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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas puts a new spin on fourth-dimension coasters

    Six Flags Fiesta Texas puts a new spin on fourth-dimension coasters
    The new Batman fourth-dimension roller coaster coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2015 will feature seats that spin forward and backward as the train navigates a zigzagging track with undulating straightaways and free-fall drops. Set to debut in summer...
  • Wicked triple-inversion wooden coaster heads to Six Flags New England

    Wicked triple-inversion wooden coaster heads to Six Flags New England
    In the distinct dialect of Boston natives, the new wood-steel hybrid roller coaster planned for Six Flags New England looks freakin’ wicked good. Located west of Boston, the Massachusetts amusement park will transform the classic 1983 Cyclone...
  • Extended blast of 'Frozen' frivolity forecast for the Disneyland region

    Extended blast of 'Frozen' frivolity forecast for the Disneyland region
    A blizzard of "Frozen" proportions is headed to the greater Disneyland area with a high probability of winter wonderland dance parties, rafter-rattling sing-alongs and delusional talking snowmen. For those who have long since cooled to the "Frozen"...
  • Erik Estrada's role in Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" packs a nice 'Ponch'

    Erik Estrada's role in Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" packs a nice 'Ponch'
    Seventies heartthrob Erik Estrada shot to fame as the hunky, suave Frank “Ponch” Poncherello in the motorcycle cop show “Chips.”¬†Now he’s got a fresh new tribute to that role as the voice of helicopter Nick “Loopin&...
  • How Universal came up with Hogwarts Express and said goodbye to Jaws

    How Universal came up with Hogwarts Express and said goodbye to Jaws
    Watching folks try out the Hogwarts Express train at Universal the past two days has given me a flashback to when we first heard the rumor that its Harry Potter expansion would be built in Universal Studios theme park rather than Islands of Adventure,...