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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Disney's Polynesian Resort changes include new name, new dining

    Disney's Polynesian Resort changes include new name, new dining
    Disney has shown it isn't afraid to make changes, and next up on its revamp list at Walt Disney World is the Polynesian Resort. Part of moving forward though is a bit of a throwback. "As part of this transformation, the resort is returning to its...
  • Hills and valleys of roller-coastering

    Hills and valleys of roller-coastering
    The preparations for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom put me in a nostalgic mood for good — and occasionally harrowing — times aboard other Central Florida roller coasters. I've been having flashbacks of many ups and downs for some...
  • Spring flings at the theme parks

    Spring flings at the theme parks
    After this long, harsh winter, it's impossible to begrudge our Northern friends for wanting to spend time in our Florida sunshine. So, in the spirit of a warm welcome, here's a guide to what's new at the parks, including the attractions that have...
  • So far, life is good in FastPass+ lane

    So far, life is good in FastPass+ lane
    After months of chatter about MagicBands and weeks of testing at Walt Disney World, I had my first full day of the MyMagic+ experience. I wasn't expecting to give a grade of A+ to FastPass+. The Disney system that allows visitors to make reservations...
  • Epcot: 'After-Hours' events set to debut this week

    Epcot: 'After-Hours' events set to debut this week
    Disney World guests will be able to linger -- and drink -- after the nightly fireworks at Epcot, but it will cost them. The theme park is introducing the Epcot After-Hours Wind Down on Thursday. Epcot visitors will be able to make reservations at four...
  • Take our theme-park quote quiz

    Take our theme-park quote quiz
    A while ago, I compiled a group of theme-park quotations and made a quiz out of them. I'm a sucker for accidental catch phrases, some of which were not designed to be humorous. It was fun to write, and enough people told me they enjoyed it that I made a...
  • 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.”┬áNow he’s got a fresh new tribute to that role as the voice of helicopter Nick “Loopin&...
  • Spring Training 2014 fan tour: Washington Nationals

    Spring Training 2014 fan tour: Washington Nationals
    Spring Training is here. Baseball is back. Fans rejoice. Anyone who follows this beautiful game knows that there's a freshness about the start of the season. It's a time when every team - no matter where they ended up last season - has a chance this...
  • Six Flags delays opening of Goliath roller coaster

    Six Flags delays opening of Goliath roller coaster
    Weather is to blame for the delay of the long-awaited Goliath roller coaster, billed as the fastest and steepest wooden coaster in the world, according to officials at Six Flags Great America. "Thanks to Mother Nature’s freezing temperatures...
  • 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...
  • 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...