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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...
  • Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas Film Romantic Comedy At Lake Compounce

    BRISTOL --  Diane Keaton stood just outside the Twister ride at Lake Compounce on Monday afternoon, crew members shielding her from the sun and near 90-degree heat with an umbrella and battery-operated fan as she waited to film her first scene. “...
  • 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"...
  • Holiday World adds a steel beast to its renowned wooden coaster lineup

    Holiday World adds a steel beast to its renowned wooden coaster lineup
    Holiday World’s new $22-million Thunderbird launched wing coaster will join a renowned ride lineup that includes a trio of top-ranked wooden coasters. Set to debut April 25 at the Indiana theme park, construction is already underway on the wing...
  • Orlando ranks most popular destination in Florida

    Orlando ranks most popular destination in Florida
    Orlando is the most popular destination in Florida for 2014, according to tourism website TripAdvisor.com.  Three Central Florida cities landed in the top five, with the City Beautiful at the top, followed by Kissimmee at No. 2 and Davenport at No. 4. ...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes
    Year in and year out, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the best haunted theme park event in Southern California and quite possibly the country. For that reason, I hold Universal Studios to a higher standard when the movie...
  • Disney meets luxury: 5 Disney influences at the new Four Seasons Orlando

    Disney meets luxury: 5 Disney influences at the new Four Seasons Orlando
    When the Four Seasons Orlando opens to guests Aug. 3, visitors to Walt Disney World Resort will have a new option when it comes to luxury accommodations. But as with resorts like Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort or Disney's Grand Floridian...
  • Get ready for the next wave of looping wooden coasters

    Get ready for the next wave of looping wooden coasters
    The next generation of looping wooden coasters promises to deliver a heart-pounding collection of near-vertical drops, over-banked turns and barrel roll inversions to theme parks around the world over the next few years. The once-impossible pipe dream...
  • Father of four dies after hit and run in Oakland Park; detectives searching for driver

    A pedestrian hit by a car in Oakland Park died of his injuries Thursday afternoon. Rollin Francis, 35, was crossing West Oakland Park Boulevard on Sunday around 11:15 p.m. when a driver heading east struck him, according to detectives. Oakland Park Fire...