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It’s been a decade since Knott’s built a major coaster. Will HangTime be worth the wait?

A new roller coaster that briefly leaves riders hanging 150 feet above the ground will pack a lot of thrills into a small space when it debuts next summer at Knott’s Berry Farm.

The HangTime dive coaster coming to Knott’s will feature a vertical lift hill, a beyond-vertical first drop and five inversions.

Coaster enthusiasts have been waiting more than a decade for a major new coaster at Knott’s.

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The triple-inversion spinning coaster Time Traveler turns a traditional family ride upside down

A new triple-inversion spinning roller coaster themed as a retro-futuristic time machine will put a small Missouri theme park back in the thrill ride spotlight with the world’s fastest, steepest and tallest ride of its kind.

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'Wicked' composer Stephen Schwartz will premiere a new musical on Princess Cruises. I caught a rehearsal

The new stage show “The Secret Silk” is so far off Broadway that it’s in Japan.

Well, it’s not quite there yet. But it will be this fall when it premieres aboard the Diamond Princess on a cruise departing from Tokyo.

“The Secret Silk” is the newest theater production being vetted for Princess Cruises by Broadway lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz, known for writing “Wicked,” “Godspell” and “Pippin.”

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Kansas museum honors Evel Knievel, the godfather of extreme sports
See Machu Picchu and other highlights of Peru for $899

Enjoy the highlights of Peru on a seven-day small-group tour offered by JourneYou.

The excursion begins with an overnight stay in Lima and a city tour, followed by a flight to Cuzco.

Participants will spend the night in Urubamba and tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including a visit to the fortress and town of Ollantaytambo.

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The print Travel section will return Sunday

The print Travel section returns on Sunday with a new look and new features, many suggested by readers.

You asked for closer-to-home destinations and ideas. On Page L3 of the Aug. 20 issue, you’ll find a new page devoted to weekend activities.

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