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Roller Coasters

10 of the Best Amusement Parks in the U.S.

Taylor Bybee | Posted 10.11.2016 | Travel
Taylor Bybee

Outside of those who are die hard coaster fans, how often does the average family visit an amusement park? Once a year? Maybe twice? Or for some it's ...

SeaWorld Just Unveiled New Rides And Coasters. Will It Work?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.27.2016 | Travel

SeaWorld has been losing visitors by the droves, but it isn’t giving up on trying to lure them back with flashy new rides and shows. The beleaguered...

You'll Want to Hear What New Rides Six Flags Just Announced for 2017!

Taylor Bybee | Posted 09.03.2016 | Travel
Taylor Bybee

One of the most anticipated times of year for coaster enthusiasts young and old comes at the tail end of summer, when amusement parks all over break t...

The Roller Coaster Moment

Adina Ciment | Posted 08.28.2016 | Parents
Adina Ciment

A simple roller coaster moment? No, it was much more than that. It gave him power. It gave him courage. It gave him confidence.

The Most Terrifying Roller Coasters Around The World

The Active Times | Posted 06.30.2016 | Travel
The Active Times

Get ready to spike your adrenaline levels - roller coasters have a way of bringing out the adrenaline junkie in all of us. Click Here to see Most T...

Roller Coaster Derailment Leaves 8 Kids, 2 Adults Injured In Scotland

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.27.2016 | World

Eight children and two adults were injured when a roller coaster derailed at a Scottish amusement park on Sunday. A car on a ride called The Tsunami w...

How Parenthood Gave Me The Courage To Face A Lifelong Fear

Keryn Means | Posted 03.08.2016 | Parents
Keryn Means

"Fear has a time and place, but it shouldn’t take away our ability to have fun with our children or stop seeing the world as the magical place it is."

Finding Thrills in New Jersey

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 08.28.2016 | 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 07.18.2016 | 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 07.14.2016 | 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 07.03.2016 | 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 ...

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.

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...