| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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-...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:03 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:35 AM
Six Flags has unveiled its 2015 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides and water slides at the amusement park chain's 13 locations.
Additions are to include three roller coasters, five thrill rides, two dark rides and two water attractions.
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Every time I visit a Disneyland or Adventure Island, I make sure my diet adheres to the theme park food pyramid — equal servings of fried, sugared and sausage. (Can you imagine someone inventing a hot dog churro?) The formula for amusement park...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The first Sabrina Carpenter fans began lining up 61/2 hours before a 1:30 p.m. Saturday "meet and greet" with the actress in Richland Township. They got to talk to Carpenter, a Lower Milford Township native who stars in "Girl Meets World," and have her...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Fans who were first in line to meet Lower Milford Township native Sabrina Carpenter who stars on Disney Channel’s hot new tween show “Girl Meets World” secured their spots at 7 a.m. Saturday morning. They got to meet the Disney star...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
For the better part of the past decade, Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain has run a distant third in Southern California behind the twin terrors of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights and Knott's Halloween Haunt.
Up until 2007, Fright Fest was...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Is there any bar or nightclub in Baltimore worth a $20 cover charge?
If so — and I'm not convinced there is — it certainly was not Paparazzi Nightclub on a recent Friday night. The dance club that replaced the concert venue Sonar in February...
| Jun 16, 2013
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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"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:...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:42 PM
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...