| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:45 AM
After a half decade without a new roller coaster and the removal of two aging rides from its coaster fleet, Cedar Point can once again reclaim its self-proclaimed title of "America's Roller Coast" with the addition of Gatekeeper in 2013.
| Jun 16, 2013
I've visited many theme parks in the United States over the last few years as the theme park blogger for The Times' Travel website, but this summer's crop of rides already has me updating my bucket list. Here's a look at some of the biggest new roller...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Insane Coaster Wars" would be the ultimate road trip for any ride enthusiast who had about $100,000 to drop on a single vacation and the fortitude to travel around the world.
Photos: 28 thrill rides competing in 'Insane Coaster Wars'
Premiering at 8:...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Quron Davis is so tall he has been barred from riding at least one roller coaster at Six Flags Great America and his mother, Charlene Davis, jokes she's the only person she knows who has to clean fingerprints off of her home's ceiling.
At 6 feet 9, he...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:42 PM
When Ben Gordon left the Bulls for Detroit four summers ago, I likened watching him to riding a great roller coaster. Roller coaster guys won't take you on a journey. But they shake you and thrill you and give you a memory. I can think of many crummier...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 2:41 PM
On tonight's WGN News at Five, we went to watch Wheaton resident Joe Adkins surface carve an 883 pound pumpkin he grew in his side yard. Joe caught giant pumpkin fever years ago when he saw an artist carving one at Six Flags Great America's Fright Fest....
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:02 AM
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - Given the well-grounded corporate nervousness of those in the leisure industry about being associated with any particular religious belief, it's unusual to approach a roller coaster and be greeted by a Bible verse.
| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:05 AM
Six Flags unveiled its 2013 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 13 locations.
> Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2013
Six Flags' 2013 attractions include three...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:30 AM
A first-of-its-kind vertical roller coaster debuting June 30 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will take riders through a pair of twists, a towering heart-line roll and a non-inverting loop.
Dubbed Superman Ultimate Flight, the custom Premier Rides launched...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Cedar Point theme park in Ohio plans to add a $25-million record-setting winged roller coaster in 2013, according to local media reports.
Photos: Winged roller coaster at Cedar Point
The Swiss-based Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider, dubbed "CP Alt....
| Apr 11, 2012
| 5:30 AM
The X-Flight coaster coming in May to Six Flags Great America will take riders seated in a winged formation through a near-miss keyhole fly-through that serves as the new ride's signature element.
PHOTOS: X-Flight wing coaster at Six Flags Great America...