http://www.sptimes.com/2005/05/15/St...nveil_la.shtml


ORLANDO - Fans of roller coasters that launch like rockets, gravity-smashing spin rides and water park splashes are in for a treat this year.

After a few years of belt tightening, theme and amusement park owners have spent big bucks improving their attractions following their strongest attendance period last year since the 2001 terrorist attacks slowed the $10.8-billion industry's momentum.