and Mind Eraser roller coasters. The park will offer enthusiasts the chance to ride the two coasters with the "lights out."

If you are interested and would like to be one of the 50 enthusiasts chosen to participate. Then e-mail the park a story about "Why I enjoy coasters and theme parks" in 200-words or less.

Submissions should must be sent via e-mail to Jerry Gretzinger, Public Relations manager for Riverside Park. His e-mail address is All submissions must be received by May 17, 1999.