| 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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:09 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:31 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:06 AM
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-...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:17 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:28 AM
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...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:45 AM
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...