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2002 NEWS ARCHIVE

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

October 2002

Oct 31, 2002
Enthusiasts Invited To Come For Final Rides On The Beast
Paramount's Kings Island invites all enthusiasts to join them for the final ride on The Beast for the 2002 season.

Oct 29, 2002
Half Price Everything For Bonus Weekend At Six Flags
Six Flags Great America will keep the rides fired up for one more weekend and cut prices on admission, food and more.

Oct 25, 2002
Disneyland Resort Holiday Celebration Begins November 8
Holiday entertainment including fireworks, rethemed park attractions and a holiday parade to come to the Anaheim resort.

Oct 24, 2002
VisionLand Accepts Purchase Bid From Team Pro Parks
Alabama's VisionLand amusement park sold to Team Pro Parks for nearly $20 million less than asking price.

Oct 24, 2002
Global Star Announces World's Greatest Coasters Software
The new 3D simulation software will feature five of the greatest roller coasters on the planet.

Oct 23, 2002
Emergency & Military To Receive Free Admission To Kings Island
The park will offer free admission to emergency and military service personnel and their families for last two weekends..

Oct 23, 2002
'Search for Heroes' Contest For Superman-Ultimate Flight
Six Flags Great Adventure launches essay contest, celebrity panel of judges to determine grand prize winner.

Oct 23, 2002
Flying Superhero To Take Flight At Great Adventure
Six Flags park introduces a state-of-the-art flying coaster to be only one of its kind in the Northeast.

Oct 22, 2002
Schwabinchen Ride To Be Removed From Cedar Point
There is time for one last ride on Schwabinchen as Cedar Point nears the final weekend of the 2003 season.

Oct 16, 2002
Gloval Star Software Goes Gold With World's Greatest Coasters
This exciting new 3D simulation will feature five of the greatest roller coasters on the planet.

Oct 13, 2002
Holiday World Attendance Skyrockets 20% For Season
The Indiana theme park and waterpark completed its 57th season with an attendance increase of 20 percent.

Oct 8, 2002
Bonfante Gardens Cancels Holiday Lights and Closes Early
Financial problems force the Gilroy, California theme park to close early for the second year in a row.

Oct 1, 2002
Major Fright Fest Expansion Invades Magic Mountain
Six Flags only Xtreme Park introduces five new bizarre attractions for annual Fright Fest event.

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