News Archive - March 2006

Painter falls from ladder on Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

Posted March 30, 2006, 5:33P | Contributed by Jeff

Contractor transported to hospital after 25-foot fall.

Papa John's: The official pizza of Six Flags

Posted March 30, 2006, 1:46P | Contributed by Coaster Lover

Marketing agreement makes the pizza shop the exclusive brand to the theme park chain.

Dollywood gets approval for Mystery Mine Ride

Posted March 30, 2006, 1:43P | Contributed by Coaster Lover

The Mystery Mine features a track that climbs 121 feet and sends passengers plunging over a simulated broken trestle.

Joyland gets polish, seeks help from city

Posted March 30, 2006, 9:20A | Contributed by Jeff

Park has a long way to go, and there are questions about incentives and services from city.

Lotte World manager faces charges for safety neglect after stampede

Posted March 30, 2006, 9:20A | Contributed by Jeff

Free admission attracts more people than park can safely handle, chaos followed.

Disney remodels oldest Florida resorts

Posted March 30, 2006, 9:20A | Contributed by Jeff

Contemporary and Polynesian get a new look to evolve with the times.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #25 posted

Posted March 29, 2006, 6:06P | Contributed by Jeff

Stuff happens, MGM in Korea, mechanic liability, Wild West World ho!, Pavilion vs. Hard Rock, kid-built coaster, Uni seeks SoCal expansion research, Sandusky indoor water parks, Alton Towers and you on DVD, Hong Kong Crazyland, Disney on expansion.

Everest opens April 7 at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Posted March 28, 2006, 1:53P | Contributed by Jeff

Rich theme surrounds new ride, the first new signature attraction at Disney World in two and a half years.

New owners of Santa's Village sprucing it up

Posted March 28, 2006, 1:45P | Contributed by redman822

Renovation, expansion in the works for Santa's Village amusement park.

Visionland becomes Alabama Adventure

Posted March 28, 2006, 1:38P | Contributed by BaritonePlayer

Owner announces name change for the park.

Rasulo: No Disney park for Middle East

Posted March 24, 2006, 9:10A | Contributed by Jeff

Disney chief says that India and China hold more potential for next parks.

Daughter of woman who died at HK Disneyland accuses government of cover up, lack of help

Posted March 24, 2006, 9:06A | Contributed by supermandl

Woman claims that when her mother became ill at the theme park, Disney staff offered no medical services.

Alton Towers uses RFID to tag visitors for custom DVD

Posted March 24, 2006, 9:02A | Contributed by supermandl

Guests will purchase custom DVD's that include a combination of stock video and shots from their day at the park.

Paramount's Carowinds celebrates 30th birthday of Thunder Road

Posted March 24, 2006, 8:58A | Contributed by supermandl

Carowinds marks birthday of famed coaster that put it on map.

Plans submitted for fourth indoor water park in Sandusky

Posted March 24, 2006, 8:56A | Contributed by supermandl

Coyote Falls will add 347 rooms and a 65,000-square-foot water park.

NBC Universal planning development of California property

Posted March 23, 2006, 9:49A | Contributed by Jeff

Consultants will decide on best use for property to support studios, theme park and potential residential and retail.

St Patrick's Day Festival photos added to ThemeParks.ie

Posted March 20, 2006, 10:34A | Contributed by Richard Bannister

Ireland's national holiday celebrated with more than thirty fairground rides set up in city locations.

Eighth-graders build indoor coaster

Posted March 17, 2006, 2:23P | Contributed by onceler

135 Eighth-graders build a 24' tall, 400' long roller coaster with three lifts and drops, an enormous figure eight and a 360-degree loop in their school gymnasium.

Hard Rock Park bonds go to market

Posted March 17, 2006, 9:28A | Contributed by Jeff

$255 Million worth of bonds will fund the park, expected to open in 2008.

All commercial lots sold for development of Wild West World

Posted March 17, 2006, 9:28A | Contributed by Jeff

Developer has all 15 surrounding properties sold with construction starting this summer.

