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August 1999

Two Killed In Roller Coaster Mishap Saturday
A coaster car crashed killing two and injuring two others at Gilian's Wonderland Pier Saturday.
| Read More | 08/31/99

GhostRider Reopens At Knott's Berry Farm
Knott's officials reopened the popular wooden coaster after making some precautionary modifications.
| Read More | 08/31/99

Shockwave Coaster Accident Blamed On Rider Misconduct
Park officials reopened the Shockwave roller coaster after investigators blame the accident on rider miscounduct.
| Read More | 08/31/99

Chain Lift Fails On Cedar Point's Corkscrew
The chain lift suddenly broke ending the ride early for two dozen riders on board.
| Read More | 08/31/99

Passengers Stranded On A Boomerang Roller Coaster
Twenty-eight people were stranded 50-feet above the ground, when a roller coaster came to a sudden stop at Six Flags Marine World.
| Read More | 08/26/99

Knott's to Make Modifications to the GhostRider
Knott's plans to make modifications to the wooden coaster track, to prevent a reoccurrence of Monday's accident.
| Read More | 08/26/99

Park Visitor Killed on Shockwave Roller Coaster
A visitor was killed on the stand-up roller coaster Monday evening at Paramount's Kings Dominion.
| Read More | 08/24/99

Decorative Wood Falls Injuring Five Riders at Knott's
A piece of wood fell onto passengers in a train below, leaving five with minor cuts and lacerations.
| Read More | 08/24/99

12-Year Old Falls to Death at Pararmount's Great America
A youngster fell to his death when he mysteriously slipped out of his restraint on the park's 224-foot freefall ride.
| Read More | 08/24/99

Employee Killed While Operating Spinning Ride
The teenage employee was killed at Lake Compounce after he fell beneath a spinning ride.
| Read More | 08/23/99

Cedar Fair To Add Major Thrill Rides for the 2000 Season
The company announced it's plans to add new thrill rides at Knott's Berry Farm and Valleyfair for 2000.
| Read More | 08/23/99

Power Tower to Open at Valleyfair for 2000
Valleyfair to build the another high-tech thrill ride, that will amount to 275 feet of extreme screams.
| Read More | 08/18/99

Perilous Plunge To Debut Summer 2000 At Knott's
The world's tallest, steepest and wettest water ride will plummet guests 115-feet at 75-degree angle.
| Read More | 08/15/99

Cedar Point Amusement Park Earns Top Honors
Cedar Fair, L.P.'s flagship park, Cedar Point, earns top honors as the 'best amusement park in the world.'
| Read More | 08/13/99

La Ronde Reopens after Employees Strike A Deal
The closed amusement park reopens after striking workers and park management negotiated a new contract.
| Read More | 08/13/99

Three Children Hurt In Hersheypark Train Accident
A miniature train carrying 15-passengers, most of them children tipped over Tuesday injuring three.
| Read More | 08/13/99

Investigators Continue To Look For Clues At Riverside
Investigators are continuing to look for clues that may help determine the cause of the water ride accident at Riverside Park.
| Read More | 08/13/99

Premier Parks Closes All Whitewater River Rides
Riverside's parent company Premier Parks has decided to shut down all raft rides following the latest accident.
| Read More | 08/13/99

Power Outage Temporarily Closes Six Flags Fiesta Texas
A park wide power outage forced employees to evacuate all of the park's rides and attractions.
| Read More | 08/13/99

Premier Parks Reports Record Second Quarter Results
Premier Parks the world's largest theme park company reported record results from operations for the second quarter.
| Read More | 08/12/99

Hersheypark Races Toward The Millennium
The world class theme park that is home to seven thrilling roller coasters, will be adding number eight in the year 2000.
| Read More | 08/11/99

Six People Injured On Water Ride at Riverside Park
Six passengers were injured after the raft they were riding in on the Blizzard River flipped.
| Read More | 08/09/99

La Ronde Park Closed Due To Labor Dispute
A court forbid the park from using temporary labor during the dispute forcing the park to close its doors.
| Read More | 08/09/99

Dreamworld Disputes Claims Made by US Theme Park
The Tower of Terror will retain the title as the fastest, tallest ride in the world, despite other claims.
| Read More | 08/02/99

Coaster Works Announces the Opening of Their First Coaster
The opening of the new roller coaster marks the beginning of Coaster Works entry into the thrill ride market.
| Read More | 08/02/99

Arnolds Park Saved By Fund Raising Efforts
After an intense 31-day campaign, volunteers successfully raised more than the needed amount to save the park.
| Read More | 08/02/99

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