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  • Top 13 Halloween mazes at theme parks around the world

    Top 13 Halloween mazes at theme parks around the world
    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...
  • Cedar Point reaffirms coaster credentials with Gatekeeper

    Cedar Point reaffirms coaster credentials with Gatekeeper
    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. > Photos:...
  • Angry Birds theme park opens in UK

    Angry Birds theme park opens in UK
    When Curiosity touched down on Mars; did it find any furious fowl?¬† Why not, the Angry Birds are everywhere else. Since their debut in 2009, the wingless birds have soared to fame all over the world, and now they’re much more than a game. So far...
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk adding spinning coaster in 2013

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk adding spinning coaster in 2013
    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk plans to replace a 20-year-old steel coaster with the $5.5 million Undertow spinning coaster in summer 2013. > Photos: Undertow spinning coaster at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Undertow is being billed as Northern California's...
  • SeaWorld video shows Antarctica scenes

    SeaWorld video shows Antarctica scenes
    SeaWorld Orlando has released a preview of its under-construction attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Details remain sketchy about the ride, although creative director Brian Morrow says that it's a "state of the art, one of a kind experience...
  • Magic Kingdom will be open 24 hours on Feb. 29

    Magic Kingdom will be open 24 hours on Feb. 29
    Disney World is holding a new kind of marathon this year. For the first time, its Magic Kingdom theme park will be open for business for 24 consecutive hours. Guests will be welcome from 6 a.m. on Feb. 29 to 6 a.m. on March 1. The leap-day news was made...
  • Theme parks in 2011: Think Legos, light sabers and lots of zip lines

    Theme parks in 2011: Think Legos, light sabers and lots of zip lines
    Welcome to random ramblings about the year in theme parks and attractions. •Legoland Florida is a big deal. It's the area's first new full-blown theme park since Universal's Islands of Adventure went up in 1999. But it's going to take some...
  • Universal Orlando: Annual-pass deal includes 3 bonus months

    Universal Orlando: Annual-pass deal includes 3 bonus months
    Universal Orlando has introduced an annual-pass deal for Florida residents that gives passholders access to its two theme parks for 15 months. All three types of Universal's annual passes are eligible, ranging from $164.99 to $349.99. (Note: The least-...
  • 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...
  • 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....