Topics :: amusement parks

Heart Pounds, Eyes Close on the Tallest Waterslide

By Bill Draper | Sunday Jul 13, 2014
Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered. And that was before I ever stepped foot in the raft.

The Importance of Being Inverted: Gay Days at Amusement Parks, Part 2

By Tony Phillips | Thursday May 23, 2013
Part 2 in a series, EDGE writer Tony Phillips explores the ins, outs, ups and downs of the multi-billion dollar amusement park industry that is still trying to find its niche in the LGBT community.

The Importance of Being Inverted: Gay Days at Amusement Parks, Part 1

By Tony Phillips | Wednesday May 22, 2013
From castle crashing to bible thumping, EDGE writer Tony Phillips explores the ins, outs, ups and downs of the multi-billion dollar amusement park industry that is still trying to find its niche in the LGBT community. Part 1 of a 2-part series.

15 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone in the Fall

Thursday Sep 6, 2012
It is not just the sudden-onset yellow transforming the towering aspens that provides the signal that fall has arrived in Yellowstone Country. Other signs are the fat bears and noisy bull elk.

Yellowstone Ranked as Best Adventure Vacation in US

Friday Jun 8, 2012
Yellowstone National Park has been ranked as the best adventure vacation in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.

National Natural Landmark Photo Contest for 2012 Opens

Thursday Apr 19, 2012
Don’t forget your camera as you head outdoors this spring: the National Natural Landmarks Program annual photo contest is now open and accepting entries.

Grand Canyon’s Historic Red Horse Cabin Reopens for Overnight Guests

Thursday Feb 9, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park has completed restoration and rehabilitation of the "Red Horse Cabin," the oldest building at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The two-bedroom cabin is now available to overnight guests.

State Park Closings Compromise Summer Vacations

By MATT VOLZ | Sunday Jun 19, 2011
Closed parks, fewer services and more volunteer help are some of the ways states are coping with steep budget cuts that could limit vacations and long summer weekends for campers and outdoor lovers seeking recreation closer to home.

National Parks Waive Fees For First Day of Summer

Friday Jun 17, 2011
Start summer with a free visit to a national park! The National Park Service is waiving all entrance fees on June 21 - the first day of summer.

The Terror of Halloween Travel

By BETH J. HARPAZ | Wednesday Oct 6, 2010
If you’re too old for trick-or-treating but still love getting spooked on Halloween, it’s time to trade in the superhero costume for a ticket to a haunted house or theme park.