6/23/02 - Get up to speed with the latest rides
What's new for 2002? Coasters generally hog the spotlight when parks roll out their latest and greatest attractions to lure you through their turnstiles each season. While the thrill machines' marquee value is undeniable, parks and fans cannot live on roller coasters alone. So what other new rides and attractions will have you going gaga this year?
6/12/02 - New coasters put the "high" in high-tech
This year's crop of roller coasters includes newfangled elements that add some twists and turns to the ride experience. Find out where all the new coasters are this season.
5/30/02 - 2002 Top 10 Coasters
The Discovery Channel recently aired its annual "Thrills, Chills and Spills" program showing its choices for the top 10 roller coasters. Of course your About Guide, park junkie that he is, has to weigh in with his own coaster countdown.
5/28/02 - Spidey & Star Wars: The Rides
Along with their critical thumbs and star ratings, blurb-happy movie reviewers and the agencies that create newspaper ads love to describe films as "Non-stop thrill rides!" Well, this summer's mega-movies, Spider-Man and the latest Star Wars installment actually are thrill rides. Universal's The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Disney's Star Tours use motion simulator technology to place guests in the center of the action.
4/18/02 - 100 Years of Magic event at Walt Disney World
Resort-wide event, which continues through the end of 2002, celebrates the creative genius of Walt Disney. Learn about the special attractions, parades and shows developed for the celebration.
4/17/02 - Discovery Cove
Learn how you can swim with the dolphins at this tony Sea World Orlando park.
4/16/02 - Lake Compounce
The oldest continuosly operating amusement park in America is in Bristol, CT. More than just nostalgia, however, this beautiful park features great rides, including one of the best wood coasters anywhere.
4/15/02 - Coaster Wimps
Does the very thought of boarding a major roller coaster wig you out? Have no fear! Your About.com guide has some suggestions to ease you into the big coaster leagues.
4/12/02 - Preview of Royal Pacific Hotel at Universal Orlando
In its bid to transform into a full-fledged destination resort, Universal Orlando will be opening its third and largest themed hotel, the Royal Pacific, this summer. Check out this preview and learn how to jump to the front of Universal's ride lines.
4/10/02 - The Incredible Hulk coaster at Islands of Adventure
Your About.com Guide's coaster chroncile for the wild launched coaster at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure park.
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