| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the 40th anniversary of Halloween Haunt with a crosstown rival threatening to tear the middle-aged monster limb from limb.
But rather than cower and hide, Knott’s Scary Farm has fought back against the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:15 AM
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.
| Aug 28, 2012
| 6:15 AM
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...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2014, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.
Photos: Most anticipated...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:45 AM
After a half decade without a new roller coaster and the removal of two aging rides from its coaster fleet, Cedar Point can once again reclaim its self-proclaimed title of "America's Roller Coast" with the addition of Gatekeeper in 2013.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Insane Coaster Wars" would be the ultimate road trip for any ride enthusiast who had about $100,000 to drop on a single vacation and the fortitude to travel around the world.
Photos: 28 thrill rides competing in 'Insane Coaster Wars'
Premiering at 8:...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:15 AM
It's always amazing to see the lengths Universal Studios Hollywood goes to scare the living daylights out of its visitors during Halloween Horror Nights.
Severed bodies. Splattered brains. Spilled entrails. Half-eaten horses. Pools of blood. The...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:50 AM
The Full Throttle launch coaster debuting at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2013 will feature a record-setting vertical loop that riders traverse twice -- once on the inside and again on the outside.
> Photos: Full Throttle coaster at Six Flags Magic...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Dark Harbor returns in October with a new haunted maze and a motley crew of morbid characters inspired by ghost stories from the Queen Mary’s haunted history.
> Photos: Dark Harbor haunted mazes at the Queen Mary
The Dark Harbor haunted event...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:05 AM
Six Flags unveiled its 2013 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 13 locations.
> Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2013
Six Flags' 2013 attractions include three...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:30 AM
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...