| 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 27, 2014
| 11:10 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...
| 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 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 4, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Why do most young women in photos put their hand on their hip? I don't get it.
— Patti S.
Dear Patti: I thought I knew the answer, but just to be sure, I called on a couple of experts. Portrait photographer Candace Casey...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:35 AM
Six Flags has unveiled its 2015 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides and water slides at the amusement park chain's 13 locations.
Additions are to include three roller coasters, five thrill rides, two dark rides and two water attractions.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Prior to being sentenced today to six years in prison for a more recent DUI conviction, Walter Depner said he will never forget Aug. 21, 1999, when he killed four members of a family while he was driving drunk.
“I will never stop thinking about...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Every time I visit a Disneyland or Adventure Island, I make sure my diet adheres to the theme park food pyramid — equal servings of fried, sugared and sausage. (Can you imagine someone inventing a hot dog churro?) The formula for amusement park...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The first Sabrina Carpenter fans began lining up 61/2 hours before a 1:30 p.m. Saturday "meet and greet" with the actress in Richland Township. They got to talk to Carpenter, a Lower Milford Township native who stars in "Girl Meets World," and have her...