| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:07 AM
A 520-foot-high roller coaster, the tallest in the world, will be built in Florida. We just don't know exactly where yet.
An official announcement will come in a few weeks, said Michael Kitchen, president of US Thrill Rides, the Windermere-based company...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Orlando-based CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc. signed an agreement to purchase Wet 'n Wild Phoenix water park for $33 million.
The real estate investment trust announced Thursday it expects to close the sale at the end of November. As part of the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Scott Disick's mother, Bonnie Disick, died Oct. 28 after a long illness, according to recent reports. She was 63.
The cause of death was unclear.
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star, 30, who is boyfriend to eldest sister Kourtney Kardashian,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:13 AM
MGM Springfield has inked a marketing agreement with nearby Six Flags New England, putting the entertainment park in MGM Springfield's proprietary loyalty program, which will give casino visitors access to specially priced tickets and discounts.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Whimsic Alley calls itself "a shopping haven for wizards of distinction," catering to "Harry Potter" fans with merchandise that includes wands, books, neckties and sweater vests for those looking to re-create the boy wizard's look.
It even has a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:49 PM
By day, they apply lipstick, rouge and powder to create that vibrant, flawless look.
But by night they use their skills to paint a picture of death, punctuated with scars, bloody gashes and deformities.
For makeup artists, Halloween is a super job...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Multiple lanes on the southbound 5 Freeway near Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita are expected to be closed for several hours Monday morning for emergency bridge repairs.
Bridge engineers and maintenance crews will be inspecting a portion of the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Like a lumbering and laborious monster intent on capturing his prey, Six Flags Magic Mountain continues to make slow but steady progress toward improving its annual Fright Fest event.
Photos: Fright Fest 2013 at Six Flags Magic Mountain
In hopes of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
They don't have to wait until Halloween to don their costumes and collect treats — not when every place from museums to aquariums to zoos to theme parks are celebrating Halloween the entire month of October with haunted houses, spooky...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Electric vehicle owners in the Chicago area may finally get to start using a car-charging network that has been stalled for two years.
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered that the charging stations be turned over to Arlington Heights-based JNS Power,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:46 PM
The Massachusetts police photographer who never sought permission before releasing images of the arrest of the man accused of being the Boston Marathon bomber has been placed on restricted duty with pay pending further investigation of his case, his...
| 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...