May 17, 2011
GRTC plans daily trips to Kings Dominion from downtown Richmond
Kings Dominion visitors and seasonal employees soon will be able to take a $5 bus to the Doswell theme park, avoiding the headache of navigating interstate traffic and paying for parking.
The GRTC Transit System this summer will begin a pilot program o... Read More »
March 25, 2011
Kings Dominion Opens Saturday, April 2 - Opening Day to Benefit Marine Corps ...
Spring has sprung in Central Virginia and there is no better way to celebrate longer days and warmer weather than with the grand opening of Kings Dominion. Celebrating over 35 years of family fun and excitement, the Mid-Atlantic's premier amusement park... Read More »
February 16, 2011
Cedar Fair drew record number of visitors in 2010
America's third-largest amusement park chain hit an all-time high in attendance in 2010 despite the tough economy and a shakeup in its front office.
Ohio-based Cedar Fair drew 22.8 million people to its parks, the company said Tuesday.
Better weathe... Read More »
February 16, 2011
Theme Parks Keep Rolling
Cedar Fair may have a love-hate relationship with its investors, but it must've left its thrill-seeking owners smiling with yesterday's fourth-quarter report.
The regional amusement park operator posted a better-than-expected 23% spike in revenue to $1... Read More »
February 01, 2011
Kings Dominion is accepting job applications
Kings Dominion amusement park in Doswell has begun accepting applications and conducting on-site interviews to fill the over 2,500 seasonal positions for the 2011 Season, which will begin April 2.
A wide variety of seasonal positions are available, fr... Read More »
January 09, 2008
Cedar Fair Entertains More Than 22 Million Guests in 2007
Cedar Fair today announced that combined attendance in 2007 at its eighteen locations totaled 22.1 million guests compared with 19.3 million in 2006. During this same period, preliminary average in-park guest per capita spending increased 5% to $40.45 com... Read More »
October 24, 2007
Kings Dominion welcomes the 2008 season with” Dominator”
Kings Dominion will soar to new heights in 2008 with the introduction of its 14th roller coaster, Dominator. Debuting in late spring, this innovative 4,210-foot steel coaster will be the longest floorless coaster in the world and have the tallest roller c... Read More »
September 10, 2007
CEDAR FAIR PARKS EARN TOP HONORS AT AMUSEMENT TODAY'S GOLDEN TICKET AWARDS CEREMONY
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company , a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, has, for the tenth straight year, earned the title of "Best Amusement Park in the World" for its flagship park, Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, acc... Read More »
July 30, 2007
Cedar Fair Comments on Reports of Sale to Destiny Capital
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company , a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today commented on recent reports of a potential sale to Destiny Capital. "We have received numerous inquiries and questions regarding stories t... Read More »
July 23, 2007
Cedar Fair Declares Second Quarter Cash Distribution
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company , publicly traded leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced the declaration of a regular quarterly cash distribution of 47.5 cents per limited-partner unit, consistent with t... Read More »
July 17, 2007
Great America owner implements life jacket rule at all parks
The parent company of an amusement park where a 4-year-old boy drowned last week said it is requiring children under 48 inches tall to wear life jackets in all company-owned pools. The new rule implemented Monday applies to pools at the 18 parks owned by... Read More »
July 09, 2007
Cedar Fair Seeks Buyout That Would Keep Bosses
Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., the nation's third-largest theme-park operator, has quietly reached out to private equity firms to gauge their interest in a buyout on the condition that the company's management team remains in place,... Read More »
July 05, 2007
Cedar Fair Reports Attendance and Revenues Through June
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company , a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced that combined 2007 revenues at its parks through July 1, 2007 were $355.3 million, on 7.8 million guest visits and average in-pa... Read More »
June 30, 2007
New GM for theme park
Pat Jones began working as a game attendant at Kings Dominion during the summer of 1979. "I sold balls, hoops and rings so people could play the games," she said. "I had put my application in to work on the rides. That was supposed to be the department ev... Read More »
June 22, 2007
Va. Theme Park Among Those Closing Ride for Inspection
Drop tower rides at five amusement parks owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company -- including a park in Virginia -- have been closed for inspection after an accident on a similar ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom severed a teenage girl's feet above the... Read More »
June 04, 2007
Early-season results flat for Cedar Fair
Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., the parent of Kings Island amusement park in Mason, reported revenues on a same-park basis were relatively unchanged for the first five months of its 2007 season.... Read More »
June 01, 2007
Cedar Fair Reports Early-Season Attendance and Revenues
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company , a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced that combined 2007 revenues at its parks through the Memorial Day weekend were $147.2 million, on 3.0 million guest visits and a... Read More »
April 23, 2007
Cedar Fair Declares First Quarter Cash Distribution
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), publicly traded leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced the declaration of a regular quarterly cash distribution of 47.5 cents per limited-partner unit, consis... Read More »
March 02, 2007
Kings Dominion opens for the 2007 season on March 31.
With spring just around the corner, Kings Dominion, a popular warm-weather destination, is getting geared up for the 2007 season. The amusement park, located approximately 30 miles north of Richmond, is in the midst of hiring its summer employees – thousands of them.
The 400-acre park, which includes more than 200 rides and attractions, requires between 2,500 and 3,000 employees to operate, according to Susan Storey, a spokesperson for Kings Dominion. Many of them are from the Richmond area.
February 08, 2007
Cedar Fair Reports Results for 2006 and Outlook for 2007 - Yahoo! News (press release)
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a leader in regional amusement resorts, water parks and active entertainment, today announced results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2006. The 2006 figures include the results of the Paramount Parks since their acquisition from CBS Corporation on June 30, 2006.
