| Nov 21, 2011
| 6:46 AM
PARK CITY, Utah — The Porter clan, 14 strong, were assembled at Park City Ski Resort for the last ski run of the family's annual winter reunion. But Nick, 14, and Andrew, 12, oldest of the cousins, had other ideas.
"Aw, Mom, this is our last chance...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Now that there's a lull in our grand openings for theme park attractions, it's a good time to update my list of Top 50 attractions at Orlando's theme parks. It's a project I haven't updated since Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened, yikes, almost a...
| May 15, 2011
There's a lot more than pixie dust swirling through the air at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure as construction crews, earth-moving excavators and towering cranes work on several theme park rides set to debut this summer and beyond.
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:24 AM
Six Flags America is envisioning 2012 as the end of the world and wants visitors to take that last ride aboard a new roller coaster.
The Apocalypse, a thrilling coaster that will drop riders 90 feet, is set to open at the Maryland theme park on May 25....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:30 AM
A first-of-its-kind vertical roller coaster debuting June 30 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will take riders through a pair of twists, a towering heart-line roll and a non-inverting loop.
Dubbed Superman Ultimate Flight, the custom Premier Rides launched...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:50 AM
The Full Throttle launch coaster debuting at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2013 will feature a record-setting vertical loop that riders traverse twice -- once on the inside and again on the outside.
> Photos: Full Throttle coaster at Six Flags Magic...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 8:06 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Jordana Brewster was born in Panama City, Panama, today in 1980. This birthday gal earned her acting wings portraying Nikki Munson on "As the World Turns" from 1995-2001. She would go on to appear in film such as "The Texas...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 1:08 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jon Cryer was born in New York City on this date in 1965. This birthday guy has found a home on TV since 2003, portraying Alan Harper on the hit series "Two and a Half Men" with Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen. He's recently appeared...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:50 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Mark Hamill was born in Concord, Calif., on this date in 1951. This birthday guy is easily recognized as Luke Skywalker from the original "Star Wars" trilogy. His other film roles include "The Big Red One," "The Guyver" and "Corvette...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 1:29 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Courtney Ford was born in Orange County, Calif., on this day in 1978. This birthday gal appeared in the recurring role of Christine Hill on "Dexter" and currently appears as Portia Bellefleur on the show "True Blood." She's guest-...
| Apr 13, 2011
One day after burying my beloved cousin Rosario Giambalvo, I was looking for any reason to smile. I was almost too depressed to drive from my home in Boca Raton to Pembroke Lakes Mall to interview Anthony Williams, the flamboyant...