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2011-06-23 15:26:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN) announced today that amusement park enthusiasts across the country will have the chance again this summer to ride roller coasters for a cause. On Sunday, July 24, all 11 of the company's amusement parks will participate in the third annual "Coasting for Kids" fundraiser. This marathon roller coaster event will help raise money for Give Kids The World (GKTW), a Central Florida non-profit resort that...

2011-06-11 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SUNDAY, JUNE 12: ROLLER COASTERS Profile America -- Sunday, June 12th. With summer almost here, children will be urging their parents to take them to the nearest amusement park. The highlight of these parks are ever more thrilling, roller coasters, which trace their roots back to 15th century ice...

2011-06-01 12:40:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Point will add a new level of excitement to its entertainment package when American Portrait, a new nighttime show, will make its debut at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort on Friday, June 3. Sponsored by the Marathon Petroleum Company LP, American Portrait will feature lively music, vivid hi-res images and colorful pyrotechnics that will illuminate the evening sky. The new show has a patriotic theme. It is a salute to the troops...

2011-05-26 14:14:00

AUSTELL, Ga., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Over Georgia's 11th roller coaster, the highly anticipated DARE DEVIL DIVE, is now open for thrills! The innovative new coaster sends riders over a 10-story vertical lift at a spine-tingling 95 degrees: beyond vertical! To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/sixflags/48781/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/MM08656 ) Media, roller coaster enthusiasts...

2011-05-19 10:00:00

DOSWELL, Va., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is around the corner and Kings Dominion is turning up the heat with the Intimidator(TM) 305, voted "Best New Roller Coaster of 2010" by Amusement Today Magazine and in About.com's Readers' Choice Awards. Kings Dominion and Water Works waterpark will kick-start the summer with daily operations and the first two nights of "Nights of Fire" during Memorial Day Weekend on May 28. A sure sign that summer has arrived is the opening of Kings...

2011-05-19 06:00:00

JACKSON, N.J., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It was "standing room only" at Six Flags Great Adventure's premiere of the highly-anticipated, new, stand-up thrill coaster, GREEN LANTERN, based on the DC Comics' Super Hero. Standing 15 stories tall and reaching speeds of 63 mph, GREEN LANTERN ranks among the tallest and fastest roller coasters of its kind anywhere in the world. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-05-17 09:15:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Point is now offering some money-saving deals that make it a great time to get a jump on summertime fun! With classes coming to a close, Cedar Point will be offering students a thrilling yet economical way to have an end-of-year celebration. During Student ID Weekend, Friday through Sunday, May 20-22, students (kindergarten through college) will be able to save $15 on a one-day ticket to the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort. During...

2011-05-06 17:03:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Premium made-to-order gourmet hot dogs and chili dogs will add to the fun and excitement of a Cedar Point summer when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort opens for the season on Saturday, May 14. Beginning Saturday, May 14, Cedar Point will be open every day through Labor Day, Sept. 5. New this summer will be Pink's, a restaurant that specializes in gourmet hot dogs, chili dogs and onion rings. A Hollywood legend since 1939, Pink's will...

2011-05-04 11:30:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thrill-seekers can have a blast learning about space while visiting one of the mid-Atlantic's premier amusement parks this week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Employees from NASA's Langley Research Center will travel to Kings Dominion to take part in the park's annual Education Day, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 6. This unique Education Day allows students to apply classroom theories through...

2011-04-22 15:53:00

VALENCIA, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The New Texas Giant opens at Six Flags Over Texas on April 22nd, 2011 and Theme Park Review was there to get a sneak preview! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110422/CG88289) The "old" Texas Giant closed in 2009 and for the past two years the park has worked on re-engineering and re-designing the ride into something new, something high tech, and something AMAZING! The New Texas Giant features a steep 79 degree first...


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