State ride inspections could cost California parks big

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2004 8:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Theme park operators hardly protested Tuesday when California regulators proposed penalties ranging from $1,000 to $70,000 for violating safety laws. But they did object to the "high cost" of complying with California's safety regulations. Knott's Berry Farm and its affiliated water parks paid $150,000 in inspection costs, and smaller parks struggle to find the money for the inspections.

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