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  • What's next for soon-to-retire Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain?

    What's next for soon-to-retire Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain?
    A classic ride that was once the fastest and tallest roller coaster in the world will retire this summer after thrilling generations of riders at Six Flags Magic Mountain. But will Colossus rise again? The 1978 wooden racing coaster will "end its 36-...
  • Six Flags delays opening of Goliath roller coaster

    Six Flags delays opening of Goliath roller coaster
    Weather is to blame for the delay of the long-awaited Goliath roller coaster, billed as the fastest and steepest wooden coaster in the world, according to officials at Six Flags Great America. "Thanks to Mother Nature’s freezing temperatures...
  • Wooden coaster war heats up with Six Flags Great America's Goliath debut

    Wooden coaster war heats up with Six Flags Great America's Goliath debut
    Six Flags Great America will launch the latest salvo in the ongoing wooden coaster war this summer with the addition of a steel-wood hybrid aimed squarely at dethroning the reigning king and knocking the heir apparent down a notch. Set to debut at the...
  • Outlaw Run tops hottest new attractions at U.S. theme parks

    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...
  • Simeon All Access | Spotlight's on Quron Davis

    Simeon All Access | Spotlight's on Quron Davis
    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...
  • 'Insane Coaster Wars' takes thrill riders on a virtual world tour

    'Insane Coaster Wars' takes thrill riders on a virtual world tour
    "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:...
  • Denver's lucky to have Krypto-Nate

    Denver's lucky to have Krypto-Nate
    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...
  • Great A-scare-ica: A grandmother complains and the amusement park responds

     
    A reader got in touch this morning: We took our grandkids to Great America on Columbus Day--our first visit there in a couple of decades. We knew the Halloween theme would be prominent, and we knew some park employees would......
  • 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 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:...
  • 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....