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  • Ad agency founder Jordan Zimmerman wins Horatio Alger Award

     Ad agency founder Jordan Zimmerman wins Horatio Alger Award
    Jordan Zimmerman, founder of Zimmerman Advertising, has been named a winner of the 2015 Horatio Alger Award, a prominent national honor that recognizes success despite adversity. Zimmerman is one of 12 Americans to receive the award this year, the...
  • First look: Justice League ride at IAAPA

    First look: Justice League ride at IAAPA
      The Joker, archenemy of Batman and other DC Comics superheroes, made an early (and animatronic) appearance on the expo floor of IAAPA on Tuesday morning. The bad guy sighting at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions was...
  • Six Flags, German firm reach settlement with family in Texas roller coaster death

    Six Flags, German firm reach settlement with family in Texas roller coaster death
    Amusement park operator Six Flags and a German roller coaster maker have reached a settlement with the family of a woman who was killed last year when she plunged to her death from a roller coaster at a park in Texas, they said in a statement. Six Flags...
  • 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-...
  • Christopher Nolan injects his sci-fi with soul

    Christopher Nolan injects his sci-fi with soul
    Near the end of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," as this vast science fiction blockbuster-to-be neared its third hour, the floodgates burst: My chin quivered (check), tear ducts filled (check), cheeks grew warmer (check). And yup, I cried. Sneaking a...
  • The tug of war over Griffin children

     The tug of war over Griffin children
    Picking names for children is always tough. Ken Griffin tackled the challenge with spread sheets, said Jodi Furlong, Griffin's former assistant. Her desk was next to his for 13 of the 15 years she worked for him. Among his concerns was trying to...
  • No-fly zones over Disney parks face new scrutiny

    No-fly zones over Disney parks face new scrutiny
    The "Happiest Place on Earth" has some of the strictest airspace in America. One day last month, an odd pair of security alerts appeared on the Federal Aviation Administration's website, reminding pilots that they are not allowed to fly into two areas...
  • No-fly zones over Disney have cynical Mickey-haters smelling a rat

    No-fly zones over Disney have cynical Mickey-haters smelling a rat
    Somewhere in Washington, there are committees of bureaucrats assigned to assess which American icons are most likely to be attacked by terrorists. At the Federal Aviation Administration, there is such a task force that looks at national landmarks to guess...
  • 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...