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

June 2001

Six Flags Magic Mountain Extends Operating Season
The park has extended its operating season and will be open daily through September 30.
| Read More | 06/29/01

Kings Island Welcomes One-Millionth Guest On Son Of Beast
Paramount's Kings Island celebrates the milestone by giving away season passes and prizes to the lucky rider.
| Read More | 06/29/01

World's Fastest Roller Coaster Coming To Japan
Fujikyu Highlands to open a Thrust Air roller coaster that will break the current coaster speed record.
| Read More | 06/28/01

Popstar to Celebrate Electronic and Dance Music Culture
Paramount's Great America invites all teens to this special tribute on Saturday, June 30.
| Read More | 06/28/01

Celebrate The Fourth at Paramount's Great America
Extended hours, Fourth of July all-you-can-eat BBQ and fireworks make for a great celebration.
| Read More | 06/28/01

Massive Fireworks Display Planned at Kings Island
The park will present an all-new fireworks display 30 times the size and scope of the traditional display.
| Read More | 06/28/01

Cedar Point Lights Up The Night With Fireworks Display
The park announced its annual Forth of July fireworks display and extended park hours for the summer.
| Read More | 06/28/01

Rhino Rally Closed After Land Rover Tips Over
The new ride at Busch Gardens Tampa closed after two riders suffered minor injuries when a vehicle tipped.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Six Flags Plans 200-Foot Tall Coaster for Ohio Park
Company officials are being met with opposition from neighbors as they propose a new roller coaster.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Construction Walls Up Around Windjammer at Knott's
Rumors circulate as construction walls go up around the Windjammer roller coaster at Knott's.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Tokyo DisneySea Grand Opening Date Set For September 4
Disney's newest theme park is setting sail for adventure and imagination in Tokyo with seven themed areas.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Spectacular Nightime Parade Premiers at Tokyo Disneyland
Dreamlights, Tokyo Disneyland's new Electrical Parade is receiving rave reviews since its debut to guests on June 1.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Disney to Build Coaster at Animal Kingdom for 2002
Chester Hester's Dino Rama! will be a new mini-land of zany fun planned for the Animal Kingdom park.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Magic Carpets of Aladdin Open At Disney's Magic Kingdom
This wew spinning ride themed to popular animated film is now open in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Asian Amusement Expo 2001 July 11-13 in Hong Kong
The Asian Amusement Expo promises to be something for everyone in the amusement and leisure industry.
| Read More | 06/27/01

Disneyland Settles Suit Over Brain Injury from Ride
The company agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to a woman who claims she was injured on Indiana Jones.
| Read More | 06/25/01

Disneyland to Give Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes The Boot
The original Frontierland attraction is slated to close at the end of the summer after 46 years of service.
| Read More | 06/19/01

Six Flags Magic Mountain Reopens Goliath Roller Coaster
The park reopens the popular roller coaster after investigators and the coroner reports conclude that the ride is safe to operate.
| Read More | 06/16/01

Train Valleys On Zoomerang Coaster at Lake Compounce
A day after a tragic accident at the park the train on the Zoomerang got stuck stranding 26 passengers.
| Read More | 06/15/01

Lake Compounce Employee Killed on Roller Coaster
A maintenance worker died after he was struck by a train on the Boulder Dash roller coaster while working.
| Read More | 06/13/01

V2: Vertical Velocity Blasts Off at Six Flags Marine World
The new high-tech, spiraling impulse coaster that rockets riders from 0-70 mph is now blasting off at Marine World.
| Read More | 06/12/01

Disney's California Adventure to Open Millionaire Attraction
A new live show based on ABC's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is coming to the park this August.
| Read More | 06/12/01

Kennywood's Classic Old Mill Ride Celebrates 100 Years
Members of the Dark Rides and Funhouse Enthusiasts came out to celebrate the centennial for the Old Mill.
| Read More | 06/12/01

Bonfante Gardens Theme Park Opens This Friday
Northern California's newest theme park will welcome the public to the new park on Friday, June 15.
| Read More | 06/12/01

28-Year Old Female Dies While Riding Goliath
The unfortunate death was the result of an aneurysm according to the county coroner.
| Read More | 06/04/01

Riders Evacuated from Knott's Boomerang Coaster
The train stopped mid-way through the boomerang double inversion forcing an evacuation.
| Read More | 06/03/01

The Power of Blast! Unleased at Epcot for Summer
Daily performances of this summer-long spectacle of music and motion included with Epcot admission.
| Read More | 06/01/01

Universal Orlando Offers Summer Passes For Florida Residents
New passes offer admission through the summer to both Orlando theme parks for one low price.
| Read More | 06/01/01

Cedar Fair Completes Acqusition of Michigan's Adventure
Cedar Fair assumed the complete operations and management of the park as of today.
| Read More | 06/01/01

Cedar Fair Completes Acquisition of Oasis Water Park
Oasis located in Palm Springs, California is a 16-acre seasonal water park with 20 water rides and attractions.
| Read More | 06/01/01

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