| Mar 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The Freddy Awards, which the State Theatre in Easton started in 2003 to honor area high school music theater productions, will receive this year’s Arts Ovation Special Recognition Award from the Allentown Arts Commission. The commission said in a...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Apparently my post last year that Dorney Park is eliminating its entire Tot Spot from the lower part of the park was right on target. The park filed a planning commission request this week to install a new thrill ride in the space formely occupied by...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 10:59 AM
As promised in today's column, here's the Sept. 8 story on the National Speed Trap Exchange, followed by a copy of the column in case anyone missed it. The Morning Call Archives Copyright © 2010 The Morning Call Publication Date: September 8, 2010 Day:...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 2:07 PM
Intricately hand-carved carousel horses, tigers and bears and exquisitely rendered circus posters evoking a bygone era of the fairground as a Disney-esque attraction are going on the auction block.
Sixty antique circus posters and 50 carousel horses...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 AM
It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye
ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks.
Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
| Aug 22, 2010
The Johnsville Centrifuge, at the heart of a new space-themed museum in Bucks County, gave America's earliest astronauts their wildest rides on earth.
It tossed, turned and whirled Alan Shepard (first American in space), John Glenn (first American to...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 5:20 PM
California's Great America has announced plans to remove the third coaster in less than a decade – a period in which no new coasters were added to the amusement park in Santa Clara, Calif.
Invertigo, an inverted shuttle coaster that made its...
| Mar 12, 2011
Elizabeth Drumm's "dream job" is in Bethlehem.
A recent Syracuse University graduate of arts management and public relations, Drumm focused her job search on Bethlehem last spring when she learned about the 10-acre arts and cultural campus taking shape...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 5:15 AM
I’m setting off on a road trip across America's "Coaster Belt," hitting eight theme parks in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey in just 10 days. Along the way, I'll visit some of the oldest amusement parks in the world and climb aboard classic wooden...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Known as "America's Roller Coast," Cedar Point has been home to many record-breaking rides over the years and boasts a towering skyline of steel unmatched by any other amusement park.
Photos: View the Top 10 Cedar Point roller coasters
With 17 coasters,...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Reporting from Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pa.--
My current travels across the great American roller-coaster belt will put me aboard five of the oldest operating coasters in the world, including the very oldest at little Lakemont Park here in Altoona....