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Family Entertainment: King of the High Wire to Attempt Walk Across Great America


For most people, challenging a 200 foot roller coaster at California’s Great America is a daredevil experience, but for Nik Wallenda, the park’s thrill rides are mere child’s play. Wallenda, the King of the High Wire, will attempt one of the most daring stunts of the summer as he walks a wire high atop California’s  Great America on Sunday, June 28, at 1:30pm.

At 100 feet in the air, Wallenda will attempt to walk 500 feet across the park. Nik will perform this amazing stunt with no safety net, safety wire or harness.

Known as the "King of the High Wire", Wallenda currently holds two Guinness World Records, including the longest distance and greatest height ever traveled on a high wire by bicycle, set in October 2008. He is the seventh generation of the Great Wallendas and began his high wire career at the age of four.

Observation of this death defying stunt is included with California’s Great America admission on Sunday, June 28, 2009. Guest can save big by purchasing their tickets online at where everyone pays the kids price every Sunday in June (online offer only).

California’s Great America is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." In addition to California’s Great America, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract. 

See also:
Amusement Parks: Cedar Fair to Present at the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference
Theme Parks: Cedar Fair Announces 2009 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call
Cedar Fair Reaffirms Commitment to Reducing Debt 
Cedar Fair Discloses CEO’s Sale of Units


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