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March 2002

Mar 27, 2002
Dolly Parton Kicks Off 2002 Tourist Season At Dollywood
The country superstar's annual parade is set for April 5 and the Dollywood theme park opens on April 6.

Mar 27, 2002
Last Chance For Universal's Buy A Day, Get A Year Free
The Hollywood theme park's popular buy a day, get a year free admission promotion will end on April 30.

Mar 25, 2002
Kings Island Auctioning First Seats On Tomb Raider Ride
The park is giving enthusiasts a chance to outbid each other for the right to be the first to experience Tomb Raider.

Mar 25, 2002
S&S Power Blames Vortex Shedding for Tower Collapse
The leading manufacturer of vertical thrill rides determined the cause of the tower collapse at Cedar Point.

Mar 25, 2002
Six Flags Magic Mountain Begins Daily Operation
The Los Angeles theme park now with 15 roller coasters will be open daily through September 29.

Mar 25, 2002
Six Flags To Improve Wild Waves and Enchanted Village
The park announced plans to install ten new rides this summer for the 70-acre Pacif Northwest amusement and water park.

Mar 25, 2002
Four Teens Charged In Setting Blaze at Whalom Park
Four teenagers are accused of starting the fire that destroyed the park's historic ballroom.

Mar 22, 2002
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Renames Dueling Wooden Coaster
Twisted Sisters roller coasters Stella and Lola, will miraculously become twins to now be called Twisted Twins.

Mar 21, 2002
Water Ski Show Replacing Batman at Six Flags Marine World
Ski Xtreme, a high-energy water ski show and a crowd favorite will return this summer after a three year hiatus.

Mar 19, 2002
Disneyland Resort Increases Park Admission Prices
The admission price increases come just in time for the park's busy two-week Spring Break period.

Mar 19, 2002
'Heroes Day' At Holiday World To Honor Military
Military, police, firefighers and emergency medical workers will be honored with a free admission day at the theme park.

Mar 12, 2002
Alton Towers Shows Off New Flying Roller Coaster
Air the first flying roller coaster from ride designers Bolliger and Mabillard was unveiled to the media today.

Mar 12, 2002
Las Vegas Stratosphere Submits Plans For Roller Coaster
The latest plan calls for a scaled back version of the roller coaster planned for the Las Vegas strip hotel.

Mar 12, 2002
Paramount's Great America Offers Two New Rides For 2002
New Delirum and Flying Eagles rides will debut when the park opens for the season later this month.

Mar 12, 2002
Public Asked To Help Six Flags Bring Back Killer Whales
The park has filed applications to bring two killer whales to the park on a long-term bredding loan.

Mar 12, 2002
Six Flags To Educate Congressman On Theme Park Safety
Six Flags calls on renowned neurosurgical association to perform an independent scientific study on ride safety.

Mar 7, 2002
Cedar Fair Removing Vertigo Thrill Rides From Parks
The company decided to immediately remove two thrill rides from Cedar Point and Knott's Berry Farm.

Mar 4, 2002
Suspicious Fire Destroys Historic Whalom Park Ballroom
The park's depression era ballroom was completely destroyed in the three-alarm blaze Saturday evening.

Mar 1, 2002
Cedar Fair Disputes Michigan State Accident Report
The company claims that manufacturing problems were the cause for the accident last summer on the Chaos ride.

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