| Mar 7, 2012
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Legoland Florida will expand again this summer, introducing an area called the World of Chima, based on a Lego product line with tribes of mystical animal warriors, theme park officials announced Tuesday morning.
The new land will feature an interactive...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:59 AM
We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season. Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:45 AM
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...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Legoland Florida has identified a few new coming attractions to the Winter Haven theme park, which opened in October.
+ In March, look for the opening of the Warner Brothers Game Zone in the park's Imagination Zone. Kids there will be able to play Lego-...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:00 AM
A racing wooden roller coaster debuting this spring at a Chinese theme park will feature a first-of-its-kind element in which riders in dueling trains reach out toward each other and attempt to exchange high-fives.
Dubbed the High Five by the American...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:30 AM
The $26-million OzIris roller coaster at Parc Asterix will dive underwater in front of a sorcerer's temple as part of the French theme park's new Egyptian-themed land.
PHOTOS: OzIris inverted coaster at Parc Asterix
Debuting April 7, the Bolliger &...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 6:14 AM
Is it just me or are theme parks not as cool as they used to be?
Not "cool" in the Fonzie way or that Nicki Minaj way, but cool in the beat-the-heat way. I recall feeling overheated in theme parks in the summers of my youth and escaping inside, greeted...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The weather forecast for Legoland California this summer calls for a 100% chance of getting 100% soaking wet.
PHOTOS: Pirate Reef water ride at Legoland California
The new Pirate Reef water attraction opened over Memorial Day weekend at the Carlsbad...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 5:45 AM
Real Madrid plans to open a $1 billion soccer-centric theme park on a United Arab Emirates man-made island in January 2015 that celebrates the history, triumphs and hubris of the richest football club in the world.
PHOTOS: Real Madrid Resort Island in...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Hard-core Harry Potter fans who devoured the books, camped out for the movies and trekked through the theme park now have a new way to relive the boy wizard's adventures.
PHOTOS: Making of Harry Potter studio tour
Debuting Saturday, the Making of...