Friday, April 24, 2009

Amusement Industry Spotlight

Cedar Point is the greatest amusement park on Earth, but there are a ton of amusement parks throughout the world as well. So, we're not taking our focus away from Cedar Point, but we're adding a new feature to keep you informed on other news taking place throughout the world: Amusement Industry Spotlight. We'll keep you informed on the week's events every Friday.


Six Flags recently had their stock delisted from the NYSE. The ticker symbol SIX has been suspended from trading, since the company did not meet the NYSE requirements. On April 18, 2009, Six Flags announced that they would continue to trade their stock, instead on the OTC Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol SIXF, starting on April 20, 2009.

A children's ride at the Puyallup Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington recently collapsed, causing injuries to six people. The ride that collapsed was a loli-swing ride, or a smaller version of a spinning swing ride. An inspection was underway, and it was expected that the accident wasn't due to a flaw in the ride, but instead because of wet ground because of rain.

Carowinds amusement park, near Charlotte, North Carolina, will be hosting a "Carolina Panthers Draft Day Party" on April 25. The event will feature appearances of several Panthers football players, various contests for all ages, and question sessions with Panthers players. The event will celebrate the home team spirit behind the 2009 NFL draft.

Freestyle Music Park will be introducing a new children's park with four rides this summer. "Kids In America" will feature several attractions, including "Life is a Highway", "Wheels in the Sky", "Fly Like an Eagle", and "Get Off My Cloud." This new section is proposed to open with the park on Memorial Day Weekend.



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