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If you go Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio; (419) 627-2350, http://www.cedarpoint.com. Must: Cedar Downs Racing Derby, one of the last racing carousels in the world. Miss: The miserable Mantis stand-up coaster, which left my head aching....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterI’m setting off on a road trip across America's "Coaster Belt," hitting eight theme parks in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey in just 10 days. Along the way, I'll visit some of the oldest amusement parks in the world and climb aboard classic wooden...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCedar Point plans to turn the Ohio theme park's Million Dollar Midway into the $6-million Luminosity nighttime spectacular complete with lights, lasers and fireworks tied to a stage performance with DJs, dancers and drummers. PHOTOS: Luminosity nighttime...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterKnown as "America's Roller Coast," Cedar Point has been home to many record-breaking rides over the years and boasts a towering skyline of steel unmatched by any other amusement park. Photos: View the Top 10 Cedar Point roller coasters With 17 coasters,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterReporting from Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pa.-- My current travels across the great American roller-coaster belt will put me aboard five of the oldest operating coasters in the world, including the very oldest at little Lakemont Park here in Altoona....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterReporting from Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.-- The campgrounds, picnic groves and trolley parks that proliferated in Pennsylvania and Ohio in the late 19th century have survived through lean times and changing tastes to become some of the oldest...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCalifornia's Great America has announced plans to remove the third coaster in less than a decade – a period in which no new coasters were added to the amusement park in Santa Clara, Calif. Invertigo, an inverted shuttle coaster that made its...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt 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...
It's a big year for fans of theme parks and roller coasters all over North America. The long list of new attractions includes the rock 'n' roll-themed Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; the Nickelodeon-themed park at Minnesota's Mall of America; Toy...
York Daily Record, Pa.In just a few days, local high school graduates will celebrate the end of high school projects, homework, lectures and lunches. There will be happy tears of accomplishment and sad tears of leaving a community behind. Some students will tell themselves...
NJ KILLING-HATCHET HITCHHIKER Pa. coffee run leads to hatchet hitchhiker arrest ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A hitchhiker who became an online sensation but was arrested Thursday in a New Jersey man's beating death has been arraigned in Philadelphia....
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — There are some fireworks in an eastern Pennsylvania community because of an amusement park's summer plans. Dorney Park in Allentown wants to have a seven-minute fireworks show every night for eight weeks. Some people living in...
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