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2002 NEWS ARCHIVE

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

February 2002

Feb 27, 2002
Wet 'n Wild Introducing Child Locating Device To Visitors
The new state-of-the-art locating system will allow parents to locate their children on a park map instantly.

Feb 27, 2002
New Zamperla Thrill Ride Announced For Dorney Park
Meteor, to become the newest thrill ride to be added to the lineup of extreme machines offered at Dorney Park.

Feb 27, 2002
Vertical Velocity To Angle Riders In New Direction
Six Flags Marine World roller coaster is being re-designed and will become the first of its kind in the world.

Feb 27, 2002
La Ronde Announces $17 Million In Park Improvements
The Montreal theme park owned by Six Flags will build a major new roller coaster as part of the deal for 2002.

Feb 22, 2002
Albuquerque To Become Home For New CCI Wooden Coaster
Cliff's Amusement Park announced the new 2,750-foot wooden coaster that will open at the New Mexico amusement park in June.

Feb 20, 2002
2002 Amusement and Theme Park Opening Dates
To assist with your 2002 travel planning here is a list of opening dates for major amusement parks in North America.

Feb 20, 2002
Three New Attractions To Open At Six Flags Darien Lake
The park announced Shipwreck Falls, a new water ride and two other new thrill rides opening for the 2002 season.

Feb 19, 2002
Legislature Renames Highway To Honor Holiday World Legend
Indiana will rename a stretch of highway to honor Bill Koch developer of Holiday World and Splashin' Safari.

Feb 19, 2002
Walt Disney World Closing Lion King Show This Week
One of the park's longest running stage shows will end its run after more than 75,000 performances.

Feb 19, 2002
Batman The Dark Knight Coming To Six Flags New England
The park will add a new floorless roller coaster to its already exciting line up of thrill rides this spring.

Feb 14, 2002
Disney Unveils New Attractions For California Adventure
Disney officials announced two new attractions for the theme park on the day of its first birthday.

Feb 14, 2002
Sally Corp. Dark Ride Coming To Six Flags St. Louis
Scooby-Doo and gang will debut this season in a new interactive dark ride currently under construction.

Feb 14, 2002
Six Flags Brings Lo-Q Technology To Nine Parks For 2002
The innovative new system moves thrill seekers to the front of the line on Six Flags most popular attractions.

Feb 14, 2002
Canada's Wonderland To Spend $10 Million On New Attractions
The park will expand in 2002 with a major new thrill ride and expanded attractions in the water park.

Feb 14, 2002
2nd Annual Blue Streak Challenge For Preservation Effort
Conneaut Lake Park Preservation Society announced the second annual event to raise funds for coaster preservation.

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