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Review of Halloween Horror Nights 2015 at Universal Orlando:

September 24th, 2015

How scary is the 25th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios FL? Is the Freddy vs. Jason maze a highlight? Read my review.


Best Hybrid Wooden and Steel Roller Coasters:

September 29th, 2015

A hybrid wooden and steel coaster marries a unique steel track to a wooden structure. These are the best hybrid coasters. Are you ready to ride?


New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas Roller Coaster Review:

September 30th, 2015

It's the world's first hybrid wooden and steel coaster. See how the About.com Theme Parks Expert rates the groundbreaking New Texas Giant.


Florida Theme Park Vacation Deals:

September 15th, 2015

Will you be heading to Florida's theme parks? Save some money by checking out the latest (updated September 15, 2015) special offers and deals.


California Vacation Deals:

September 15th, 2015

Are you planning a vacation to Disneyland or other parks? Wanna save some $? Get the latest (updated September 15, 2015) California theme park deals.


Six Flags Fright Fests 2015:

September 15th, 2015

All Six Flags parks celebrate Halloween with Fright Fest in 2015. Learn more about the haunted mazes, shows, and activities for younger children.


Fast & Furious: Supercharged Ride Coming to Universal Orlando in 2017:

September 2nd, 2015

Fast & Furious: Supercharged is on the way to Universal Studios Florida in 2017. How fast and furious will the new super-duper ride be? Let's look.


New Star Wars Lands to Blast Off at Disneyland and Disney World:

August 25th, 2015

Massive Star Wars Lands are coming to Disneyland and Disney World. Learn about what's on the way, including two major rides.


2015 Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood:

August 26th, 2015

Halloween Horror Nights 2015 at Universal Studios Hollywood will be featuring "Insidious" and other scares. See what's in store -- if you dare!


Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios:

August 26th, 2015

Toy Story Land is under development at Disney's Hollywood Studios. What rides and features are on the way? Let's open the toy box to find out.


Justice League: Battle for Metropolis Ride Review:

August 26th, 2015

Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags parks is a sophisticated 4D shooter ride. How good is it? Read the About.com review.


Mickey's Halloween Party 2015 at Disney World:

August 11th, 2015

Too scared by most theme park Halloween events. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is well, not so scary. Get all the details about the 2015 event.


Lightning Rod at Dollywood Preview:

September 24th, 2015

When Lightning Rod opens in 2016 at Dollywood, it will be the world's fastest as well as the world's first launched wooden coaster. Read on!


What's the Deal with Walley World?:

August 4th, 2015

In both the 1983 and 2015 versions of "Vacation," the Griswolds visit "Walley World." Is it an actual theme park? Sort of. Let's break it down.


Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers Gets a Facelift:

August 4th, 2015

Hotel Breakers at Ohio's Cedar Point got a major makeover and reopened in 2015. What's it like? Should you consider staying at the hotel? Read on.


Halloween Horror Nights 2015 at Universal Studios Florida:

September 23rd, 2015

Universal Orlando is gearing up to scare the living daylights out of you in fall 2015 at the 25th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights.


Florida's 7 Tallest Rides:

July 28th, 2015

There are lots of coasters and other rides in Florida. Let's identify the seven tallest. The results might surprise you.


Orlando's Skyplex:

July 29th, 2015

The Skyplex along Orlando's International Drive will include the world's tallest coaster and other crazy-tall thrill rides. See what's on the way.


Dollywood Expansion - Hotel in 2015 and Coaster in 2014:

July 23rd, 2015

A Dollywood expansion will bring a new hotel in 2015 and a new coaster in 2014. Get the details about what's on the way to the Tennessee resort.


Storm Chaser to Blow into Kentucky Kingdom:

July 22nd, 2015

Using the wooden structure of the former Twisted Twins, the wooden-steel hybrid coaster, Storm Chaser, will open at Kentucky Kingdom in 2016.


Calico Mine Ride:

July 21st, 2015

The Calico Mine Ride is one of the best (if not THE best) attractions at Knott's Berry Farm. Read a review of the classic dark ride.


New at Florida Theme Parks in 2016:

July 15th, 2015

See what's coming to Florida theme parks in 2016, including a new coaster, a new King Kong ride, and an attraction featuring the stars from "Frozen."


Volcano Bay:

July 13th, 2015

Universal Orlando's first on-site water park, Volcano Bay, is set to open in 2017. What will it include? Let's run down the attractions and features.


Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Ride at Universal Studios Florida & Hollywood:

July 8th, 2015

Do you want to become a minion? You can in Universal Orlando's Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem ride. Read a review of the attraction.


Rougarou at Cedar Point:

July 7th, 2015

In 2015, Ohio's Cedar Point converted the stand-up coaster, Mantis, into the sit-down floorless ride, Rougarou. Does it deliver? Read on.


