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  • Rutter: We'll regret letting promoters take over the dunes

    Rutter: We'll regret letting promoters take over the dunes
    Every word by every person who has loved Indiana's dunes through a century of deep affection and anguish has counseled caution. Be careful. Guard what was given to you as a special, delicate gift. Protect its peace. We listened, and protected the gentle...
  • How do you know you're from Lake County?

    How do you know you're from Lake County?
    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"...
  • New theme park to be built near military bases in Okinawa, Japan

    New theme park to be built near military bases in Okinawa, Japan
    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...
  • Six Flags security officer pleads guilty to robbing prostitutes

    Six Flags security officer pleads guilty to robbing prostitutes
    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...
  • Disneyland 2055: What the future may hold for the original Disney park

    Disneyland 2055: What the future may hold for the original Disney park
    It's been almost a decade since Disneyland opened a truly new attraction and nearly two decades since the Anaheim theme park introduced a groundbreaking new ride. You have to go back to 2005’s Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters for the last truly new...
  • Local developers take part in theme park building boom abroad

    Local developers take part in theme park building boom abroad
    Theme park designer Edward Marks and his team of ride developers and artists have dreamed up some of the country's most thrilling attractions — high-tech dark rides, glow-in-the-dark parades and 3-D simulators teeming with mummies, aliens and...
  • Hard Rock Hotel remodels rooms

    Hard Rock Hotel remodels rooms
    The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando has given its rooms a different look. You can compare your height with famous musicians in new wall mirrors, while artwork features drumsticks and speakers. Beds have pillows that say "Be Nice." There are...
  • In a twist, Six Flags opts for dark rides over roller coasters

    In a twist, Six Flags opts for dark rides over roller coasters
    Renowned for its towering steel coasters, Six Flags will add two interactive dark rides in 2015 by a ride-maker that has long worked in the shadows of industry leaders Disney and Universal. Designed by Florida-based Sally Corp. in collaboration with a...
  • Skyplex developers announce new ride for International Drive destination

    Skyplex developers announce new ride for International Drive destination
    A new ride that will be located at a proposed International Drive entertainment complex was announced Thursday. The drop thrill ride, called Skyfall, will slowly bring riders about 460 feet in the air and taunts them with 15 seconds of feet-dangling...
  • 'Magic Cabaret's' success is no trick

    'Magic Cabaret's' success is no trick
    It was, if not magic, at least a bit eerie, hearing a voice out of the past. The voice belonged to Jay Marshall, one of the great practitioners of the ancient art of magic. He has been dead since 2005. But it was possible to hear his voice and almost...
  • The end of Gwazi: A look at notable wooden coasters around the U.S.

    The end of Gwazi: A look at notable wooden coasters around the U.S.
    This weekend will be your last chance to ride Gwazi, the dueling wooden roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa.  Built in 1999, Gwazi features over 7,000 feet of combined track and reaches speeds of 51 mph. Its name comes from the fabled character with...