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  • Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea to get $4.6-billion expansion

    Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea to get $4.6-billion expansion
    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...
  • Man convicted in '99 fatal DUI crash, gets 6 years in new DUI case

    Man convicted in '99 fatal DUI crash, gets 6 years in new DUI case
    Prior to being sentenced today to six years in prison for a more recent DUI conviction, Walter Depner said he will never forget Aug. 21, 1999, when he killed four members of a family while he was driving drunk. “I will never stop thinking about...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It's the annual Ghost Guide to the Lehigh Valley's most haunted happenings

    It's the annual Ghost Guide to the Lehigh Valley's most haunted happenings
    A long month of Halloween fun awaits. Like to be scared silly? Got you covered. Enjoy getting just a little spooked? Check that. Looking for fall fun for the whole family? There are plenty of hay mazes, fall festivals, special events, parades, trick-or-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Power outage at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee strands riders

    Power outage at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee strands riders
    Power was restored at the Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee on Sunday after a power outage the previous evening left people stranded on rides, a spokeswoman said. The amusement park in Gurnee was planning to return to normal operations on...
  • 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...