Joyland targeting an April opening

Posted March 16, 2006, 11:12A | Contributed by Jeff

Business partners say they still plan to pump millions into the aging attraction and expect to open in April.

Mechanic gets 2-1/2 years probation for 2004 Sizzler accident in Mass.

Posted March 16, 2006, 11:03A | Contributed by JDB

Fair worker plead guilty to manslaughter charges in connection with 2004 death.

Six Flags New Orleans closed for 2006 season

Posted March 16, 2006, 10:59A | Contributed by Terry Cruise

Park is working with insurance carriers to develop plan for the property.

MGM announces new park for South Korea

Posted March 15, 2006, 9:21A | Contributed by Jeff

Studio expects to open park by 2011.

Lotte World blamed for lacking safety standards

Posted March 15, 2006, 9:21A | Contributed by Jeff

Police investigating the recent death of a 28-year-old man who fell from a roller coaster are looking into allegations that the amusement park neglected safety standards.

Motley Fool's Munarriz makes predictions on Six Flags

Posted March 15, 2006, 9:15A | Contributed by Outlane

Fool columnist says Shapiro faces an uphill battle to turn around the company.

Joyland to install Astroworld's Greezed Lightning

Posted March 15, 2006, 9:04A | Contributed by supermandl

Classic shuttle looper gets new lease on life.

Riders suffer minor injuries following E-stop of swing at Six Flags Over Texas

Posted March 14, 2006, 1:09P | Contributed by Jeff

Eight people treated and released when a bearing failed and the ride shut down.

Neighbors face uncertain future with Pavilion closing

Posted March 14, 2006, 9:02A | Contributed by Jeff

Local businesses wonder what's next as the park begins its final season.

Seven fair workers injured while testing ride in Miami-Dade

Posted March 14, 2006, 8:56A | Contributed by kevin38

A spokesman said one of the carts apparently jumped off the tracks or was derailed.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #24 posted

Posted March 14, 2006, 12:20A | Contributed by Jeff

Cypress Gardens and rider behavior, Shapiro (duh!), McVeen the VIP, projectiles on rides aren't good, Knott's cuts prices, Florida wants travel-friendly school schedule.

Kennywood acquires more land, reveals plans

Posted March 13, 2006, 9:08A | Contributed by Neil

$60 million expansion includes a hotel, an indoor water park, 8.5 acres of new rides and a "signature" attraction.

Kennywood thrives under unusual business relationship

Posted March 13, 2006, 9:05A | Contributed by GregLeg

Kennywood Corproration continues to do well even with an unsual two-family ownership arrangement.

Cedar Fair boosts cash distribution

Posted March 13, 2006, 8:59A | Contributed by Jeff

Annual distribution is up four cents to $1.88 per unit.

Police will charge supervisor in Lotte worker death

Posted March 8, 2006, 9:18A | Contributed by Jeff

Officials say the victim had been drinking and should not have been allowed to ride.

Parents sue Cypress Gardens following accident

Posted March 7, 2006, 9:28A | Contributed by Jeff

Couple and their attorney says the park was negligent, despite being cleared by local officials.

Florida tourism industry wants to legislate school start date

Posted March 6, 2006, 9:15A | Contributed by Jeff

Industry wants more time for family vacations as well as seasonal work time.

Lagoon owners fought segregation in the 1940s

Posted March 6, 2006, 9:15A | Contributed by Jeff

Dancing and swimming was not allowed for black families.

Jury awards $3.6 million in Six Flags Ohio projectile accident

Posted March 6, 2006, 9:05A | Contributed by Gemini

Jurors say company knew people were throwing objects in path of coaster train.

Iger sees Disney parks in India and mainland China

Posted March 2, 2006, 8:46A | Contributed by Jeff

Chief executive sees potential as Asian economy develops.

Keith McVeen featured in IAAPA's <i>Fun World</i>

Posted March 1, 2006, 4:15P | Contributed by Jeff

Computer animator gives life to amusement rides before they are built.

Knott's Berry Farm cuts ticket prices

Posted March 1, 2006, 8:53A | Contributed by Jeff

Park is the latest in the chain to drop its adult admission.

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