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  • Six Flags Magic Mountain unveils Fright Fest 2014 mazes

    Six Flags Magic Mountain unveils Fright Fest 2014 mazes
    As part of a multi-year Fright Fest expansion, Six Flags Magic Mountain will add more monsters, better mazes and additional nights to the annual Halloween event. In hopes of keeping up with the twin beasts of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain turning wooden coaster into Twisted Colossus

    Six Flags Magic Mountain turning wooden coaster into Twisted Colossus
    Six Flags Magic Mountain plans to convert a classic wooden coaster into the world’s longest hybrid coaster that adds two barrel roll inversions and a first-of-its-kind in the U.S. “high-five” element. Dubbed Twisted Colossus, the...
  • Universal to Open Beijing Theme Park in 2019

    HONG KONG -- Universal Parks & Resorts is to open a $3.27 billion (RMB20 billion) theme park in Beijing. The park is expected to open its doors on a first phase in 2019. That is expected to contain movie themed attractions, a City Walk and the world's...
  • Why don't theme parks build more year-round haunted houses?

    Why don't theme parks build more year-round haunted houses?
    The bloodcurdling screams and spine-tingling shrieks emanating from haunted mazes and scare zones during Halloween season mark the busiest time of the year for the nation’s theme parks outside the traditional summer months. Which raises the...
  • Fright Fest improves as Six Flags Magic Mountain closes in on rivals

    Fright Fest improves as Six Flags Magic Mountain closes in on rivals
    After years as a perennial also-ran, Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest has emerged as a worthy contender for Southern California Halloween supremacy. The annual Halloween event at the Valencia amusement park has invested heavily the last few seasons...
  • Orlando firms help create theme parks overseas

    Orlando firms help create theme parks overseas
    Central Florida companies that work with theme parks are looking far beyond their back yard toward international growth, particularly in Asia. "It's been a bit of a gold rush," said Bob Allen, who recently spent 10 days in six Chinese cities to meet...
  • Taking the Kids -- and celebrating Halloween all October long

    Taking the Kids -- and celebrating Halloween all October long
    Love it, or hate it? Halloween, of course. The good news is that you aren't limited to one crazy day of last-minute costume fixes (weren't you sure you bought that witch wig?) and runs to the market for more candy. (How many more trick-or-treaters can...
  • Bumpy But Fun: Family-Owned Quassy Amusement Park Survives Four Generations

    Bumpy But Fun: Family-Owned Quassy Amusement Park Survives Four Generations
    MIDDLEBURY — Ron Gustafson has called Quassy Amusement & Waterpark his summer home for 13 years now, and this could be the park's best year yet. Gustafson is going home in North Carolina when the park closes early next month. He has been...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Posing the right stance for attractive photos

    Posing the right stance for attractive photos
    Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Why do most young women in photos put their hand on their hip? I don't get it. — Patti S. Dear Patti: I thought I knew the answer, but just to be sure, I called on a couple of experts. Portrait photographer Candace Casey...