| May 28, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The smooth, quick and quiet Manta family coaster that debuted over Memorial Day weekend at SeaWorld San Diego is just the type of thrilling ride the marine park sorely needs.
PHOTOS: Manta roller coaster at SeaWorld San Diego
The knock on the sea...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:08 AM
It's time for a friendly reminder that Manta, the newest coaster at SeaWorld Orlando, will be featured in an episode of the new "Insane Coaster Wars" series on the Travel Channel this Sunday.
The episode airs at 9:30 p.m. It's the second "Insane Coaster...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 4:34 PM
More evidence of Harry Potter's magic for Universal Orlando: Islands of Adventure was voted best theme park and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey was voted best new ride by riders of ThemeParkInsider.com. Islands bested Busch Gardens Williamsburg...
| May 20, 2010
America began in the 17th century when John Smith and his globe-trotting troupe of Europeans landed on the shore of the James River in what would become James City County. Still there are the remains of the original English settlement on Jamestown...
| May 20, 2010
If you think you'll be bored in Hampton Roads, try a few of these
American Rover. Sightseeing and party cruises on a tall ship. Narrated sailings and dinner cruises daily, rain or shine. Cruising mid-April through late October. Reservations encouraged....
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 AM
It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye
ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks.
Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 5:30 AM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2012, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are being teased in elaborate marketing campaigns.
| Jul 24, 2011
| 5:34 AM
Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey--
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides....
| Sep 19, 2011
| 10:38 AM
The Verbolten multi-launch roller coaster debuting in Spring 2012 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg will take riders on a high-speed drive along the German autobahn before detouring through the forbidden Black Forest.
> Photos: Verbolten coaster at Busch...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:02 PM
Hurricane Irene hasn't reached Virginia's shores yet but she's already claimed a fair number of musical performances. Shows by Pat Benatar, Big Joe & the Dynaflows and Donavon Frankenreiter have been kicked to the curb.
Here's the list as of 5 p.m....
| Oct 17, 2011
| 6:55 AM
The James River Jam, an event subtitled "A night of music, a world of change," will bring a crowd of big-name musicians to Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Nov. 11. The list of stars playing the fund-raising concert includes Don Felder, John Oates, J.D....
| May 16, 2008
Whether you're after a few minutes on a carousel, a couple hours with a bowling ball or all day at a theme park, Hampton Roads has an attraction for you. Here are some of them.
American Rover. Sightseeing and party cruises on a tall ship. Waterside in...