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September 3 Final Day of Operation for Two California Thrill Rides

Santa Cruz and Buena Park, CA, USA (August 14, 2012) — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA released the following statement in their August newsletter:

It’s time to say goodbye to the Hurricane! Last day of operation is September 3, 2012. Stay tuned for an announcement about an exciting NEW RIDE!


Hurricane, an S.D.C. roller coaster in operation since 1992 was placed on sale in March.
 Meanwhile, Buena Park, CA’s Knott’s Berry Farm, a Cedar Fair property, gave notice on Perilous Plunge, an Intamin Megasplash in operation since 2000, with the following statement on the park’s facebook page today:

Perilous Plunge will be closing September 3. Give it a proper send off with a final ride! Future plans for the site will be released soon.

www.beachboardwalk.com
www.knotts.com

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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