| Nov 14, 2010
Don't miss the Toontown roller coaster, somebody said. Don't bother with Toontown, somebody else said. Don't risk the Matterhorn with a first-grader, somebody said. Don't miss the Matterhorn with a first-grader, somebody else said.
"Absolutely," I said....
| May 2, 2010
When the last Jungle Cruise boat docks for the night and lights fade to black on Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the real work begins.
At lush Pixie Hollow, gardeners don miner's headlamps as they begin uprooting stubborn weeds. On Main Street, custodians...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 12:10 PM
Legoland Florida will open in October 2011 with 50 rides, attractions and shows at the former Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 miles from Disney World.
In many ways, Legoland Florida will be similar to Legoland California in Carlsbad,...
| Jan 16, 2011
Splinter: 416 pp., $17.95
Inter-species romance has become routine in young adult lit lately, especially between nubile young women who like their guys muscular and wolfen, at least for part of the day. In the...
| Nov 14, 2010
The granddaddy of American theme parks changes little from year to year but seems to get better with age.
Among my favorite Disneyland standbys: The Space Mountain indoor roller coaster, the Indiana Jones Adventure dark ride and the venerable Haunted...
| Apr 15, 2012
Actor Harrison Ford has listed his compound in Brentwood for $8.295 million.
The Colonial Revival-style house, designed by Gerard Colcord and built in 1951, is set off the street at the end of a long gated driveway. On more than three-quarters of an acre...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 5:30 AM
It already seems like 2013 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world, as a number of new theme parks are planned for Asia and several major attractions are in the works for Europe.
> Photos: Best new international theme park...
| Jan 1, 2012
Director Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" starts innocently enough — with Tintin, it always does — at a flea market, where the dauntless boy reporter finds an old model boat. But blistering barnacles! — as his buddy Capt....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 5:30 AM
The new knock 'em, sock 'em Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood is an immersive, in-your-face experience that ranks among the top theme park attractions in the world.
PHOTOS: Behind-the-scene tour of Transformers ride
The Transformers 3-D...
| May 25, 2008
IT'S RAINING chats and chiens in Cannes, and nobody cares. Penelope Cruz doesn't rush along the red carpet at the premiere of the new Woody Allen film or pause to brush away the dew glistening on her inch-long eyelashes. She waves. She smiles. She...