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Ford Explorer Now 100 Percent Reinvented in LEGO® Bricks Debuts at Chicago Assembly Plant, Becomes Centerpiece of New Ford Driving School at LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park

CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2011 – A unique Ford Explorer rolling off the line today at Chicago Assembly Plant will feature the model’s trademark eye-catching craftsmanship with one notable distinction. This Ford Explorer is created from more than 380,000 LEGO bricks and marks the beginning of a long-term alliance between Ford and LEGOLAND® Florida theme park.

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Cedar Fair to Sell California’s Great America Park for $70 Million

SANDUSKY, OhioSept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its California's Great America amusement park, located in Santa Clara, California, to JMA Ventures, LLC (“JMA”) for $70 million in cash. The Company, which purchased the park in 2006, expects to use the cash proceeds from this sale to reduce its senior secured debt.

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Great Wolf Lodge - Pocono Mountains Unveils ” Great Wolf Story Explorers”

SCOTRUN, Pa.Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Recognizing that today’s children are growing up in a world where touch-screen tablet, smartphone-using parents expose them to the newest technologies at the youngest ages, Great Wolf Resorts®, Inc. (NASDAQ: WOLF), North America's largest family of indoor water park resorts, today unveiled its newest attraction, called “Great Wolf Story Explorers.”  Designed with this young, tech-savvy generation in mind, Great Wolf Story Explorers™ is a modern-day adaptation of the classic storytelling experience, but using technology that’s undeniably futuristic.  The new attraction blends the best of classic storytelling, interactive engagement, and imagination into a fully participatory, hi-tech experience that’s first-of-its-kind.  Great Wolf Story Explorers is being debuted at Great Wolf Lodge® - Pocono Mountains, PA., with plans for future installation at other Great Wolf Lodge locations.

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Cedar Point Named Best Amusement Park in the World

SANDUSKY, OhioSept. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For the 14th consecutive year, Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio, was named as the "Best Amusement Park in the World" in the prestigious Golden Ticket Awards presented annually by Amusement Today newspaper.

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Schlitterbahn Wins Three ‘Golden Ticket’ Awards

NEW BRAUNFELS, TexasSept. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Schlitterbahn Waterparks receives top international honors from Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awardsincluding the World’s Best Waterpark – Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark, New Braunfels, TX for fourteen consecutive years, World’s Best Indoor Waterpark – Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, Galveston Island, TX for four consecutive years and The Falls at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels as the World’s Best New Waterpark Ride.

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NEW Texas Giant Named Best New Ride of 2011

ARLINGTON, TexasSept. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, is now home to the theme park industry’s Best New Ride of 2011 — the NEW Texas Giant.  The honor was given today during the annual Golden Ticket Awards at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana.  The Golden Ticket Awards annually recognize the “Best of the Best” in the leisure entertainment industry.  These awards, often referred to as “The Oscars of the Amusement Industry,” are voted on by a panel of experts and enthusiasts from across the country.   The awards range from best theme park to a variety of accolades focused on superior products offered to guests, including rides and attractions.

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Six Flags Earns a Spot on 2011 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America

GRAND PRAIRIE, TexasSept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced that it was included in this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology.  This marks the first time the theme park operator has been recognized in the field of information technology. The 2011 list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the InformationWeek 500 Conference.

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Rock-Horror Icon Alice Cooper, Rainn Wilson, David Arquette and Jamie Kennedy Alongside Rising Stars Bailee Madison and Emma Bell to Receive “Eyegore” Awards at Universal Studios Hollywood as Theme Park Celebrates Opening Night of “Halloween Horror Nights” on September 23

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — “Scream” stars David Arquette and Jamie Kennedy will join Rainn Wilson, star of Rob Zombie’s “House of 1000 Corpses,” “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” star Bailee Madison, “Final Destination 5” actress Emma Bell and legendary rocker Alice Cooperas honorees at the 2011 “Eyegore” Awards, the opening night ceremony for “Halloween Horror Nights®” at Universal Studios Hollywood(SM).

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Cedar Point Amusement Park Selects MICROS Simphony and MICROS OPERA

COLUMBIA, Md.Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Cedar Point Amusement Park, the flagship park for Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, has implemented MICROS Simphony for the park’s point of sale and MICROS OPERA as the property management system for the park’s six lodging properties.  Over 400 MICROS Workstations are implemented throughout the number-one rated park’s restaurant and concession areas, including the MICROS Keyboard Workstation 270 (KW270), a new point of sale client for Simphony, and the MICROS Workstation 5A (WS5A), operated on Cedar Point’s wireless infrastructure.

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