Voyage to the Iron Reef:

July 8th, 2015

How is the shoot-em-up 3-D dark ride, Voyage to the Iron Reef, at Knott's Berry Farm? Read my review.


Kalahari Pocono Mountains:

July 3rd, 2015

The Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania is home to a number of huge indoor water park hotels, including the nicely themed Kalahari Resort.


What Disneyland Means to Them:

June 30th, 2015

On the occasion of Disneyland's 60th anniversary, I had the chance to speak with Neil Patrick Harris and others about what the park means to them.


Fast and Furious - Supercharged: How Does the Ride Work?:

June 23rd, 2015

Opened in 2015, Fast & Furious - Supercharged is the finale of the famous Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood. Take a super backstage peek.


What is a Hybrid Wooden and Steel Roller Coaster?:

September 29th, 2015

A wooden coaster that includes inversions? Yes. And no. Learn about the new breed of hybrid ride that combines elements of wood and steel coasters.


Review of Soarin' Over California:

June 20th, 2015

Go Soarin' with Disney at Epcot and Disney California Adventure. Read my review of the groundbreaking and wonderful simulator ride.


Review of World of Color - Celebrate:

July 1st, 2015

How does World of Color - Celebrate compare with the original version of the Disney California Adventure nighttime spectacular? Read my review.


Frozen Ever After Ride on its Way to Epcot:

June 16th, 2015

The world of the enormously popular "Frozen" animated film will come to life at Epcot's Norway pavilion in Disney World. Learn what's in store.


The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood:

July 15th, 2015

What can visitors expect when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade opens at Universal Studios Hollywood in spring 2016? Read on.


Paint the Night Parade Review:

June 16th, 2015

As part of its 60th anniversary, Disneyland introduced Paint the Night, a high-tech update of the electrical parade. Read my (glowing!) review.


Review of Disneyland Forever Fireworks Show:

May 28th, 2015

The nighttime spectacular, Disneyland Forever, redefines fireworks shows. Learn why the multimedia presentation merits a five-star rating.


Review of the Haunted Mansion:

June 2nd, 2015

The Haunted Mansion is one of the most beloved and iconic Disney theme park attractions. Read about the wonderful ride, foolish mortals!


Mako Coaster Coming to SeaWorld Orlando in 2016:

June 2nd, 2015

For the 2016 season, SeaWorld Orlando will debut Mako, a 200-foot ride that will be the fastest and longest roller coaster in Florida.


Disney's Tom Staggs on Disneyland's 60th Anniversary and More:

May 28th, 2015

The chief operating officer of The Walt Disney Company, Staggs looks back and ahead at the parks during Disneyland's Diamond Celebration.


Arizona Water Parks:

April 12th, 2015

It gets mighty hot in Arizona (duh!). One place to find cool relief is at one of the state's water parks. Here is a guide to all of them.


Skull Island: Reign of Kong Ride:

May 20th, 2015

A new King Kong attraction is set to open in 2016 at Universal Orlando. Learn what's in store as the big ape gets set to unleash his fury.


Review of Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain:

September 30th, 2015

In 2015, Six Flags Magic Mountain converted its classic Colossus into Twisted Colossus. Find out why it is a colossal coaster.


Wicked Cyclone Preview:

September 30th, 2015

The Cyclone wooden coaster will get a new look and feel when the Massachusetts park remakes it into a steel-wooden hybrid thrill machine.


Which Theme Parks Have the Most Roller Coasters?:

September 30th, 2015

Want to know which theme parks and amusement parks around the world have the most number of roller coasters? Here they are! Updated in 2015.


Game On! Nintendo Comes to Universal Parks.:

May 12th, 2015

Universal Parks and Nintendo have announced a partnership. What kinds of rides and attractions could be on the way? Let's speculate.


Camelback Lodge Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark:

July 8th, 2015

One of North America's largest indoor water parks is in the Pocono Mountains. Learn more about Aquatopia at Camelback Lodge.


The Wild One:

May 6th, 2015

The classic wooden coaster, The Wild One at Six Flags America, is a wonderful ride. Read my review.


Star Tours - The Adventures Continue:

May 8th, 2015

Go to a galaxy far, far away with About.com as the Theme Parks Guide reviews Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, the Star Tours ride at Disneyland and Disney Hollywood Studios.


60 Reasons to Visit Disneyland's 60th Anniversary:

July 1st, 2015

In 2015, Disneyland will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a Diamond Celebration. Here are 60 of the best reasons to visit the beloved park.


What is the Pepper's Ghost Illusion Used in Theme Park Attractions?:

April 29th, 2015

Some of the most sophisticated theme park attractions use a centuries-old magic illusion called Pepper's Ghost? What is it? Read on.


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