| 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 25, 2011
| 5:02 AM
Reporting from Philadelphia --
The movies' Rocky Balboa may be Philadelphia's most celebrated fighter, but this city's greatest rivalry is between two South Philly cheese-steak joints that may rival the Liberty Bell for iconic status: Pat's and Geno's....
| 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 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 19, 2011
| 3:50 PM
Reporting from Hersheypark in Hershey, Pa.-- A mysterious series of hidden messages, encrypted codes and tantalizing symbols has theme park enthusiasts wondering what Hersheypark has planned for 2012.
Here's what we know: Construction has already...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 7:41 AM
Now that Baltimore's debut Grand Prix is just days away, the trash talk is revving up by the hour. And that's not counting the race car drivers.
Nope, the motormouths trading good-natured insults are the fans who will watch the races up close and...
| Apr 10, 2011
There may be no better time to escape the city for a sun-drenched jaunt to the desert than spring. Flowers are blooming, temperatures are moderate, and music and art beckon with two major festivals — the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival...
| Jul 30, 2011
When it comes to makeovers at the movies, the rules have always been fairly straightforward: Girls get a Cinderella story, while guys get Spider-Man.
It's pretty much been that way since the dawn of the movie makeover genre, which authors Elizabeth A....
| Jul 10, 2011
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Sisterly bonds are complicated, none more so than those of teenagers whose parents are, in effect, absent. Having a barfly for a mother and fathers who fled the confines of...