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November 29, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Helping to reshape Knott's Berry Farm as a modern thrill park, owner Cedar Fair LP said Tuesday it will replace the park's 46-year-old Haunted Shack attraction with a bungee jump-like ride that carries an extra cost for patrons. The ride, one of 80 worldwide known generically as Skycoasters, will lift riders 180 feet high, drop them in a free fall, then swing them from a towering arch. It is scheduled to open for the summer season next year.
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November 29, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Helping to reshape Knott's Berry Farm as a modern thrill park, owner Cedar Fair LP said Tuesday it will replace the park's 46-year-old Haunted Shack attraction with a bungee jump-like ride that carries an extra cost for patrons. The ride, one of 80 worldwide known generically as Skycoasters, will lift riders 180 feet high, drop them in a free fall, then swing them from a towering arch. It is scheduled to open for the summer season next year.
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February 15, 2001 | Bonnie Harris
Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park said Wednesday that it has scrapped plans to build a $2-million bungee jump-like ride, which was to replace the park's 46-year-old Haunted Shack attraction. The Skycoaster ride, one of 90 worldwide, was planned to help reshape Knott's as a modern thrill park. It was scheduled to open this summer.
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February 29, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A tiny Orlando, Fla., family entertainment center plans to add seven attractions over the next few years in a bid to become a small amusement park with a collection of new rides that rivals its better-known neighbors. Any of the new additions - from a pair of roller coasters to a trio of towering thrill rides to a quartet of water park slides - would be the envy of any regional theme park. PHOTOS: New rides coming to Fun Spot Orlando The $20-million investment will expand the Fun Spot Action Park located along Orlando's International Drive corridor from 5 to 15 acres in three stages: The first stage will add a wooden roller coaster, a Screamin' Swing thrill ride and a double-decker carousel by February 2013.
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September 7, 2006 | Brenda Rees
This year, the L.A. County Fair is full of gut-wrenching rides (like the zero-gravity upchuck thrill of the Skycoaster, which combines skydiving and hang gliding) and gut-ripping foods (like the new Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich served with honey and optional slice of cheese), but there are plenty of activities that don't push the extreme envelope.
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May 7, 1998 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom isn't exactly "lost." In fact, it's pretty hard to miss. The 17-acre theme park fits snugly along Interstate 10 in Redlands and lies a block from the San Bernardino County Museum. "It looks very cool from the freeway," said Regina James, who brought her 2-year-old granddaughter to the park after being enticed by the unique facade.
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July 19, 2003 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
She was the 10th person in the metal basket Sunday, dangling nearly eight stories above the Orange County Fair's main gate. She was supposed to plummet into two blue nets that would gently break her fall. Only something went wrong. The net system failed on the high-intensity Adrenaline Drop, and 30-year-old Aidyl Sofia-Gonzalez landed hard on the ground, suffering unspecified injuries that put her in the hospital overnight.
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