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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Amid whale battle, some aquariums scale back

    Amid whale battle, some aquariums scale back
    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...
  • Orlando firms help create theme parks overseas

    Orlando firms help create theme parks overseas
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Posing the right stance for attractive photos

    Posing the right stance for attractive photos
    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...
  • Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2015

    Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2015
    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. Among...
  • Man convicted in '99 fatal DUI crash, gets 6 years in new DUI case

    Man convicted in '99 fatal DUI crash, gets 6 years in new DUI case
    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...
  • Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America

    Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America
    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...
  • Sabrina Carpenter fans 'heartbroken' they couldn't meet 'Girl Meets World' star in Upper Bucks

    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...