December 18, 2006
Kings Dominion To Lower Daily Admission Price For the First Time
Kings Dominion, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier 2-in-1 theme park and waterpark, will reduce the price of its regular one-day admission ticket and will debut a multi-million dollar waterpark expansion for the 2007 season.
Next year, the price of a regular one-day admission ticket (valid for guests ages 3-61 who are 48 inches and taller) will be $44.95, a reduction of $5 off a regular one-day admission ticket in 2006 ($49.95).
In addition, the park has introduced the new Junior/Senior ticket (valid for guests ages 3-61 who are under 48 inches tall or ages 62 and older) for only $24.95. This new pricing structure offers drastic savings for families in 2007. A child ticket in 2006 cost $34.99 while senior citizen pricing was $39.99. The new Junior/Senior ticket offers substantial savings of up to $20 per ticket. Children age two and under will continue to receive free park admission.
September 11, 2006
Cedar Fair drops earnings projection
Cedar Fair LP of Sandusky is lowering its 2006 earnings guidance due to falling attendance at its amusement parks.
The company said it now expects to post full-year revenue of $815 million to $835 million and full-year adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $285 million to $305 million, according to a company statement.
The statement did not list its previous earnings guidance, and a message left at Cedar Fair on Friday afternoon was not immediately returned.
June 15, 2006
Park holds steady despite recent buyout - The Free Lance-Star
On May 22, an announcement shook the theme park industry: Ohio-based Cedar Fair had sealed a deal to buy Paramount's five parks at a cost of $1.24 billion.
Three days later, during the grand-opening ceremony for the new Italian Job Turbo Coaster at Paramount's Kings Dominion in Doswell, Pete Turrill shrugged off the acquisition.
"Cedar Point [Cedar Fair's flagship amusement park] is the best in the world," he said. "If they run them all like they run Cedar Point "
June 14, 2006
Cedar Fair must decide on headquarters site
Come September, Cedar Fair LP will have a big decision: whether to operate from Sandusky, as it has since 1870, or move to Charlotte, N.C.
In buying Paramount Parks Inc. last month for $1.24 billion, the Sandusky amusement park operator acquired a floor of leased space in a modern office park building in Charlotte that is Paramount's headquarters.
When the deal was announced, Cedar Fair Chairman and Chief Executive Richard Kinzel, a Toledo native, was asked about the Charlotte site's fate. He was evasive.
June 06, 2006
Soap star parade to visit theme park - Richmond Times Dispatch
Stars from "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns" will be featured at the CBS "Superstar Weekend" on Saturday and Sunday at Paramount's Kings Dominion.
The actors will participate in autograph sessions, Q&A sessions and other activities throughout the park.
"Guiding Light" actors expected to appear are: Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis), Robert Newman (Josh Lewis), Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O'Neill), John Driscoll ("Coop" Bradshaw), Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper), Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy Winslow), Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro), Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall), Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler), Robert Bogue (A.C. Mallet), Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer Lewis), Michelle Ray Smith (Ava Peralta), Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding) and Lawrence St. Victor (Remy Bordreau).
June 02, 2006
Cedar Fair, L.P. Reports early-season attendance and revenues
Cedar Fair, L.P., a publicly traded partnership which owns and operates seven amusement parks and five water parks, today reported that combined revenues at its parks through the first five months of the year were unchanged from last year. This was the result of a 2%, or $1.1 million, increase in in-park revenues, offset by a 5%, or $1.2 million, decrease in out-of-park revenues, including resort hotels.
May 30, 2006
Full speed ahead - With Paramount Parks on board, Cedar Fair increases presence in amusement park market
Dick Kinzel sounded like a kid clutching a long-coveted birthday gift when he spoke about Cedar Fair’s decision last week to buy Paramount Parks for $1.24 billion in cash.
“We put everything on the back burner,” the Cedar Fair CEO said of the weeks leading up to the announcement of the deal. “We’ve always sort of wanted them. Sometimes you have to go off your plan a little bit and adjust.”
May 23, 2006
Shareholders angry over switch in amusement park twofer deal - The State
Cedar Fair shareholders say they're angry over a switch in a popular perk.
Shareholders used to get buy-one-get-one-free passes for the Sandusky company's flagship park, Cedar Point. This year the twofer deal is for the new Castaway Bay indoor water park.
The new perk is actually worth more because it includes overnight resort lodging.
May 11, 2006
PKD Offers a Memorable Memorial Day Weekend
GRAND OPENING of the ITALIAN JOB TURBO COASTER
Be among the very first to experience the park’s newest, most exciting roller coaster. The ITALIAN JOB TURBO COASTER is a high-speed stunt car adventure that combines Hollywood special effects with high tech coaster thrills. Families board their very own tricked out MINI Cooper S for a multi-sensory stunt car adventure through movie sets and scenes inspired by one of Hollywood’s most film climatic chase sequences ever filmed. The first 500 people to experience the park’s latest coaster will receive a free commemorative collector’s pin.
April 03, 2006
"Flight of Fear" flies the coop
Unfortunately not an April Fool's joke and to the dismay of coaster afficianados, Paramount's Kings Dominion has quietly extinguished the "Flight of Fear" (formerly "The Outer Limits Flight of Fear") rollercoaster for the 2006 season...just shy of its tenth season in operation.
April 03, 2006
Paramount's Kings Dominion announces Superstar Weekend 2006
Paramount's Kings Dominion announces plans for the CBS Daytime Superstar Weekend '06. Stars from "Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns" will be on hand.
February 15, 2006
Cedar Fair reports increased income, guest spending
By Robert Niles: Year-end financial results are in for the parent of Cedar Point and Knott's Berry Farm.