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Los Angeles Times staff writerThe 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...
Los Angeles Times staff writerAs we slip into October, I decided to assemble my first-ever Fantasy Halloween League of the Top 13 haunted mazes at theme parks around the world. Think of the Top 13 list as a nightmare fantastic park with the most demented, disturbing and disgusting...
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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA tiny Orlando, Fla., family entertainment center plans to add seven attractions over the next few years in a bid to become a small amusement park with a collection of new rides that rivals its better-known neighbors. Any of the new additions —...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWith 14 rides, including eight roller coasters, the proposed Orlando Thrill Park hopes to cater to enthusiasts underserved by Florida's theme parks. Photo gallery: View the 14 proposed Orlando Thrill Park rides Scheduled to open in summer 2013, the...
L.A. UnleashedAt just shy of 2 weeks old, this white rhinoceros calf, born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Florida, already looks like its mother, Mlelani, in miniature (minus the horns, of course). The calf's birth is a boon both to......
Got a change of clothes in your backpack? "Otherwise you are going to be wet all day after the water rides," explained KateLynn Schlenker during a recent visit to Disneyland. The 13-year-old Arizonian added, "Throw in some flip-flops, too, so your...
The Tampa TribuneSeventy percent of Florida residents plan to take a summer vacation of four days or more between May and September, 5 percent more than a year ago, an AAA Travel report said. "This year marks the second year that AAA data shows an increase in the number...
Special CorrespondentNot only does Florida have spectacular coasts on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico but the state also has plenty of other opportunities for relaxing, refreshing, renewing H2O fun -- at many water parks around the state. Here's a selection of...
Roller-skating in a zebra outfit. Flipping a man with your feet while dressed as a frog. Juggling six rings in a bee costume. These acts apparently aren't hard enough for the stars of Cirque Dreams. But performing them while cruising the high seas? Now,...
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Check out festivals and events in April across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Through April 20: Universal Studios...
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...
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