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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1998
The owners of Adventure World said yesterday that they will invest $27 million to transform the Largo park into a Six Flags theme park before it reopens in the spring.Oklahoma-based Premier Parks Inc., which has owned Adventure World since 1991, bought the Six Flags chain for $950 million in April."Obviously our acquisition presented us with this great opportunity," said Kieran Burke, Premier's chief executive."The motivation is clearly to create a major regional destination park," he said.
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SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | September 22, 2004
JOE GIBBS IS safe for now. Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is too busy trying to acquire a controlling interest in the Six Flags theme park chain to get all worked up about one disheartening loss - even if it was to the lowly New York Giants, who are believed to be storing Kurt Warner's arm in liquid nitrogen between games. But two disheartening losses - especially if the second comes Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field - and the boy owner just might designate the team's next home game "Joe Gibbs Appreciation Day" and send the old coach back to the dirt track circuit.
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NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 29, 1999
It used to be that a trip to Six Flags meant packing kids and lunches into a station wagon and steeling your nerves for every-other-mile traffic jams and three hours worth of "Are we there yet?"Now the kids will hardly have time to beg for their first bathroom break before the station wagon reaches Central Avenue and the gates of Six Flags America are in sight.The new theme and water park in Largo, formerly Adventure World, opens Saturday with fanfare befitting an amusement park: confetti cannons, helium balloons and Looney Tunes characters marching in a parade.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | May 1, 1999
Six Flags America has delayed today's scheduled season opening by a week to complete installation of power and support systems to run the park, which is unveiling $40 million in new rides and improvements."
NEWS
By Diana Sugg and Diana Sugg,SUN STAFF | May 25, 1998
The glory days of the roller coaster are back.This summer, 34 new roller coasters are opening across North America, the most in a single year since the Great Depression. One in particular is grabbing attention: a classic wooden roller coaster at Adventure World in Largo.Called ROAR, the ride incorporates elements from the most popular and scary roller coasters of the 1920s, considered the golden age of coasters.More to the point, ROAR careens over Southern yellow pine trees at 50 mph, crosses over itself 20 times, plunges into a 133-degree right turn, makes six reversals and rockets through a roofed section of track, all in 50 seconds.
BUSINESS
November 14, 1994
* Adventure World, formerly Wild World, located in Largo, has been named for the third consecutive year as the most improved theme park in the nation by Inside Track magazine. Since 1992, the park has doubled the number of rides and attractions and will unveil a new state-of-the-art inverted loop roller coaster, The Hangman, for the 1995 season.New accounts & contracts* Image Dynamics has been named as agency of record for the Episcopal Ministries for the Aging's Fairhaven and Copper Ridge communities.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | May 28, 1994
After 20 years of seesaw management, sliding finances and roller-coaster attendance, Adventure World may finally be getting it right.The Largo theme park, which changed its name in March from Wild World, is trying to become a regional, family-friendly attraction instead of mainly a local water park for teens.It has spent heavily on rides and other features -- about $15 million worth -- since Oklahoma City-based Tierco Group Inc. bought it two years ago.So far the strategy seems to be working.
NEWS
June 11, 1995
Liberty High wins drug pledge awardLiberty High School has been named Maryland Division A grand champion of the 1995 Nationwide Insurance Prom Promise program.One-hundred-fifty-three schools in Maryland participated in the program. This is the fourth year Liberty has been a Prom Promise grand champion.An awards assembly was held June 7. As grand champion, Liberty received $2,375. The school also received a $500 scrapbook from the Toyota Dealers Association of Baltimore.In addition, the school won free tickets to Adventure World Theme Park in Largo for every student who signed the pledge to remain drug and alcohol free on prom night.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | May 1, 1999
Six Flags America has delayed today's scheduled season opening by a week to complete installation of power and support systems to run the park, which is unveiling $40 million in new rides and improvements."
ENTERTAINMENT
By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 22, 1997
If you're looking for a way to cool off with a splash this summer, there are water rides and amusements to satisfy any thirst for thrills within driving distance of Baltimore.Torpedo tubes send riders rocketing through tunnels, and high-speed water slides twist and turn to the ultimate splashdown. There are leisurely river float trips, miniature slides and interactive devices that shoot, spray and dump water by the gallons.A thrilling new log boat ride at Adventure World in Largo will roar through high-speed channels and a pitch-dark tunnel, plunge passengers backward down hair-raising water chutes, jolt along through camel-hump chutes and spin wildly in a whirlpool before crashing down a heart-stopping plunge and flying out of the mouth of a skull.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 29, 1999
It used to be that a trip to Six Flags meant packing kids and lunches into a station wagon and steeling your nerves for every-other-mile traffic jams and three hours worth of "Are we there yet?"Now the kids will hardly have time to beg for their first bathroom break before the station wagon reaches Central Avenue and the gates of Six Flags America are in sight.The new theme and water park in Largo, formerly Adventure World, opens Saturday with fanfare befitting an amusement park: confetti cannons, helium balloons and Looney Tunes characters marching in a parade.
