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The 7 Amusement Park Wonders of the World

Orbitz.com | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

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.

Six Flags Reopens Controversial Ride After Death

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Six Flags reopened the Texas Giant roller coaster Saturday for the first time since a rider died at the North Texas amusement park...

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-...

Family Sues Six Flags After 'Fright Fest' Character Scares Daughter

Posted 09.12.2012 | Chicago

The father of a girl who was chased by a character at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill. last year has filed a $30,000 lawsuit against the park. ...

Water Parks In Illinois: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Holly Quinn | Posted 12.15.2011 | Travel

Water parks in Illinois bring a little bit of the tropics to the Midwest, with sun, fun and thrill rides. Whether you're looking for a fun outing wit...

Amusement Parks In The Midwest: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Lisa Pratto | Posted 01.01.2012 | Travel

Amusement parks in the Midwest are a great source of family fun and a welcome escape from the everyday. Whether you have toddlers or teens, taking the...

Six Flags Great America's New Winged Roller Coaster

AP | Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

GURNEE, Ill. -- A winged roller coaster will debut next year at Six Flags Great America between Chicago and Milwaukee, Wis. Riders on the X-Flight co...

Our Guide To Amusement Parks In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Megan Farrell Fuchsloch | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in and near Chicago allow for a light-hearted and fun-filled break from exploring the city's renowned architecture and landmarks. Chic...

Can't Get Far With A Boot On Your Tire...

Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

Carina Rios and Alejandro Alvarez of Zion, Illinois learned the answer to that question we've all thought about, but were too afraid to ask: how far c...

Two Arrested After Attacking Woman Dressed As Porky Pig At Six Flags

Trib Local | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two patrons were ejected from the Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee this week after allegedly striking repeatedly a woman dressed as Porky ...

Six Flags Rebuilds Kiddieland's Little Dipper

ABC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An amusement park known for its giant, high-speed roller coasters is adding the small but much-loved Little Dipper. The American Eagle was Six Flag...

Six Flags Nearing Bankruptcy

New York Times | Tim Arango | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Will parents let their children ride a roller coaster owned by a bankrupt company? Six Flags hopes it does not have to learn the answer....