| Jun 5, 2012
The former Burger King and Carvel properties on Hamilton Boulevard in South Whitehall were recently sold, an official said Tuesday. Hotel Hamilton LLC purchased nearly five acres of property in the 3100 block of Hamilton Boulevard, next to The King George...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Cedar Point plans to turn the Ohio theme park's Million Dollar Midway into the $6-million Luminosity nighttime spectacular complete with lights, lasers and fireworks tied to a stage performance with DJs, dancers and drummers.
PHOTOS: Luminosity nighttime...
| May 27, 2012
If you go
Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio; (419) 627-2350, http://www.cedarpoint.com. Must: Cedar Downs Racing Derby, one of the last racing carousels in the world. Miss: The miserable Mantis stand-up coaster, which left my head aching....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Reporting from Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.--
The campgrounds, picnic groves and trolley parks that proliferated in Pennsylvania and Ohio in the late 19th century have survived through lean times and changing tastes to become some of the oldest...
| 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....
| 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 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...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Dick Clark, the radio and television personality who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 82, was affectionately known as “America’s Oldest Teenager,” but before the whole country claimed ownership, he belonged to Philadelphia and the...
| May 5, 2011
| 4:23 PM
"Awesome" was the first thing my son said as we entered the new Planet Snoopy at Dorney Park in South Whitehall Township. The first thing he noticed was that all the generic Dorney Park trash cans in the expanded kids section had been replaced with...