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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 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: +...
  • Great America Goliath coaster to open Thursday

    Great America Goliath coaster to open Thursday
    Six Flags Great America has announced a new opening date of Thursday, June 19 for the much-anticipated Goliath roller coaster, which is touted by the amusement park company as being the world's tallest, steepest and fastest wooden roller coaster. The...
  • 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...
  • Power outage at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee strands riders

    Power outage at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee strands riders
    Power was restored at the Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee on Sunday after a power outage the previous evening left people stranded on rides, a spokeswoman said. The amusement park in Gurnee was planning to return to normal operations on...
  • 'Cars' characters come to life with Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along

    'Cars' characters come to life with Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along
    Jay Ward's in-depth knowledge and love of cars and motorsports gave him the title of "guardian" of the Disney-Pixar "Cars" franchise.  It was only fitting to have the "Cars" Creative Director help bring two of the film's characters to the real world....
  • 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...
  • Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race

    Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics. Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
  • 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...
  • 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...