| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Joshua Tree National Park's Barker Dam remains off-limits to the public as officials try to determine how to restore the 113-year-old structure vandalized in recent weeks by dozens of names scratched into its surface....
| Feb 4, 2013
| 6:02 AM
It all began with a little idea. Well, I guess it was actually a BIG idea. I wanted us – the Los Angeles Times – to have a photo and video studio at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. I covered the event last year, having to run up...
| May 30, 2013
| 2:12 PM
PERSPECTIVE A word of warning if you’re headed for the maddening crowds at the Magic Kingdom this summer – the […]...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:54 PM
How many years has it been since parents let their kids roam freely around the neighborhood in Southern California? Two decades? Three? How bizarre, then, to read Wednesday morning that Disneyland has just stopped allowing parents to ditch -- I......
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A $12-million roller coaster at a Scandinavian theme park will take riders on an off-road trek aboard all-terrain vehicles through a Mayan jungle in search of lost treasure.
Photos: Juvelen launch coaster at Djurs Sommerland
The dual-launch coaster...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The brief announcement that Disney plans to add a Marvel-themed land to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2017 raises a host of questions:
Will Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men be getting their own rides?
When will the Marvel characters be...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:15 AM
In perhaps the worst-kept secret in theme park history, the Disneyland Paris resort has finally admitted that the long-rumored Ratatouille trackless dark ride will open in 2014.
Photos: Ratatouille dark ride at Disneyland Paris
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Ride enthusiasts are already drooling over a multi-launch roller coaster coming to a Swedish amusement park that promises six inversions and a series of near-miss encounters with other rides dotting a wooded hillside terrain.
Photos: Projekt Helix...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:55 PM
You've been to San Francisco. You know not to call it "Frisco," not to expect ample parking, not to forget your sweater. You know the Powell Street cable cars run through Union Square and where to find the Golden Gate Bridge. You know that most days,...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
I was overjoyed when I first heard SeaWorld San Diego was going to build an Aquatica water park.
The original Aquatica at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida was an instant success, setting a new standard for excellence and excess in the water park industry...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Knott's Berry Farm has restored a theme park attraction considered groundbreaking in its time to a technological level its legendary creator could have only imagined when the ride was conceived more than four decades ago.
Photos: Timber Mountain log...