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  • 32 best new theme park additions for 2013

    32 best new theme park additions for 2013
    The theme park industry will take a deep breath in 2013 after the launch of several landmark attractions and with more groundbreaking projects on the horizon. The last few years have seen several theme park additions that have altered the industry...
  • Top Disney exec says Avatar Land remains on track

    Top Disney exec says Avatar Land remains on track
    On the same day Walt Disney World formally unveiled most of the elements in its Fantasyland expansion, the head of the company's theme-park business reaffirmed Disney's faith in another project in Orlando — a land in Disney's Animal Kingdom based on...
  • 'No-expire' option lives on for Disney tickets — just not for online purchases

    'No-expire' option lives on for Disney tickets — just not for online purchases
    Disney World has altered the way it sells the "no-expire" option on theme-park tickets. That selection, which allows multiday tickets to be used any time in the future, no longer will be available online. The no-expire add-on continues to be available via...
  • SeaWorld bringing Aquatica water park to San Diego

    SeaWorld bringing Aquatica water park to San Diego
    SeaWorld's Aquatica will introduce an innovative hybrid concept to San Diego on June 1 that combines a marine park with a water park, allowing visitors to interact with animals like dolphins, stingrays and flamingos as they zip down water slides. >...
  • Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze

    Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze
    A unique new haunted attraction opening this summer at a small United Kingdom theme park will combine a walk-through horror maze featuring live actors with a dark ride journey inside an abandoned mine shaft. The Hobs Pit maze and ride is set to open...
  • Cooling thoughts for the coming heat wave: top 20 water parks

    Cooling thoughts for the coming heat wave: top 20 water parks
    By now, everybody knows what to expect from your standard-issue ho-hum water park: body and tube slide complexes with funnels and bowls, deluge-inducing water play towers for the little ones, undulating wave pools and relaxing lazy rivers. Photos: 20...
  • '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...
  • Learning to love Disneyland again

    Learning to love Disneyland again
    ANAHEIM, Calif. - As we walked across the broad, brick-paved plaza, a burst of music swelled, the strings rising to cinematic heights amid a pounding of kettle drums. A man in a crisp white shirt waved and beamed. Perfectly manicured flowers swayed in the...
  • 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...
  • 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...