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  • Six Flags Magic Mountain spills plans for record-setting coaster

    Six Flags Magic Mountain spills plans for record-setting coaster
    Six Flags Magic Mountain is expected to add a terrain-hugging launched roller coaster in 2013 featuring the world's tallest loop, according to an employee who wasn't authorized to speak on behalf of the amusement park. A Magic Mountain mechanic...
  • California's Great America revives plans for Gold Striker coaster

    California's Great America revives plans for Gold Striker coaster
    After a decade of difficulty and uncertainty, California's Great America has dusted off plans for an oft-delayed wooden roller coaster in hopes of reversing the Santa Clara amusement park's declining fortunes. PHOTOS: New wooden coaster at California's...
  • Knott's Berry Farm will add a trio of family rides in 2013

    Knott's Berry Farm will add a trio of family rides in 2013
    Thrill seekers will have to wait a little longer for a big new ride as Knott's Berry Farm unveiled plans for a trio of family attractions in 2013 aimed at bridging the gap in the Buena Park theme park’s collection of kiddie and extreme rides. >...
  • Looping wooden roller coasters are about to become a reality

    Looping wooden roller coasters are about to become a reality
    The first volleys of the next roller coaster revolution have been fired in the forested Idaho panhandle, the emerging epicenter of thrill ride innovation. Located in the small town of Hayden, Idaho, Rocky Mountain Construction has burst onto the ride...
  • Fun Spot Orlando adding coasters, thrill rides and water park

    Fun Spot Orlando adding coasters, thrill rides and water park
    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 —...
  • Cedar Point plans a record-setting winged coaster in 2013

    Cedar Point plans a record-setting winged coaster in 2013
    Cedar Point theme park in Ohio plans to add a $25-million record-setting winged roller coaster in 2013, according to local media reports. Photos: Winged roller coaster at Cedar Point The Swiss-based Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider, dubbed "CP Alt....
  • Dinosaur-centric indoor theme park set to debut in China

    Dinosaur-centric indoor theme park set to debut in China
    China's Jurassic Dream is racing toward a 2013 grand opening with plans to double the size of the dinosaur-centric indoor theme park within three years of the fast-tracked debut. PHOTOS: Jurassic Dream theme park in China Designed by Burbank-based...
  • Review: Disney's Cars Land feels like walking into a movie

    Review: Disney's Cars Land feels like walking into a movie
    Like opening the door to Oz, walking into Cars Land at Disney California Adventure is like stepping into a real-life version of the fictional town of Radiator Springs from the 2006 animated movie. PHOTOS: Preview day | Buena Vista Street | Cars Land | ...
  • Universal Studios: Cinematic Spectacular sneak peek

    Universal Studios: Cinematic Spectacular sneak peek
    I dropped in on one of Universal Studios' technical rehearsals for its upcoming lagoon show called "Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories." The show officially debuts May 8 (along with Universal's Superstar Parade), but there...
  • Angry Birds Land set to debut at European theme park

    Angry Birds Land set to debut at European theme park
    The first official Angry Birds Land will open Saturday at Sarkanniemi Adventure Park in Finland with rides and games themed to the popular smart phone app. PHOTOS: Angry Birds Land at European theme park Located about two hours north of Helsinki,...
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Transformers ride at Universal Studios

    Behind-the-scenes tour of Transformers ride at Universal Studios
    I took a behind-the-scenes tour Friday of the new Transformers ride opening in a few weeks at Universal Studios Hollywood. PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes tour of Transformers ride For those of you who have never experienced Harry Potter and the Forbidden...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain to reclaim roller coaster title

    Six Flags Magic Mountain to reclaim roller coaster title
    Six Flags Magic Mountain will reclaim sole ownership of the Roller Coaster Capital of the World title with the announcement that arch-rival Cedar Point will remove one of its 17 coasters before the start of the summer season. PHOTOS: Cedar Point vs....