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  • Review: Fantasy Faire a fitting new home for Disneyland princesses

    Review: Fantasy Faire a fitting new home for Disneyland princesses
    The princess predicament is a problem as old as Disneyland. Moms want a picture of their little girls with a Disney princess while Dads and their bored boys squirm at the very notion of waiting 45 minutes for a photo op. Disneyland seems to have...
  • Viking hordes set to invade Belgium's Plopsaland theme park

    Viking hordes set to invade Belgium's Plopsaland theme park
    This summer, a Belgian theme park will add an $8-million Viking land based on a television cartoon and movie series with two rides and a restaurant set in a lakeside village. The 12-acre Vicky the Viking themed land will be built on the location of a...
  • 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...
  • 10 questions about Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood

    10 questions about Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood
    We still have more questions than answers about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter more than a year after plans were announced for a West Coast version of the themed land at Universal Studios Hollywood. Photos: Top 10 Wizarding World of Harry Potter...
  • Horror fans pay a premium for extreme haunted mazes

    Horror fans pay a premium for extreme haunted mazes
    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...
  • Disneyland Paris pulls back the veil on Ratatouille dark ride

    Disneyland Paris pulls back the veil on Ratatouille dark ride
    In perhaps the worst-kept secret in theme park history, the Disneyland Paris resort has finally admitted that the long-rumored Ratatouille trackless dark ride will open in 2014. Photos: Ratatouille dark ride at Disneyland Paris Conspicuously under...
  • Jungle coaster takes riders on off-road trek at Danish theme park

    Jungle coaster takes riders on off-road trek at Danish theme park
    A $12-million roller coaster at a Scandinavian theme park will take riders on an off-road trek aboard all-terrain vehicles through a Mayan jungle in search of lost treasure. Photos: Juvelen launch coaster at Djurs Sommerland The dual-launch coaster...
  • 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...
  • Thor's Hammer dark ride set to debut at Norway's Tusenfryd

    Thor's Hammer dark ride set to debut at Norway's Tusenfryd
    A new motion simulator-based dark ride that tells the story of Norse gods and mythical monsters with 3-D scenes and special effects is set to debut at a Norwegian theme park this summer. Photos: Thor's Hammer dark ride at Norway's Tusenfryd Drawing on...
  • It's time for a water coaster in Southern California

    It's time for a water coaster in Southern California
    Southern California is long overdue for a water coaster. For the uninitiated, a water coaster is a water park slide that mimics the ups and downs of a traditional roller coaster with the help of conveyor belts, water jets or magnetic propulsion....
  • '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...
  • Knight Rider jet boat ride coming to Italy's Movieland theme park

    Knight Rider jet boat ride coming to Italy's Movieland theme park
    It's safe to say the Kitt Super Jet boat ride set to open Friday at Italy's Movieland ranks as the craziest and strangest theme park attraction debuting anywhere in the world this summer. Photos: Kitt Super Jet boat ride at Italy's Movieland The one-...