| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:30 AM
The new "Insane Coaster Wars" coming to the Travel Channel this summer lets viewers take a virtual ride on many of the best roller coasters in the United States right from the comfort of their living room couch.
PHOTOS: 24 rides competing in "Insane...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 7:00 AM
My palms have been sweating for weeks in anticipation of Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, the new drop tower debuting Saturday at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
> Photos: Lex Luthor drop tower at Six Flags Magic Mountain
My apprehension stemmed not from the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:15 AM
It's always amazing to see the lengths Universal Studios Hollywood goes to scare the living daylights out of its visitors during Halloween Horror Nights.
Severed bodies. Splattered brains. Spilled entrails. Half-eaten horses. Pools of blood. The...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the 40th anniversary of Halloween Haunt with a crosstown rival threatening to tear the middle-aged monster limb from limb.
But rather than cower and hide, Knott’s Scary Farm has fought back against the...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
After a growth spurt over the past few years, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood has hit its stride as the leader in blood, guts and gore in Southern California. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2012 at Universal Studios Hollywood...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:45 AM
After a half decade without a new roller coaster and the removal of two aging rides from its coaster fleet, Cedar Point can once again reclaim its self-proclaimed title of "America's Roller Coast" with the addition of Gatekeeper in 2013.
| Feb 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A tiny Orlando, Fla., family entertainment center plans to add seven attractions over the next few years in a bid to become a small amusement park with a collection of new rides that rivals its better-known neighbors.
Any of the new additions —...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Shortly after Christmas, the same question arises every year: What are we going to do on New Year's Eve?
Here’s what some California amusement and theme parks have planned for the last night of 2011:
Disneyland in Anaheim will stay open until 2 a....
| Dec 18, 2011
| 1:45 PM
The new Black Widow pendulum swing coming to Kennywood in 2012 will fling riders through the air like pint-size passengers on an enormous spinning Frisbee.
> Photos: Black Widow thrill ride at Kennywood
The 90-foot-tall thrill ride is set to debut May...
| May 27, 2012
SANDUSKY, Ohio — As an amusement parks blogger, I have visited most of the big theme parks in Southern California and central Florida, but my roller-coaster résumé was a little thin when it came to the parks in between. So last summer my wife,...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The increasing popularity of Halloween theme park events has spawned a new generation of exclusive reservation-only haunted mazes that promise a more intense and intimate experience for those willing to pay a premium.
Photos: 10 extreme haunted mazes...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 8:00 AM
As we slip into October, I decided to assemble my first-ever Fantasy Halloween League of the Top 13 haunted mazes at theme parks around the world.
Think of the Top 13 list as a nightmare fantastic park with the most demented, disturbing and disgusting...