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2010-08-17 07:49:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Going above and beyond took on a whole new meaning on Thursday, July 29 when Cedar Fair Entertainment Company's (NYSE: FUN) eleven amusement parks hosted "Coasting for Kids 2010" to raise money for Give Kids The World Village, the nonprofit organization that provides weeklong vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The fun-filled event was a company-wide effort. Park fans and coaster enthusiasts alike...

2010-08-15 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) MONDAY, AUGUST 16: FIRST LOOPING ROLLER COASTER Profile America -- Monday, August 16th. While the summer season is rapidly drawing to a close, many children are begging their parents for just one more visit to the nearest amusement or...

2010-07-22 14:57:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Riding Cedar Point's Gemini double-racing coaster will help terminally ill children and their families when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort hosts "Coasting for Kids" on Thursday, July 29. For the second consecutive year, Cedar Point will help raise money for Give Kids The World, a Florida-based organization that provides vacations for children who have a life-threatening diseases and their families. Cedar Point will partner with...

2010-07-06 10:14:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The thrill of a roller coaster ride will have a whole lot more meaning on Thursday, July 29 when Cedar Fair Entertainment Company's (NYSE: FUN) eleven amusement parks host "Coasting For Kids 2010" to raise money for Give Kids The World Village, the nonprofit organization that provides weeklong vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The fun-filled event is a company-wide effort. Park fans and coaster...

2010-06-29 06:40:00

OLD BRIDGE, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With the summer now in full swing, what's it really like to ride the best roller coasters in the country? In his book entitled America's Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks (A Guide for Those Who Ride Them and Especially for Those Who FEAR Them), Pete Trabucco takes the reader behind the scenes and presents an e-ticket review of the best amusement parks and roller coasters around the country. Pete, a pilot and freelance writer, has been...

2010-06-28 15:07:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Special entertainment, delicious meals, and money saving deals will be available at Cedar Point during the Fourth of July Weekend, Thursday through Monday, July 1-5. Guests will even have a few extra hours to enjoy the Independence Day festivities at Cedar Point as the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort will be open until 1 a.m. on Sunday, July 4. That leaves nearly three hours to enjoy all of the park's rides and attractions after the fireworks...

2010-05-18 14:34:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- With classes ending soon, Cedar Point will be offering students a great way to celebrate the end of the school year. During Student ID Weekend, Friday, May 21 through Sunday, May 23, students (kindergarten through college) will be able save $16 on a one-day ticket to the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort. During this three-day event, students will be able to purchase a regular one-day ticket to the park for only $29.99, a savings of nearly 35...

2010-05-12 16:04:00

DOSWELL, Va., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kings Dominion is pleased to announce that it will offer FREE admission to active, retired and former United States military personnel on Sunday and Monday of both the Memorial Day and July 4th weekends as a part of its Tribute to the Armed Forces program. The exact dates are May 30, 31 and July 4, 5, 2010 and include all branches of the service, including National Guard and Reserves. The free ticket offer will be available on the Sunday and Monday of...

2010-05-12 11:51:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant coasters, live shows and special activities will highlight Opening Weekend at Cedar Point when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort opens for its 141st season on Saturday, May 15. The reigning "Best Amusement Park in the World," Cedar Point's rides and roller coasters will be complemented by special live music throughout the weekend, an opportunity to win a John Deere lawn mower and an all-you-can-eat meal and ticket combo on Sunday...

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2010-04-30 09:20:19

The sharp turns, ups and downs, and high speeds of today's roller coasters bring a lot of thrills, but if you're not careful, the ride could also cause damage to your ears, say physicians at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Their case study offers the first reported link between the force of acceleration in roller coasters and a common ear injury "“ ear barotrauma "“ that occurs when there is a relatively quick change in pressure between the external environment, the ear drum and...


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