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  • Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire: Wheaton's Joe Adkins displays giant pumpkin art

    Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire: Wheaton's Joe Adkins displays giant pumpkin art
    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....
  • Dollywood roller coaster lets you soar like an eagle

    Dollywood roller coaster lets you soar like an eagle
    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. But Dollywood...
  • Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2013

    Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2013
    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...
  • Bird? Plane? It's Superman coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

    Bird? Plane? It's Superman coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
    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...
  • Cedar Point plans a record-setting winged coaster in 2013

    Cedar Point plans a record-setting winged coaster in 2013
    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....
  • X-Flight wing coaster premieres at Six Flags Great America in May

    X-Flight wing coaster premieres at Six Flags Great America in May
    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...
  • Wild Eagle winged coaster to debut at Dollywood in 2012

    Wild Eagle winged coaster to debut at Dollywood in 2012
    The $20-million Wild Eagle at Dollywood in Tennessee is on track to be the first winged coaster in the U.S. when it opens in March 2012. > Photos: Wild Eagle winged coaster at Dollywood With riders sitting on either side of the track in a winged...
  • Cedar Point reaffirms coaster credentials with Gatekeeper

    Cedar Point reaffirms coaster credentials with Gatekeeper
    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. > Photos:...
  • Midwestern parks create new ways to thrill you

    Midwestern parks create new ways to thrill you
    Take a deep breath. Now picture yourself spinning nearly 30 stories above the Lake Erie shoreline in two-person swings that allow riders' feet to dangle. At the ride's pinnacle, the swings spin at 25 to 30 mph at almost 45 degrees from the tower. Welcome...
  • Six Flags, 50 years later

    Six Flags, 50 years later
    Somewhere between Skull Island and the Crazy Horse Saloon, I lost her. There I was in the blistering sun of a Texas summer, a 7-year-old in rumpled shorts and a pixie haircut, suddenly missing a sister 12 years my senior. I remember feeling afraid, but I...
  • Olivia Wilde movie 'Relanxious' not filming in Chicago this summer, Pauly D appearing at Binny's, Landon Donovan dines at Tavernita

    Olivia Wilde movie 'Relanxious' not filming in Chicago this summer, Pauly D appearing at Binny's, Landon Donovan dines at Tavernita
    You could count on at least one high-profile Hollywood film shooting in the Chicago area the last few summers, from “Public Enemies” in 2008 and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 2009 to “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”...