FEATURES
By CARL SCHOETTLER and CARL SCHOETTLER,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1999
The Baroness Katharine Harris van Hogendorp sits in the nostalgic light of morning by a handsome Knabe piano, its unique dun-colored finish worn away above the keyboard, a place where she rested her forearm while teaching generations of piano students.She's a somewhat unlikely baroness, completely without affectation, warm and sympathetic and thoughtful, still light-hearted and venturesome in her mid-80s. She's a spirited Baltimore woman who married an enlightened Dutch nobleman.She's reflecting this morning on her World War II service as a Red Cross worker at a secret air base in India.
BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1998
The owners of Adventure World said yesterday that they will invest $27 million to transform the Largo park into a Six Flags theme park before it reopens in the spring.Oklahoma-based Premier Parks Inc., which has owned Adventure World since 1991, bought the Six Flags chain for $950 million in April."Obviously our acquisition presented us with this great opportunity," said Kieran Burke, Premier's chief executive."The motivation is clearly to create a major regional destination park," he said.
NEWS
By Diana Sugg and Diana Sugg,SUN STAFF | May 25, 1998
The glory days of the roller coaster are back.This summer, 34 new roller coasters are opening across North America, the most in a single year since the Great Depression. One in particular is grabbing attention: a classic wooden roller coaster at Adventure World in Largo.Called ROAR, the ride incorporates elements from the most popular and scary roller coasters of the 1920s, considered the golden age of coasters.More to the point, ROAR careens over Southern yellow pine trees at 50 mph, crosses over itself 20 times, plunges into a 133-degree right turn, makes six reversals and rockets through a roofed section of track, all in 50 seconds.
NEWS
By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | July 8, 1997
The world's most reliable baby sitter is out of business for 11 long weeks, and many Baltimore-area parents are paying with their sanity.Sibling fights. TV overdoses. I want a snowball. I'm bored. I need a ride.A good case for year-round schools.When Marci Strozykowski comes in at 10 a.m. from her early-morning job at the post office, Kevin and Lisa, 11 and 8, are ready to go. Anywhere. The movies, the mall, McDonald's to collect free toys with their Happy Meals."They fight like cats and dogs if you don't keep them amused," the Rosedale mother says.
ENTERTAINMENT
By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 22, 1997
If you're looking for a way to cool off with a splash this summer, there are water rides and amusements to satisfy any thirst for thrills within driving distance of Baltimore.Torpedo tubes send riders rocketing through tunnels, and high-speed water slides twist and turn to the ultimate splashdown. There are leisurely river float trips, miniature slides and interactive devices that shoot, spray and dump water by the gallons.A thrilling new log boat ride at Adventure World in Largo will roar through high-speed channels and a pitch-dark tunnel, plunge passengers backward down hair-raising water chutes, jolt along through camel-hump chutes and spin wildly in a whirlpool before crashing down a heart-stopping plunge and flying out of the mouth of a skull.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | September 22, 2004
JOE GIBBS IS safe for now. Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is too busy trying to acquire a controlling interest in the Six Flags theme park chain to get all worked up about one disheartening loss - even if it was to the lowly New York Giants, who are believed to be storing Kurt Warner's arm in liquid nitrogen between games. But two disheartening losses - especially if the second comes Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field - and the boy owner just might designate the team's next home game "Joe Gibbs Appreciation Day" and send the old coach back to the dirt track circuit.
NEWS
By ANDREW RATNER | May 15, 1994
Things my family did not see during a recent trip to Walt Disney World:* Nancy Kerrigan, by herself or with her new pal, Mickey Mouse.* Michael Jackson's "Captain EO" film, which is still playing at Epcot Center despite the entertainer's recent public-relations problems. (The movie was apparently broken the night we went to see it.)* Disney Chairman Michael Eisner, who was too busy bailing out Euro Disney to vacation in Florida.Things my family did see at Disney World:* A business where service is not just a slogan.
NEWS
By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 23, 1995
FOR THE SECOND year in a row, the Anne Arundel Rebels Cheerleaders have returned from competitions with first-place honors. The 150 members of the group, ranging in age from 6 to 14, took honors at this year's competition at Adventure World in Largo.The Futures, ages 3 to 6, did not enter competitions but participated in a show and received a trophy.A general meeting of the Anne Arundel Gridiron Rebels will be held at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Cromwell Elementary School. For information, call Susan Crews at 255-2937.
NEWS
June 11, 1995
Liberty High wins drug pledge awardLiberty High School has been named Maryland Division A grand champion of the 1995 Nationwide Insurance Prom Promise program.One-hundred-fifty-three schools in Maryland participated in the program. This is the fourth year Liberty has been a Prom Promise grand champion.An awards assembly was held June 7. As grand champion, Liberty received $2,375. The school also received a $500 scrapbook from the Toyota Dealers Association of Baltimore.In addition, the school won free tickets to Adventure World Theme Park in Largo for every student who signed the pledge to remain drug and alcohol free on prom night.
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