| Dec 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Looking ahead to 2015, theme parks around the world are planning to add a host of new attractions designed to thrill ride enthusiasts.
Consider this a tentative and fluid list of new attractions on tap across the globe. As is often the case, some...
| 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.
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2014
"Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom" the ride which when opened will be the world's tallest and fastest drop ride has hit yet another snag and its opening has been delayed yet again. The ride the which will be attached to Kingda Ka roller coaster as originally...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:00 AM
After delays that were blamed on a cold and snowy construction season, it made perfect sense that the unveiling of Goliath at Six Flags Great America would collide with Mother Nature one more time.
“We’ve got a storm coming in, so let’s...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Power was restored at the Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee on Sunday after a power outage the previous evening left people stranded on rides, a spokeswoman said.
The amusement park in Gurnee was planning to return to normal operations on...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Walter Depner, who served 12 years in prison for killing four people in 1999 while driving drunk, pleaded guilty today to again driving under the influence on the same road in 2013.
Depner, 62, waived his right to a jury trial that was set to begin...