| Jun 16, 2013
I've visited many theme parks in the United States over the last few years as the theme park blogger for The Times' Travel website, but this summer's crop of rides already has me updating my bucket list. Here's a look at some of the biggest new roller...
| 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.
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:02 AM
Just-released video of a 2006 incident at SeaWorld San Diego shows a whale dragging its trainer underwater....
| Mar 22, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Not everything is bigger in Texas.
The new Aquatica water park at SeaWorld San Antonio will be one-third the size and cost half as much as the innovative Aquatica water park at SeaWorld Orlando.
PHOTOS: Aquatica water park at SeaWorld San Antonio...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:12 AM
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. and its killer whales are going public, filing for an initial public offering that could raise $100 million.
The theme park company, famous for using the orca Shamu as a performer, said in a filing with the Securities and...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 8:00 AM
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.
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:30 AM
About this time each year ride manufacturers and theme park operators gather in Orlando, Fla., for the International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show.
> Photos: Ride makers unveil new attractions at IAAPA show
Ride makers use the...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A whale with severe scoliosis obviously can't swim properly. So SeaWorld Orlando, together with local experts, teamed up to create a brace for a pilot whale with severe curvature of the spine, or scoliosis....
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A federal judge appeared dubious Monday about a lawsuit filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that seeks the release of orcas from SeaWorld on anti-slavery grounds....