| Apr 1, 2015
| 5:47 AM
Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey kicks off its 2015 season Friday and has some crazy coaster madness planned for the season.
The park announced that it will reverse the direction of one of its classic coasters for a limited time this summer and...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 11:37 AM
Another dispatch from the ongoing battle between the working class and Big Oil (Revised Spring Forecast Edition):
After experiencing a brief rollback in mid-March that witnessed Lake County pump prices falling from the $2.50 range to more like $2.25 per...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 1:47 PM
Have time for a full-immersion water park experience? These three destinations require an overnight stay, but not even a full tank of gas.
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva
About an hour and a half from Chicago, older kids can cascade down...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 6:50 AM
You might have heard buzz this week about Fury 325, the world’s tallest coaster opening at Carowinds, a theme park in Charlotte, N.C. Some of the buzz has left out a key fact ... plus the fact that within a couple of years, Orlando should have its...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 2:34 AM
Camp Jewell's director couldn't come to the phone late last week to talk about recruiting for summer jobs. He was in Amsterdam, recruiting counselors for Jewell, a YMCA camp in Colebrook.
With dried salt staining your floor and minus-2-degree mornings,...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 5:16 PM
When Tom Staggs took the reins of Walt Disney Co.'s parks division in 2010, California Adventure was a mess, Cars Land was still a dream and Shanghai Disneyland had not broken ground.
Five years later, as he steps up the Disney ladder to become chief...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 8:33 AM
You've seen them, you've shared them, you more or less love them: Internet variations on Jeff Foxworthy's moneymaker, "You Might Be a Redneck."
Surely you've stumbled across the one about how "You Know You're From Chicago" if "you drink pop, not soda"...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 2:31 PM
As part of a surge in theme park construction in Asia, the operators of Universal Studios Japan are planning to building a new theme park in Japan, possibly near U.S. military bases on the island of Okinawa.
The news of a new theme park comes only a few...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 10:20 AM
A 19-year-old Laurel man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of robbing prostitutes while posing as a police officer investigating human trafficking, prosecutors said.
Federal prosecutors say Ajibola Erogbogbo, who was working as a security...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 12:29 PM
With a scheduled opening in 2017, the Skyscraper on Orlando's International Drive is set to become the world's tallest roller coaster.
Carowinds, an amusement park located on the border between North and South Carolina, held Wednesday the first ever...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:39 AM
I'm probably opposed to the PARCC test, but I'm too busy filling out my kids' home reading logs to give it a proper assessment.
I know it stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and I know the Chicago Public Schools...