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August 2000

18th Annual Carousel to Coaster 10k Run & 5k Walk
Paramount's Great America will host the event to benefit a non-profit scholarship organization.
| Read More | 08/29/00

The Ride of the New Millennium at Cedar Point
Cedar Point reveals the official ride statistics after more than 1.2 million riders enjoy Millennium Force.
| Read More | 08/21/00

Millennium Mania Runs Wild At Cedar Point
The world-famous amusement park announced additional dates to ride the park's major thrill rides.
| Read More | 08/21/00

Haunted House Ride Accident Injures Attraction Operator
An employee operating a haunted house ride was severely injured after getting caught in the track.
| Read More | 08/18/00

Knott's Berry Farm to Finally Open Delayed Water Ride
Perilous Plunge, the park's new water ride will open this weekend according to park officials.
| Read More | 08/18/00

Marine World Saddened By Loss Of Killer Whale Vigga
The popular orca succumbs to heart ailment on Monday evening according to Six Flags officials.
| Read More | 08/17/00

Attendance Record Shattered at Holiday World
Good weather and word-of-mouth about The Legend roller coaster helped to break the parks single day attendance record.
| Read More | 08/15/00

Knott's Extends Soak City U.S.A. Operating Season
Knott's officials decided to extend the operating season of Southern California's newest water park.
| Read More | 08/14/00

Kennywood Unveils Steel Phantom Replacement for 2001
Officials unveiled plans to build Phantom's Revenge, a hypercoaster to replace the venerable Steel Phantom.
| Read More | 08/10/00

Six Flags Reports Second Quarter Results
Earnings were up despite bad weather at many parks also four re-branded parks continue to outperform.
| Read More | 08/09/00

Busch Gardens Williamsburg to Add 6th Themed Country
Ireland is to become the theme park's sixth country in 2001, with rides, authentic food, entertainment and goods.
| Read More | 08/08/00

Cedar Fair L.P. Announces Increased Revenues and Earnings
The company announced a 4% increase in revenues and 1% increase in earnings for the second quarter of 2000.
| Read More | 08/07/00

Dorney Park's Steel Force Ranked Among The Best
Dorney's popular hypercoaster and the parks waterpark both received Golden Ticket Awards from Amusement Today.
| Read More | 08/06/00

Cedar Point Voted "Best Amusement Park In The World"
Amusement Today poll awards Cedar Point the number one amusement park and steel coaster awards.
| Read More | 08/04/00

Rare Newborns Charm Guests At Six Flags Wild Safari
The parks newborns are enchanting guests at the world's largest drive-thru animal preserve.
| Read More | 08/03/00

Raven Rated No. 1 Wooden Coaster in National Survey
Holiday World also was honored as the friendliest and cleanest park in Amusement Today's annual survey.
| Read More | 08/02/00

Nagashima Spaland Opens Record Breaking Steel Coaster
The World's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster is now open at Nagashima Spaland.
| Read More | 08/01/00

Paramount's Kings Dominion Introduces Hypersonic XLC
The world's first air-launched roller coaster with be built for the 2001 season at Paramount's Kings Dominion.
| Read More | 08/01/00

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