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

January 2000

Knott's Plans "Winter Coaster Solace" For Enthusiasts
This special first-time event, will be a day filled with food, fun and of course plenty of exciting rides.
| Read More | 01/21/00

Sea World Texas Announces New Attractions and Shows
This year's additions include several new kiddie rides, a new evening show and a redesigned Shamu Stadium.
| Read More | 01/21/00

Knott's Receives Final Approval To Build Soak City USA
The local planning commission approved the park's plans to build a new water park across the street from Knott's.
| Read More | 01/19/00

Six Flags To Open New Water Park At Great Adventure
One of the world's largest water parks is under construction for a May opening in New Jersey.
| Read More | 01/19/00

Wind Gusts Cause Minor Damage To Son Of Beast
A windstorm slightly damaged Son Of Beast, a new wooden coaster under construction at Paramount's Kings Island.
| Read More | 01/14/00

Lawsuit Filed Against Universal Over Haunted House
A 57-year old women alleges that she suffered emotional distress during the parks annual Halloween event.
| Read More | 01/14/00

Disneyland Raises Admission Prices Once More
Park officials raise the price of admission, carrying on an eight-year annual tradition of higher prices.
| Read More | 01/14/00

Man Jumps From Stratosphere Observation Platform
A determined man took only seconds to scale two security fences before leaping from the 1,149-foot tall tower.
| Read More | 01/09/00

Walt Disney World Planning New Resort Hotel
The latest resort will feature over 5,000 rooms and be themed to American pop culture of the 20th century.
| Read More | 01/09/00

Americana Owners Close the Park After 77 Years
Park owners announced that they would not reopen the park for the 2000 season, citing increasing competition.
| Read More | 01/07/00

Cedar Point Tops Off World's Tallest Roller Coaster
The 310-foot tall, 92-mph supercoaster is part of an unprecedented $48 million investment for 2000.
| Read More | 01/05/00

Fireworks, Parties Ring In New Year at Walt Disney World
Record fireworks shows and parties on land and sea usher in 2000 at Walt Disney World Resort.
| Read More | 01/05/00

Disney May Build Roller Coaster at Animal Kingdom
The new roller coaster will help to give Disney an edge in the competitive Orlando theme park market.
| Read More | 01/01/00

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