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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors

    Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors
    An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who police said escaped from a state vehicle and was captured after a massive manhunt Wednesday told a judge today that he hears voices and needs help, according to Kane County prosecutors. Jesse Vega, 33, made the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • For rights group, gay marriage only the beginning

    For rights group, gay marriage only the beginning
    They've won the first two battles to make gay marriage legal in Florida. Now the state's largest LGBT civil rights organization has its next target in sight — a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. "Being able to get...
  • 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...