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October 1999

Universal Planning Third Florida Theme Park
Universal is beginning to make future development plans which including a new theme park, hotels and new retail space.
| Read More | 10/27/99

Disney Imagineering Executive Resigns
A Walt Disney spokesperson announced that Kenneth Wong head of the Imagineering unit has resigned.
| Read More | 10/27/99

Cedar Fair Agrees To Purchase California Water Park
The company has agreed to purchase White Water Canyon, a troubled Southern California water park.
| Read More | 10/20/99

Chance Rides to Bring New Rides to Amusement Industry Expo
The company will offer the chance to try two rides and preview their newest attraction, the SlingShot.
| Read More | 10/20/99

"Thrills of a Theme Park" To Premiere in December
The new show will showcase Universal Studios Hollywood, a movie factory now turned theme park.
| Read More | 10/20/99

New Mountain Coaster at Lake Compounce Gets a Name
After months of searching park officials have finally chosen a name for the new wooden coaster.
| Read More | 10/18/99

Take A Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of Islands of Adventure
A television special will take viewers on a behind-the-scenes romp through Universal Studios newest theme park.
| Read More | 10/18/99

Vekoma to Build New Roller Coaster At Orlando Hotel
Kessler Enterprises announced that they would build a prototype coaster at the Sheraton Studio City hotel.
| Read More | 10/11/99

Three Parks Likely to Join Six Flags Brand
Premier Parks is expected to rename three of its parks and make large investments in each for 2000 season.
| Read More | 10/11/99

Theme Park Safety Bill Introduced To Congress
The new bill would empower the Consumer Product Safety Commission to regulate amusement park rides.
| Read More | 10/11/99

Aquatic Development Group to Design and Build Waterpark at Six Flags Great Adventure
The company announced that they are currently working on the new park scheduled to open for the 2000 season.
| Read More | 10/11/99

Premier Parks Announces Agreement with Warner Bros.
Premier to acquire Warner Bros. Movie World and obtain rights to use Warner Bros. characters internationally.
| Read More | 10/11/99

California Ride Inspection Bill Becomes Law
The new bill requires the state to perform annual inspections of all amusement park rides.
| Read More | 10/06/99

Dorney Park Seeks Changes to Land Zoning
Residents voiced their opposition to plans to change the building restrictions on the amusement parks property.
| Read More | 10/06/99

'QVC' to Broadcast Live From Holiday World
The world's first theme park will host a live broadcast of QVC and the Santa's Toy Shop program.
| Read More | 10/06/99

Increased Safety Precautions Keep Fair Ride Closed
Officials for the Texas State Fair are taking extra safety steps and will keep the fair's roller coaster closed this year.
| Read More | 10/05/99

Knott's Calls All Retired Hearses for Procession
The park hopes to break the record for a hearse procession and guests showing up in one October 9 get two free admissions.
| Read More | 10/05/99

Non-Profit Group Trying to Save Palace Amusements
The group is trying to block the city from demolishing the classic building so they can begin a restoration project.
| Read More | 10/05/99

Roller Coaster Cars Bump At Geauga Lake
Three riders sustain minor injuries after two cars on the two-car train bumped on the Giant Dipper coaster.
| Read More | 10/01/99

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