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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • College Park shop a lasting part of Diagon Alley

    College Park shop a lasting part of Diagon Alley
    When the witches, wizards and muggles started flocking to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, they wanted to be among the first to get inside the new theme park. Diagon Alley, filled with London shops that Harry and...
  • J.K. Rowling Releases New Online Harry Potter Story with Adult Harry at the Quidditch World Cup

    Author J.K. Rowling has posted a new story centered around Harry Potter and his allies from Dumbledore's Army, and fans can now read the 1500 word piece for free without a Pottermore registration. Since March, Rowling has been writing original stories...
  • Six Flags roller coaster derailment: 'Cracking' noises, then screams

    Six Flags roller coaster derailment: 'Cracking' noises, then screams
    Riders and witnesses of the partial derailment of the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain said they heard loud cracks followed by screams just as the accident occurred Monday evening. Jeremy Ead was on the famous thrill ride about 6 p.m....
  • 40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says

    40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says
    California safety inspectors are investigating what caused the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain to derail on Monday, stranding riders for hours. Park officials and witnesses described seeing a large branch fall across the tracks at about...
  • 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: +...
  • Probe continues into cause of Six Flags roller coaster derailment

    Probe continues into cause of Six Flags roller coaster derailment
    California safety inspectors continued their investigation Wednesday into the partial derailment of the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Park officials and witnesses described seeing a large branch fall across the tracks at about 6 p.m....
  • Diagon Alley becomes the place to shop at Universal

    Diagon Alley becomes <i>the</i> place to shop at Universal
    Theme parks have heavily promoted merchandise for years, but with its new expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando has gone a step further. It has based an entire new area on a fictional shopping district called Diagon Alley,...
  • 'Lego Movie' Blocks '300' From Top Spot in Home Video Sales

    Warner's "The Lego Movie" reclaimed the top spot on both national home video sales charts the week ending July 6, bumping the historical actioner "300: Rise of an Empire" - which debuted at No. 1 the previous week - to the No. 2 spot. In its third week...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Busch Gardens to get up-close and personal with animals ... and coasters

    Taking the Kids -- to Busch Gardens to get up-close and personal with animals ... and coasters
    This is one birthday cake guaranteed to please. It's huge, shaped like a zebra, complete with the distinctive stripes. Only this cake was made to please a lion cub rather than a human child so it was fashioned from raw meat. Welcome to the state-of-the-...
  • 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,...
  • Get a discount on Busch Gardens Fun Card at Newport News Visitor Center

    Get a discount on Busch Gardens Fun Card at Newport News Visitor Center
    Discounts on Busch Gardens' Fun Cards are virtually non-existent. Fun Cards offer visitors the chance to pay for a single-day admission and return for unlimited visits through the summer months.  Visitors can get a small discount on the Fun Cards,...