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2002 NEWS ARCHIVE

Archive of past news articles on theme and amusement parks, thrill rides and attractions.

April 2002

Apr 21, 2002
Wooden Roller Coaster To Race Backwards Into 2002
Ride favorites return, new shows slated and festivals planned for Six Flags Great America's 27th season.

Apr 18, 2002
Cedar Point Season Pass Center To Open April 25
Season pass holders may save time by picking up their photo ID before the park opens for the 2002 season.

Apr 18, 2002
Red Cross To Auction First Ride On Wicked Twister
Auction to be held to sell seats for the first ride on Cedar Point's newest roller coaster Wicked Twister.

Apr 12, 2002
Wooden Coaster To Race Backwards For 2002 Season
Six Flags Great America will operate one side of the American Eagle racing wooden coaster backwards this season.

Apr 11, 2002
Lake Compounce To Offer First Season Pass This Year
The Connecticut family theme park will offer a season pass for the first time in its 157-year history.

Apr 11, 2002
Magic Mountain Introduces New XTREME Platinum Season Pass
Season passholders can upgrade their pass to receive FastLane passes and other special benefits at the theme park.

Apr 10, 2002
Owners Of Americana To Reopen Park For 2002 Season
The park will reopen for the 2002 season with a new name and will be managed by industry veteran Tom Pugh.

Apr 9, 2002
Golfers Wanted For American Red Cross Minature Golf Challenge
Cedar Point will host the 11th annual American Red Cross minature golf challenge on Wednesday, May 8.

Apr 8, 2002
Soar To New Heights With World's Greatest Super Hero
Superman Ultimate Flight, the first BM flying coaster in the US is now open at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Apr 6, 2002
Dorney Park Invests $3 Million For Park Improvements
New thrill ride and theatre renovation highlight the improvements planned at the park for the upcoming season.

Apr 4, 2002
Cedar Point Donates More Than $17,000 To Children's Organizations
The park donates the change found beneath the rides, in the fountains and from employee recycling effort.

Apr 3, 2002
Twin Spinning Mouse Coasters Open at Animal Kingdom
Primeval Whirl, twin roller coasters features fossilized family fun in a festive new mini-land at the Disney park.

Apr 2, 2002
Six Flags and Dannon Sign 3-Year Sponsorship Agreement
Six Flags will use themed areas in their theme parks to promote the Dannon Kids' Brand Danimals.

Apr 1, 2002
Disneyland To Add 'Over Shoulder' Restraints On Splash
The park confirmed that they intend to add over-the-shoulder restraints to the water ride before it reopens this spring.

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