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

May 2001

Coasterpalooza! June 9 at Paramount's Great America
One-day event for coaster enthusiasts to celebrate the 117th anniversary of the Coney Island Switchback Railway.
| Read More | 05/29/01

Record Holder Takes On The Boss At Six Flags St. Louis
Richard Rodrigues plans to ride the coaster daily now through August 10 to bring a record home to America.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Holiday World Coasters to Appear on Discovery Channel
The Raven is rated number one and The Legend is called an extreme ride in the new TV specials on Discovery.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Colby From Survivor Series to Appear at Cheetah Opening
Wild Adventures exciting new coaster will debut with a celebrity on board for the first offical ride.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Astroworld to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Texas Cyclone
The park will celebrate with Retro Revive Weekend, a dyno-mite 1970's celebration June 1-3.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Darien Lake Offers New Events Memorial Day Weekend
Family-friendly Mardi Gras Extravaganza offers parades, music, festive food and childrens's activities.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Jersey Opens Saturday
The park's second season kicks off Saturday with the debut of Hurricane Mountain, a new six slide complex.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Ireland Themed Area Now Open at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
America's most beautiful theme park gets a wee bit greener this Spring with the addition of Ireland.
| Read More | 05/24/01

California State Investigators Close Rides After Accident
An accident at Six Flags Marine World last weekend prompted state investigators to close two similar rides.
| Read More | 05/24/01

"Snoopy's Rockin Summer" Begins June 23 at Knott's
Summer entertainment at Knott's to including a new Snoopy ice show and an extreme sports spectacular.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Knott's Celebrates Memorial Day With Free T-Shirt Giveaway
Kids ages 3-11 will receive a free t-shirt with each paid child's admission, which is now only $15 through September 3.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Six Flags America Introduces Two New Guest Programs
Fast Lane allows guests to make ride reservations and Prime Time will offer passholders an extra hour of fun.
| Read More | 05/24/01

Johnny Rockets and Soak City Kickoff Summer at Cedar Point
Soak City water park and new Johnny Rockets restaurant now open for the summer season at Cedar Point.
| Read More | 05/21/01

Cedar Fair to Purchase Palm Spring Water Park
Oasis Water Park will become the third Southern California water park owned and operated by Cedar Fair L.P.
| Read More | 05/16/01

Panda Express Coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain
The world's #1 thrill park partners with largest Chinese food service chain to bring gourmet food to park.
| Read More | 05/11/01

Six Flags Reports First Quarter Results For 2001
The company affirms strong outlook for 2001 with good early season attendance, season pass and group sales.
| Read More | 05/09/01

Universal Studios Unwraps The Mummy Returns Attraction
The all-new The Mummy Returns: Chamber of Doom maze opens at Universal Studios Hollywood.
| Read More | 05/08/01

Cedar Fair Announces Acquisition of Michigan's Adventure
The partnership has reached an agreement in principle to acquire the Michigan based amusement and water park.
| Read More | 05/07/01

Six Flags Completes Acquisition of La Ronde Park
Six Flags completed its previously announced acquisition of La Ronde, a 146-acre theme park in Montreal.
| Read More | 05/04/01

Rare Lincoln Signatures Part of Park's Exhibit
Holiday World may be the only theme park in the world with Abraham Lincoln's signature on permanent display.
| Read More | 05/04/01

Cedar Point World's Largest Coaster Park Opens May 6
Voted the 'Best Amusement Park in the World', Cedar Point rolls into opening day of 2001 season on Sunday.
| Read More | 05/03/01

Boulder Dash Voted World's Number One Wooden Coaster
After first year of operation Lake Compounce's new wooden coaster is honored in NAPHA annual poll.
| Read More | 05/03/01

Disneyland Officials Confirm Closure of Rocket Rods
Despite statements saying it would return officials have now confirmed the ride's closed for good.
| Read More | 05/03/01

Millionaire Attraction Now Open at Disney-MGM Studios
Walt Disney World's newest theme park attraction is based on a popular television game show.
| Read More | 05/01/01

Make Way For a New Texas Legend at Six Flags
The biggest, brightest star in the galaxy, Titan sets the state for a colossal 40th anniversary celebration.
| Read More | 05/01/01

Electrical Parade Comes to Disney's California Adventure
The popular nightime parade will return to the Disneyland resort for nightly performances starting July 4.
| Read More | 05/01/01

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