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03-22-2004, 01:47 AM
New Thrills, and Risk, for Theme Parks (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/valley/la-fi-theme21mar21,1,6811326.story?coll=la-editions-valley) - Los Angeles Times, 3/21/04

QuikQuote: The theme park industry is extremely competitive now," said Dave Koontz, a spokesman for SeaWorld Adventure Park in San Diego, which is unveiling a watery roller coaster called Journey to Atlantis. "If you don't refresh your park every two to three years, it's very difficult in today's environment to retain your attendance base."
At Disney's California Adventure, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, a ride that starts in a service elevator atop the 13th floor of an abandoned Hollywood hotel, is the most expensive gamble at an estimated $60 million, according to Amusement Business. The Tower of Terror is slated to open May 5.