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

September 2002

Sep 30, 2002
New Mexico's First Wooden Coaster Opens At Cliff's
The park's first major roller coaster opened to the public Saturday after numerous construction delays.

Sep 30, 2002
James Rasulo To Head Disney Theme Parks And Resorts
Rasulo will succeed Pressler who left for retailer Gap as president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide.

Sep 28, 2002
Cedar Fair Increases Quarterly Cash Distribution Rate
On an annualized basis, the Partnership's distribution rate will increase from $1.64 to $1.68 per unit.

Sep 27, 2002
New Thrill Ride Delirium Coming To Kings Island
This new edge of your seat thrill attraction coming to Paramount's Kings Island will be the largest of its kind.

Sep 26, 2002
Paul Pressler Leaves Disney For Gap Clothing Stores
Gap announced that Pressler has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.

Sep 13, 2002
Dollywood To Open "Doggywood" Kennel On November 9
The newest attraction at Dollywood is not for humans, but instead their canine friends who also visit the park.

Sep 13, 2002
"Winter Lights" Drive-Thru Adventure At Six Flags
Six Flags Great Adventure will introduce a new, drive-through holiday light show on November 15.

Sep 12, 2002
Haunted Mansion Holiday Returns To Disneyland October
The hit of last year's holiday season is returning for a fun filled celebration where Halloween and Christmas collide.

Sep 10, 2002
Disney Raises Admission Prices $2 At Orlando Parks
The 4% increase comes at the end of one of the worst summer seasons for the Orlando theme parks.

Sep 9, 2002
2003 Cedar Point Season Passes Now On Sale
Get your ticket to a summer full of fun at Cedar Point at the lowest prices of the year.

Sep 9, 2002
The Gravity Group, LLC Debuts Its Entire Web Site
The new web site for this coaster design firm includes information about their services and personnel.

Sep 5, 2002
American Claims New Roller Coaster Riding Record
Richard Rodriquez spent the past 104 days of his life riding a roller coaster to beat his previous record.

Sep 4, 2002
Cedar Fair Reports Increase In August Park Attendance
Attendance at in August its theme and water parks increased 3.5% compared to the same period a year ago.

Sep 3, 2002
Cedar Point Again Earns Top Honors In Annual Poll
The Ohio amusement park and it's Millennium Force coaster earned No.1 spots in Golden Ticket Awards.

Sep 3, 2002
Dollywood Park Plans For 5th Annual Homeschool Day
Pigeon Forge theme park plans several new activities for the popular annual event to be held September 20.

Sep 3, 2002
Valleyfair To Build Intamin Roller Coaster For 2003
The Minnesota based family amusement park announced plans to build a new $8.5 million Impulse roller coaster.

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