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Finding Thrills in New Jersey

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

When I was spending my high school years in New Jersey, all I could dream about was getting out and exploring the world. Now that I'm middle aged with two young kids growing up in Europe, New Jersey doesn't look so bad... at least when it comes to thrill rides.

The World's Most Terrifying Roller Coasters

The Active Times | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

Outlandish loops, tummy-turning drops and wicked-fast speeds; these are just a few of the thrilling features that characterize some of the world's most terrifying roller coasters.

The 7 Amusement Park Wonders of the World | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel

Never mind the merry-go-round. August 16 is National Roller Coaster Day, which means we're aiming for high-stakes thrills, baby! You wanna go for the ride of the life? Check out these seven roller coaster wonders and remember: Keep your hands inside the car at all times.

Fast Times in Southern Indiana

Kari Haugeto | Posted 07.03.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

When you think of Southern Indiana, do images of sweeping plains, dotted with picturesque farms come to mind? Yeah, me too. The last thing I expected to find was an ornate, turn-of-the-century European-style resort, an over-the-top historic hotel or an adrenaline-laced adventure park.

How to Enjoy Roller Coasters When They Scare You to Death

Quora | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment

Don't worry about keeping your "cool" on a roller coaster -- scream as much as you want.

New Roller Coaster Is Taller Than The Statue Of Liberty And It Will Make You Cry

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.06.2015 | Travel

If you're a daredevil, you're gonna need to book a trip to Charlotte, North Carolina soon. Because at the end of March, Carowinds Amusement Park is un...

Roller Coaster Decapitates Deer As Passengers Watch In Horror

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime

A roller coaster at a popular U.K. theme park struck and decapitated a deer over the weekend, leaving some passengers with the animal's blood on their...

This Dad Built A Roller Coaster In His Backyard For His Son

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.08.2014 | Good News

The ups and downs of childhood are more fun at the Pemble residence. That's because, in addition to the emotional roller coaster, the Pemble family...

Six Flags Says New Roller Coaster Will Shatter 3 World Records

Posted 08.29.2013 | Chicago

The newest attraction coming to the Chicago-area Six Flags Great America is aiming to top not just one, but three, world records. According to the ...

Great America To Build World's Fastest Wooden Coaster

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel

GURNEE, Ill. -- Six Flags Great America says a new wooden roller coaster it plans to build will be the fastest such ride in the world, sending thrill-...

Hooray To More Fun!

AP | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel

SANDUSKY, Ohio -- Cedar Point amusement park in northern Ohio says its new rides next year will include one that blends features of a spinning thrill ...

You'll Be Screaming Like A Banshee On Ohio's Newest Roller Coaster

AP | Posted 08.23.2013 | Travel

MASON, Ohio -- Construction of the roller coaster set to open next spring at Kings Island theme park is expected to generate millions of dollars in bu...

Roller Coaster Reopens At Six Flags

AP | Posted 08.16.2013 | Travel

SAN ANTONIO -- The roller coaster at a Six Flags park in San Antonio has reopened one month after a woman died in an accident on a roller coaster at a...

What Are The Most Dangerous Amusement Park Rides?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald and Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Weird News

Earlier this year at a Six Flags theme park in Texas, a 52-year-old women fell to her death when the safety bar failed during her ride on the roller c...

How Far Does This Man's Theme Park Addiction Go?

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel

Marcus Gaines is a 39-year-old cameraman and father-of-one from Southampton, England that has taken roller coaster riding to a whole new level -- he's...

Too Big for Rollercoasters: IS America Too Obese?

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 09.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Stephanie R. Caudle

Early last week news giants from across the country reported the heartbreaking story of Rosy Esparza. Espara, along with her son, were visiting Six F...

LOOK: She's In For A BIG Surprise!

Posted 07.22.2013 | Weddings

One woman got a really big thrill Sunday after riding the Millennium Force roller coaster at Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park. But the adrenaline ...

5 U.S. Theme Parks Under $50

Budget Travel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

With Disney parks recently raising their ticket prices to $89 for a single-park one day ticket -- Universal Studios is just as bad -- now is the perfect time to start thinking about smaller, regional theme parks where you can get your adrenaline fix for less.

WATCH: Roller Coaster Makes People Scream Too Loudly?

AP | Posted 07.05.2013 | Weird News

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A Northern California roller coaster appears to have been a little too much fun. The Gold Striker at Great America in Santa Cl...

More Fun At Kentucky Kingdom

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The group behind the comeback of Kentucky Kingdom announced expansion plans Thursday that include erecting a new roller coast...

No Mustard, No Relish, Just Judy: Happy Birthday Ms Garland

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Joanna Perry-Folino

Judy Garland. You can't say her name without conjuring up the iconic image of a gifted and uniquely talented teenager in MGM's classic The Wizard of Oz.

PHOTOS: The World's 'Must-Ride' Coasters

Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel

It's summer, which means it's time for roller coasters (at least to some people). Leave it to The Travel Channel to have a show dedicated to the art a...

The Best Bachelorette Party Getaways

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Traditionally a male macho experience, whitewater kayaking is drawing an increasing number of women's groups, not only for the sheer "you go girl" fun of it, but also to be spoiled by hunky river brats.

The Craziest Places To Get Hitched In Vegas | Posted 11.20.2012 | Weddings

Las Vegas is known as the “Marriage Capital of the World.” Clark County issues an average of 315 wedding licenses every day. That’s more than...

WATCH: Ride On Cedar Point's New Coaster

Posted 11.15.2012 | Travel

The country's largest amusement park may be closed for the season, but fans of high-performance roller coasters are already planning their trips for 2...