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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Crime & Punishment: Log Flume-Based Discrimination

    Crime & Punishment: Log Flume-Based Discrimination
    A 52-year-old New Haven man, whose life's passion is riding the log-like flume rides in water parks, is suing Six Flags after the company banned him from its 18 locations for life. Jay Marc Harris, known as "Flumie" and "Flume Dog" to his friends...
  • German theme park set to debut innovative coaster-dark ride combo

    German theme park set to debut innovative coaster-dark ride combo
    A German theme park will introduce a first-of-a-kind attraction featuring a 240-foot-tall high-speed hyper-coaster sandwiched between a pair of medieval-themed dark ride experiences. Set to debut this summer at Hansa Park, Karnan's Oath: Beware of Its...
  • What to expect from Disneyland's Paint the Night parade

    What to expect from Disneyland's Paint the Night parade
    Billed as the successor to the beloved Main Street Electrical Parade, Disneyland’s new 1.5 million-light Paint the Night will be a near carbon copy of a Hong Kong Disneyland nighttime parade. Starting May 22, Disneyland’s new parade joins...
  • What to expect for Disneyland's 60th anniversary celebration

    What to expect for Disneyland's 60th anniversary celebration
    What do you give a 60-year-old theme park that has everything? How about a nighttime parade transplanted from Hong Kong Disneyland and an anniversary-themed update to its long-running fireworks show? Disneyland's 60th Anniversary: Overview | Parade...
  • Knott's Berry Farm returns to its roots with Boysenberry Festival

    Knott's Berry Farm returns to its roots with Boysenberry Festival
    It's no wonder Knott's Berry Farm is hosting a Boysenberry Festival this month. Namesake Walter Knott was the first farmer to grow the berry commercially and start selling them at his Buena Park stand in the 1930s. As the story goes, Knott's business in...
  • Unique wooden shuttle coaster coming to tiny Texas amusement park

    Unique wooden shuttle coaster coming to tiny Texas amusement park
    It’s safe to say most coaster enthusiasts had never heard of ZDT’s before the tiny Texas amusement park announced plans to add a one-of-a-kind ride this summer. Designed by Ohio-based Gravity Group, the Famous Switchback Railway will be...
  • Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America

    Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America
    Every time I visit a Disneyland or Adventure Island, I make sure my diet adheres to the theme park food pyramid — equal servings of fried, sugared and sausage. (Can you imagine someone inventing a hot dog churro?) The formula for amusement park...
  • Southwest, SeaWorld end partnership after 'Blackfish' backlash

    Southwest, SeaWorld end partnership after 'Blackfish' backlash
    Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending their longtime partnership the year after a documentary raised concerns about the treatment of killer whales at the theme-park chain. The airline and the park said they reached a mutual decision not to renew...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain sued over Ninja ride accident

    Six Flags Magic Mountain sued over Ninja ride accident
    Two Six Flags Magic Mountain visitors who were riding the Ninja roller coaster when it struck a downed tree Monday sued the park, seeking unspecified damages. Jeremy Ead and Olivia Feldman filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court,...
  • 20th Century Fox to build theme park in South Korea

    Another multibillion-dollar Asian theme park is in the works: 20th Century Fox announced plans Wednesday to build one in South Korea. The announcement comes only seven months after the entertainment company broke ground on a 25-acre theme park in...
  • Universal Studios: Where to find 'Jaws' references in Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: Where to find 'Jaws' references in Diagon Alley
    Throughout the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, you can find subtle salutes to Jaws, the Universal Studios ride that was once on the site of the new attractions. Here are four of them — you can look for more when you visit: +...