| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:00 AM
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| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:31 AM
As controversy over marine captivity has heightened, some attractions are eliminating or scaling back dolphin shows and facing government crackdowns on whale breeding.
The long-running debate over keeping marine mammals in captivity was brought into the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Oriental Land Co., the owner of Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea, has announced plans to invest $4.6 billion to expand and improve the two theme parks in Japan over the next 10 years.
A big part of the investment will go to redevelop and expand...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:12 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Six Flags Great America has announced a new opening date of Thursday, June 19 for the much-anticipated Goliath roller coaster, which is touted by the amusement park company as being the world's tallest, steepest and fastest wooden roller coaster.