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  • While the relatively recent concept of indoor water parks hasn't been around long enough to establish much of a tradition, the new Fallsview Waterpark in Niagara Falls, Canada, is nonetheless quite non-traditional

  • For starters, it's located in a dome on the roof of a parking garage

  • Instead of serving as the focal point of a resort, the water park is part of the Falls Avenue complex that includes four hotels, a casino, themed restaurants, and other attractions

  • Tuesday August 8, 2006 | Myrtle Beach Pavilion Offers One Last Ride Saturday, September 30 will be a sad day for park fans in South Carolina

  • The classic park's owners will be razing the seaside park to build a year-round, more upscale retail and entertainment complex, similar to its Broadway at the Beach center a few miles away

  • Seaside parks, which had their heyday in the early 1900s, are swiftly fading away

  • While theme park visitors marvel at virtual disasters, they're not too fond of natural ones

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  • theme and amusement parks reviewed on Theme Park Insider, ordered by 2005 estimated attendance: Top international parks: Feature Articles Blog Flume Archive Other Sources The Blog Flume | Got news? Teen injured on Busch Gardens' Alpengeist August 11, 2006 By : We're getting word of a 17-year-old breaking his leg on at in Williamsburg, Virginia

  • Park officials said that the victim suffered from a pre-existing medical condition that affected his legs

  • So, as a result, the teen was airlifted from BGE's parking lot to a Children's Hospital in Norfolk, which, apparently, is the only hospital in the area with experience treating this condition

  • | Planning a Theme Park Vacation? Near which theme park? Check-In: Check-Out: (Travel reservation services on are provided by .) The Flume (continued) Terrorist threats: Are theme parks safe? August 11, 2006 By : With the recent discovery of a plot in London involving liquids and discharging explosives mid flight, it is abundantly clear that we are still at threat of a terrorist attack on US soil

    Theme Park Insider Accident Watch
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  • What is Accident Watch? In the United States, no official source is keeping a complete national record of theme park accidents

  • states, including Florida, theme parks are not legally required to report accidents involving injury to anyone

  • That's why Theme Park Insider users are stepping up, to provide amusement park safety data that the public needs, and ought to be entitled to get

  • How to stay safe at a theme park For more information on how you can keep yourself and your family safe on theme park rides, from Theme Park Insider and its readers

  • Browse recent theme park accident reports You'll find the five most recent verified accidents reported to Theme Park Insider on the right of this page

  • How to report an accident You can submit an accident report for any attraction listed on Theme Park Insider from its attraction listing page

  • hospitals to collect information about product injuries, including those at amusement parks

  • However, this survey does not include incidents from seven of the nation's most popular theme parks, including those at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando

  • The CPSC estimated 3, 400 accidents at fixed site parks in 2004

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  • Top Headlines Suburban Chicago New - Sep 14, 2006 'The original sign, which is as old as the amusement park built in 1976, is 60 feet tall and includes an electronic message board

  • AP - Aug 20, 2006 The Hurricane Harbor water park at the Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee remained closed yesterday because four people who visited there earlier in the week became ill

  • Great America officials had not announced early this morning whether the water park would be reopened today or not

  • - Apr 24, 2006 Will you be paying an extra $1 for parking soon? You might be if a Gurnee proposal goes through to make up for a $1.45 million budget shortfall

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  • 14, 2006 -- Six Flags names former Six Flags New England General Manager Mark Kane as the new manager for the company's largest park in Jackson, NJ

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  • Quick Search Advanced Search Reports More Language: Measure: Roller Coaster: Park: Location: Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PN UK Opened: 3/15/2006 Inversions: None Speed: 79.5 mph Height: 205' 1' Length: 1312' 4' Welcome to the Roller Coaster DataBase The rcdb is a comprehensive, searchable database with information and statistics on over 1800 roller coasters throughout the world

  • Latest News: 8/23/2006 - Busch Gardens Europe Goes Over the Edge with 'Griffon' 8/22/2006 - SeaWorld San Antonio To Add New Roller Coaster In 2007 8/20/2006 - Linnanmäki is getting a unique, world premiere roller coaster for year 2007 7/28/2006 - Oakwood Theme Park (Narberth, Pembrokeshire UK) 7/26/2006 - The International Amusement Alliance (IAA) announces their sales representation of the Zippin Pippin wooden roller coaster 7/26/2006 - Fuji-Q Highland (Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Japan) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Problems? Questions? Comments? Your is welcome here

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  • San Antonio's SeaWorld marine animal park announced plans to build the first Mack water roller coaster in the US for 2007

