| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:24 AM
There is a new resident at Six Flags Great Adventure’s Safari Off Road Adventure. Baby giraffe Mika was born to first-time mom Noel Oct. 11 inside the giraffe barn. Mika is the ninth giraffe at the safari in the amusement park in Jackson, NJ....
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
A long month of Halloween fun awaits. Like to be scared silly? Got you covered. Enjoy getting just a little spooked? Check that. Looking for fall fun for the whole family? There are plenty of hay mazes, fall festivals, special events, parades, trick-or-...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:29 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit
Thursday, Oct. 16
"Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:30 AM
HONG KONG -- Universal Parks & Resorts is to open a $3.27 billion (RMB20 billion) theme park in Beijing.
The park is expected to open its doors on a first phase in 2019.
That is expected to contain movie themed attractions, a City Walk and the world's...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The bloodcurdling screams and spine-tingling shrieks emanating from haunted mazes and scare zones during Halloween season mark the busiest time of the year for the nation’s theme parks outside the traditional summer months.
Which raises the...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
After years as a perennial also-ran, Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest has emerged as a worthy contender for Southern California Halloween supremacy.
The annual Halloween event at the Valencia amusement park has invested heavily the last few seasons...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:31 AM
As controversy over marine captivity has heightened, some attractions are eliminating or scaling back dolphin shows and facing government crackdowns on whale breeding.
The long-running debate over keeping marine mammals in captivity was brought into the...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Central Florida companies that work with theme parks are looking far beyond their back yard toward international growth, particularly in Asia.
"It's been a bit of a gold rush," said Bob Allen, who recently spent 10 days in six Chinese cities to meet...
| Jul 3, 2014
"Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom" the ride which when opened will be the world's tallest and fastest drop ride has hit yet another snag and its opening has been delayed yet again. The ride the which will be attached to Kingda Ka roller coaster as originally...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:15 AM
As part of a multi-year Fright Fest expansion, Six Flags Magic Mountain will add more monsters, better mazes and additional nights to the annual Halloween event.
In hopes of keeping up with the twin beasts of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:31 AM
Six Flags Magic Mountain plans to convert a classic wooden coaster into the world’s longest hybrid coaster that adds two barrel roll inversions and a first-of-its-kind in the U.S. “high-five” element.
Dubbed Twisted Colossus, the...