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  • 'Halloween Haunt' chronicles a Knott's Scary Farm legacy

    'Halloween Haunt' chronicles a Knott's Scary Farm legacy
    Ted Dougherty is an unassuming Glendale paralegal and classical musician with an overt dark side that reaches its monstrous zenith every October. Dougherty stumbled upon his twisted passion in 1987 during a visit to Knott's Scary Farm, which...
  • Amusement parks: Taking U.S. roller coasters for a spin

     Amusement parks: Taking U.S. roller coasters for a spin
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Free-fall coaster to debut at Denmark's Legoland Billund in May

    Free-fall coaster to debut at Denmark's Legoland Billund in May
    The Polar X-Plorer roller coaster at Legoland Billund in Denmark will take riders around a snowcapped mountain and under a frozen waterfall before sending them crashing through an ice-covered lake. PHOTOS: Polar X-Plorer roller coaster at Denmark's...
  • Top 13 for 2013: Best new rides at theme parks around the world

    Top 13 for 2013: Best new rides at theme parks around the world
    It already seems like 2013 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world, as a number of new theme parks are planned for Asia and several major attractions are in the works for Europe. > Photos: Best new international theme park...
  • Disneyland Paris to unveil new water show, revamped parade

    Disneyland Paris to unveil new water show, revamped parade
    Disneyland Paris will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new nighttime spectacular in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and a revamped evening parade starting in April. The Disney Dreams show will feature castle projections, water screens, dancing...
  • For some of the best food, head to the theme parks

    For some of the best food, head to the theme parks
    Some people love theme parks for the rides. Some for the shows. And while you can lay down some serious cash for not-so-haute cuisine like churros and turkey legs, there are some who love the parks for the food, and some of the best in Central Florida can...
  • Top 10 rides and attractions at Tennessee's Dollywood

    Top 10 rides and attractions at Tennessee's Dollywood
    PIGEON FORGE, TENN. - Set against the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood is surrounded by a green canopy of hardwood trees and colorful blankets of flowers that envelop every ride and attraction in the Tennessee wilderness. Photos: Top 10 Dollywood...
  • 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-...
  • Talking turkey at the theme parks: The legs, the legend

    Talking turkey at the theme parks: The legs, the legend
    From a safe distance at Disney's Animal Kingdom, I watched a momma and her three cubs snack on something fowl. They tore into the meat, chewing down to the bone, maneuvering around cartilage to get at every morsel. Nearby, the poppa removed the skin from...
  • In honor of Friday the 13th, finding bad luck at the theme parks

    In honor of Friday the 13th, finding bad luck at the theme parks
    I hate it when I park my car at a Disney World theme park and move directly to the waiting tram, only to hear the "no further boarding" call. As if that weren't irritating enough, it also means that I'll be the first passenger on the next tram, which...
  • 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...