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  • 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....
  • Top thrill rides compete in Travel Channel's 'Insane Coaster Wars'

    Top thrill rides compete in Travel Channel's 'Insane Coaster Wars'
    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...
  • 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...
  • Universal Studios: Rock the Universe tickets on sale

    Universal Studios: Rock the Universe tickets on sale
    Tickets for Rock the Universe, the two-night Christian music festival at Universal Studios theme park, are now on sale. The event, which runs Sept. 7 and 8, offers several ticket options. A one-night ticket costs $52.99 per person when purchased in...
  • Discovery Cove: Admission now includes SeaWorld and Aquatica passes

    Discovery Cove: Admission now includes SeaWorld and Aquatica passes
    Discovery Cove, the swim-with-dolphins tropical resort, has upped its side benefits. Customers now get passes to two sister attractions -- SeaWorld Orlando theme park and Aquatica water park -- for 14 days. Previously, guests had to choose between...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Fun Card grants admission for rest of year, all of 2013

    SeaWorld Orlando: Fun Card grants admission for rest of year, all of 2013
    Florida residents can now once again purchase the Fun Card at SeaWorld Orlando, which allows entry to the theme park for the rest of 2012 and all of 2013. The price is the same as one-day admission to SeaWorld: $89 general, $81 for ages 3-9.  (SeaWorld...
  • Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast

    Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast
    A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at...
  • Review: Lex Luthor and Superman rides do battle at Magic Mountain

    Review: Lex Luthor and Superman rides do battle at Magic Mountain
    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...
  • Italy's Etnaland water park to add theme park in 2013

    Italy's Etnaland water park to add theme park in 2013
    While theme parks often add water parks to attract more visitors and encourage longer stays,  Italy's Etnaland water park will introduce a twist on the trend by opening a theme park in 2013. PHOTOS: Etnaland theme park set to open in 2013 Set to debut...
  • Cars Land brings Route 66 Christmas to Disney California Adventure

    Cars Land brings Route 66 Christmas to Disney California Adventure
    Two things consistently stand out for me about Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. First, the stepped-into-Oz themed land is so wonderfully immersive I always have to remind myself Anaheim is just behind the enveloping Cadillac Range. Second,...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Tallying the damage at amusement piers

    Superstorm Sandy: Tallying the damage at amusement piers
    A pair of otherworldly photos from Superstorm Sandy will be forever etched in my memory of the historic hurricane. The first photo showed up in much of the mainstream media coverage and became a symbol of the storm: A seemingly intact roller coaster...