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June 1999


June 4, 1999

Poltergeist Now Open At Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio, TX - Last week San Antonio coaster fans got the first chance to ride the Poltergeist roller coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. This new launched multielement roller coaster was designed by Premier Rides, Inc and using the high tech LIM technology to launch the trains to a top speed of 60 mph as the travel 2,700 feet of track through four exciting inversions. Poltergeist was the second of two new roller coasters to open at Six Flags Fiesta Texas this year.

Coaster Track Begins To Rise At Disney's California Adventure
Anaheim, CA - A reader reports that the first pieces of track on the new California Screamin' roller coaster at Disney's California Adventure have been installed in the past week. According to the source the new coaster structure and track can be seen rising up in the corner of the under construction park near Katella and West Street. The new launched looping roller coaster is being built to resemble a wooden coaster.

New Adventures Of Pooh Ride May Open Saturday At The Magic Kingdom
Orlando, FL -- A source at Disney reports that the Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh dark ride is slated for a soft opening to the public this Saturday, June 5. According to the source the park has currently scheduled a cast member preview for this evening and the ride is slated to open to the public on Saturday. Park officials have announced that the official opening date for the new attraction will be June 15, but until then guests may get the chance to ride the attraction should the park offer the soft opening.

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