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  • Halloween season rides a shriek-filled draw for theme parks

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 29 (Reuters) - Chainsaw-wielding ghouls draw screaming crowds so large to Universal Orlando's "Halloween Horror Nights" that traffic snarls around the Florida theme park on fall evenings, just another nightmare in the...
  • Baby giraffe born at Six Flags Great Adventures

    Baby giraffe born at Six Flags Great Adventures
    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....
  • Lehigh Valley trick-or-treat times, Halloween parades and events

    Lehigh Valley trick-or-treat times, Halloween parades and events
    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-...
  • North and Northwest suburban event calendar Oct. 16-22

    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...
  • Universal to Open Beijing Theme Park in 2019

    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...
  • Why don't theme parks build more year-round haunted houses?

    Why don't theme parks build more year-round haunted houses?
    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...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain turning wooden coaster into Twisted Colossus

    Six Flags Magic Mountain turning wooden coaster into Twisted Colossus
    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...
  • Fright Fest improves as Six Flags Magic Mountain closes in on rivals

    Fright Fest improves as Six Flags Magic Mountain closes in on rivals
    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...
  • Bumpy But Fun: Family-Owned Quassy Amusement Park Survives Four Generations

    Bumpy But Fun: Family-Owned Quassy Amusement Park Survives Four Generations
    MIDDLEBURY — Ron Gustafson has called Quassy Amusement & Waterpark his summer home for 13 years now, and this could be the park's best year yet. Gustafson is going home in North Carolina when the park closes early next month. He has been...
  • Taking the Kids -- and celebrating Halloween all October long

    Taking the Kids -- and celebrating Halloween all October long
    Love it, or hate it? Halloween, of course. The good news is that you aren't limited to one crazy day of last-minute costume fixes (weren't you sure you bought that witch wig?) and runs to the market for more candy. (How many more trick-or-treaters can...
  • Some aquariums scale back mammal attractions post-'Blackfish'

    Some aquariums scale back mammal attractions post-'Blackfish'
    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...