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

January 2002

Jan 24, 2002
CoasterMania! 2002 Details Revealed At ACE Conference
Cedar Point revealed the details and ERT schedule for the annual event the park hosts and sponsors for coaster lovers.

Jan 22, 2002
World's Greatest Superhero Emerges at Six Flags Over Georgia
Celebrating its 35th anniversary Six Flags Over Georgia will open the South's only flying roller coaster.

Jan 21, 2002
Public Called Upon To Help Save Whalom Park
An online campaign selling Whales has been started to help save the 108-year-old park from extinction.

Jan 21, 2002
Legoland California Revises Operating Schedule
Declining attendance and a down turn in the economy have prompted the park to revise its operating schedule.

Jan 21, 2002
Amusement Park Attendance Down Overall Last Year
Park attendance declines at most parks in 2001 according to figures released by Amusement Business.

Jan 21, 2002
Disney Confirms Tower Of Terror Coming to California
Park officials confirm the popular Disney thrill ride is coming to Disney's California Adventure theme park.

Jan 18, 2002
Disneyland Resort Reduces Prices for Annual Passports
New prices and changes to the annual pass program come after a difficult year for the Anaheim theme parks.

Jan 18, 2002
Worlds of Fun Announces Wet Thrill Ride For 2002
This new Top Spin ride will be the first installation to incorporate programmable water elements into the experience.

Jan 12, 2002
Most Anticipated Ride Of The Decade Explodes Into Action
Six Flags Magic Mountain now with more coasters than anywhere else debuts X, the world's first 4th dimensional thrill.

Jan 10, 2002
Cedar Fair Reports Record Attendance At Parks In 2001
The company reported that 11.9 million guests visted the company's six amusement parks and five water parks.

Jan 7, 2002
X Debuts To Passholders at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Season Passholders received a present from the park, an exclusive preview of the new roller coaster, X.

Jan 7, 2002
The Power Of Blast Debuts At Disney's California Adventure
This high-energy, super-charged musical will be performed several times daily in the park's Hyperion Theatre.

Jan 7, 2002
Phantom's Revenge To Offer Two Train Operation in 2002
The addition of a second train will add needed capacity to the popular ride, reducing wait times.

Jan 7, 2002
Custom Coasters Debuts New Web Site for New Year
The new site features modernized graphics, improved navigation, updated photos and downloadable publications.

Jan 7, 2002
New Dolphin Discovery Coming to Six Flags Marine World
A new education program named Dolphin Discovery will bring people and dolphins together at the theme park.

Jan 7, 2002
Dollywood Announces Entertainment Audtions for 2002 Season
The park announced audition dates for the park's entertainment shows including a new classic country show.

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