| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:37 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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.
| 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 31, 2014
| 10:20 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 11:34 AM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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...
| 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...