| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:25 AM
Six Flags Great America will open a new rollercoaster for its 2012 season, park officials said this morning.
The new wing-style rollercoaster, X-Flight, will feature suspended seats, a 12-story initial plunge, 3,000 feet of drops, and five inversions,...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Superheroes have always intrigued Scott Cranford, who spent much of his boyhood drawing them, nearly certain he’d grow up to join their ranks.
Born in Burbank, Cranford lived in Connecticut from age 4 until he was a senior in high school, when he...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 5:30 AM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2012, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are being teased in elaborate marketing campaigns.
| Mar 19, 2011
| 10:50 PM
IRVINE — Purim may start Sunday, but preschoolers at the Merage Jewish Community Center in Irvine got a head start on festivities Friday.
Spiderman, Tinker Bell, Wonder Woman and other familiar faces made it out for the celebration — in...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 3:27 PM
The phrase "We're not done yet" runs through "Suddenly Seniors The Musical" like a mantra.
Characters say it and sing it. It's written on the posters, on the front of the playbill. It's even scrawled on the backdrop to the set.
It's a fine sentiment...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 6:07 AM
| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:28 PM
President Barack Obama will dine at MK tonight, a campaign fundraiser designed to raise a tidy sum for the re-election effort.
The folks at MK are stoked, of course. So much so that chef/owner Michael Kornick has compiled a "2012 Re-election Campaign"...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 5:31 AM
There's a lot more than pixie dust swirling through the air at the Disneyland resort as construction crews, excavators and towering cranes work on several new theme-park rides set to debut this summer and beyond.
The tandem Anaheim theme parks haven't...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 6:43 PM
| Apr 21, 2011
| 5:42 AM
Think amusement parks are just for kids? Think again.
There's nothing like screaming aboard a careening roller coaster, gorging on funnel cake and popcorn, or splashing in a spray of water to bring out your inner child.
The advent of spring means...
| May 4, 2011
| 10:52 AM
"This was not a show about Superman."
That's what star Tom Welling says about "Smallville," which has spent 10 years charting Clark Kent's progression from his teen years into young adulthood, putting the native of the planet Krypton at the brink of...