  • 8/23/06 The park's fifth roller coaster Griffon will take riders over the edge when it at Busch Gardens Europe in 2007

  • 8/23/06 After a several year hiatus Halloween Horror Nights returns this year to Universal Studios Hollywood theme park

  • 8/14/06 Reduced operations and the closing of the park's stunt show are in response to growing financial problems at Six Flags

  • 8/14/06 Attendance increases at Myrtle Beach Pavilion as fans come to the amusement park for the last season

  • 8/5/06 After more than 60 years this small amusement park in northeast Ohio will call it quits when the summer ends

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  • :Search: Site Highlights The Phantom's Revenge roller coaster remains the star attraction at this tradition amusement park near Pittsburgh

  • 2006 Attraction Preview The centerpiece of Holiday World's expansion in celebration of the park's 60th anniversary

    Coasterchild's Guide to Six Flags Great America
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  • 27 August 2006 20:00 - Photo gallery features nearly 100 photos of rides and attractions at Europa Park in Germany

  • 27 August 2006 04:54 - Photo gallery features nearly 50 photos of rides and attractions at Holiday Park in Germany

  • 27 August 2006 04:53 - Kennywood to spend $60 million in future park expansion

  • 24 August 2006 17:07 - The park will add a unique Mack Superplash including a backward camelback drop

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    Amusement Today - All about the BUSINESS of FUN!
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  • Little Amerricka has a new logo - construction of The Meteor wooden roller coaster underway (AUG 1, 2006) - Little Amerricka amusement park in Marshall, Wisconsin now sports a fresh new logo that reflects the coming of the park's first wooden roller coaster, The Meteor

  • The wood coaster was purchased and moved from Chicago's Hillcrest Park after it closed

  • Meteor is being built in-house by a small dedicated crew which includes park manager Darrell Klompmaker

  • The park celebrates its 15th anniversary this year

  • Lake Compounce Zooms Into Gear for 2007 (AUG 1, 2006) - America’s oldest amusement park and Connecticut’s largest water park, unveiled plans today for a new ride and other expansions for 2007 and beyond

  • “Lake Compounce is a Family Theme Park, so we think it’s important to have great new rides that can accommodate both parents and their children, ” said General Manager, Jerry Brick

  • We expect to be able to accommodate between 400 – 450 riders each hour.” Groundbreaking for the new ride has already occurred and it will be ready for park visitors on opening day of next season

    Coaster News Network
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  • 20, 2005 Welcome to the Coaster News Network Recent Updates: Additional pictures have been added to Cedar Point, Six Flags Great America, Camden Park, Belmont Park, Knott's Berry Farm, and Six Flags Magic Mountain

  • The park will hold a contest to name the new coaster

  • Admission will be $15, with free parking, and proceeds from admission will be split between the American Red Cross and Salvation Army

  • Six Flags New Orleans Still Underwater Major cable news TV stations, from helicopters, flew over Six Flags New Orleans, and the park is still underwater, and obviously very damaged

  • The states the park is "temporarily closed", due to Hurricane Katrina, and tickets will be honored at other Six Flags parks

  • It is not currently expected to be sold as an amusement park, and the rides will be sent to other Six Flags parks

  • The park is running a "Name That Coaster" contest

  • Winterfest Returns to PKI WinterFest will return to , Cincinnati, Ohio, as areas of the parks will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, once again

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    Theme Park Critic - Guide to the Nation's Best Theme Parks and Rides
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    CNN - String of amusement park accidents causing concern - August ...

  • String of amusement park accidents causing concern Rescuers give drinks to passengers stuck in the Boomerang ride at the Six Flags Marine World, near San Francisco VIDEO CNN's Don Knapp looks at the twists and turns in the history of roller coasters (Aug

  • 26) Windows Media CNN's Greg Lefevre reviews recent amusement park accidents (Aug

  • EDT (0303 GMT) , California (CNN) -- Amusement park rides can be thrilling, but a recent string of accidents may have many thrillseekers wondering about the risk

  • 'We heard this loud cracking sound, saw this black cable start whipping around all over the place, ' said Todd Dufren, who was visiting the park with his family

  • It was pretty scary.' A park spokeswoman said a handful of the passengers on the seven-car Boomerang roller coaster were suspended at a 45-degree angle

  • That accident, as well as others around the country, prompted the company to close seven rides at its five parks around the country

  • The ride has carried 2 million passengers since it opened at the park in March 1998, Vonne said

  • On Sunday, a 12-year-old boy fell to his death from the Paramount's Great America Drop Zone ride at an amusement park in Santa Clara, California

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