| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:31 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 20, 2014
| 8:17 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| 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...